Page Updated:- Monday, 06 March, 2023.


Earliest 1870+

Two Brewers

Closed Mar 2019

30 High Street


01959 522800

Two Brewers 1992

Above photo July 1992, kindly sent by Philip Dymott.

Two Brewers 2013

Above photo, July 2013, kindly submitted by Joe Neary.

Two Brewers

Above photo, date unknown.

Two Brewers sign 1960s

Above sign 1960s.


Situated opposite the village hall.


From the accessed 6 March 2023.

​Text by James Saynor

This former pub – diagonally across the road from the Village Hall – closed in March 2019 but you can still see its old name boldly incised on the front wall. It was built in the 1870s on the site of two demolished cottages. Albert Walkling was the landlord in 1881 and James Santer, a former policeman, was in charge ten years later. When he died in 1911, his wife Harriet, son James and daughter-in-law Rebecca took over until the early 1920s.

Two Brewers

​They were succeeded by Mr and Mrs Foster. Their family name was appropriate as they took in at least seven evacuee children during the Second World War. By this stage, there was a tea terrace and three bars supplied by the Style & Winch brewery.

“Ordinary workers frequented the Public [Bar], while visitors and middle-class business owners gravitated to the Saloon, as did any spruced-up male out to impress a girlfriend or spouse,” recalled one of the evacuees. “The Private Bar was not greatly used, its most likely patrons being the squire or the vicar, or a special friend of the publican.”

​Mrs Foster had previously been a cook at a large country house, so meals served in the Saloon were of high quality, despite wartime privations. Mr Foster had a market garden, small orchard and poultry farm on land at the back. He died early in the war and Mrs Foster gave up the tenancy in 1942.

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High Street, looking north

​Later, the highly industrious Ernest Dowdy took over. Dowdy was clerk to the parish council for 25 years and had been one of the founders of the Village Players, chairman of the football club, and taken part in many other village activities. He had also managed a haulage business, a milk round and collected for a friendly society. He left the pub in 1951 and moved to Sevenoaks, telling the local paper he needed a fortnight’s holiday – the first “for a very long time”.

From the By Lauren MacDougall, 6 November 2019.

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Two Brewers fireplace 2019

The Two Brewers, Shoreham.

Where : 30 High St, Shoreham, Sevenoaks TN14 7TD.

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From an email received, 22 February 2022.

My father George W. Delo was the landlord at the "Two Brewers" Shoreham Kent from September 1953 to July 1956, when he moved to the "Unicorn," Marden. The "Two Brewers" was a Style & Winch public house.

At that time the ground floor was made up of a Public bar, a very small Saloon bar, and an unused room which we used occasionally as an extension to our living quarters. Our ground floor living area was a small kitchen and a sitting room at the back of the building. Upstairs there were four bedrooms and a bathroom. There was a rear garden which contained a large wooden club room with a table tennis table. There was a very small parking area, enough for about four cars.

Walking through the village from the railway station in the mid-nineteen fifties, the first public house one came to was the "George Inn," a very old timber structure. Next was the "Rising Sun," which appeared to be made from a terrace of cottages, facing the bridge over the river Darenth. Over the bridge a short distance on the left-hand side one came to the "King’s Arms," I believe this was a Watney’s pub. The next pub was the "Royal Oak." A Whitbread house which stood on the right hand corner of a T junction. Turning right about a couple of hundred yards on stood the "Two Brewers" on the right hand side opposite the village hall and green. Further along the road on the same side, and not far from the end of the village, was the "Crown."

D Delo.



WALKLING Albert 1881+ (age 37 in 1881Census)

SANTER James 1901-11 dec'd (age 64 in 1901Census)

SANTER Harriet 1911-20s

FOSTER Mr & Mrs 1920s-42+

DOWDY Ernest to 1951

DELO George W Sept/1953-July/56 Next pub licensee had




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