Sort file:- Tenterden, November, 2023.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 01 November, 2023.


Earliest 1873-

Vine Inn

Open 2020+

76 High Street


01580 762 718

Vine Inn

Above photo, pre 1922.

Vine 1900

Above postcard 1900, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.


Above photo, date unknown.

Vine 1921

Above postcard circa 1921, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Showing the 1920 WW1 war memorial.

Vine 1974

Above photo, circa 1974, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Vine 1989

Above photo 1989, kindly sent by David Anderson.

Vine Inn 2010

Above photo 2010 by Oast House Archives Creative Commons Licence.

Vine Inn 2012

Photo by Paul Gillett 2012 from

Vine sign 1991Vine-Inn-sign 2010

Above sign left, October 1991, sign right, 2010.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Vine Inn matchbox

Above matchbox, circa 1980s, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.


The rear section was originally built in the late 18th century, the building was originally a double-fronted house built by Isaac Cloake who set up the Tenterden Brewery. It was sold, with all but one of its tied houses to Judy, Hanbury's Kent Brewery, Wateringbury in February 1922 for 28,700. The only pub which wasn't sold to Jude Hanbury was this pub, which Shepherd Neame purchased, also in early 1922. The front bar being added on the 19th century. Obediah Edwards also owned and run the Tenterden Brewery.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 23 March 1872.


A sale by auction took place at the "Saracen’s Head Hotel," on Tuesday, conducted by Mr. Alfred Thomas. There was a large attendance. The property is situated in the town and neighbourhood of Tenterden, and consisted of 14 lots.


Lot 3, a freehold, known as the "Vine" wine, bear, and spirit stores, with two tenements adjoining, and a cottage, situate in High-street, Tenterden; this lot realised 680.



Hastings and St Leonards Observer 25 January 1873.


January 21st., at the "Vine Inn," Tenterden, the wife of Mr. O. Edwards, of a son.


From the By Rachael Woods, 25 April 2019.

Shepherd Neame spend 250k on The Vine, Tenterden.

The last pint has been pulled at a town-centre pub this week - ahead of a 250,000 transformation.

The Vine in Tenterden is being completely redesigned by owners Shepherd Neame and is set to feature an open kitchen, with a new bar and dining area, at the heart of the upgrade.

Fresh decor, plus new furniture and lighting will complete the internal transformation, while the high street pub's Victorian facade will be repainted, with both signage and lighting updated.

Vine Inn 2019

The Vine is undergoing a 250k refurbishment.

Outside areas will be improved in the spruce-up and the rear garden is being re-paved and will have new furniture installed in readiness for summer trade.

The Vine closed on Tuesday and refurbishment work is expected to take several weeks, with the pub due to re-open at the end of May.

Shepherd Neame director of retail and tenanted operations Nigel Bunting said: “We are delighted to announce this significant investment in The Vine.

"It is a fantastic pub in a great location and we hope that this refurbishment project will enable it to continue to go from strength to strength.”



YOUNG R C M 1871+

Last pub licensee had EDWARDS Obediah 1873-91+ (age 49 in 1881Census)




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