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Golding Hop

Closed 22 Sept 2016

Sheet Hill

Plaxtol

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Golding Hop 2011

Photo taken 23 September 2011 from http://www.flickr.com by Dayoff171.

Golding Hop 2015

Above photo 2015.

 

From the http://www.kentlive.news 27 October, 2016. By Sian Elvin.

A former pub in Plaxtol could be converted into a new coffee shop.

The Golding Hop, in Sheet Hill, closed on September 22, and its alcohol licence was surrendered.

But new owners have proposed to open a coffee shop in its place, with opening hours between 9am and 5pm.

The lawful development certificate proposal, submitted by Sheila Karam to Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council on September 27, states: "Change of public house and residential to a café and residential."

A planning application does not need to be submitted because the change of use falls within permitted development.

The sale of the pub was completed through Porters Chartered Surveyors at the end of September.

The Golding Hop is set in a secluded vale surrounded by orchards and woods, and real ale and cider was served directly from casks behind the bar and rare ales often featured as guest.

It won the Campaign For Real Ale West Kent branch award for the Pub Of The Year 2004.

A special recipe in-house cider used to be brewed at the pub. Its large garden features a stream.

A decision has not yet been made on the proposal.

 

From the Plaxtol Parish Council, 3 November, 2016.

The "Golding Hop" has recently changed hands and the licence has been surrendered. The new owners have applied for change of use to a Tea Room.

This has caused much concern, particularly among lovers of real ales and cider, especially since the Pub had a rare licence to brew cider on the premises.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BALDWIN Thomas 1861+ (also agricultural labourer age 38 in 1861Census) (listed as "Golden Hop")

PATCH Mary 1871+ (age 73 in 1871Census) (listed as "Golden Hop")

 

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