Sort file:- Whitstable, January, 2023.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 01 January, 2023.


Earliest 1871-

Forester's Arms

Latest 1974

60 (30 in 1881Census) Albert Street


Forester's Arms band 1910

Picture believed to have been taken in circa 1910.

A note on the reverse of the pic says "Glad to think you got on all right but sorry to know Will was bad. What do you think of the Boys of the Old Brigade? Pick us out if you can but you had better left your G* at home. Tommy" (*illegible.)

Kindly submitted by Rory Kehoe.

Forester's Arms 1960s

Above photo, circa 1960s, kindly sent by Eamonn Lee.

Forester's Arms 2015

Similar shot showing the back of the pub from Google, July 2015.

Forester's Arms 2015

Above Google shot, July 2015.


I am not at present intending on doing comprehensive research into the Whitstable area as yet, but during my research I have found reference to this pub, so have included it here.

At present, all I have time to include are photographs, trawled from the internet, if found, so apologies for the quality in some cases, and for the fact that these are not my own. But this is better than nothing at present.

As time allows and I find or are sent further information or pictures regarding this pub I will be adding further information to this page. I am certainly interested in any old photographs you may have, or information regarding licensees names and years of service.

If anything is incorrect on these pages, please let me know. Your help is appreciated.


From an email received, 31 December 2022.

Ann Camburn is related two different ways to my husband. Her maiden name was Newing. Also Charles Carlton and Emma was his wife. Her maiden name was Carden and she was related to Edward Carden who ran the "Fisherman's Arms." Also, Leonard Perkins who also ran the "Forrester's Arms" was related to Edwin Griffiths who ran the "Guinea" via his mother Adelaide who was his niece. His wife Mabel Foreman was also distantly related to Walter Foreman of the "Duke of Cumberland."

It's a small world!

Keep up the good work!

Allison Dilnutt.



CAMBURN Ann 1871+ (age 29 in 1871Census)

CAMBURN Thomas E 1881-1901+ (also Mariner age 52 in 1891Census)

CAARLTON Charles 1901+ (age 58 in 1901Census)

CARLTON Emma to Nov/1910 Whitstable Times

WILLIS/WALLIS Arthur Charles Nov/1910-24+ (age 29 in 1911Census) Whitstable TimesKelly's 1924

PERKINS Len to 1967

Last pub licensee had LEE Edmund Thomas 1967-76 Next pub licensee had


Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald


Kelly's 1924From the Kelly's Directory 1924


If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-