Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest ????

Bricklayer's Arms

Open 2020+

39-41 Chevening Road


01732 743424

Bricklayer's Arms 1940-50s

Above photo, circa 1940-50s, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.

Bricklayer's Arms 2010

Photo taken 31 August 2010 from by Glen.

Bricklayers 2014

Above photo, April 2014.

bricklayer's Arms 2015

Above photo 2015.

Bricklayer's Arms sign 2018

Above sign 2018, depicting Sir Winston Churchill, an expert builder whose home was at nearby Chartwell.


The building was converted from three terraced houses and faces the Sevenoak's Longford Lake.


Kentish Mercury 29 January 1870.


Of the "Bricklayers' Arms," Chipstead, died very suddenly on the evening of Tuesday last. He had felt a slight attack of a fit on the previous evening, and on the day of his death had a second attack, on which he retired to bed, and while dressing in the evening he was suddenly seized with a third, and almost instantly expired. He was a very old inhabitant of the village, and much respected.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser 24 March 1898.


At the "Royal Crown Hotel," Sevenoaks, on Wednesday, Messrs. Cronk submitted for competition the licensed beerhouse known as the "Bricklayers' Arms," Chipstead, together with a cottage adjoining, with shop, at present let on a lease expiring in 1900, at rentals producing 66 per annum. The biddings were started at 800, and rapidly rose by 50 to 2,000, and after a spirited competition the property was eventually knocked down to Messrs. Kenward, Court and Co., Limited, for 2,200. Among the numerous company present were representatives of most of the principal breweries in the district.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 23 January 1948.


To:- All whom it may concern.

I. ROBERT CORNELL BUSH, now residing at the "Bricklayers’ Arm's," Chipstead, in the Pariah of Chevening in the Petty Sessional Division of Sevenoaks in the County of Kent. Beer Retailer. DO HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that it is my intention to apply at the General Annual Licensing Meeting for the said Division, to be holden at The Court House at the Police Station, Sevenoaks aforesaid on Friday, the Thirteenth day of February next, at 10.30 o'clock in the forenoon, for the grant to me of a Justices Licence authorising me to apply for and hold an Excise Licence to sell by retail the following intoxicating liquor. viz:- Wines for consumption either on or off the premises situate at Chipstead in the Parish of Chevening and known by the sign of the "Bricklayers' Arms," and of which premises Messrs. Kenward & Court Limited, whose registered office is situate at The Close Brewery, Hadlow, near Tonbridge, in the County of Kent, are the owners and of which I am the Lessee.

GIVEN under my hand this 15th day of December, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty-seven.


The "Bricklayers' Arms."


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 20 February 1948.


A wine license was granted to the "Bricklayer's Arms," Chipstead, and a spirit license to the "Star," Brasted Chart.


From the By Lauren MacDougall, 6 November 2019.

Kent’s cosiest pubs with gorgeous log fires that will shield you from the cold.

These stunning pubs come with crackling fires, beautiful interiors and tasty food.

Is there anything better than curling up next a toasty log fire, pint in hand?

With the winter months drawing in and November predicted to be one of the coldest ever, knowing your local cosy pub with a gorgeous log fire is more important than ever.

Whether you're looking for a tipple after a brisk walk or just after a warm afternoon out, there's plenty of choice.

These stunning pubs come with crackling fires, beautiful interiors and tasty food.

Some of them even have more than one wood burner, so you won't be fighting for the coveted space in front of the flickering flames.

If you're looking for some inspiration, check out our list below.

The Bricklayer’s Arms.

Brocklayer's Arms fireplace 2019

Open fire at the Bricklayer's Arms.

Where : 39-41 Chevening Rd, Chipstead, Sevenoaks TN13 2RZ.

What : The Bricklayers Arms is a delightful lakeside public house, comprising three terraced cottages in a charming Kent village.

The pub is situated at the end of the picturesque Darent Vally Walk and is popular with ramblers local and further afield.

Located opposite the Chipstead Sailing Lake, this cosy pub is perfectly positioned for a warm bowl of soup after a walk, or a comforting meal in front of their real, open log fire.


From the By Lauren MacDougall, 21 December 2019.

The 33 pubs in Kent you have to drink at in 2020 according to CAMRA.

In total Kent has heaps of pubs listed in the guide and, while 33 of these are new entries, others have appeared in previous editions of the guide.

A total of 33 pubs from around Kent make up the new entries that feature in the 2020 edition of the Good Beer Guide.

The guide is produced annually by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the independent guide to the best boozers in the UK that is researched by unpaid and independent volunteers nationwide.

Tom Stainer, CAMRA’s chief executive, said: “For nearly five decades, the Good Beer Guide has been a comprehensive guide to the UK’s breweries, their ales, and the best outlets to find them in across the country.

“What makes the Guide unique is that all the entries are compiled and vetted by a huge volunteer team, based around the country. We work hard to ensure that all areas of the country are covered and, unlike with some competitor titles, inclusion in this book is dependent only on merit, not on payment.

“The Good Beer Guide has always had an important role in acting as a barometer of the beer and pub industry. We believe information gleaned from the Guide is absolutely vital in the drive to save our pubs from closure and campaign for policies that better support pubs, local brewers and their customers.”

This pub is included in the 2020 list.

Bricklayers Arms, Chipstead.

What the guide says: "This is a vibrant Harvey’s Brewery-owned community pub, its sign featuring Sir Winston Churchill, who lived nearby."




HEATH William dec'd to Jan/1870

HEATH Mary 1891+ (age 75 in 1891Census)

BUSH Robert Cornell 1948+

Last pub licensee had HOGG Andy Jan/2008-18+




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