Page Updated:- Thursday, 25 March, 2021.


Earliest ????

Sans Pareil

Open 2020+

245 Frindsbury Hill, Home Street


01634 712349

Sans Pareil 1900

Above photo 1900.

Sanspareil 2014

Above photo, 2014.

Sanspareil sign 1988

Above sign, July 1988.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


From a review by Steve C in June 2011:- "Food is heavily advertised outside this pub and as I approached I feared that it had fallen prey to a restaurateur. My fears were compounded by the French name of Sans Pareil (without equal) as I did not know that this was the name of a well known steam locomotive built in the 1820s. There is a restaurant in this pub, but it is at the rear and separate from the U-shaped bar area that is stocked with standard draught products along with three hand pumps. One of these hand pumps was unused and the Directors was off so only Courage Best was available. I plumped for the Guinness which was well served by a polite member of staff. The bar is book-ended by a plasma screen on either side wall and the racing at Ascot was being shown on both. Annoyingly there was some background music competing with the commentary, but this was escapable by moving to the left hand side of the pub. Around to the rear right of the bar there is a dartboard and an exit to a nice beer garden complete with some covered seating, a rockery and a vegetable patch. There is some more outside seating at the front of the pub, but this is facing a busy road and next to the car park.

This pub certainly exceeded my expectations based on the exterior and my only real complaint would be the excessive foul language from some of the locals that were propping up the bar. I'd still have no problem in returning here in the future.


Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.



TOMLIN Richard 1861+ (also ironmonger age 43 in 1861Census)

BROOKER William 1881-82+ (widower also Blacksmith age 62 in 1881Census)

LUDLOW Albert H 1901+ (age 32 in 1901Census)

BOOKER Charles William 1918-30+

HOGGART George E 1938-39+ Chatham News



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