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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

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Oak on the Green

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Bearsted Green

Bearsted

01622 737976

https://www.oakonthegreen.com/

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Oak Inn

Above photo, date unknown, showing what was then called the "Oak Inn."

Oak on the Green 2012

Above image from Google, August 2012.

 

The pub can be traced back to 1665 in an agreement between Daniel Birkman (a distiller), a Thomas Buffield and Christopher Longley, a gentleman of Bearsted. Mr Longley was paid 200 for; ‘All that messuage or tenement known by the signe of the Oake Inn, one stable, two gardens, one orchard, one piece or parcel of land belonging containing estimated two acres'

A further history is on display in the ‘Olde Smoking Room' at the Oak.

Local word of mouth maintains that, historically, parts of the Oak (now the kitchens) were once a holding Gaol for the local courtroom.

Some Famous Inhabitants of the Village: Baroness Orczy (1865 – 1947), creator of The Scarlet Pimpernel; Alfred Percy (“Tich”) Freeman (1888 – 1965), Kent leg spin bowler and the only man to take 300 wickets in an English season. He lived at a house called Dunbowlin.

 

The pub was sold to Shepherd Neame in 2016.

 

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HEGEARTY Blake 2015+

 

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