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June 2018

Cotton Mill

Open 2020+

10 Station Road


01322 669619

Cotton Mill 2018

Above photo 2018.


Described as a micro pub this opened in June 2018. The renovated building is shared with a taxi office in a former public toilet.


Clerks & Councils Direct, July 2018.

SWANLEY Town Council in Kent has leased part of a former public toilet building to a new micro pub, the "Cotton Mill." The business is the second tenant in the building, joining a taxi firm. It will be open seven days a week from 7am until 11pm, selling drinks and snacks and with alcohol on sale from 10am daily. It has an outdoor seating area, and is located near the town’s railway station. The new pub gives the town its fourth licensed premises. It offers a range of ales and will cater for events organised by the town council, including Armed Forces Day and the 1812 Charity Night. It was formally opened by local MP Sir Michael Fallon. At the ceremony, council CEO Steve Nash said: “This is a great use of a redundant facility. It will help increase footfall to the town and will generate valuable income for the town council.”


From the By Chris Hunter, 17 April 2019.

Thieves steal furniture from Cotton Mill micropub in Swanley.

Brazen youngsters walked off with a micropub's furniture as staff worked inside.

Thieves struck on Sunday at the Cotton Mill micropub in Station Road, Swanley, taking tables and chairs in what is the second theft at the pub in two months.

Cotton Mill theives 2018

Pub owners later posted CCTV images on Facebook following the theft, asking for help to catch the criminals.

They posted: "!!!!!THEFT ALERT!!!!!!!!! These young thieves have tonight decided to steal our furniture!

"If this is your child, someone you know or you yourself please contact us immediately.

"This is the second theft we have had to endure in as many months. As a new, young business we cannot afford this to keep happening.

"It is a disgraceful act upon a business that actively supports Swanley, it’s charities and community. Please help us to catch these criminals, they have been reported to the police and will be circulated to local schools and colleges."


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.

Cotton Mill, Swanley.

What the guide says: "This former 17th-century coaching inn on the old road to Hastings has been tastefully decorated to emphasise original oak beams. It lies in Loose Valley by the side of a trout stream in the shadow of a Thomas Telford viaduct.

"Traditional home- cooked food is served including vegetarian options."




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