Sort file:- Malling, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 24 March, 2021.


Earliest ????

Joiners Arms

Open 2020+

64 High Street

West Malling

01732 840723

Joiners Arms 1987

Photos taken in late 1987, from by John Law.

Joiners Arms signJoiners Arms sign 1987

Above sign left, date unknown, sign right, March 1987.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Joiners Arms 2015

Above Google image, June 2015.

Joiners Arms 2019

Above photo 2019.


One time a Mason's tied house, but the brewery was bought out by Shepherd Neame in 1956 and the brewery was subsequently closed and demolished.


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.


From the By Tom Pyman, 20 February 2020.

Landlord tried to save life of man who died outside Joiners Arms pub in West Malling High Street.

A landlord has revealed how he frantically tried to save the life of a man who tragically died after collapsing outside his pub.

Police and ambulance crews were called to West Malling High Street just after 5pm yesterday after the man, believed to be in his 60s, was seen unresponsive on the seats outside the Joiners Arms.

Landlord Tony Stevens, along with a worker from the nearby doctor's surgery, rushed to his aid and did their best to keep him alive before paramedics came on the scene.

He said: "We just got him on the floor, ran to get the defibrillator from the Tesco store opposite and tried our best to work on him until they arrived about 15 minutes later.

"They took over when they got there and worked on him for another 20 minutes or so before putting him in the back of the ambulance.

"They thanked us and said that we gave him a chance but it was very sad.

"I was in the fire brigade for years so I've seen it all before and I know that in these situations you don't really think about it, you just spring into action.

Tont Stevens 2019

Joiners Arms landlord Tony Stevens. Picture by: Matthew Walker.

"I just feel sorry for the poor man and his family."

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said today: "We were called at approximately 5pm yesterday to reports a man had collapsed.

"Ambulance crews attended but sadly despite the everyone’s best efforts, the man died at the scene."

A police spokesman added: "Kent Police was called at 5.21pm on Wednesday, February 19 to High Street, West Malling to assist the South East Coast Ambulance Service with a medical incident."


From the By Chris Price, 28 June 2019.

Police called to the Joiners Arms in West Malling after suspected assault.

Police were scrambled to a pub after a suspected assault where a man was taken to hospital.

The Joiners Arms in High Street, West Malling, was closed for the night after being taped off following the incident shortly after 5.30pm yesterday.

Witnesses described seeing four police cars at the scene and an ambulance.

The victim was taken to a London hospital following the incident in the venue.

Police said they are investigating what happened.



THOMAS William 1901-11+ (age 55 in 1901Census)

ROBINSON Arthur William 1938+

STEVENS Tony 2019+


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