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Earliest ????

Buffalo's Head

Closed 2011-

Warmlake Road

Chart Sutton

Buffalo's Head 2010

Above photo November 2010 by Oast House Archive Creative Commons Licence.

Buffalo's Head 2011

Above photo 2011 by Geoff Pick Creative Commons Licence.

Buffalo's Head sign 1987

Above sign, March 1987.

Thanks from Brian Curtis


South Eastern Gazette 25 August 1835.


By I. B. Rouse. On Friday, August 28, 1835, at the "Buffalo's Head Inn," Chart Sutton, at Two o'clock in the Afternoon, subject to such condition as shall then and there be produced.

Five and a half acres of hops, now growing on the Poles, and situate at that much admired parish for superior quality, Chart, next Sutton Valence.

For particulars apply to the Auctioneers, Sutton Valence.


South Eastern Gazette 04 March 1851.


William Edmed, landlord of the "Buffalo's Head," Chart, was charged by police-constable Powell, with allowing disorderly conduct in his house on the evening of Sunday, the 23rd February.

Powell deposed to seeing several persons in defendant's house in a state of intoxication, and defendant, although they were very noisy, continued to draw them beer, when a fight ensued, which caused considerable disturbance to the neighbourhood.

Fined 4, costs 19s 6d.


South Eastern Gazette 10 August 1852.


William Edmed, of the "Buffalo's Head Inn," Chart Sutton, was charged by Superintendent Turrall with selling beer in his house during the time of divine service, on Sunday morning, the 18th July, otherwise than for the refreshment of travellers.

Fined 40s., costs 16s.


South Eastern Gazette 14 September 1852.


Sun. 6.— (Before J. Jacobson, Esq., Chairman, Capt. Marsham, the Rev. R. Martin, E. Burton, D. Stratton, W. W. T. Baldwin, Esqrs., and Sir John Croft, Bart.)

The landlord of the "Buffalo's Head" at Chart Sutton was also cautioned, and Superintendent Turrall was ordered to keep a strict watch upon this house.



In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)


Sussex Agricultural Express 18 November 1892.

An accident happened on Thursday night to Mr. Boulden, landlord of the "Buffalo's Head," Chart Sutton, who was pitched out of his cart in Lower Stone-street, Maidstone, the vehicle having collided with a van. Mr. Boulden, who was shaken, was taken to the West Kent Hospital.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Saturday 7 January 1893.

Dinner to Aged People.

On Saturday the last day of the old year, a dinner was generously given by Mr. George Sedgwick at the Oast House adjoining the "Buffalo Inn," at Chart Corner, to the old people of the parish. The room was decorated with evergreens, and very prettily lighted with Chinese lanterns. About fifty sat down to dinner, which was served at 6:30, consisting of roast beef and Christmas pudding. Two casks of bear were placed up in the niche, and kept going throughout the evening. After dinner was cleared, desert was brought on, consisting of oranges, apples and nuts. Tobacco and pipes were provided, and the old people proceeded to make themselves sociable, and listen to a nigger entertainment kindly provided by Mr. Killik and a few men of Chart Corner. The evening wound up about 12:30. Mr. Sedgwick's health being drunk after many hearty expressions of thanks for the kindness he had so acceptably shown to his numerous aged guests.



I am informed that the pub closed around about 2010-11 and has since been operating as a shop or cafe called Lillypie.


Buffalo's Head advert 2011

Above photo 2011 by Oast House Archive Creative Commons Licence.

Former Buffalo's head 2014

Above photo 2014 by Chris Whippet Creative Commons Licence.



EDMED William 1851-61 (also farmer age 42 in 1861Census) South Eastern Gazette

WILLIAMS James 1861+ (age 47 in 1861Census)

MEDGLEY Charles 1862-71+ (age 39 in 1871Census)

BOULDEN George Robert 1881-92+ (age 51 in 1891Census)

BOULDEN Eliza A 1901-30+ (age 70 in 1911Census) Kelly's 1903

CHAPMAN Alfred Henry 1938+



South Eastern GazetteSouth Eastern Gazette

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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