Page Updated:- Friday, 30 July, 2021.


Earliest 1838-

(Name from)

Golden Lion

Open 2020+

Mayton Lane

Broad Oak

01227 710454

Red Lion

Above postcard, circa 1900.

Golden Lion 1906

Above postcard, black and white version of above, circa 1900, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Golden Lion 1920

Above postcard, 1920. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Golden Lion Bat and Trap team 1922

Above Bat and Trap team, 1922.

Names are R to L: Back Row - Gil Neaves, General Keem, Jo Styles, Tom Studham.

Middle Row - Fred Whittaker, Jack Baker, Bunch Keem, Bob Keem, Tom Allen, Ted Dale.

Front Row - Ernie Keem, Jack Keem, MacDonald Milliner, Bob Ingleton, Steve Hollands, Frank Cackett, Fred Atkins.

Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Golden Lion Bat and Trap 1948

Above photo showing the Bat and Trap team of 1948. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Back: Bert Kennett, Mrs Rose Chaplin, Mrs Ethel McLoughlin, Reginald Williams.

Centre: Gus Groom, Alfred Glover, Phil Stennett, George Dale.

Front: Ernest Keem, Albert Glover, Frederick Whittaker, Cyril Gould.

Golden Lion

Above photo kindly sent by Peter Moynahan, date unknown.

Golden Lion 1976

Above photo, 28 August 1976, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Farmland near Broad Oak was the venue for a 9-day pop festival. Billed as the Tangmere (Seasalter) Free Festival, it didn't sit well with some of the locals and the local constabulary was out in force to maintain law and order.

Golden Lion 2010

Above photo 2010 by Oast House Archives Creative Commons Licence.

Golden Lion 2017

Above photo, June 2017, kindly taken and sent by Doogie Moon.

Golden Lion 2019

Above photo, kindly taken and sent by Rory Kehoe, July 2019.

Golden Lion sign 1991Golden Lion sign 1992

Above sign left July 1991. Sign right June 1992.

Golden Lion sign 1994Golden Lion sign 2010

Above sign left, February 1994. Sign right 2010.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


The Golden Lion at Broad Oak, Sturry, was a regular halt for wagons carrying timber from Blean Woods to Canterbury, and was probably built, in the 1400s, specifically for the wagoners.

Stapleton's Guide of 1838 gave the address as Broad Street.


All I have at present is an old photo of the pub and no other information.

Your help is needed here. If you have any information about the above pub or other pubs in the same village or indeed other photographs of this house, open or closed, please email me at the address below. Every email is answered.

Thanks for your co-operation.


Kentish Gazette, 30 December 1851.


(Before Wm. Delmar, Esq.)

Thomas Holness, labourer, was charged with having on Tuesday night, or early on Wednesday morning last, broken into the dwelling-house of Wm. Ingleton, landlord of the "Golden Lion" public-house, Broad Oak, and stolen there-from three score of pickled pork, a gallon of gin, a gallon of rum, about a pound of sugar, some cheese, and other articles.

The evidence was very clear, and the prisoner was fully committed for trial.


Kentish Gazette, 26 October 1852.

ST. AUGUSTINE'S PETTY SESSIONS, Saturday, October 23rd.

Public house open during divine service.

John Ingleton, landlord of the "Golden Lion" public house in the parish of Sturry, was charged by Superintendent Walker with having his house open for the sale of beer during the afternoon service of the parish church on the 10th instant.

The charge was fully proved.

Fiend 1s, and 15s. costs. It being his first offence.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 15 February 1936.


The Chairman said that all the licences would be renewed with the exception of that for the "Golden Lion," Broad Oak, and this owing to the unfortunate death of the tenant must be deferred and would be considered at the Adjourned Meeting.



INGLETON Richard 1838+ Stapletons Guide

INGLETON William 1847-62+ (age 77 in 1851Census) ("Red Lion")

INGLETON Adam S 1874-03+ (also wheelwright, carpenter, firewood merchant and farmer age 71 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

INGLETON Henry 1911-22+ (also farmer aged 54 in 1911Census)

INGLETON Robert Adam 1930/Mar/36 dec'd Whitstable Times

INGLETON Ethel Mrs Mar/1936-38+ Whitstable Times


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Stapletons GuideStapleton's Guide 1838

Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald



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