Page Updated:- Monday, 03 January, 2022.


Earliest 1729-

Sun Inn

Open 2020+

Bredgar Street


01622 884221

Sun 1907

Above photo, circa 1907, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Sun 1929

Above photo, circa 1929, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Showing Louis Harrington Smith (licensee from 1923 to 1936) leaning against the front wheel, with his wife, Florence, in the front passenger seat. Their son, Louis Oscar, is sitting on the rear step and his sister, Millie, is behind him in the light dress.

Sun Inn 2018

Above photo 2018.

Sun sign 1986Sun sign 2004

Above sign left, June 1986. Sign right, July 2004.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


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.


From the By Rebecca Tuffin, 24 August 2019.

13 Kent pub gardens to visit this summer bank holiday weekend.

With this bank holiday weekend set to one of hottest yet, many will be longing for an ice-cold pint in a sunny beer garden.

So we have found some of the best Kent has to offer.

Listed below are 13 of the county's finest spots to meet with friends and indulge in good food and drink.

The Sun Inn.

Sun Inn garden 2019

The Sun Inn garden.

Easily accessible to both Maidstone and Sittingbourne, The Sun Inn is situated in the charming village of Bredgar.

The 16th century pub has a vast lawn, complete with picnic benches and parasols.

The summer menu features a grilled goats cheese and artichoke salad and a classic Caesar, and a gourmet sorbet selection for afters.



READ Peter 1841+ (age 41 in 1841Census)

RANDALL William Edward 1851+ Next pub licensee had (age 32 in 1851Census)

GOODHEW George 1858-71+ (also farmer age 49 in 1871Census)

GOODHEW Henry James 1881-91+ (also fruiterer and wood dealer age 28 in 1881Census)

GOODHEW Ashley 1901-03+ (age 29 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

PARNHAM Robert Jesse 1911+ (age 30 in 1911Census)

EASTON Alfred James 1913+

MAYNE Letchfield 1922+

SMITH Lewis Harrington 1930+

WARD George 1938+



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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