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Earliest 1828-

George Hotel

Open 2019+

Benover Road


01622 814376

George Hotel

Above photo date unknown.

George Hotel

Above postcard, date unknown kindly sent by Garth Wyver.

George Inn 2014

Above photo 2014, kindly sent by

George sign 1978

Above sign, 1978.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


South Eastern Gazette. Tuesday 28 December 1841.


A concert was held on the evening of Wednesday, the 22nd instant, at the "George Inn," Yalding, by the amateurs of that place, in aid of the poor who have suffered severely from the late floods. The overtures selected were Kotzwara's No. 4, which was very creditably performed as was also the "Caliph of Baghdad." Much praise is due to Mr. Ballard, the leader, and the other performers, for their talent and exertions. The glees selected were "The friend in need," I fine glee, and we'll sung by Messrs. Ballard, Baker, and Town. "The winds whistle cold" was also sung by the same party, and was deservedly encored. "God Save the Queen" concluded the evenings entertainment. The room was crowded to excess. The arrangements of the worthy host, Mr. Meers, were very good. The collection amounted to 20.


South Eastern Gazette 11 January 1853.


Jan. 6. After a short but severe illness, Mrs. Skinner, aged 21 years, wife of Mr. Henry Skinner, landlord of the "George Inn," Yalding.


From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 5 February 1859. Price 1d.


On Friday evening last, a numerous and influential meeting of hop planters was held at the “George Inn.” Mr. Hartridge having been elected chairman, explained the object of the meeting, namely that of “promoting the Repeal of the Excise Duty on hops.” He expressed his opinion as to the inequality and injustices of the excise duty on hops, showing them to be most oppressive.

Mr. Body and other gentlemen concurred in the chairman's remarks. A revolution was proposed by Mr. Corke and seconded by Mr. E. Monckton that the excise duty on hope is unequal in its operations, and pressing with the greatest severity on low priced hops, and in years of abundant crops. That it deranges the markets, absorbs the capital, and annihilate the profits of the planter, and that ought to be repealed. The resolution was carried unanimously. Several excellent speeches were made in the course of which it was remarked that all their efforts would be of no avail unless they solicited their members to support them. A vote of thanks having been given to the chairman, the meeting then broke up.


Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

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

Thanks for your co-operation.



MARES William 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

MEERS George 1832-May/52 (age 45 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1832-34South Eastern Gazette

SKINNER Henry May/52-53+ South Eastern Gazette

HOLDER Alfred 1858+

WILKINS Peter 1861-62 (age 26 in 1861Census)

BISHOP Edward 1871+ (also farmer age 36 in 1871Census)

BAXTER John 1874+

TULLEY George 1881+ (age 43 in 1881Census)

TUCK Henry 1891+

CHILDS William to Sept/1892 Kent and Sussex Courier

GOLDSMITH George Sept/1892+ Kent and Sussex Courier

GOODWIN Arthur 1903+

RUSSELL Edward 1913-18+

BAILEY Ernest 1922+

JOEL Walter R 1930+

JACKSON James Henry 1938+


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34


South Eastern GazetteSouth Eastern Gazette

Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier


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