Sort file:- Sittingbourne, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 2015

Golden Hope

Open 2020+

1 Park Road


01795 476791

Golden Hope 2015

Above Google image, August 2015.

Golden Hope 2015

Above photo 2015.

Golden Hope 2017

Above photo 2017.


Situated right opposite the "Ypres Tavern" Wetherspoon's have converted the old court house into this pub. Date of conversion as yet unknown.


From the By Hayley Robinson, 27 July 2015.

Wetherspoon opens The Golden Hope pub in Park Road, Sittingbourne.

A new chapter in the life of a historic town centre building began this week as the former courthouse opened its doors as a Wetherspoon’s pub.

Magistrates joined borough mayor Cllr Anita Walker at the official function proclaiming The Golden Hope ready to serve on Tuesday.

The inspiration behind the name is a Thames spritsail sailing barge, which was built in 1866, and sailed for many years until it was converted into “a floating home”.

Hundreds of these wooden vessels, with their red-brown sails, were made in nearby creeks and inlets to transport Kentish bricks, but few have survived.

In all the pub chain spent 2m revamping the Park Road venue.

It’s wheelchair accessible, has a specially-adapted toilet for people with disabilities, has one bar and two beer gardens, with smoking permitted in a designated area.

On the first floor above the boozer, is a “hotel” which boasts just three bedrooms – one master suite and two double rooms.

Golden Hope inside 2015

Historical photos, details of local history, information relating to events, historical buildings and characters of the area, as well as artwork by local artists are on display. It also reflects the buildings former life as a court house, with the prison cells converted into private dining areas with distinctive booth seating.

Spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “It has been busy since it opened and the reaction from customers has been excellent.

“They have commented how wonderful the pub looks and the overall reaction has been very positive.”


From the By Poppy Jeffery, 23 August 2017.

The Golden Hope Wetherspoon in Sittingbourne confirms it had maggots in ceiling.

A town centre Wetherspoon pub has called in pest controllers after maggots fell from the ceiling.

Customers saw the larvae drop onto the floor and immediately reported it to staff at The Golden Hope in Park Road, Sittingbourne.

They had come from the area near the smoke detector.

A spokesman for JD Wetherspoon said: “We can confirm a pest incident at The Golden Hope, in Sittingbourne.

“As soon as the situation became apparent, staff closed off the customer area and informed the pest control services immediately.

“The area has now been completed cleaned and treated, and the area around the smoke detector – where the pests came from – has been checked, cleaned and re-sealed.

“Following a further revisit today, to ensure that the problem is completely cleared, the customer area can fully reopen.

“There were no customers dining in the area at the time, however, we apologise for any inconvenience this incident may have caused.”





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