Page Updated:- Tuesday, 09 January, 2024.


Earliest 1881-

Papermakers Arms

Closed April 2023

Main Road / Oxsted Road / Hawley Road


01322 275521

Papermakers Arms

Above photo, circa 1910.

Papermaker's Arms

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Michael Norman.

Papermaker's Arms 2013

Above photo 2013.

Papermakers Arms 2017

Above photo, August 2017, kindly sent by Ian Goodrick.

Papermaker's Arms sign 1965Papermaker's Arms sign 1991

Above sign left, 1965, sign right, May 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


I have also seen this addressed as at Sutton-at-Hone, but it is situated smack bang in the middle of the two villages.


This pub is very similar in build to the "World's Wonder" in Warehorn, the "Carpenter's Arms" at Hadlow, the "Black Boy" at Sidcup, the "Welcome Inn" in Eltham, the "Bell" at Coxheath, the "Redstart Inn" at Barming, and the "Ship" at Lydd on Sea.


From an email sent 27 August 2017.

Here is what I know about the original "Papermakers Arms."

I used to live in 2 Leigh Place, the row of houses which were attached to the original pub, to the left of it in the 1910 picture, before that, my mother born 1922, and my Grandmother born 1885. The original two houses numbers 1 & 2 together with the pub, were built in 1880, numbers 3-6 Leigh Place were added, I believe in 1883.

The construction of the building had no real foundations, built on 6 courses of quadruple row bricks that went down only about 2 feet below the ground surface.

The roof was not actually fixed to the rest of the building, sitting on thin wood plates on top of the solid 9” brick walls.

The original pub was demolished I believe, around 1922, together with the two houses in the picture. The only surviving piece of the original pub is the left hand side wall, which borders 1, Leigh Place.

Where the original pub stood, plus the two houses, form the car park of the current building.

I would date the picture you have around 1910 but I have no proof of that. I believe the original pub was Style and Winch until it was demolished and Courage from when the replacement was built.


Ian Dalton.


Unfortunately closed in April 2023.



QUINTON John 1881-Nov/94 dec'd (Naval Pensioner age 51 in 1881Census)

QUINTON George 1891+ (age 74 in 1891Census)

QUINTON Elizabeth (widow) Nov/1894+

QUINTON Fred 1901-11+ (age 53 in 1911Census)




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