Page Updated:- Sunday, 17 October, 2021.


Earliest 1851-


Latest 1980s

Tyler Hill Road


Peacock 1902

Above photo, circa 1902, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Peacock outing

Above photo, showing licensee Mr. Browning far right, date unknown, kindly sent by Gary Tong.

Peacock 1962

Above photo, 1962, kindly sent by Tim Timpson.

Peacock 1962

Above photo, 1962, kindly sent by Tim Timpson.

Above photo, date unknown, by kind permission of Roy Moore.

Former Peocock 2009

Above image from Google, March 2009.


Once run by an indomitable landlady called Lulu, with whom one did not mess around! Whitbread, previously Fremlin's.

Closed in the mid 1980s and is now a private house, called Peacock Cottage and situated close to the university.

According to Facebook conversation the licensee, name unknown, during the 1970s also had a second job as a bus driver.

Looking at the above selection of photos, it looks to me as if the pub could have occupied two buildings with a drive in the middle of them. At present I am not sure if both building have been the actual pub at different times, but the hanging sign seems to be outside the building on the right, whilst the sign on the building is painted on the one on the left, although there is there is what looks like could have been a sign at some time over the door of the building on the right. Local knowledge required here thanks.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 8 January 1898.


The East Kant Cornier (R. M. Mercer, Esq.) held an inquest on Saturday, at the "Peacock Inn," Blean, on the body of Frank Price, aged 15, who is supposed to have hanged himself whilst at play.

William Price, a woodman, stated that deceased was his son. He was in the employ of the Rev. G. W. Temple, at the Vicarage, as house boy. Witness last saw him alive at 6.50 the previous day. He had breakfast with deceased, who afterwards started off to the Vicarage to his work. He had to get there by seven o'clock. He seemed in his usual health and spirits. He had nothing that witness knew of to trouble him. Witness went to the stable at one o'clock and saw deceased lying there. He noticed the rope, part of which was tied to a beam and part on the floor. The rope was one they used for drawing water from the tank; it was kept in the stable. Deceased was a quiet boy. When he left home he asked his mother to buy him some clips to put on his boots that day.

Rev. George William Temple, vicar of Blean, deposed that he last saw deceased about 9.30 a.m. the previous day in his greenhouse. Witness left him at work on the vines. Witness returned about 11 o’clock and went to the greenhouse, but did not find deceased. He called him and went into the house and asked the servants whether they had seen him anywhere else. They said they had not, but suggested he might have gone for some fowl corn. Witness went towards the stable, the doors were open and he saw deceased face downwards towards him hanging suspended by a cord from the iron rod across the stable roof. His feet were about 4 feet from the ground. Witness ran in, opened his knife and cut him down at once. Witness fell with deceased's weight. Witness laid him out on the floor and instantly released the rope round his neck. He then went to the house for assistance and brandy. They tried for some minutes to restore him, but he was dead, and witness thought so when he found him. The body was quite warm. Witness knew nothing that should induce deceased to take his life. He had recently had some extra work given him which seemed to give him great satisfaction. He was inclined to waste his time and play about.

The jury returned a verdict that deceased was playing and accidentally hanged himself.



WRAIGHT/WRIGHT Richard 1851-71+ (also farmer age 71 in 1871Census)

WRAIGHT William 1874-81+ (age 57 in 1881Census)

BROWNING Thomas 1891+ (wood dealer age 48 in 1891Census)

STEGGLES Walter 1911+ (age 40 in 1911Census)

OSBORNE Alfred E 1938+

BURNS Frederick & Mary ????




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