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Sort file:- Malling, May, 2022.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 24 May, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Brewery Tap

Latest ????

Swan Street

West Malling

Brewery Tap

Above photo, date unknown.

Brewery Tap pre 1914

Above postcard, showing the pub on the right, pre 1914.

Brewery Tap

Above photo date unknown.

 

Information from http://www.ghostsofwestmalling.com

Private Residence (formery The Brewery Tap)

It is believed a poltergeist haunts this private property, or at least did when it was the "Brewery Tap." The landlord at the time had frequently heard noises which could not be explained coming from rooms in the pub. Upon entering the room where he thought the noise came from, he would see that items had been moved. As he never found a natural explanation for this, so the legend of the "Brewery Tap" poltergeist was born.

Another ghost haunts this location and was seen by several members of staff. They described the ghost as a beautiful woman who would disappear by walking through one of the walls when they entered the room. The landlord believed the place where the ghost would disappear used to be the location of a doorway prior to renovations.

The property would also experience strange electrical malfunctions, such as lights turning on and off or batteries suddenly draining of power. This is a common occurrence in properties with paranormal activity.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 17 January 1941.

KENT COUNTY SPITFIRE FUND.

Donations were previously received to the amount totalling 29,060 0s. 4d.

Amounts included the following:-

14s. 2d. "XXX Brewery Tap," West Malling.

TOTAL 29,284 15s. 10d

 

Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

LICENSEE LIST

GEGG John 1901+ (age 41 in 1901Census)

GEGG William 1903+

PRESNEILL John 1918-38+

Last pub licensee had VENNELL Jonathan George 1944+

https://pubwiki.co.uk/BreweryTap.shtml

 

CensusCensus

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

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