Page Updated:- Saturday, 09 February, 2019.


Earliest 1819

(Name from)

Palm Tree

Closed 2009

Canterbury Road


Palm Tree

Above photo, date unknown.

Palm Tree at Elham Palm Tree at Elham Palm Tree at Elham

All photos by Paul Skelton, 22 Aug 2008.

Palm Tree pirates at Elham

Above photo show the pirates in the garden.

Palm Tree sign at Elham Palm Tree sign at ElhamPalm Tree sign 1966

Sign left 2008. Sign right May 1966.

Palm Tree sign 1991

Palm Tree sign October 1991.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis

Below the inside of the bar.

Palm Tree bar in Elham

Awaiting picture of Whitbread sign.

Above card issued March 1955. Sign series 4 number 30.

Advert below appeared in the Dover Express, 27 October 2005.

Palm Tree advert 2005


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 11 May 1878.

A boy drowned in a well.

On Monday the County Coroner, T. T. Delasaux, Esq., held an inquest at the "Palm Tree" on on body of William Thomas Keeler, age 7 years, who was drowned by falling down a well.

It appears that the mother of the deceased went out for a few minutes and left the deceased in charge of two other children, one 3 years old and the other 23 days. On her return the deceased was missing, and on going to the well she saw him at the bottom. She immediately called assistance, and Charles Fagg and Charles Stokes came, and the latter went down, but the rope being rotten broke, and he was nearly drowned. Another rope was obtained, and Stokes succeeded in bringing the deceased up, but he was then quite dead. There were from 40 to 50 feet of water in the well, and when the deceased was first seen by Fagg he was alive, and answered him.

The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.


Originally called the "White Horse" and first licensed in 1737.

Known to be a tied house to Mackeson in 1962. Unfortunately closed in about 2008.

The "Palm Tree" had smuggling associations and, as of 1987, a collection of spanners in the bar.

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Last pub licensee had CRESSY Josiah 1812+

FITTEL/FITTALL Harrison 1847-62 Bagshaw's Directory 1847Melville's 1858

CLIFFORD Henry 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874

FAGG Charles 1881-82+ (age 31 in 1881Census)

BRENCHLEY/BRINCHLEY Henry George M 1891+ Census

WEST Edward J 1899+ Kelly's 1899

FAGG John 1901+ (age 36 in 1901Census)

WEST Edward J 1903+

GOLDUP John 1913+ Post Office Directory 1913

LEE Thomas F 1918+

WATTS William 1930-34+ Kelly's 1934

WATTS Mrs 1938+

WANSTAN Ewart and Neal & PARRISH Keiron 2008


Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Kelly's 1934From the Kelly's Directory 1934



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