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Sort file:- Rochester, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 01 August, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Granville

Open 2020+

83 Maidstone Road

Rochester

01634 402054

https://www.whatpub.com/granville-arms

Granville Arms 2009

Above photo 2009 by Chris Whippet Creative Commons Licence.

Granville Arms sign 2014

Above sign 2014.

Granville Arms 2015

Above photo 2015.

 

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.

 

From the https://www.kentonline.co.uk By Chris Hunter, 22 August 2015.

Rochester pub the Granville Arms is fantastically average.

After a run-of-the-mill week, what could be more refreshing than a normal beer or average wine at the Granville Arms?

The marketeers would have you believe your weekend won't be complete without seeking out some quaint microbrewery where they serve tankards of a champagne yeast-infused, double hopped ale which has been passionately brewed by traditional craft ale wizards.

And even the most standard local boozers profess to sell "quality ales" and "fine wines"...

But not the "Granville Arms" in Rochester, which is taking a remarkably matter of fact approach to marketing.

Granville Arms beer sign 2015

The "Granville Arms" takes a refreshingly honest approach to marketing.

Instead, above the door of the hostelry in Maidstone Road, it promises only “normal beers” and “average wines”.

The man behind this outbreak of drinking honesty is signwriter Mick Pollard, known as Mick the Brush, who is famed for his cheeky sense of humour.

As Mick explained: “I needed some more words across the wide fascia and asked the landlord for suggestions. He told me to tell it like it was, so I did!”

Mick Pollard 2015

Award winning signwriter "Mick the Brush", aka Mick Pollard.

 

LICENSEE LIST

STONE William Thomas 1891+ (age 41 in 1891Census)

GODWIN James 1903+ Kelly's 1903

JARVIS Joseph William 1911-13+

WIBREW Roger 1918-30+

ROWLAND Charles Victor 1938+

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

 

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

CensusCensus

 

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