Sort file:- Maidstone, April, 2022.

Page Updated Maidstone:- Saturday, 16 April, 2022.


Earliest ????

Railway Hotel

Open 2014+

25 Broadway/Bow Road (10 London Road 1871Census)

Tonbridge Road 1900

West Borough


01622 812911

Railway Hotel 1890.

Above photo 1890.

Railway Hotel

Above photo, date unknown.


From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 10 March, 1860. Price 1d.


Last week a match took place at the “Railway Hotel,” between Mr. J. Brooks, of this place, for 5/- a-side, 21 birds each, 21 yards rise, 80 yards boundary. Both having the reputation of good “shots,” a considerable number of persons assembled, but they were disappointed, as the shooting was very inferior. Mr. Brooks only killing 6 out of 15, and Mr. Price 1, when he gave up the match. After the above match Mr. Smith shot against the crack shot of Staplehurst, Mr. Moran, for 1/- a-side, at three birds each, Mr. Smith winning, killing all, and his opponent two. Several sweepstakes were shot for, in which Messrs. Brooke, Smith, and Moran, were the principle winners.


From the Maidstone Telegraph, Saturday 21 May 1870.


On the 16th inst, at the "Railway Hotel," Maidstone, the wife of Mr. T. Epps, of a son.


From the Gloucester Citizen, Wednesday 28 November 1888.

Important licensing decision.

At the Maidstone Borough Petty Sessions on Tuesday a driver and two guardsmen on the South Eastern Railway were summoned for being on the licensed premises of Mr. Timothy Epps, "Railway Hotel," Maidstone, at 6 minutes after 12 midnight on the 10th inst., on leaving their train after their return from London whither they had gone on the previous day. Mr. Epps said he had been in the habit of serving the defendants and others under similar circumstances for 20 years. The magistrates dismissed the charge, but offered to state a case for appeal should Mr. Moncton, the Town Clerk, who prosecuted for the Watch Committee, require it.


The Post Office Directory of 1867 gave this as the "Railway Commercial Hotel, Dining & Coffee Rooms," at West Borough.

In 1975 the hotel was closed and reopened again in October 1976 this time as a free house although it was still owned by Courage Limited. On market days, because of the close proximity of Maidstone market, the Railway Hotel was allowed to stay open until 4 p.m. by special licence.



TOOKEY Herbert 1862-67+ Post Office Directory 1867

EPPS Timothy 1870-91+ (also job & post master age 48 in 1881Census)

Last pub licensee had EPPS Harry Ellis 1901+ (age 40 in 1901Census)

BABER William John 1913+

SLACK Sidney G 1918+

FRANCIS Frank B 1922+

COLEMAN George 1930+

ROBERTS Edward Parkes 1938+


Post Office Directory 1867From the Post Office Directory 1867


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