Sort file:- Sittingbourne, March, 2024.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 27 March, 2024.


Earliest 1860-


Open 2017

(Name to)

37 (22 in 1871Census) Station Street


Fountain 2008

Above photo 2008 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Fountain 2014

Above image from Google, July 2014.

Fountain sign 1994Fountain sign 2010

Above sign left, January 1994, sign right, 2010.

Fountain sign 2012

Above sign, 2012.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


I do have reference to a "Fountain" addressed in Milton Regis, which may be the same as this

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.) I believe this was incorrectly given the title of the "Railway Hotel" in the linked advert.

Some time between 2009 and 2019 the pub changed name to the "Fountain of Ale."


South Eastern Gazette, 25 September, 1860.

Petty Sessions, Monday (Before E. Twopeny, Esq., in the chair, Sir J. M. Tylden, the Rev. G. B. Moore, and J. Dixon Dyke, Esqrs,)

The following applications were then made.

By Mr. Wightwick, for William Carpenter, beer-shop keeper, near the railway station, Sittingbourne, ("Globe and Engine") opposed by Mr. Hills, for the landlord of the "Fountain;" for J. C. Lombardy, of the "Prince of Wales" beer-shop, Smith's-hill, also opposed by Mr. Hills; and for Daniel Cooks, of the "Army and Navy" beer-shop, Blue Town, Sheerness.

By Mr. Hills for John Wood, Manor-street, Rainham; ("Unknown Name") for John Mills, of the "Good Intent," Mile Town, Sheerness; for John William Attwater, beer seller, of West Minster; and for Joseph Henry Burley, of the "Clarence Hotel," for a new house intended to be built in another part of Sheerness, opposed by Mr. Wightwich.

By Mr. Stephenson, for James Hughes, of Warden, near Eastchurch, opposed by Mr. Wilghtwick; and by Mr. Craven for John Selling, of Marine Town, Sheerness, opposed by Mr. Hills.

The magistrates having retired, on their return into Court announced they had granted licenses to John Wood, and Daniel Cook, of Blue Town, Sheerness; and others refused.





PETERS Benjamin 1862+

GORHAM Elias 1869-81+ (age 48 in 1881Census)

GORHAM Elizabeth 1899-1903+ (also Wine & Spirit Merchant, Posting & Livery Stables, Funeral Carriage Proprietor, and Agent to the London, Chatham & Dover Railway age 64 in 1901Census)

BERRY Henry Edward 1913-38+ (also Job Master)

DIAMANT Christian to 2017 Next pub licensee had




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