Sort file:- Sevenoaks, March, 2022.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 06 March, 2022.


Earliest 1879

New Inn

Closed 2014

75 St Johns Hill


New Inn 1958

Above photo 1958. Creative Commons Licence.

Man of Kent 2010

Above photo 2010, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.

New Inn ledger

Charrington's ledger. Creative Commons Licence.


I am informed that the pub closed in 2014 and has subsequently been demolished and replaced by a block of flats.

Local photo required please.


From the Kent and Sussex Courier, Friday 5 September 1879.

Application for a Wine License.

Mr. G. D. Warner, solicitor of Tonbridge, applied on behalf of Mr. Milton John Read, of the "New Inn" beerhouse. St. John’s Hill, Sevenoaks, for a licence to enable him to sell on or off the premises. He said that the house was of a very superior character, and his client wished for the extension to enable him to supply the wants of his customers. He knew that there was a strong feeling on the part of the Bench not to increase the number of licenses, but this would not, he submitted, be done by granting his application, to which there was no opposition.

Mr. H. Saunders proved the posting of the usual notices on the house, together with the parish church and St. John's Church.

Mr. Reed, the applicant, was called, and said that he had held the house for four years, and paid a rental of 20 a year.

Supt. Okill said that the applicant had conducted the house very well.

The Chairman said that they were perfectly satisfied as to the respectability of the applicant, but they were also satisfied that the requirements of the locality were not such as to warrant the application being granted, and the license for wine, to be consumed on the premises, would, therefore, be refused. With respect to the application for an out-door wine license, they should adjourn their decision on that point.



REED Milton John 1879-Dec/1889 (age 31 in 1881Census)

WAKEFIELD Henry Dec/1889+

MORSE William 1901+ (age 60 in 1901Census)

MERCER Thomas to Oct/1906

WHITTLE Charles Oct/1906+

VANE Charles 1911+ (age 28 in 1911Census)

WRIGHT Edward Alfred 1930-38+




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