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Sort file:- Maidstone, March, 2022.

Page Updated Maidstone:- Sunday, 20 March, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1867-

Druids Arms

Latest 1998-

(Name to)

24 Earl Street

Maidstone

01622 758516

https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/druids-arms

https://whatpub.com/druids-arms

Druids Arms 1929

Above photo, 1929.

Druid's Arms 1988

Above photo March 1988, kindly sent by Philip Dymott.

Druids Arms 2015

Above photo kindly sent by Roy Moore, February 2015.

Druid's Arms painting

Painting, date unknown by Eddie Tucker.

Druid's Arms sign 1980sDruid's Arms sign 1986

Above sign left, 1980s, sign right, September 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Druids Arms sign 2015

Above sign by Roy Moore, February 2015.

 

The Post Office directory of 1867 identifies James Raysbrook as a beer retailer

The premises was modernised by Fremlins around 1929.

The name changed to the "Hogs Head" by 1998 but actual year as yet unknown. Latest news found in 2019 says the pub is again the "Druid's Arms."

 

Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.

 

LICENSEE LIST

RAYSROOK James 1867+ Post Office Directory 1867

BOOZER William 1874-82+ (also fly proprietor age 39 in 1881Census)

COOK William 1882+

ELSE Edward 1891+ (age 42 in 1891Census)

BISHOP Ernest G 1903-22+ (age 29 in 1911Census)

WEBB Leo Victor 1930-38+

Last pub licensee had WALTERS Robert 1990s Next pub licensee had

https://pubwiki.co.uk/DruidsArms.shtml

 

CensusCensus

Post Office Directory 1867From the Post Office Directory 1867

 

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