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

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1476

Swan

Latest 1870+

87 High Street

Maidstone

Swan painting 1800s

Above painting by unknown artist 1800s.

Swan

Above photo, date unknown.

 

Mentioned as "Le Swan" as early as 1476, but dismantled in 1852. This was  a Commercial Inn, Hotel and Coach Office, on the south side. It also exists in the song, "The Maidstone Landlords" in 1798.

 

From the Maidstone Gazette and West Kent Courier, 9 March 1830.

Swan Inn, and commercial House, Maidstone.

B. Kenneth, having commenced in the above very old established Inn, respectfully ensures his friends and the public, who might honour him with their support, that the utmost attention shall be paid to their wishes, and he trusts, buy a selection of wines and spirits &c., of the first quality and moderate charges, to ensure their patronage.

Commercial Gentlemen will meet with every accommodation, and their comforts in every way studied. Good beds and convenience stabling. Coaches to and from London, conducted in a very superior style, performed by Nelson, Kennett, and Company.

Vans and other conveyances to and from all places of the County.

A Horse and Chaise to let.

 

It appears that today (2017) a very similar location would now stand the "Brenchley."

 

Swan location 2017

Above Google image, Apr 2017.

 

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.

 

LICENSEE LIST

SMITH Ann 1811+

PARRY/PARLY David 1826-30+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

KENNETT Bishop 1832-40+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

PIKE J 1851+

PIKE Mrs Mary 1855+

PAIN & TAPLEY 1870+

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

 

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

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

 

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

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