Sort file:- Faversham, September, 2023.

Page Updated:- Monday, 04 September, 2023.


Earliest 1853

Phoenix Tavern

Open 2020+

99 Abbey Street


01795 591462

Phoenix 1975

Above photo, 1975, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Phoenix Tavern Phoenix sign 1991Phoenix Tavern sign

Above sign left, April 1991, sign right by Paul Skelton, 1 September 2012.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


The "Phoenix", is 600 years old and all that remains of a great medieval hall, perhaps used as a dwelling for monks from the old Faversham Abbey. In 1703 it was mentioned in the will of John Icken as two tenements with gardens.


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.


From Thursday, 18 April, 2013.


A FAVERSHAM pub is launching an annual charity ball - with a helping hand from TV's Shaun Williamson.

Shaun Williamson

Above showing actor Shaun Williamson

The star, who is best known for playing Barry in Eastenders, has agreed to be the patron of the event, run by the "Phoenix Tavern" in Abbey Street.

The masked ball will take place at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School on Saturday, October 26, raising money for the Kent Air Ambulance.

Landlord David Selves said: "I'm delighted that Shaun Williamson has agreed to be Patron of this year's Ball.

"I have always believed that successful businesses have a role to play in society and if they are a small business such as us then that is in their local community. It is a philosophy that I have applied to all the enterprises that I been involved with over the last 40 years.

"Turning a pub round from bust to probably the busiest independent pub in town in the current economic client has not been easy and the team here have done it, but it would not be possible without the support of our customers.

"Everybody loves a good party and the chance to dress up, so I thought we'd set up a charity ball and use the school down the road for the venue so that we are putting some money back into the local community as well."

Anyone interested in being involved to help raise funds for the Kent Air Ambulance should contact David Selves on 01795 591462 or


From the By Katie Davis, 10 May 2019.

Fire at The Phoenix Tavern in Abbey Street, Faversham.

Fire crews were forced to close a road as they tackled a chimney blaze at a popular pub.

Two fire engines and a height vehicle were sent to the Phoenix Tavern in Abbey Street in Faversham at about 10.50am.

The road was shut while officers used chimney gear and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire, believed to be caused by a build-up of soot.

Phoenix fire 2019

Fire crews at the scene in Abbey Street, Faversham.

No casualties were reported, and crews left the scene shortly after 12.30pm.

A fire spokesman said: "The cause of fire was believed to be due to a build-up of soot in the chimney.

"Two fire engines and a height vehicle were in attendance. Crews used chimney gear and a high-pressure hose reel jet to extinguish the fire.

"Following the incident, firefighters are urging owners of properties with chimneys or wood burners to have them swept and inspected regularly to reduce the risk of a fire.

Police assisted the fire service by enforcing a road closure.

A spokesman said: "Police received a report that a premises in Abbey Street, Faversham, was alight at 11.18am.

"Officers provided assistance to Kent Fire and Rescue Service crews by enforcing a road closure."



ROGERS J J Mr 1853+

BALDOCK Henry 1862+ Whitbread Brewery records

BALDOCK John 1871+ (age 57 in 1871Census)

BALDOCK Mrs Jane M 1874-77+ Post Office Directory 1874 Whitbread Brewery records

MURTON John  1881-83+ (also coal merchant age 49 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882Kelly's 1883

JONES George 1887-94+ Whitbread Brewery records 90&94 Kelleys

PARKER Alfred George 1901-03+ Whitbread Brewery records Kelly's 1903

CAMPBELL John Markwell 1903+ Whitbread Brewery records

WILLIS Arthur 1904+ Whitbread Brewery records

FAIRBRACE Frederick William 1905+ Whitbread Brewery records

BRAIN Thomas 1907-08+ Whitbread Brewery recordsGuide to Faversham 1908

LODGE/LOGEE John Lodge 1910-22+ Whitbread Brewery recordsPost Office Directory 1913Post Office Directory 1922

BICKER Henry 1922-26+ Whitbread Brewery records

LYONS Ernest 1926-30+ Whitbread Brewery recordsPost Office Directory 1930

MARTIN Wilfred 1938+ Post Office Directory 1938



Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Kelly's 1883From the Kelly's Directory 1883

Swinock's Faversham DirectorySwinock's Faversham Directory 1888

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Guide to Faversham 1908Guide to Faversham 1908

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938


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