Sort file:- Faversham, September, 2023.

Page Updated:- Monday, 04 September, 2023.


Earliest 1855-

North Kent

Latest 1960+

23 West Street


North Kent

Above photo date unknown.

 Former North kent 2013

Above photo 2013 by Chris Whippet Creative Commons Licence.


This pub has been traced back as far as 1855 to date, but closed some time in the 1960s. It is now (2009) operating as the "Toacham House Veterinary Surgery."


I have just added the pubs of Faversham after a visit to the hop festival in 2012.

I will be adding further information as time allows, but with my site getting ever larger, time spent on each pub is being watered down unfortunately. Your information, photos, old or new and licensee names and dates is much appreciated.


Southeastern Gazette, 13 September 1853.


Wednesday last being the annual licensing meeting, all the old licenses were granted.....

New licenses were applied for by Mr. J. J. Rogers, of the "Phoenix Tavern," Mr. Bedwell, of the "North Kent," and Mr. S. Court, spirit merchant, all which were refused.


Kentish Gazette, 18 January, 1870.

Inquest on an Old Man.

On Saturday afternoon an inquest was held at the Guildhall before J. Tassell, Esq., respecting the death of John Clarke, aged 60 years a pensioner in the Royal Marines who was found dead in a room at the "North Kent" beerhouse, West-street, the same morning. Thomas Bedwell, landlord of the house, stated that the deceased had lodged there at intervals during the past six years, and had been ill for some weeks, and on Friday he was very ill. That morning he went into deceased room, and found him on the bed quite dead.

Mr. W. N. Spong, deposed to having attended deceased three weeks ago for dropsy, and he believed that dropsy had reached the heart and caused his death.

The jury returned a verdict of "Natural death."




BEDWELL James 1853-55+ Post Office Directory 1855

BEDWELL Thomas 1858+ Melville's 1858

BEDWELL Elizabeth 1871+ (age 71 in 1871Census)

BEDWELL Joseph 1881+ (also bricklayer age 44 in 1881Census)

STANLEY Edwin 1888-91+ (age 39 in 1891Census) Swinock's Faversham Directory

ALLARD Mrs Martha 1903-08+ Kelly's 1903Guide to Faversham 1908

ALLARD Albert Edward 1913+ Kelly's 1913

TURNER Charles William T 1930+ Post Office Directory 1930

EVANS Joseph 1950s


Post Office Directory 1855From the Post Office Directory 1855

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858


Swinock's Faversham DirectorySwinock's Faversham Directory 1888

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Guide to Faversham 1908Guide to Faversham 1908

Kelly's 1913From the Kelly's Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930


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