Page Updated:- Saturday, 05 January, 2019.


Earliest ????

(Three) Sugar Loaves

Latest 2019+

56 Eyhorne Street


01622 880220

Three Sugar Loaves

Above postcard, date unknown.

Sugar Loaves 1987

Above photo 1987. The photo above shows the building to be called the "Sugar Loaves" and I am not sure where the "Three" came from or when.

Thre Sugar Loaves 2016

Above photo, 2016.

Sugar Laoves sign 1980

Above sign 1980.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis

Awaiting picture of Whitbread sign.

Above card issued March 1955. Sign series 4 number 40.


The "Three Sugar Loaves" is an unusual name which is derived from a grocer's trade sign, later adopted by innkeepers who sold household goods as well as strong ale.

Not sure when they dropped the Three from the name but it is now named the simpler "Sugar Loaves."


South Eastern Gazette 02 December 1845.

Bearsted Petty Sessions Yesterday.

John Jenner, James Laws, and Francis Ely, were charged with assaulting Rebecca Richardson, on the night of the 5th of November last.

Complainant stated that on the evening in question she went with her husband into the "Three Sugar Loaves" public-house at Hollingbourn, at about seven o'clock. They had been there but a short time, when Laws threw a squib at complainant, which burnt her clothes. Having again taken her seat, she was completely surrounded by fireworks. She also saw the other defendants place squibs behind her.

Several witnesses were examined, who stated the woman to be as much engaged in throwing the squibs as any person in the room and that complainant was intoxicated at the time. Fined 2s. 6d. and 8s. 6d. costs each.



FARMER John 1855-62+ (also farmer and hay dealer age 38 in 1861Census)

PETTETT William 1874+

COLLINS J 1890+ Maidstone and Kentish Journal

COLLINS George O 1891+ (age 27 in 1891Census)

PEERLESS John Sept/1892-22+ (age 46 in 1901Census) Kent and Sussex Courier

CHITTENDEN John William 1930+

SHIRLEY Capt. James to Oct/1934 Next pub licensee had

COUTTS A G F 1938+



Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier

Maidstone and Kentish JournalMaidstone and Kentish Journal


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