Sort file:- Maidstone, April, 2022.

Page Updated Maidstone:- Monday, 18 April, 2022.


Earliest 1798-

Queen Anne

Open 2018

(Name to)

11 Queen Anne Road


01622 299381

Queen Anne

Above photo, date unknown.

Queen Anne 1950

Above photo, 1950, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Queen Anne 2009

Above photo 2009 by David Anstiss, Creative Commons Licence.

Queen Ann 2012

Above photo 2012 by Mike Quinn Creative Commons Licence.

Queen Ann 2017

Above photo 2017.

Queen Ann sign 2012Queen Ann sign 2017

Above sign left 2012, sign right 2017.


I am informed that the "Queen Anne" is the only one in Kent, and stands in the road named after it.

It was mentioned in the song, "The Maidstone Landlords" in 1798, but had the address of Union Street then.


From the Kentish Gazette, 18 June 1839.


June 9, at Maidstone, Mrs. Kirkby, wife of Mr. Kirkby, late landlord of the "Queen Anne," aged 45.


South Eastern Gazette 28 February 1860.


On the 26th inst., Mrs Lepine, wife of Mr. Lepine, landlord of the "Queen Ann Inn," Maidstone, aged 57.


From the By Ed McConnell, 12 April 2017.

The Queen Anne gay pub in Maidstone reopens.

The Queen Anne is opening its doors to everyone in an effort to turn around the ailing gay pub’s fortunes.

Craig Burns remembers the Sittingbourne Road venue as the beating heart of Maidstone’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community when he and husband Leon used to drink there a few years ago.

Now the 36-year-old and Leon, 28 – who between them have years of experience in the industry and were most recently in charge of Sittingbourne’s "Long Hop Inn" – have taken the reins and want to put it back on the map.

Loen & Craig Burns 2017

Leon and Craig Burns have taken over.

He said: “This is quite a nice challenge for us. A number of people have come and gone over the past few years and the pub and community need some stability.

“We used to drink here quite a lot when Ricky and Darren were in charge. It was thriving then and we want to make it the heart of the gay community in Maidstone again but are opening the doors for everyone.”

The couple have big plans for the "Queen Anne," with owner Admiral Inns injecting 100,000 into the pub for a refurbishment which will begin in 12 weeks. The pub opened last week and will serve customers from 12pm until close every day.

In an effort to pull in families there will also be a two for 10 offers on main courses, while children under five eat free with any paying adult.

Mr Burns said: “We want to create a safe and friendly environment for anyone to come in.

“When the previous landlord left they told the community it was becoming a steak house. We want to make people aware we are back up and running and they should not stay away.

“A lot of the gay community in Maidstone now feel they have nowhere to go and feel safe.”

Quiz nights, karaoke and monthly drag performances are also part of the plan to get business booming again.


From the Dover Mercury, 31 May 2017.

Barmaid not guilty of gay pub glass offence.

A barmaid accused of knocking out a customer’s teeth with a glass has been cleared of a wounding charge.

Josie Merry, 34, of Markland Road, Dover, hurled a whisky glass at Chloe Galletly in a gay pub in Maidstone, following an argument about “chavvy” shorts.

Miss Galletly, from Sheerness, had gone to gay bar "Queen Anne" pub in Maidstone with a friend on a Saturday evening when there was an event including karaoke.

She said they had been drinking in Margate beforehand and she then had about eight pints of beer and also drank whisky at the pub in Sittingbourne Road on July 4 2015.

On a scale of one to 10 of drunkenness, she said she was “around eight”.

She told the jury she began talking to barmaid Josie Merry and complimented her on her singing voice.

“We went outside for a drink, and that’s when it happened,” she said.

“We took a drink of whisky with us. I paid.

“It was a heavy glass. We were talking. She seemed like a nice girl.”

Miss Galletly, from Sheerness, said two other women came out of the bar and took an instant dislike to her.

“There was some conversation about the fact I was wearing basketball shorts,” she said.

“I said: ‘Well, your shorts are a bit chavvy."

“It just kicked off. They were like dogs on invisible leashes. They became very aggressive.

“I am not a fighter. I thought: ‘I am not going to stand a chance.’ I went back in the pub and said I was going. I told my friend Gavin.

“We were going to go home. When I got to the door they were shouting abuse at me.

“I just lost my cool and I actually pushed Josie, which I can’t justify. I shouldn’t have done that. We fell on the floor. She tried to pull my hair.

“She was trying to pull my head back. Gavin came and intervened. He pulled her off me.

“I was walking away. As I turned, something came flying towards me. I put my hand over my mouth, I screamed: "You have knocked my teeth out."

“It was the glass I bought the drink in. She knocked out two teeth fully, one half. My front teeth were fractured.

“I didn’t retaliate. My main thing was to get to hospital.”

Miss Merry had denied unlawful wounding, claiming she was acting in self-defence.

In a Facebook statement posted after the verdict, Miss Galletly said she bore no ill well to Miss Merry.

She said: “I can honestly say I am happy with the verdict.

“I was at fault by pushing her and she was at fault when she retaliated, end of.

“I am disappointed with the CPS as I had previously asked if the case could be dropped, which they declined.”


In 2018 the pub changed name to the "Coach House."




KIRBY/KIRKBY John 1826-40+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34Kentish Gazette

PELLING George 1847-55+ (age 50 in 1851Census)

KIRBY 1828-40+

COULTER James 1841+ (age 26 in 1841Census)


LEPINE Stephen 1858-61+ (widower age 68 in 1861Census)

BURT William 1862+

PEAKE Benjamin 1867+

DICKSON William 1871-74+ (also Millwright age 43 in 1871Census)

PAYNE James 1881-91+ (also cooper age 38 in 1881Census)

PAYNE Mary Ann 1899-1903+ (widow age 58 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

PAYNE John Alfred 1904-38+ (son age 35 in 1911Census)

???? Ricky & Darren pre 2017

Last pub licensee had BURNS Leon & Craig Apr/2017+


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Kentish GazetteKentish Gazette


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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