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Lord Raglan

Open 2020+

Chart Hill Road


01622 843747

Lord Raglan 2014

Above photo 2014.

Lord Raglan sign 2004

Above sign 2004.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


It was reported to be the favourite watering hole of Marden resident "Bungalow Bill Wiggins" and his somewhat more famous "girl friend" Joan Collins.

For a brief period the Raglan became the watering hole for the National press following the £200m+ Securitas raid at Tonbridge with a huge police investigation at a neighbouring farm.


From the By Alan Smith, 26 November 2016.

Movie shot entirely in Kent gets its county premiere.

A movie with a distinctly Kentish heritage will get its first outing in the county tomorrow (Sunday).

The Carer, starring Brian Cox, was to have been shot on a country estate in Scotland, but a last-minute hitch forced producer Charlotte Wontner to look around for a new location - she found it at Boughton Monchelsea Place just outside Maidstone.

The film was shot over five weeks at the beginning of 2015, with additional scenes filmed at the Sutton Valence Care Home and at Sutton Valence Senior and Prep Schools. Other scenes were filmed in the "Lord Raglan" pub in Chart Hill Road, Staplehurst, and at shops in Headcorn.

Mrs Wontner, who lives in Collier Street, said: “Local companies were very helpful and lots of local villagers helped us with our crowd scenes. Most of our lead actors came from London, the USA or Hungary but they enjoyed coming out of town to film in the Kent countryside, and they loved staying at Leeds Castle!”

The Carer tells the story of a cantankerous old Shakespearean actor, played by Cox, who is suffering from a form of Parkinson’s, who has scared off all his previous helpers. Then his daughter finds him a new carer, a young Hungarian refugee called Dorottya, played by Coco Konig, who has acting aspirations of her own.

The film is made by Hopscotch Films and stars Emilia Fox, Anna Chancellor, Karl Johnson and has a brief appearance by Roger Moore.

It is directed by Janos Edelenyi.

It has already had its US premiere at the Palm Springs Festival, and its British première at the Edinburgh Film Festival, where it won the award for best film at both, but tomorrow’s performance at The Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells, will be the first screening in Kent. It will be followed by a Q and A session with some of the cast and crew.


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JOY Horace 1903+ Kelly's 1903


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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