Page Updated:- Sunday, 14 November, 2021.


Earliest ????

Miner's Arms

Open 2020+

22 London Road

Dunton Green

01732 462214

Miner's Arms 2018

Above photo 2018.

Miner's Arms 2021

Above photo kindly taken and sent by Keith Wade, 3 November 2021. Who says he wishes to make it known it is copywrite and will appear in his book about the pubs os Sevenoaks and Riverhead.

Miner's Arms sign 1996

Above sign left 1986, sign right 1994.

Minsers Arms sign 1986

Above sign left 1996, sign right 1998.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis


Kevin Flack kindly gives the following information regarding the naming of the pub. "The miners in the title weren't coal miners but Welsh miners who came to dig tunnels for the railway when it came to Dunton Green. There are pictures up inside the pub. They lived in such squalor that their situation in Dunton Green was apparently the inspiration for part of Marx's Das Kapital when he visited the area.

If anyone who visits the pub can get me copies of the photos mentioned above for inclusion here, that would be appreciated.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 18 March 1927.


John Bridges applied for a wine on license in respect of the "Miner's Arm"," Lingford, Dunton Green. Mr. H. Tatham appeared in support of the application, and Mr. W. H. House opposed on behalf of "the temperance people." The application was supported by a petition signed by 56 customers, and the opposition by 50 members of the Dunton Green Woman's Fellowship.

After hearing the evidence, the Chairman said the Magistrates were loath to add to the wine licenses in the district unless an overwhelming case was made out. One thing which weighed with them in refusing the implication was that of the four licenses in Dunton Green three wine licenses existed. If the future development of the district warranted it they would be prepared to consider another application.


From the By Debbie King & Andy Robinson, 13 November 2019.

Witness describes finding pedestrian seriously injured after Dunton Green 'hit and run'.

Gary Higgins ran out of the nearby Miners Arms pub to find a woman lying in the road.

Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged hit and run which left an 86-year-old woman seriously injured in hospital.

A man has since been arrested on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving after the incident last Friday (November 8) in Mill Road, Dunton Green.

A silver Vauxhall Insignia hit the pensioner at the junction with London Road.

Construction worker Gary Higgins said he ran out of the nearby Miners Arms pub at around 7.30pm and found the woman lying covered with blood in the centre of the road.

Mr Higgins, 50, of Mill Hill, Dunton Green, said he instinctively tried to keep her conscious by talking to her.

“I took off a couple of tops and put them under her head and stroked her hand and just tried to comfort her," he explained.

"I managed to get her to say her name.

"I knew if I kept her talking I might be able to keep her conscious until the ambulance came.”

A police spokesman said the woman, from the Sevenoaks area, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she remains in a serious condition.

He added: “It is reported the vehicle failed to stop after the collision and left the scene.”

Kent Police now understand the driver of the Vauxhall initially stopped at the scene before driving into adjoining Mill Road.

This is where the Insignia was parked and left unattended.

A 36-year-old man from Burgess Hill, Sussex, was arrested on Saturday (November 9), but was released pending further investigations.

Officers are looking to establish the circumstances of the incident and identify the driver of the car involved.

They are urging anyone who saw the car or the pedestrian in the moments leading up to the collision, or who have dash cam footage from the area around the time, to contact them.

Investigators would also like to hear from anybody who saw the vehicle being parked in Mill Road after the collision.

Anyone who may have information about the incident should call police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/216065/19.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or completing the online form at



MAXWELL James William 1871+ (age 60 in 1871Census)

MAXWELL George 1882-1901+ (also Engine Driver age 50 in 1891Census)

BRIDGES John 1911-27+ (age 37 in 1911Census)

RUSHTON Frederick Glencoe Redvers 1938+




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