Sort file:- Milton Regis, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 11 September, 2021.


Earliest 1828-

Waterman's Arms

Demolished ????

Flushing Street / Mill Street

Milton Regis

Crown and Anchor 1942

Above photo, 1942 just showing the corner of the pub, right. Also showing the "Crown and Anchor."

Waterman's Arms 1960

Above photo, circa 1960.


Ind Coope & Co Ltd purchased the pub from Budden & Biggs Brewery Ltd by conveyance and assignment dated 23 March 1931. The pub held a 6 day full license. At the same time they also purchased land at Flushing Street which did not hold a license.

I am informed that the building has been demolished, but as yet do not know when.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herold, Saturday 5 January 1878.

Sittingbourne Sunday Closing.

Mr. J. Lemmey, of the "Waterman's Arms," Milton, announces in future his house will be entirely closed on Sundays. The "Watermans Arms" belongs to Ressrs. Fremlin, Maidstone, who, we understand, in intend closing all their houses on the Sabbath day.


South Kent Gazette, Friday 15 July 1955.

Licence Transfers.

A protection order in respect of the "Waterman's Arms," Milton, from Lesley Thomas Mudd, a representative of the brewers, to John Maxwell Roberts, was granted at Sheerness Magistrates Court on Monday. The Bench also agreed to the transfer of the "Greyhound," Sheerness from George Thomas Ralph to Lesley Thomas Mudd.


East Kent Gazette, Friday 17th February 1956.

Full Licence for "Railway Arch."

The removal of a full licence of the "Waterman's Arms," Milton, to the "Railway Arch," Sittingbourne - formally holding only a beer and wine licence - was agreed at the annual licensing sessions at Sittingbourne Magistrates Court on Monday.

Mr. D. A. I. Ardizzone, who appeared for Mr. William George Luckhurst, said that if the removal was granted it was intended to close the "Waterman's Arms."

The "Railway Arch" was licensed for the sale of beer and wines only. The trade of the "Waterman's Arms" had decreased because of a considerable amount of demolition in the area. There was no question of increasing the number of licensed premises in the area. Certain alterations to the "Railway Arch" were approved in July last year and these would make it a really first class house.




KNOWLES John 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

DIDCH George 1832-39+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

WOLLETT James 1840+

GILBERT Joseph 1847-62+ (age 54 in 1861Census)

LEMMEY John 1870-82+ (age 32 in 1871Census)

HART Michael 1891+

SUTTON Harry 1903+ Kelly's 1903

JENNINGS John Horton 1913+

JENNINGS Mary Mrs 1918+

APPLEBY James 1922-30+

MASTERS Walter Reginald 1934-38+

MUDD Lesley Thomas Next pub licensee had to July/1955

ROBERTS John Maxwell July 1955+


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

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


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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