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Earliest 1828-


Open 2020+

High Street


01580 211105

Vine 1911

Above postcard, 1911. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Vine 1933

Above postcard, circa 1933. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Vine Hotel 1936

Above postcard, circa 1936, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Vine Hotel 1937

Above photo, circa 1937, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Vine 1940

Above postcard, circa 1940, by kind permission Roy Moore,

Vine 1943

Above postcard, circa 1940, by kind permission Roy Moore,, also Rory Kehoe. A Bren Gun Carrier, of a Canadian infantry brigade, passes a Valentine tank of the 11th Armoured Division. Outside the Vine, a broken-down Churchill tank is being worked on, with a Loyd Carrier (possibly a REME repair vehicle) in attendance.

Vine 1943 Canadian infantry

Above photo, circa 1943, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Bren Gun Carriers, of a Canadian infantry brigade, pass a Valentine tank of the 11th Armoured Division.

Vine 1943

Above photo, circa 1943, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Above photo of a pub showing Charingtons pub the "Vine, unknown date. Above photo kindly sent by Peter Moynahan.

Vine postcard

Above postcard, date unknown.

Vine Hotel 1940

Above postcard, 1940, by kind permission of E A Sweetman & Sons.

Vine 1950s

Above photo circa 1950s.

Vine 1956

Above photo circa 1956, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Caption says:- The Vine stands in the centre of the old-world village, which in the 18th century, with its commanding views over this part of Kent, was a base for smugglers. Pitched battles between rival gangs of smugglers and the local Militia took place nearby. Telephone: Goudhurst 26111.

Vine Hotel 1958

Above postcard, circa 1958, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Vine 2009

Above image from Google 2009.

Vine sign 1986Vine sign 1986

Above sign left, may 1986, sign right, December 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 29 March 1842.

Goudhurst. Fatal Accident.

On Saturday week a coroner's inquest was held at the "Vine inn," before J. N. Dudlow, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of Mr. James Hayward, of Marlingate, in this parish, who met his death under the following melancholy circumstance:-

It appears from the evidence of his son Samuel, that on Wednesday last, his father was driving the wagon on its return from Maidstone, laiden with one ton of saltpetre and one ton and a half of salt, and the witness was riding on the wagon. His father stopped to speak to some person in the road, about a mile from Marden, and Samuel almost immediately afterwards heard him cry out "O Lord! Sam, stop 'em." His son instantly alighted from the wagon and stopped the horses, and found his father had been driven before the off four-wheel about a yard.

Mr. Perry, of modern, surgeon, saw deceased, who said no bones were broken, and that he had better be taken home immediately. A cart was then procured, and he was brought onto Mr. Newington's, surgeon, of Goudhurst, who on seeing him, pronounced the case to be fatal, and in a few minutes deceased expired in the cart, before leaving the surgeons door.

Verdict "Accidental death, with a deodand of 4s. on the wagon wheel."


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, 16 June 1860.


The 22nd anniversary of the Benefit Society, held at the "Vine Inn," was held on Wednesday. The members proceeded to the parish church, headed by Hollands's band. The prayers were read by the Rev. H. Harrison, incumbent of Kilndown. An impressive sermon was preached by the Rev. W. J. Edge, M.A., vicar of Benenden, from Colossians, ii. 17. The members afterwards partook of a most excellent dinner provided by Mr. and Mrs. Hayward, of the above inn. The chair was taken by the Rev. H. Harrison, and the vice-chair by B. Wickham, Esq., and the gathering was a most social one. The society is in a most flourishing condition.


Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 13 September 1901.

Licensing business.

The "Vine," Goudhurst, was opposed on the ground of the use of the yard by a cottage.

Mr. Simpson stated that this belonged to the owners of the "Vine," and was at present only occupied by an aged couple, without children.

The licence was renewed.


The Chronicle and Courier, 16 September, 1921.

Lamberhurst Brewery Estate.

Important sale at Tunbridge Wells.

One of the biggest sales of licensed houses held in the provinces in recent years was conducted by Messrs. Wickenden and Sons at the Pump Room, Tunbridge Wells, on Friday, when the Lamberhurst Brewery Estate, comprising 68 lots, came Under the Hammer. The lots sold were:-


"Vine," Goudhurst, Kent, 4,600





TOLHURST Thomas 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

VINE William 1951+ (age 29 in 1851Census)

HAYWARD James 1858-June/1871 (also farmer age 58 in 1871Census)

THOROGOOD Thomas James June/1871-91+ (age 47 in 1891Census) Maidstone Telegraph

BARROW John 1901-03+ (age 43 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

GROVES Andrew 1911+ (age 26 in 1911Census)

TICEHURST Gaius 1913+

POPPLEWELL Thomas to Dec/1916 Kent and Sussex Courier

POPPLEWELL Bertha Dec/1916+ Kent and Sussex Courier

POPPLEWELL Thomas John 1922+

DENCH E A 1930+

BUCKNELL William ????


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Maidstone TelegraphMaidstone Telegraph

Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier


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