Page Updated:- Monday, 29 May, 2023.


Earliest 1785-

Three Mariners

Open 2023+

2 Church Road


01795 533633

Three Mariners

Above photo, date unknown.

Three Mariners

Above photo date unknown.

Three Mariners

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Garth Wyver.

Three Mariners 2008

Above photo 2008 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Three Mariners 2012

Photo taken 27 August 2012 from by Jelltex.

Three Mariners sign 1991Three Mariners sign 1993

Above sign left, April 1991, sign right, 1993.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Three Mariners sign 1995Three Mariners sign 2010

Above sign left, April 1995, sign right 2010.

Three Mariners sign 2019Threee Mariners sign 2022

Sign left 2019 kindly taken and sent by Dougie Moon. Sign right 2022, by Rory Kehoe.

Three Mariners inside 2015

Photo of inside pub 2015.

Three Mariners 2019

Above photo, April 2019, kindly taken and sent by Dougie Moon.

Three Mariners 2022

Above sign July 2022, kindly taken and sent by Rory Kehoe.


The "Three Mariners" pub is a Grade II listed building dating back to the late 18th century. Over the years alterations have been made to the pub but it still retains a unique charm, enhanced in winter by cosy log fires and in summer by a sunny terrace at the rear. From here customers can enjoy a meal or a drink while looking towards Oare Creek, which provides both an anchorage for numerous small boats and a link to the North Sea.


Kentish Gazette, Saturday 19th February 1785.

To be sold by auction, by Henry Mintor, on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, and Monday 28th of this instant, and Tuesday the 1st of March, in the large commodious room, at Mr. Read's, in West Street, Faversham.

A large assortment of Linen Drapery, Haberdashery, and Hozier, Goods; new and second-hand Mens', Boys', and Womans' Wearing Apparel, Sheets and Sheeting - which will be sold without reserve.

The Sale will begin each day at 10 o'clock in the Forenoon, and 2 in the Afternoon.

All the above will be put up in small lots for the Convenience it's of the Buyers.

Catalogues may be then had at the "George," Boughton; "Lion" at Selling; the "White Hart" at Sheldwich Lees; the "Falcon," at Badlesmere Lees; the "Lion," Ospringe; "George," at Greenstreet; the "Mariners," at Oar; "Three Horseshoes," at Graveney; and at the Auctioneers, West Street, Faversham.


Kentish Gazette 23rd January 1787.


To be SOLD, At the Three Mariners, at OARE near FAVERSHAM,

ONE BREWING COPPER, almost new, Contents about 120 Gallons, with Bed of Irons, Door, &c. &c. compleat; one very good Mash-tub; three Tun-tubs; two very good Backs, each about 8 Feet 6 Inches long, 3 Feet 6 Inches wide; one Under-back, &c. &c. likewise a great Number of empty Buts, warranted sweet and fit for immediate Use; all being late the Property of THOMAS ROPER, he having declined brewing.


26 March 1789.

Insured:- Julius Shepherd, Faversham, Kent, brewer.

Other property or occupiers: the Three Mariners, Oare (Jno. Woolley, victualler).


26 March 1793.

Insured: Julius Shepherd, Faversham, Kent, brewer.

Other property or occupiers: The Three Mariners, Oare (John Woolley victualler).


Kentish Gazette 06 May 1862.


At the Favershan County Petty Sessions, on Thursday, John Baldock, of the "Three Mariners" public-house, Oare, was summoned for keeping his house open for the sale of beer on Sunday morning, the 6th April.

The charge was clearly proved, and Mr. Baldock fined 10s. and costs, which he paid.


Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette 20 June 1896.


On the 3rd June, at the "Three Mariners," Oare, Thomas Allen, aged 52.


From the Whitstable Times, 28 June, 1902.


Mr. W. J. Harris, Coroner held an inquest at the “Three Mariners,” on Tuesday afternoon, on the body of Maud Lillian Bulley, aged 16 months, daughter of William Bulley, labourer, of 15, Russell Place, who died suddenly on Monday.

Ellen Bulley, the mother, stated that on Sunday night the child was very feverish, and on Monday morning she gave it some syrup of rhubarb and caster oil, and then left the deceased in the care of her daughter to go to work. About noon she was sent for and told the child was dead.

Sarah Seagar Bulley, the daughter, stated that about 9 a.m. on Monday the deceased seemed very frelty, but subsequently went to sleep and witness put her to bed. She went to her several times and the child seemed all right. About 11.30 she went again, and then found the child dead. She sent for Dr. Garrett.

Dr. Garrett stated that he was sent for about 1 p.m., and when he arrived he found that the child had been dead for about two hours. He was of opinion that death was due to exhaustion.

The jury returned a verdict of “Death from Natural Causes.”


From the By Lauren MacDougall, 6 November 2019.

Kent’s cosiest pubs with gorgeous log fires that will shield you from the cold.

These stunning pubs come with crackling fires, beautiful interiors and tasty food.

Is there anything better than curling up next a toasty log fire, pint in hand?

With the winter months drawing in and November predicted to be one of the coldest ever, knowing your local cosy pub with a gorgeous log fire is more important than ever.

Whether you're looking for a tipple after a brisk walk or just after a warm afternoon out, there's plenty of choice.

These stunning pubs come with crackling fires, beautiful interiors and tasty food.

Some of them even have more than one wood burner, so you won't be fighting for the coveted space in front of the flickering flames.

If you're looking for some inspiration, check out our list below.

The Three Mariners.

Three Mariners inside 2019

The Three Mariners.

Where : 2 Church Rd, Oare, Faversham ME13 0QA.

What : You'll find this lovely pub in the quaint village of Oare near Faversham.

The pub is a favourite with winter walkers who enjoy rambling over the nearby mud flats and marshes.

A huge drinks selection is complemented by a menu serving hearty, warming meals and a beautiful log fire.


During the Covid 19 crisis of 2020, this pub was able to offer a take away service in June, possibly earlier.



ROPER Thomas to 1787

WOOLLEY John 1789-93+

RAY James 1840-58+ (age 69 in 1851Census)

BALDOCK John 1861-62+ (age 41 in 1861Census)

BRAMBLE George 1871-74+ (age 32 in 1871Census)

CAREY Simpson 1881-82+ (age 68 in 1881Census)

SIMMONS George 1891+ (age 56 in 1891Census)

PRUDEN Harry Thomas 1899+

PRUDEN Mary 1901-03+ (widow age 57 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

BEENY Ernest Alfred 1913+

GOODWIN Thomas E 1922+

FILMER Charles 1934-38+

SMITH Peter 1980s



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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