Sort file:- Sittingbourne, March, 2024.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 27 March, 2024.


Earliest 1861-

Globe and Engine

Closed 2012

16 Berry Street


Globe and Engine 1900

Above photo circa 1900.

Globe and Engine 2008

Above photo 2008 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Globe and Engine business card

Above image showing a business card as issued by the pub, date unknown.

Globe and Engine sign 1985Globe and Engine sign 1994

Above sign left 1985, sign right, 1994.

Globe and Engine sign 2008

Above sign 2010.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


The pub unfortunately closed in 2012 and is now (2014) operating as a Portuguese restaurant.


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.


The Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 3 June, 1862.

Sittingbourne Petty Sessions.

(Before the Rev. J. Poore, D.D., and J. Dixon, Dyke, Esq.)

Mary Ann Burbridge, a middle aged woman, was brought up on remand, charged with being drunk, riotous, and indecent in the public street; with assaulting Mrs. Carpenter, the landlady of the "Globe and Engine," Berry's Lane, Sittingbourne; and also with assaulting police-constable Southern and his assistant while in the execution of their duty, at Sittingbourne, on 27th May.

Mr. Superintendent Green said that this case was one of the most violent they had ever had. The prisoner had been drinking in the "Globe and Engine until she was in such a state as to be compelled to be put out of the house; she then commenced the assaulting the landlady, and, after having behaved most indecently in Berry's Lane, assaulted the policeman who came to take her in charge, as well as young man who had been called to assist him. They had the greatest difficulty in getting her to the police station.

In defence, the prisoner said she was quite insensible, and knew nothing of what she was doing.

She was sentenced to 7 days' hard labour.


Kentish Chronicle 2 February 1867.


Walter Carey, a chimney sweep, and William Fuller, soot dealer, were charged with being drunk and riotous, and assaulting police-constable Ling, whilst in the execution of his duty, at Sittingbourne, on the 12th instant.

From the evidence of the police it appeared that on Saturday night, about half-past eleven o'clock, the defendant and another man were fighting with shirts off in front of the "Globe and Engine" public house, opposite the station yard, when police constables Ling and Newman went to quiet the disturbance. There was a large crowd collected round the two men, and they used their utmost endeavours to prevent the policemen from taking the defendants into custody.

After the police had seized Carey he was several times released by the mob. Ling was severely hurt upon one of his legs, where the defendant had tried to bite him and also received a rough blow upon the chest from the same man; while Fuller, who was the ringleader of the crowd, took hold of Newman round the breast tightly to prevent him helping his companion and also knocked him down. Eventually, however, more constables arrived and the defendants were found in bed at the "Globe and Engine," where they lodged.

Fuller called witnesses who swore that he did not strike the policeman, or take part in the disturbance.

Carey was sentenced to two months' hard labour. The sentence in the case of Fuller was at his request mitigated to a fine of 5.


East Kent Gazette, Saturday 24 August 1929.

Mr. W. G. Nokes and family, of the "Glob and Engine Inn," Sittingbourne, desire to express their grateful thanks to those friends for the kindness and assistance during the long illness of the late Mrs. Nokes; especially do they thank the Doctor and Nurses, while they also acknowledge with many thanks for the kind letters of sympathy that have been received in their bereavement, including remembrances from old servants. Grateful thanks are also extended for the beautiful flowers sent, and Mr. Noaks and family ask their many friends to accept his acknowledgement.

August 20th, 1929.



After closure it changed name to Lang's and use, a Portuguese Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, meaning you had to purchase a meal in order to obtain a drink.


Former Globe and Engine

Now showing a "Lang's" a Portuguese Restaurant, date unknown.



CARPENTER William 1861-62+ (age 45 in 1861Census)

WILLMORE John 1870-74+

SMEED Charles James 1882+

BARNES Harry 1899-1903 (age 40 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

NOKES William John 1913-30+ (age 48 in 1911Census)

ETHELL Alfred G 1938+

???? Harold & Lena 1960+



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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