Sort file:- Tonbridge, January, 2023.

Page Updated:- Monday, 16 January, 2023.


Earliest 1871-


Open 2023+

Chiddingstone Causway



01892 870275


Above postcard 1912, with kind permission from Eric Hartland.

Greyhound 1900

Above photo, circa 1900. The pub is the building on the left.

Greyhound 2012

Above photo, July 2012.

Greyhound 2021

Above photo kindly sent by PopupJohn 2021.

Greyhound bar 2021

Bar area show 2021, kindly sent by PopupJohn.

Greyhound 2022

Above photo February 2022, kindly taken and sent by Tricia Francis.

Greyhound sign 2012Greyhound sign 2022

Above sign left, 2012, sign right, 2022.

Greyhound bar 2022

Above photo February 2022, kindly taken and sent by Tricia Francis.

Greyhound inside 2022

Above photo February 2022, kindly taken and sent by Tricia Francis.

Ladies toilet 2022

Above photo February 2022, kindly taken and sent by Tricia Francis.


I have reference to a "Greyhound" at Hever, and another "Greyhound" at Bough Beech, the latter which may all be the same pub. Local knowledge required.


The following information has been taken from the pages of the Leigh Historical Society:-

In 1871 the beerhouse keeper at Charcott was a widow, Avis Ingram, who lived with her daughter Avis, and granddaughter Ann and was still beerhouse keeper in 1881.

Avis had been married to James Ingram a cricket ball maker: however by 1861 she is a widow and running the beershop – the "King’s Arms" – at Causeway.

In 1891 Alice Winter was living at the Greyhound with widow Avis Ingram, her great grandmother: Alice was the daughter of Thomas Winter and Ann (nee Ingram): Ann herself being the daughter of unmarried Avis Ingram – daughter of above mentioned widow Ingram.

In 1891 Thomas Winter, his wife Ann, and several other children lived at one of the Charcott cottages. The 1901 census gives the beer house keeper at Charcott as Annie Draper, a wife, aged 38.

Further research shows that Annie Draper – born Annie Hills was the daughter of Harriet Winter and George Hills, Harriet being an aunt of Thomas Winter and so a cousin of Thomas Winter.

The publican of the the Greyhound around 1906 was Edwin Walter Styles (info from Christine Litchfield, descendant of Rosanna Styles and Horace Winter’s daughter Vera Winter who married Frederick George Hobbs in 1934) – the 1911 census gives Edwin Styles aged 60 as the beerhouse keeper. He and his wife Sarah also had a large family, originally from Brenchley. Their daughter Rosanna Lavinia Styles married Horace Winter, son of Thomas and Ann Winter, brother of Alice Winter. So the Greyhound – beerhouse – was run by members of the same family from at least 1871 until 1911 at least, if not longer.


From the By Lauren MacDougall, 21 December 2019.

The 33 pubs in Kent you have to drink at in 2020 according to CAMRA.

In total Kent has heaps of pubs listed in the guide and, while 33 of these are new entries, others have appeared in previous editions of the guide.

A total of 33 pubs from around Kent make up the new entries that feature in the 2020 edition of the Good Beer Guide.

The guide is produced annually by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the independent guide to the best boozers in the UK that is researched by unpaid and independent volunteers nationwide.

Tom Stainer, CAMRA’s chief executive, said: “For nearly five decades, the Good Beer Guide has been a comprehensive guide to the UK’s breweries, their ales, and the best outlets to find them in across the country.

“What makes the Guide unique is that all the entries are compiled and vetted by a huge volunteer team, based around the country. We work hard to ensure that all areas of the country are covered and, unlike with some competitor titles, inclusion in this book is dependent only on merit, not on payment.

“The Good Beer Guide has always had an important role in acting as a barometer of the beer and pub industry. We believe information gleaned from the Guide is absolutely vital in the drive to save our pubs from closure and campaign for policies that better support pubs, local brewers and their customers.”

This pub is included in the 2020 list.

Greyhound, Charcott.

What the guide says: "New, young and enthusiastic owners have worked hard to revitalise this free house and transform it into the heart of the community, serving the hamlet and surrounding villages."



Last pub licensee had INGRAM Avis 1871-81+

DRAPER Annie 1901+

STYLES Edwin Walter 1906-11+


If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-