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August 2017

Gunpowder Mill

Open 2020+

London Road


01795 342684

Gunpowder Mill 2017

Above photo 2017.


The Gunpowder Mill is named after Faversham's historic explosives industry. The first gunpowder plant in the UK was established nearby in the 16th century and the original watermills served to grind down charcoal, saltpetre, sulphur and other ingredients. Production continued well into the 20th century with Faversham gunpowder used at epic battles including Trafalgar and Waterloo.


From the By Joe Wright, 8 September 2017.

Faversham: Gunpowder Mill pub in London Road opens doors after investment from Marston's Brewery.

A much-anticipated pub has opened its doors for the first time after a 3 million investment from one of the country’s largest pub and restaurant chains.

The Gunpowder Mill, run by Marston’s Brewery, has proved popular following its first week of business after initial plans were hatched in 2014.

The large London Road pub, which was opened by the Mayor of Swale Cllr Colin Prescott at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Tuesday, sits on the former Macknade Garden Centre site.

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The 3 million pub has proved popular so far.

With its name paying homage to the town’s history in the explosives industry, the pub development has created 45 jobs.

New manager Charlotte Lamba says everything has gone smoothly so far.

“We are really excited to show our new pub off, the interest has already been overwhelming and it is so great to have that kind of positive response from locals already,” she said.

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Mayor of Swale Cllr Colin Prescott cuts the ribbon to declare the GunPowder Mill open.

“We are really thankful to Mayor of Swale and local hop farm owner Tony Redsall for coming to the official opening of the Gunpowder Mill, it really made the day that extra bit special.”

Marston’s, which has nearly 2,000 pubs and restaurants across the country, set its sights on the site beside the A2 back in 2014.

Gunpowder Mill inside 2017

The Gunpowder Mill is run by Marston's Brewery.

An application was turned down by Swale Borough Council but granted on an appeal in August last year for a “family-focused pub and restaurant”.

At the time, planning inspector Cullum Parker said the development on the overgrown brownfield site would enhance the area.



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