Faversham based brewers and pub owners, Shepherd Neame, have pubs in some of Kent’s most beautiful coastal and countryside areas. To take advantage of this, they have set up a series of pub walks which all start and end at a Shep’s pub. The first one took place on Sunday 2 February when some 150 people from across Kent (and even some from London) met at the Minnis Bay Bar on the seafront at Birchington-on-Sea for a five mile circular walk.
The walks are all between four and six miles long. In addition to the Minnis Bay, the pubs involved are the Carpenters Arms in Eastling; the White Horse Inn in Boughton-under-Blean; the White Lion in Selling and the New Flying Horse in Wye. The walks have been planned by local expert Lisa Filmer, who led the first walk herself, along with her dog, Bella. Lisa is the founder of Coast and Country Rambles, which offers bespoke self-guided walking holiday in Kent. She said, “I was delighted to be approached to put these routes together for Shepherd Neame. I have lived in Kent all my life, so I had a lot of personal knowledge to draw upon as I have spent many years walking around the county, and getting to know the pubs too of course.”
The guides are available at the pubs concerned or you can download them and get further information here.
If you have any experiences on your walk, you can share them via #ShepsWalks.
With thanks to Johnny Homer of Shepherd Neame for the information.