Sort file:- Herne, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1975

(Name from)

Four Fathoms

Open 2020+

2 High Street/Station Road

Herne Bay

01227 364411 / 01227 374987.

Four Fathoms 2012

Photo 27 September 2012, from by Dunstabelle.

Four Fathoms 2015

Above Google image, July 2015.

Four Fathoms signFour Fathoms sign 1991

Above sign left, date unknown, sign right July 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Four Fathoms sign 2020

Above sign, 2020, kindly taken and sent by Roger Pester.


From the 29 October, 2015.

Herne Bay pub to be transformed by 210,000 refurbishment.

Four Fathoms licensees 2015

Above photo October 2015, showing licensees Paul and Sam Collier.

A historic Herne Bay pub dating back to the Victorian era is set to be revitalised by a massive new refurbishment.

The "Four Fathoms" on Herne Bay High Street closed at the start of October for a range of work, including a new "snug area", a refitted bar counter, and revamped toilets.

The Shepherd Neame Pub will also have new faces behind the bar when it returns at the end of November, with Paul and Sam Collier taking over.

The pair have already managed pubs in Somerset and Wales. Mrs Collier, 42, said: "We lived in Herne Bay before we moved to Somerset, and two years ago we decided to come back for family reasons.

"We continued to manage the pub in Wales while living here, but we really wanted something closer to home. When we saw the "Four Fathoms" was available, it seemed like the perfect opportunity. It is a beautiful building with huge potential, in a great location near the beach and the station."

The pub will be offering food for the first time, so the kitchen is being refurbished, with a separate restaurant area to be created for diners.

Four Fathoms 2018

Above photo, taken by Doogie Moon, 10 March 2018.

Four Fathoms 2018

Above photo, taken by Doogie Moon, 10 March 2018.

Four fathoms sign 2018

Above sign 2018.

From the By Luke May, 20 June 2019.

 The "Walnut Tree," East Farleigh was named Turnaround Pub of the Year.

 Elsewhere in Kent, the "Walnut Tree Inn" in Aldington won the Heart of the Community award, Dargate's the "Dove" scooped the Pub Food gong, New Licensee went to Joe and Jane Mullane of the "Four Fathoms," Herne Bay, "Dover Castle" in Teynham won Tenanted Pub of the Year, the "Alma" in Painters Forstal had the Best Floral Display, and Nick Kings-Kemsley of the "Marine Hotel," Tankerton was named Manager of the Year.

Meanwhile, The "Green Man" in Hernogate, Essex, won the Best Hero award.



COLLIER Paul & Sam Nov/2015+

MULLANE Joe & Jane 2019+


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