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Page Updated:- Saturday, 20 January, 2024.


Earliest 1925

(Name from)

Manor Shades

Closed Nov 2016

1 Manor Road


Manor Shades 1986

Above photo 1986, kindly sent by Philip Dymott.

Manor Shades 2004

Above photo 2004, kindly sent by Michael Norman.

Manor Shades

Above photos date unknown. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.

Manor Shades

Above photo date unknown. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.

Pauline's Manor Shades 2007

Above photo, 2007, by Tom Baines.


The pub license at this address can be traced back to 1794, but I do not know what it was called prior to the "Burton Ale Shades" which it was called before 1925. I believe the original name changed about 1904.

When the name change to the "Manor Shades" it gained a full licence.

In 2012 or before it was known as "Pauline's Manor Shades," but I do not know when it first gained this name.


Latest news tells me that the pub has closed November 2016 and is currently boarded up.


Manor Shades 2016

Above photo, November 2016, kindly sent by Ian Goodrick.

From the By Alex Langridge, 5 June 2023.

Former Manor Shades pub in Gravesend town centre up for let by Sealeys Estate Agents.

Another historic pub has gone on the market.

The former Manor Shades, in Gravesend town centre, is being listed for let for just under 1,480 per month.

The boozer, in Manor Road, was first established in 1879 and was then run as a public house for more than 130 years.

It is thought to have closed in 2012, when it was known as Pauline’s Manor Shades, and rumours surrounding its future have been rife ever since.

In 2016, plans were submitted to Gravesham council to covert the premises into a residential dwelling – but these were refused on the grounds it would lead to the loss of retail space, it did not meet housing standards and it would cause harm to the historic interest of the building.

It remained vacant after the refusal and no more plans were put forward.

But then late last year, videos were shared on social media platform TikTok by a group of friends who said they were transforming the public house into a new cocktail bar.

Manor Shades inside 2022

There were plans to turn it into a new cocktail bar. Picture: Sealeys Estate Agents.

They shared clips of them transforming the building by painting the walls bright green, pink and blue, creating a graffiti feature and installing a custom-made bar.

According to the posts, the new tenants hoped to open the venture, which was to be known as Mouthie Bar, in December 2022.

But despite teasing a final video showcasing the finished look there has been no more updates, with users asking what has happened.

KentOnline has attempted to contact the parties for more information but has not received a response.

The 812 sq ft premises is now up for let with Sealeys Estate Agents for 1,479.17 rent per month.

The listings says the pub includes a large bar area, men’s and women’s toilets, a large cellar for drinks’ storage and a courtyard.



DOUGHTY Henry 1865+

CHITTENDEN Harriett Mrs 1891+

PETTINGALE Francis 1903-22+

WARE William Richard 1930-38+


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