Sort file:- Chatham, December, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 19 December, 2021.


Earliest 1867-

Brickmaker's Arms

Closed 2008

367 (151) Luton Road


Brickmakers Arms

Above postcard date unknown.

Brickmaker's Arms 2008

Above photo 2008.

Brickmaker's Arms 2008

Above photo 2008.

Former Brickmaker's Arms 2016

Above Google image, July 2016.

Brickmaker's Arms sign 2008

Above sign, 2008, kindly sent by Brian Curtis.


The premises was operating under a Beer Licence in 1872 and was owned by (Messrs Truman Hanbury & Co) Robert Hanbury Charles Addington Hanbury, Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, Bart: Edward North Buxton, Arthur Pryor and Henry Villebois.

Originally addressed as 151 Luton Road till at least 1881, by 1891 the number was 367, so I believe the road was renumbered between these dates.


Chatham News 24 March 1939.


For nearly fifty-nine years the licence of the "Brickmaker's Arms," Luton Road, Chatham, has been held in the name of Smitherman, but at the end of this month the name will be changed, when the present holder, Miss M. Smitherman, will relinquish the licence. On Tuesday evening Miss Smitherman gave a supper and sing-song to some 100 male customers in the club-room. About thirty ladies were entertained in a similar manner on Wednesday. The first holder of the licence in the name of Smitherman was Miss Smitherman's father, who retained it for thirty-one years until his death. It was then taken over by his wife, who kept the house for about seventeen years until she died last June.


The pub closed in 2008 and was converted into a shop.



DALTON Edward 1867-70

OLIVER Ann 1870-75 (age 47 in 1851Census) Licensing Records 1872

CLEGGETT Elizabeth (widow) 1875-78

HAGGER John 1878-81

SMITHERMAN James 1881-1921 (age 25 in 1881Census)

SMITHERMAN Abigail dec'd 1921-June/38

SMITHERMAN June/1938-Mar/39

KERR Leslie Norman Mar/1939-42

HETTERLEY Charles Leonard 1942-44

BECKETT William Charles 1944-48

BECKETT Margaret Emma 1948-49

BECKETT William Douglas Sidney (son) 1949-54

DRIVER Harold Alfred 1954-62

CHURCH Harold Alfred 1962-67

McMILLAN Charles Shaun 1967-75

SALTER Brian David 1975-87

FIRMIN Robert James 1987-88

ROWE Michael William 1988-89

KLEMAN Charles Cosgrove 1989

ROBERTSON Bryan 1989-91

POTTER Joan 1991-2000

JOHNSTON Andrew 2000-04

BARLOW Eleanor 2004-08+


Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872


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