Sort file:- Sevenoaks, April, 2024.

Page Updated:- Monday, 01 April, 2024.


Earliest ????

Railway and Bicycle Hotel

Demolished 2008-

Tubs Way/205 London Road


Above postcard, date unknown. Also showing the "Sennocke".

Railway and Bicycle Hotel 1950s

Above photo circa 1950s, kindly set by John Downey. Showing his mother-in-law, Dorothy Harcus on possible a 1940s BSA.

Railway and Bicycle Hotel

Above photo, date unknown.

Railway and Bicycle sign 1980sRailway and Bicycle sign 1992

Above sign left, 1980s, sign right, May 1992.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Railway and Bicycle sign 1986

Above sign 1986.

Railway and Bicycle Hotel area 2009

Above image from Google maps, September 2008.

Railway and Bicycle Hotel area 2014

Above photo showing the new buildings 2014, now operating as flats, but still referred to as the "Railway and Bicycle Flats."


The pub has been demolished by 2018 and flats built on the site.


Kent & Sussex Courier 15 October 1880.


We regret to have to announce the unexpected decease of Mr. Henry Hiram Sargent on Sunday evening last. Deceased had been landlord of the "Railway and Bicycle Hotel," for several years, and was much respected by his customers and friends. He was a man of a particularly kind and genial disposition.


Kent & Sussex Courier 15 October 1909.


All persons having any claim or demand against the Estate of Mrs. Ellen Holmes of the "Railway and Bicycle Hotel," Sevenoaks in the County of Kent who died on the 9th day of October 1909 are requested to send in particulars thereof forthwith to us the undersigned.

Dated this 13th day of October 1909.

Knocker & Knocker & Co.,

Solicitors, Sevenoaks.


From the 26 April 2014.

PLANS for a commuter bar to open up by Sevenoaks train station have been put forward.

DJ Matt Neave, of Argyle Road, is preparing a business plan for the empty building in London Road, previously the "Railway and Bicycle."

He said: "Having lived in Sevenoaks nearly all of my life from the days of the "Dorset Arms" the "Bligh's Kings Hall Balls" and the "Farmers" it suddenly dawned on me that the main front L shape unit of the new site formally the "Railway and Bicycle" is currently sitting empty in one of the most prime positions to our main railway station.

"I have contacted the relevant agents to enquire about the details and will be writing the owners shortly to establish its current agreed terms then subject to what these are and the obvious planning and licensing applications a proposal could be drawn up with the relevant business plan and drawings put together for consideration by the council.

"My proposals would be for a small and smart bar with a London, business type vibe that would accommodate passing trade.

"It would form a central meeting point for couples and groups alike on their way to the theatre and or a week or weekend night in London or the surrounding areas.

"On the back of that if they were waiting for a taxi or a lift home or simply fancied a beverage after their days work the bar would be open to them.”

Mr Neave has proposed an over-25 criteria and said closing hours would be no later than 11pm.

The bar would also be closed on a Sunday.

He insisted it would not be a music venue.

He said: "I personally think this is a fantastic opportunity filling a void in the community that was left behind with the closure of the railway and bicycle and the farmers and subject to licence and planning consent providing a smart central meeting point called the The "New Railway and Bicycle" or similar.

"The biggest issue for this project would be to raise the relevant finance therefore any serious investors can contact me at and a copy of the relevant business plan can be sent once completed.

"I would also welcome views and feedback from the rest of our community good or negative and an artist impression of how the site would look.”



SARGENT Henry Hiram dec'd to Oct/1880 Kent and Sussex Courier

SARGENT Ellen 1881+ (widow age 40 in 1881Census)

HOLMES Ellen Mrs 1901-09/Oct/09 dec'd (widow age 64 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

BALLARD William Robert 1911-18+ (age 65 in 1911Census)

SLATER A 1922+

BUTLER George H 1930-38+

PHILLIPS Andy 1986-91

BRADY Pat 1990s+


Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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