Original article from Kent Live
Shepherd Neame has revealed its latest investment for its sites across the south east.
The Kent-based brewer and pub operator has just begun rolling out stylish new bespoke stretch tents.
The independent family brewer has been working closely with London specialists Intent Productions and is set to invest £300,000 on the installation of the tents at 30 of its sites.
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Under each stretch tent will be outdoor heating, lighting and solar-powered fairy lights.
This, the brewer says, will allow guests to enjoy the outdoor beer gardens in any conditions, through the day or night.
Director of retail and tenanted operations Nigel Bunting said: “The Great British weather can be unpredictable, and we want to ensure customers can enjoy our pubs at any time of year, rain or shine.
“We recognise that despite the return of indoor hospitality last month some customers still prefer to sit outside, so these new structures allow them to enjoy our pubs in a protected outdoor environment.
"Also, with current COVID social distancing restrictions extended into July, these new stretch tents allow us to safely extend our capacity and welcome more customers in a safe way.
“We are incredibly pleased with the stretch tents completed so far, and are sure they will prove popular with customers and another reason to visit our fantastic pubs.”
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