Sort file:- Rainham, October, 2023.

Page Updated:- Friday, 20 October, 2023.


Earliest 1871-

Mackland Arms

Open 2020+

213 Station Road


01634 232178

Mackland Arms outing 1936

Above photo, 1936, kindly supplied by Rory Kehoe. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Parker, licensees, looking out from the left-hand window.

Mackland Arms 2006

Above photo 2006 by Penny Mayes Creative Commons Licence.

Mackland Arms 2015

Above photo, 2015, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Macland Arms 2021

Above photo, August 2021, kindly taken and sent by Maggie Francis.

Macland Arms 2021

Above photo, August 2021, kindly taken and sent by Maggie Francis.

Mackland Arms sign 1992Mackland Arms sign 2006

Above sign left, June 1992, sign right, 2010.

Thanks from Brian Curtis

Macland Arms sign 2019Mackland Arms sign 2020

Above sign left 2019, sign right, 2020, kindly taken and sent by Roger Pester.


Outside the Mackland Arms in 1982 The “Rocket” participating in the annual Station Road charity Bed race. Themed carts would race from the "White Horse" down to the "Angel" with a halfway break at the Mackland Arms. Photo copyright Trish Vinten & Margaret Daniels


This premises provided rooms for the Sick and Benefit Society, which was probably an early form of insurance for those who could not work due to illness or to help a wife and family where a husband had died or was unable to work.



HOWLAND Newman 1871-91+ (age 64 in 1891Census) Post Office Directory 1874Mannings & Co Directory 1877Post Office Directory 1878Kelly's 1882Kelly's 1887Kelly's 1891

WHITNELL Thomas 1895-1912+ (age 39 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1895Kelly's 1899Kelly's 1903Kelly's 1905Kelly's 1907Sitingbourne District Parrett's Directory 1908Kelly's 1912

PARKER Joseph 1913-35+ Kelly's 1913Kelly's 1918Kelly's 1922Kelly's 1924Kelly's 1935

GILLMAN Joseph E 1937-39+ Kelly's 1937Kelly's 1948Kelly's 1951Kelly's 1953Kelly's 1955Kelly's 1957

KIRKWOOD James 1963-74+ Kelly's 1963Kelly's 1972Kelly's 1973Kelly's 1974

WARD Dave & Janet 1983+



Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Mannings & Co Directory 1877Mannings & Co Directory 1877

Post Office Directory 1878From the Post Office Directory 1878

Kelly's 1882From the Kelly's Directory 1882

Kelly's 1887From the Kelly's Directory 1887

Kelly's 1891From the Kelly's Directory 1891

Kelly's 1895From the Kelly's Directory 1895

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Kelly's 1905From the Kelly's Directory 1905

Kelly's 1907From the Kelly's Directory 1907

Sitingbourne District Parrett's Directory 1908From the Sittingbourne District Parrett's Directory 1908

Kelly's 1912From the Medway Kelly's Directory 1912/13

Kelly's 1913From the Kelly's Directory 1913

Kelly's 1918From the Kelly's Directory 1918

Kelly's 1922From the Kelly's Directory 1922

Kelly's 1924From the Kelly's Directory 1924

Kelly's 1935From the Medway Kelly's Directory 1935

Kelly's 1948From the Medway Kelly's Directory 1948

Kelly's 1951From the Medway Kelly's Directory 1951

Kelly's 1953From the Kelly's Directory 1953

Kelly's 1955From the Medway Kelly's Directory 1955

Kelly's 1957From the Medway Kelly's Directory 1957

Kelly's 1963From the Medway Kelly's Directory 1963

Kelly's 1972From the Medway Kelly's Directory 1972

Kelly's 1973From the Medway Kelly's Directory 1973

Kelly's 1974From the Medway Kelly's Directory 1974


If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-