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Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1985+

(Name from)

Hawkenbury Inn

Open 2020+

Hawkenbury Road

Hawkenbury

Staplehurst

01580 890567

https://www.thehawkenbury.com/

https://whatpub.com/hawkenbury

Hawkenbury Inn 2014

Above photo 18 May 2014.

 

Taken from http://www.marvellousmurals.co.uk/hawkenburypub.htm 2014.

This is a sleepy little village pub in the heart of Kent that we paint every November with a Christmas themed mural that covers the whole building.

In January it is repainted with a plain colour and the next Christmas we paint a new design.

Originally this was just to promote their Christmas dinners but it turned the establishment into a real attraction. Word got round and the Hawkenbury Inn became the talk of the town, making not only the local papers but also the evening news on TV! The Hawkenbury had their busiest Christmas for years and now it is a place that people come from miles around to see!

Hawkenbury Inn 2013

Above showing the pub in 2009 before the painting.

Hawkenbury Inn Christmas 2013

Above showing it at Christmas 2009.

Hawkenbury Inn Christmas 2010

Above showing the design Christmas 2010.

Hawkenbury Inn Christmas 2010

Design at the side Christmas 2010.

Hawkenbury Inn Christmas 2011

Above the design in 2011.

Hawkenbury Inn back Christmas 2011

Above photo the design at the side, 2011.

Hawkenbury Inn Christmas 2012

Above design, Christmas 2012.

Hawkenbury Inn Christmas 2012

The side of the building , Christmas 2012.

Hawkenbury Inn Christmas 2013

Above photo, Christmas 2013.

Hawkenbury Inn Christmas 2013.

Above photo of the side, Christmas 2013.

Hawkenbury Inn 2013

Above photo taken in spring 2013.

Hawkenbury inn spring 2013

Back of pub spring 2013.

Hawkenbury Inn spring 2013

Side of pub spring 2013.

Hawkenbury Inn sign 2000

Above sign, October 2000.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Hawkenbury Inn 2019

Above Google image 2019.

 

Originally known as the "Hare and Hounds" the pub changed name some time after WW2.

 

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.

 

I am informed that of August 2018 the pub was under sale for an asking price of 895,000.

 

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