Page Updated:- Wednesday, 31 August, 2022.


Earliest 1832-

Orange Tree Inn

Open 2020+

Hawley Road


01322 293840

Orange Tree

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Graham Wooldridge.

Orange Tree 1915

Above photo, circa 1915, kindly sent by Michael Norman.

Orange Tree 1974

Above photo, circa 1974, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Orange Tree Bar 1974

Above photo, circa 1974, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Orange Tree bar 1974

Above photo, circa 1974, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Orange Tree

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Brian Brockie.

Orange Tree Inn 2017

Above photo, August 2017, kindly sent by Ian Goodrick.

Orange Tree 2020

Above photo 2020.

Orange Tree Inn sign 1994Orange Tree sign 1996

Above sign,  left April 1994, sign right November 1996.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Orange Tree signOrange Tree sign 2020

Above sign left, date unknown. sign right, 2020, kindly taken and sent by Roger Pester.


The building may have stated its life as a mediaeval hall house. In the 17th century the building was called Orange Tree Farm. By 1832 it had become a pub and in 1894 owned by the Dartford Brewery Company.


Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. 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.



TERRY Henry 1832+ (Pigot's Directory 1832-34 Old Orange Tree)

PERRY/TERRY William 1851+ (age 40 in 1841Census)

TERRY Sophia 1861+ (age 51 in 1851Census)

PETERS James 1871+ (age 38 in 1871Census)

BLACKMAN William 1899-03+ (age 47 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1899Kelly's 1903

LANE Richard 1911+ (age 35 in 1911Census)

BURT Sarah Mrs 1918+

BURT Mary A Mrs 1922+

AVIS Thomas 1930-38+

GREENGO Albert Percy to 1940s (also greengrocer)


Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34


Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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