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Shepherd Neame Kicks Off With New Partnership Deal



Independent family brewer and pub company Shepherd Neame has signed a new multi-year pouring rights partnership deal with EFL League Two club Gillingham FC.


The Faversham-based brewer, which has 300 pubs and hotels across Kent, London and the South East, has been chosen as the official provider of beer, cider, wines, spirits and soft drinks at Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium.


The partnership will begin on Saturday (July 13) when ‘The Gills’ take on Millwall FC in a pre-season friendly, with the following Shepherd Neame brands available on draught for supporters to enjoy around the stadium: Spitfire Lager, Whitstable Bay Pale Ale, Whitstable Bay Black Stout, Bear Island East Coast Pale Ale, Hurlimann, Singha, Noughty Bear 0.5% IPA and Orchard View cider.


Shepherd Neame Chief Executive Jonathan Neame said:

“We take pride on being at the heart of our communities, so we are delighted to announce our new partnership with Gillingham Football Club. The Gills are a great Kent club with a rich heritage, and we look forward to working with them and celebrating their achievements during the coming years.”

Gillingham FC's Owner and Chairman Brad Galinson said:

“This is a special one for us. The oldest brewer in Britain partnering with The Gills, just up the road! We are a match made for each other. Cheers!”

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