Page Updated:- Tuesday, 17 August, 2021.


Earliest 2005

Bobbing Apple

Open 2021+

Sheppey Way


01795 431890

Bobbing Apple 2009

Above image from Google, May 2009.

Bobbing Apple 2021

Above photo 2021.

Bobbing Apple sign 2021

Above photo 2021.


This is a Brewer's Fayre pub (2011) mainly catering for travellers too and from Sheppey.


From 8 April 2011.


A TEENAGE driver has died five days after being involved in an horrific crash that killed a young mum.

Kish Privett, 18, from Sittingbourne, who was also known as Kish Hulm, died in an hospital on Monday after suffering serious injuries in the crash on Sheppey Way last Wednesday.

The former Sittingbourne Community College pupil was driving a red Ford Sierra when it was involved in a head-on collision with a blue Ford Escort being driven by 28-year-old Claire Mackinnon from Queenborough.

Miss Mackinnon died in the crash, which happened near the "Bobbing Apple" pub at 4.50pm.

Mr Privett, whose car ended up on its roof, had been in intensive care in was airlifted to Queen's Hospital in Romford, which specialises in head injuries. A police spokesman confirmed he died on Monday afternoon.

Three male passengers in the Sierra were taken to Medway Maritime Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and an elderly couple whose Ford Focus was damaged escaped unhurt.

Post-mortem examinations are yet to be scheduled, and inquests will be held at a later date.

Floral tributes have been left at the crash site, and social networking website Facebook has been flooded with messages of condolence.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident to contact them on 01622 798538.


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From the By Luke May, 12 August 2019.

Armed police in Elm Grove, Sittingbourne and outside Bobbing Apple in Sheppey Way after man seen with weapon.

People are being told to stay inside after a man was seen with a weapon.

Armed police are out responding to a disturbance in Elm Grove, Sittingbourne, where it is reported the man was carrying a weapon which so far has not been identified.

Witnesses have seen police around London Road, Chalkwell Road and West Street following the incident just before 1pm.

Armed patrols have also joined officers in a car park outside the Brewer's Fayre Bobbing Apple off Sheppey Way, Bobbing, as they continue to search for everyone involved in the disturbance.

Officers were seen with a police dog searching two white vans in Elm Grove.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing. There have been no arrests."


From the By Sean McPolin, 17 August 2021.

Bobbing Apple pub in Sheppey Way apologises after customers were left with hefty fines due to parking camera mishap.

A popular family pub has been forced to apologise after many customers were left with a 100 fine due to a parking camera mishap.

Visitors to the Bobbing Apple in Sheppey Way, near Sittingbourne, were left with a bigger bill than expected after the car park's registration detection system was suddenly activated.

It began to dish out fines for people who visited the site near Bobbing Corner, as well as the Premier Inn next door.

Multiple disgruntled pubgoers explained they were told by staff they didn't need to do anything as the cameras were turned off. Otherwise a car's registration would be noted down to authorise the free parking.

But since last week many customers have rung the pub to complain about being handed a 100 fine, which has led to an apology from the Bobbing Apple.

The site, which is owned by Brewers Fayre, posted an announcement saying: "We apologise to any of our customers that have received parking fines from our car park.

"Our parking control supplier had activated the cameras without our knowledge.

"We have been able to get hold of the parking company who have apologised and assured us that all pending fines will be cancelled with immediate effect.

"We are so sorry for any worries and inconveniences this may have caused."

One woman detailed how she visited the restaurant on last Tuesday for a celebration breakfast but was left with the heavy fine.

She said: "We were only in there for about an hour and 15 minutes. Then this week we had a 100 fine come through our door.

"We weren't in a disabled space or anything, just a normal regular parking space. We didn't see any sign saying you have a time limit."

Another said: "We were at the Bobbing Apple for lunch on Monday, August 9, and received a ticket days later.

"When we went in we asked at the bar about how we register our car reg number and the lady behind the the bar said we didn't have to.

"I phoned the pub today and the man I spoke to said he had got a ticket as well and he had had loads of customers phone up complaining.

"Apparently the cameras have not worked for a year so no-one was required to check their car in but the cameras are now live again.''





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