Sort file:- Sittingbourne, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 2006


Open 2020+

6-10 West Street


01795 426969

Vineyard 2014

Above photo 2014.


The building was previously Dolding's men's outfitters and the pub opened around about 2006.

However, the What Pub website suggest this used to be called the "Smith and Jones," but as yet I can find no reference to this, so local knowledge required please. I believe they are referring to the Barracuda Groups "Smith and Jones" pub chain and not the name of the pub.


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

Thanks for your co-operation. All emails are answered.


From the Thursday 20 Feb 2014.

Kent pub under fire after customer downs 26 shots in 10 minutes.

Staff at the Vineyard pub said they thought the shots were going to be shared with the entire group.

Pub-goers have spoken of their concern after a drinker celebrating his birthday downed 26 shots in just ten minutes.

One customer said he was worried that ‘the man could have died’ after he necked the alcohol. The reveller was served the drinks for his 26th birthday at the Vineyard pub in Sittingbourne, Kent.

Bar staff thought they were going to be shared with his group of friends, a pub spokesman said, with the establishment now changing its policy following complaints.

The pub’s operator, Stonegate Pub Company, confirmed that when large orders are taken, bar staff must now check how many people are in a group and how many will be consuming the shots.

As reported by Kent Online, a spokesman said: ‘A large group of customers, while celebrating a birthday, were served lower abv (alcohol by volume) shots.

The man reportedly downed 26 low abv shots‘. The drinks were taken by the customers to the table on the understanding they were to be shared. ‘Since it has been brought to our attention that just one customer drank the shots, we have reviewed our serve policy to ensure this does not happen again.’

It is understood that the shots served were 15 per cent abv and not Jagerbombs which are 35 per cent abv.

The criticism comes amid heightened scrutiny over alcohol consumption following five deaths in the UK and Ireland related to the downing of drinks.




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