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Earliest 1828-


Closed ????

Main Road


Lamb Inn 1900

Above photo, circa 1900.

Above photo, circa 1909, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Lamb 1940

Above postcard, circa 1940, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Lamb Inn Triumph Roadsters 1960s

Above photo showing the Triumph Roadsters parked outside circa late 1960's.

The local branch of the club used to regularly meet up here and out of the ten Roadsters seven are still alive and well and known to the club, three of them are now located in mainland Europe and another in Angus, Scotland.

Kindly submitted by Mick Pepper.

Former Lamb Inn

Above photo, date unknown by Darkstar.


Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 13th June 1860.

Sevenoaks. Attack on the police.

On Wednesday, Henry Fuller, Peter Whitehead, James Bartholomew, and Henry Greenway, labourers, residing at Sundridge, were charge before W. Lombard and C. R. C. Petley, Esqs., at the clerk's office, with assaulting Superintendent Coleman in the execution of his duty at Sundridge, on the night of the 18th of June.

The Superintendent said that on Monday evening, at about 7 o'clock, he was driving towards the "Lamb Inn," Sundridge, where there was a club held, when he saw the prisoner Fuller and another person fighting. He ordered them to desist, but as they did not, he alighted and stopped them, and Fuller's friends came and took him away.

Sometime afterwards the publican came to him and wished him to go and speak to Fuller, as he had come back and was going to fight. He sent P.C. Martin, but hearing afterwards that Fuller was fighting he went to the place and found the Constable reasoning with him. He (Mr. Coleman) told Fuller that if he continued his disturbance he would be locked up. Fuller then struck the officer a backhanded blow on the breast, and with an oath asked him what he had to do with it. He then, with the assistance of Martin, who was the only Constable present, took him into custody.

As they were conveying him to the cage in the village he was so exceedingly violent, kicking and fighting, that the Superintendent sent for the Constable who had charge of his horse and cart, but previous to his arrival Fuller had kicked the officer in the mouth, and in several parts of the body.

On the road to the cage Greenaway attempted to rescue the defendant, and struck Coleman over his arm to make him lose his hold; Bartholomew who was also guilty of the like conduct.

There was a crowd of persons, and when in the village near the cage Whitehead come up and, and squaring up to the Superintendent said with an obscene expression, that he had waited for some time to have a turn at him, and struck him several times.

There were between 2 and 300 people following, and it was with great difficulty that Fuller was got into the cage.

The other defendants were apprehended the same night.

The Superintendent's statement was corroborated by the constables, and it appears also that they had been kicked.

The defendant offered no defence, but expressed a hope that they might be let off lightly.

Fuller was fined 5 5s., and 8s. costs, or 2 months' hard labour; the other defendants were fined 2 10s. each, with 8s. costs, or 2 months' hard labour.

All the defendant's paid the money.


From the Kent and Sussex Courier, Friday 24 September 1886.

Three men and a woman was sentenced to 14 days' hard labour for stealing a bottle of Ginger Beer, value 8d., from the "Lamb Inn," Sundridge.


From Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 25 May 1888.


Edwin Cronk, landlord of the "Lamb Inn," Sundridge, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Sundridge on 23rd May, and was fined 2 and costs, or a month.

The Chairman said he did not think a publican who got drunk was a fit person to keep a public house.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 31 August 1888.

The "Lamb Inn," Sundridge.

Mr. Warner, Solicitor said he appeared on behalf of the owners of the "Lamb Inn," Sundridge, to say that Mr. Cronk was leaving the house, and a new tenant for the name of Pattenden, who was a very respectable man, had taking it. Under the circumstances he would ask the Bench to adjourn the consideration of the licence until the next meeting. The Bench considered there was no objection and they adjourned the consideration of the licence.


The pub closed, date unknown and was converted into a Chinese restaurant.



AKEHURST James 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

TODD/LADD George 1841+ (age 40 in 1841Census)

NEWMAN Cornelius 1858+

LEANEY Samuel 1871+ (age 58 in 1871Census)

LEANEY Edwin 1874-82+ (age 41 in 1881Census)

CRONK Edwin to Aug/1888

PATTENDEN Alfred Aug/1888-91+

RECORD Joseph 1901+ (age 40 in 1901Census)

RECORD James 1903+ Kelly's 1903

HICKS Henry Joseph 1911-13+ (age 26 in 1911Census)

ANNELLS William H 1918-22+

DEARMAN James 1930+

BEDFORD Robert J 1938+


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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