The company, which owns more than 370 pubs in the South East of England, is to hold a pitch for the digital brief in the New Year.
Shepherd Neame plans to develop its online retail and inn accommodation booking sites. It currently has a basic ecommerce site for its beers, wines and lagers, clothing and gifts.
The winning agency will also be tasked with building brand awareness. Shepherd Neame ales Spitfire and Bishops Finger have their own sites, and the brewer plans to add further ones for other ales and lagers, including Oranjeboom, in its portfolio.
Shepherd Neame works with Libertine and JWT on its above-the-line activity.