Sort file:- Maidstone, September, 2023.

Page Updated Maidstone:- Monday, 04 September, 2023.


Earliest 1840-

Brickmaker's Arms

Open 2020+

107-109 Perryfield Street


01622 672933

Brickmaker's Arms

Above photo, date unknown, from Sue Black.

Brickmaker's Arms pre 1929

Above photo pre 1929.

Brickmaker's Arms 2011

Above photo May 2011.

Brickmaker's Arms 2014

Above photo 2014, taken from

Brickmaker's sign 1960sBrickmaker's Arms sign

Above sign 1960s, kindly sent by Tony Cole. Sign right date unknown. With thanks from Roger Pester


I have seen reference to this pub as being undefined as type of pub and being addressed as Thorn Hill.

The pub was bought by Fremlins in 1929.

This was also a Mason's tied house, but the brewery was bought out by Shepherd Neame in 1956 and the brewery was subsequently closed and has been demolished.


Southeastern Gazette, 6 September 1853.

Applications for New Licenses.

Mr. Monckton then applied on behalf of Mr. Sutton, of the "Holly-bush Inn," Thornhills, for a spirit license. This house is situated directly opposite to the "Brickmakers’ Arms," to which house a license was last year granted. With respect to this application, Mr. Monckton, in urging its superior claims to those of the "Brickmakers’ Arms," remarked upon the way in which the licence to the latter had been granted by the Bench, which elicited some alteration, and strong protestations against the "licence" assumed by advocate, in pleading for their clients.



After a time closed I am informed that the pub is again open in 2014.


Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.



WATERS George 1840+

CUCKOO George to Jan/1856 South Eastern Gazette

CUCKOO James Jan/1856+ South Eastern Gazette

SOUTH Francis William 1858-74+ (widower age 64 in 1861Census) Post Office Directory 1867

BERRY George 1881-82+ (age 57 in 1881Census)

FUNNELL Ephraim 1891+ (age 44 in 1891Census)

SUSSAMS Henry James 1899-1903+ Kelly's 1903

DALTON John Henry 1911-18+ (age 65 in 1911Census)

DALTON Alfred 1922+

FULLER Robert 1930+

DALTON Alfred 1938+

BLOWERS Mr mid 1960

VINCE Gordon & Eileen late 1970s-early 80s


South Eastern GazetteSouth Eastern Gazette


Post Office Directory 1867From the Post Office Directory 1867

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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