DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Monday, 07 January, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

(Name from)

Gun and Spitroast

Open 2019+

The Heath

Horsmonden

01892 722925

https://www.whatpub.com/gun-spitroast-inn

Gun and Spitroast 2011

Photo taken 28 May 2011 from http://www.flickr.com Steve Marlow.

Gun and Spitroast sign 1991

Above sign, October 1991.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

The "Gun and Spitroast" was originally the "Gun Inn," with spit-roast being a recent addition to advertise a restaurant facility at the pub. Horsmonden was once the centre of an iron industry, and the Browne family who resided there were Royal Ordnance makers.

Local resident George Olmit says the following:- "The Gun was one of the many pubs in Horsemonden frequented by the hop pickers from the London East End in the 1940s. I can remembers playing outside on the green while families were spending their money that they earned during the week. The Gun and the other pubs around the green were not so "gentile" in that period but the addition of Spit roast adds a touch of class. The only roast available at that period ,were potatoes purloined from the fields and roasted in the Oast House.

 

Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

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