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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1901+

(Name from)

Pilgrim's Rest

Latest ????

(Name to)

Pilgrim's Way

Hollingbourne

Pilgrim's Rest 1986

Above photo 1986.

Pilgrim's Rest sign 1980s

Above sign 1980s.

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

 

The pub was built in the twelfth century and was originally a farmhouse with several acres of land. It was rebuilt in the fourteenth century on the old foundations, possibly due to earthquake damage in the thirteenth century. It was originally named "Ye Olde Pilgrim's Rest'e" but when George the second became king it became the "Kings Head."

Monks used to occupy the building and brewed their own cider.

In 1975 the then owner changed the name back to the "Pilgrim's Rest," as it stands on the Pilgrim's Way.

For some time around 2009 the name was again changed the "Dirty Habit" but again reverted the the "Pilgrims Rest" afterwards.

It is said to have a ghost dating from the nineteenth century and the current owners, Mr. and Mrs. K. Lee have often felt a presence there.

 

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