Sort file:- Malling, May, 2022.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 12 May, 2022.


Earliest 2003

(Name from)


Open 2022+

97-99 High Street

West Malling

01732 843257

Farmhouse 2009

Above photo 2009 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Farmhouse 2015

Above Google image June 2015.

Farmhouse garden 2018

Above photo, 2018.

Farmhouse 2019

Above photo, 2019, by Phil Lee.

Farmhouse 2022

Above photo 2022.

Farmhouse garden 2022

Above photo 2022.

Farmhouse restaurant 2022

Above photo 2022.

Farm House sign 2019Farmhouse sign 2019

Above signs 2019.


Previously known as the "Bear Hotel." The Elite pub chain took over and renovated this building in 2003, which now runs more of a gastro-pub than your traditional public house.


From the By Lauren MacDougall, 25 June 2018.

8 Shepherd Neame pubs in Kent have been recognised in the brewery's annual awards.

The Faversham brewery has held its annual awards - and plenty of pubs in Kent cleaned up at the special ceremony.

Shepherd Neame has announced the winners of its annual pub awards, with eight of its 322 pubs and hotels across London and the South East taking home prizes.

The awards were announced in a ceremony at the Conningbrook Hotel, Ashford on Tuesday, June 19 and honour pubs from all over the county, from Dover to Canterbury.

Shepherd Neame chief executive Jonathan Neame said: “This has been a year of record investment in our pub estate, as we aim to attract our customers through great design, to excite them with a superb offer and to retain them by providing a memorable experience.

“These awards are aimed at recognising the hard work, dedication, and creativity of our licensees, managers and staff, and celebrating excellence in our industry.”

This pub picked up one of the awards.

The Farm House in West Malling won the award for Pub Restaurant of the Year.

The stylish High Street pub boasts an extensive menu of traditional pub classics with a contemporary twist. Locally sourced ingredients are used wherever possible, including fish from Nortrade in Hawkhurst, vegetables from David Catt & Sons in Boughton Monchelsea, and fruit from Loddington Farm in Linton and Pympes Court Farm in Loose.

Special offers are available at the pub’s Steak Night on Tuesday and Lobster Night on Friday, and it also boasts an outdoor Pizza Shack offering stone baked pizzas.

Judges praised licensee Martial Chaussey and his team for their dedication to creating a memorable experience for customers, striving for fantastic food and fantastic service.


From the By Jess Sharp, 3 August 2019.

Doorman injured after fracas outside The Farm House pub in West Malling.

Police are investigating a fracas which left several pub doormen injured.

The incident happened outside the "Farm House" pub in High Street, West Malling at 9.45pm last night.

A number of people, thought to be door staff, were assaulted by a group of at least four people.

Farmhouse fight 2019

The scene last night.

The victims were taken to hospital and police are investigating the incident, but it is not believed at this stage anyone has been arrested.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 01622 604100 quoting reference 46/149022/19 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form at


From the By Andy Robinson, 4 August 2019.

10 people injured in mass brawl at The Farm House in West Malling.

Officers would like to speak to these five men pictured on CCTV.

Farmhouse brawl

The five men captured on CCTV that police would like to speak to in connection with a disturbance at The Farm House in West Malling.

A mass brawl involving members of the public and door staff left 10 injured.

It broke out at The Farm House gastro pub in West Malling High Street on Friday (August 2).

Officers were called shortly before 10pm and have conducted numerous enquiries into the fight.

Ten have reported injuries to their face and head.

Police called to distressed woman walking along A26 Tonbridge Road in Wateringbury near Maidstone

CCTV images have now been released showing the faces of five men who officers would like to speak to as part of their investigation into the reported assaults.

It is believed that they may have "important information that can be of assistance".

Anyone who recognises the men or has information on the disturbance is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting 46/149022/19.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at


From the By Luke May, 10 October 2019.

Ten people including door staff and punters were injured after fighting broke out at he "Farm House," West Malling in August.

At the time doorman Dennis Tree told the Kent Messenger Maidstone, Headcorn and West Malling were all getting more violent.

He said: "Unless police sort it out someone will get killed. I’ve been bottled, knocked out and hit about, there is no respect any more. People have been sliced open, it’s shocking.


From the By Tom Pyman, 29 October 2019.

West Malling pub The Farmhouse has alcohol serving hours cut at licensing panel hearing.

A pub which was the scene of two high-profile recent altercations has had its alcohol-serving hours cut following a panel hearing.

West Malling Parish Council requested a premises licence review of the Farmhouse in the High Street last month, on the grounds of not complying with its objectives of preventing crime and disorder, promoting public safety and preventing public nuisance.

In recent months, the venue has been at the centre of reports of criminal behaviour which have hit the headlines, including a mass brawl which left staff injured and a scrap involving Miss England candidate Olivia Cooke.

At a licensing panel hearing at Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council’s offices in Kings Hill today, pub bosses were told they could only serve alcohol up to 11.30pm every night and were also ordered to step up security and change its policy on drug use.

It was previously allowed to sell booze up to 12am Monday to Thursday and 12.30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

David Thompson, on behalf of the parish council, had earlier said antisocial behaviour, which he insisted was emanating from the Farmhouse, was doing “untold damage to the reputation of our town”.

Other representations were also heard from Cllr Nick Stapleton, as well as David Mitchem and David North, who each live on the High Street.

Mr Mitchem said the situation was attracting “additional undesirables and compounding the problem”, while Mr North said incidents had brought “fear and deep concern” to those who witnessed them.

However, Ellen Shaw from Kent Police told the hearing the Farmhouse was not found to have breached to meet its licensing conditions following any of the recent incidents.

Referencing the scuffles, the pub’s assistant manager, Molly Boorman, said they were “totally unprovoked” incidents which couldn't be legislated for.

Ms Boorman also told the hearing that a range of policies were enforced at the pub to reduce crime and that she also recently set up a group chat with other pub bosses in the area where they can share information when trouble arises.

The licensing panel, made up of Cllrs Howard Rogers, Pam Bates and Roger Roud retired for nearly two hours before delivering their verdict.

Chairman Cllr Rogers said the panel had found evidence of noise and nuisance to the public and evidence that the activities at the Farmhouse have contributed to crime and disorder.

As well as changing the alcohol-serving hours, the panel also said the outside area should be used for smoking only after 10pm and that there be a minimum of four door staff on duty on Friday and Saturday evenings between May and October, and on New Year's Eve, and a minimum of two on such evenings between November and April.

Cllr Rogers added: "Staff and management of the Farmhouse should review their policy on drugs and illegal substances, specifically with regards to confiscation, seizure and disposal, and recording to police of any such drug discovery.

"We are particularly concerned that drugs are just thrown down the toilet, we don't feel that is a correct policy."

Other options for the panel to consider were to ban an activity from the scope of the licence, removed the designated premises supervisor, suspend the licence for three months or revoke it altogether.

Stephen Thomas, on behalf of the Farmhouse, said after the meeting: "We are happy with the result.

"We offered a number of concessions to residents and we intend to work with them in a positive way."



BOORMAN Molly 2019+


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