V I S I T O R C E N T R E
CONFERENCES & MEETINGS FAVERSHAM, KENT
01795 542016 | shepherdneame.co.uk/visitor-centre
CORPORATE EVENTS The Shepherd Neame Brewery in the heart of historic Faversham makes an ideal venue for a corporate event, whether it is a seminar, meeting, product launch, private lunch or dinner. The brewery is conveniently located a little over an hour from London (St Pancras or Victoria) by train; just off the M2 motorway and within easy reach of the ancient city of Canterbury. If your event involves an overnight stay, we can book accommodation for your delegates or guests at one of our delightful inns, hotels or pubs with rooms.
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CONFERENCES & SEMINARS Organisers of conferences, seminars and team-building days can create original events in charming surroundings using the latest technology. Our Visitor Centre includes an attractive 15th century function room seating up to 60 delegates, while the ante-room and small meeting room provide additional space for breakout groups. For larger conferences, the spacious Old Brewery Store has an ambience all of its own and can be set up in a variety of configurations to meet your needs. Originally the brewery’s wines and spirits store, the venue is now home to a collection of vintage delivery vehicles, historic pub signs and also boasts a modular stage and theatrical lighting. Both venues offer a full range of public address and presentation equipment including lecterns, projectors, large screens, flipcharts and DVD players. There is also the option to incorporate activities and team-building exercises: enjoy a tour of the brewery and/or a tutored tasting session and test your palate with our beer-tasting challenge. Both venues oﬀer full catering facilities and we pride ourselves on superb food and service. Each venue also has its own contemporary private bar serving Shepherd Neame’s range of award winning ales and speciality lagers, along with a carefully selected range of wines.
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BREWERY TOURS Shepherd Neame is Britain’s Oldest Brewer and was, for many years, thought to date from 1698. However, recently-discovered evidence reveals a brewery on the site in 1573 and possibly as early as 1505. Today, the brewery produces around 1.2 million pints of beer a week and owns around 330 pubs throughout the South East of England. A Brewery Tour can be included in the day’s itinerary so your delegates can see behind the scenes and discover how beer is brewed as well as learning a little of Shepherd Neame’s rich history. Tours usually culminate with a fascinating tutored tasting with one of our expert guides.
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VERSATILE SPACES The Visitor Centre Function Room and The Old Brewery Store are flexible areas that can be laid out in a variety of configurations depending on your requirements.
ROOM CAPACITIES & LAYOUTS Visitor Centre Function Room Theatre Style
Boardroom Style/Grand Square
Sit-down meal Please ask for our private dining information pack
The Old Brewery Store Theatre Style Cabaret Style
Sit-down meal Please ask for our private dining information pack
Networking Buffet Please ask for our private dining information pack
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TAILOR-MADE MEETINGS We can also help you tailor your itinerary by adding any (or all) of the following additional items and activities – please ask at the time of booking. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Breakout areas Tutored beer tasting Beer tasting challenge A selection of fruit Sweets Bacon sandwiches or breakfast rolls on arrival Continental or Full English Breakfast Enhanced Lunch Options Cream tea or cakes & pastries Canapés and drinks reception Private Bar Wine or Champagne Evening Meal Brewery Tour Gifts for each delegate from the Brewery Shop
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LUNCH MENUS Buffet 1
Mezze board of cured meats, olives and sundried tomatoes
Selection of English cheeses with pickles, grapes, celery & biscuits
Filled sour dough rolls*
Assorted thick cut, generously filled sandwiches*
Individual prawn & smoked haddock pies
Platters of butchers’ ham served with crusty bread, sliced tomatoes and local chutney made with ale
Rosemary & garlic chicken skewers Chestnut mushroom and thyme frittata Selection of freshlymade sandwiches* Fresh fruit platters
Spitfire sausage bites, served warm with Spitfire mustard Roasted, herbed, new potatoes
Chicken yakitori Sweet pepper and goat’s cheese bruschetta Pork pie served with pickles Crudités with a selection of dips Seasoned wedges with tomato ketchup
Homemade individual savoury tartlets Herby potato wedges with tomato ketchup Homemade Spitfire sausage rolls with ale mustard Garlic and thyme marinated chicken wings
*For sandwiches or sour dough rolls, please select three fillings from: • Ham Salad • Chicken Caesar • Crayfish Tails with Marie Rose Sauce and Rocket • Tuna Mayonnaise with Cucumber • Free Range Egg Mayonnaise and Cress • Mature Cheddar and Ale Chutney 8 | CONFERENCES & MEETINGS
Shepherd Neame Pie
A selection of British Seafood in a Whitstable Bay Ale and Mustard Cream Sauce, topped with Mashed Potatoes and Cheddar Cheese
Lamb braised in Bishops Finger Ale topped with Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Spitfire Sausages served with Spitfire Ale Onion Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Peas
Generous Wedges of English Cheese and Home-cooked Ham, served with Ale Chutney, half a Kentish Apple, Salad and Crusty Bread.
Homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding & Butterscotch Sauce
Kentish Bramley Apple Pie & Cream
We shall be pleased to cater for vegetarians and people with special dietary requirements – please notify us when booking. For details of our range of freshly-prepared evening meals, please see our Private Dining information pack or ask your Function Coordinator.
Homemade Bread & Butter Pudding served with Cream
Homemade Ale Cake
The Visitor Centre and The Old Brewery Store have full kitchen and bar facilities so only food and drinks purchased from the venue can be consumed on site.
Menus can be tailored for your group by adding additional courses or items. Please call to discuss your requirements and for details of prices: 01795 542016
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DELEGATE ACCOMMODATION There are a number of Shepherd Neame hotels, inns and pubs with rooms within easy travelling distance of the brewery: The Sun Inn is just five minutesâ€™ walk away and The Railway is also in Faversham town centre. Our Function Coordinators can provide more details of these and other properties, including country pubs and coastal hotels.
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COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY Brewing is a particularly sustainable industry with the vast majority of by-products being reused or recycled long before the modern focus on green issues. The Visitor Centre uses local ingredients and suppliers across the whole range of its activities. Information on local sourcing, recycling and sustainability is at the heart of the Brewery Tour and the Visitor Centre is one of just three tourist attractions in Kent which has achieved Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
V I S I T O R C E N T R E Court Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AX Telephone: 01795 542016 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: shepherdneame.co.uk/visitor-centreÂ