1698Established in 1698, The company has 360 tied houses in the South-east, nearly all selling cask ale. More than 2,000 other outlets are also supplied. All Shepherd Neame ales use locally-sourced ingredients. In 2007 a new micro-plant was installed inside the main brewery to brew speciality ales in small quantities for special occasions. These brews are available for a limited time in selected pubs.