Page Updated:- Saturday, 29 April, 2023.


Earliest 2019

(Name from)

Rockin Robin on the Green

Open 2019+

1 Heath Road


01622 727122

Rocking Robin on the Green 2019

Above photo 2019.

Rockin Robin on the Green 2022

Above photo 2022. Picture: Martin Goodman.

Rockin Robin sign 2022

Above sign 2022. Kindly sent by Tricia Francis.


Changing name from the "Duke of Edinburgh" this Shepherd Neame pub changed name in early 2019 to become part of the Rocking Robin brewery ownership owned by Robin Smallbone, the micro brewer. At present (2020) he also has in the chain the "Stag" in Maidstone, the "Rocking Robin Smokery" in Staplegurst.


From the By Tom Pyman, 08 March 2019.

Winners of Produced in Kent's Taste of Kent Awards revealed.

A Maidstone brewery which opened its own smokehouse earlier this year has won a prestigious gong for its beer.

Reliant Robin, by Rockin Robin Brewery, scooped the Beer of the Year prize at Produced in Kent's fifteenth Taste of Kent Awards last night.

It comes after owners Robin and Michelle Gordon opened the "Rockin Robin Smokery" in Staplehurst in January and relaunched "Rockin Robin on the Green" in Barming two months earlier.

Robin & Michelle Gordon 2019

Rockin Robin on the Green, 1, Heath Road, Barming. Robin and Michelle are the new owners. Picture: Steve Crispe.

Kent Beer of the Year, sponsored by Eurostar International.

Reliant Robin by Rockin Robin Brewery, Maidstone


From the By Lydia Catling, 29 January 2020.

St Augustine Academy pupil's hand slashed after man followed her home in Barming, Maidstone.

A schoolgirl's hand is believed to have been slashed with a knife after a man followed her home from school.

Karen Evans is fearful of letting her daughter walk alone after the incident in Fountain Lane, Barming, Maidstone.

The 40-year-old said her 11-year-old child noticed a man started following her home from outside Barming Fish and Chips, in Tonbridge Road at around 3.15pm on Thursday, January 23.

The St Augustine Academy pupil usually walks back to their house in Barming with friends or joined by a large crowd as the children filter out the school grounds but her class was kept back late that day and she had no choice but to walk alone.

In St Andrew’s Road she began crossing over several times onto the other side of the pavement and each time he did the same.

As she stood at the junction for Hermitage Lane, opposite the Rockin Robin on the Green pub, she felt him brush against her.

She reported to police that the man tried to put his arm on the bag she was carrying and tried to open it.

When she crossed over towards Heath Road she saw blood pouring out.

Her mother described the injury on the top of her hand as a three inch slash and said it looked like something that would be caused by a Stanley knife.

She thinks the man was using a sharp object to cut open the girl's bag and caught her too.

The child tended to the wound herself before calling her mum to tell her what happened 45 minutes later.

Doctors had to apply two butterfly stitches to seal it.

Mrs Evans said: "I'm quite calm and collected in situations so I cleared it and made her re-enact it because I couldn't understand how it happened."

The school have had to call her several times asking her to pick her daughter up because she is upset.

“She is scared to walk home alone now. I’ve picked her up every night since but I am working for the next three days so she will have to walk alone.

“I’m not comfortable with it but she is going to have to do it.”

The mum said it was an unusual thing to happen in the area.

"Barming is quite a quiet place, not much goes on."

She hopes by sharing her daughter's story, other parents and children will be more vigilant.

Kent Police released an appeal about the incident earlier today.

Inquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/15091/20 or call Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111.


From the By Megan Carr, 30 January 2020.

Brexit Day celebrations in Kent.

After three long years of Brexit, the UK will finally be leaving the European Union tomorrow.

While it's not the outcome everyone wanted, for some it is an occasion worth celebrating. So, whether you rooted leave from the start or are just happy it's all over, here's where you can mark the historic day.

"The majority of people are getting what they voted for. We may not all agree!! It’s happening, let’s embrace it. Free glass of fizz and nibbles."

It's a case of any excuse for a party at the popular Rockin' Robin on the Green in Barming.

Punters at the Heath Road boozer will be partying from 5pm.



GORDON Robin & Michelle 2018-23


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