Sort file:- Faversham, October, 2023.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 22 October, 2023.


Earliest 1608-

Sun Inn

Open 2020+

10 West Street


01795 535098


Above photo, date unknown, possibly 1940s.

Sun Inn

Photos date unknown from by John Law.

Sun inn 2010

Above photo 2010 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Sun Inn sign 1993Sun sign 2001

Above sign left, 1993, sign right 2001.

With thanks from Brian Curtis and Roger Pester

Sun Inn sign

Above sign by Paul Skelton, 1 September 2012.

Sun matchbox 1985

Above matchbox, 1985, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.


In 2004 the pub took over the adjoining building at number 11.

The pub may date back to the 1400s, and possesses an ancient fireplace which was hidden behind boards until the 1920s.


Kentish Gazette 1 February 1803.

WILLIAM SHARP, Sun, Faversham

Begs leave to return his grateful acknowledgements to his friends, and the public in general, for the very liberal encouragement he has hitherto received in the Wine and Spirit Trade.

Of which he has lately laid in a large stock both of Old Wines and Genuine Spirits, he therefore humbly solicits a continuance of their favours.

Publicans served upon reasonable terms.


Kentish Gazette, 18 August 1820.



RESPECTFULLY returns thanks to the Friends of her late Husband, for the liberal encouragement he experienced from them, in the above trade, and requests all Persons who stand indebted to the Estate of the said William Sharp, will pay the same to Thomas Sharp, his father's Executor. And all Persons having any demand on the said William Sharp at the time of his decease, will deliver the same to the said Thomas Sharp, in order that they may be discharged, on or before the 29th of September Next, at which time she intends declining the Business in favour of her Son, whom she begs to recommend as the Successor of his late father.

THOMAS SHARP, Begs leave to inform his Friends, and the Public in general, that after the 29th of September, the business will be carried on by him, and he hopes by strict attention, and moderate charges, to merit that support his late Father so many years experienced.

Sun, Faversham, August 14th, 1820.


From the Kentish Gazette, 5 May 1840.

Thomas Sharpe, Sun Inn," Faversham, Wine and Spirit Merchant, having relinquished his long established business in favour of his son, Thomas Sharp, junior, avails himself of the shortest earliest opportunity of returning his sincere thanks to all his is friends who have kindly supported him since he has been in business; and most respectfully begs leave to recommend his son to their notice, who, he feels confident, will use every exertion in his power to merit their preference and support.

All persons to whom the said Thomas Sharpe is indebted, are desired to send in their accounts, and they will be be immediately discharged; and all person's are indebted to the said Thomas Sharpe, and all persons who are indebted to the said Thomas Sharp are requested ti pay the amount of their respected debts forthwith to his son, who is authorised to accept the same.

Thomas Sharpe Jr. having taken the "Sun Inn," and the business of Wine and Spirit Merchant, lately carried on by his father, begs most respectfully to offer himself to the notice of those friends who have so long supported his father in the business, and that there kind favours and support. He assures them that it will be his constant endeavour to merit the preference of their good opinion, by strict attention to their commands and having constantly for sale Wine and Spirits of good quality at moderate prices.

Faversham, 27th of April, 1840.


From the Kentish Gazette, 6 October 1840.


Sept 26, at Faversham, aged 56, Mr. Thomas Sharp, late landlord of the "Sun Inn."


From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, 16 November 1861.

Faversham. Fire.

As a party or enjoying themselves on the 5th inst. in the smoking room of the "Sun Inn," West Street, one of them put up his hand to take down a paper near the fireplace, when the woodwork was so hot he could not bear his hand upon it. An opening was made in the woodwork, when a body of flame broke out, and it occupied near an hour before the premises were placed out of danger. It was then discovered that the large open beam had become ignited, and gradually smouldered till it got near the outside boarding.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 27 August 1921.

Death of a Faversham license victualler.

Mr. Thomas Ruben Jeffrey, the much respected landlord of the "Ship Inn," West Street, Faversham, passed peacefully away on Sunday afternoon last at the age of 76. He had been ailing for the past two or three years, but had only been confined to his bed for about a fortnite.

A natuive of Bobbing, near Sittingbourne, he started his career on the water, and for many years he was Captain of a ketch trading between London and Germany and France. The bringing of Apollonaris water from the Rhine was his chief work, and on one occasion the Kaiser, who was close by on his yacht, had a conversation with him.

Deceased, who was a typical son of the sea, could spin many interesting yarns about his life on the water. Many years ago he underwent the trying experience of being wrecked off Gravelines, near France, and had the misfortune to lose all his crew with the exception of the cook.

Owing to his frequent voyages to the Continent he could speak French very well and he could also converse a little in German.

In 1896 he became the tenant of the "Red Lion," Conduit Street, where he remained until 1907 when he removed to the "Sun," West Street.

He was a model landlord and always conducted his house in a most satisfactory way.

He was a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters and was one of the oldest members of the Faversham Licensed Victuallers' Association.

He had been married over 50 years, and he leaves a widow and four sons and four daughters.



STOPPLE Elias 1608+

QUEGBE Thomas 1619+

QUEGBE Eious 1646+

GAGNER Jeremiah 1650+

SOKEN William 1696+

ALLENBGE Jeffrey 1705+

PAGE Paul 1716+

PAGE Thomas 1741+

HILL William 1752+

HILL Martha (widow) 1782+

LEVERIDGE Thomas 1786+

KENT Oliver 1803+

SHARPE Thomas 1811+

SHARPE William 1803-Aug/20 dec'd

SHARPE Thomas (son) 29/Sept/1820-May/40 Pigot's Directory 1824Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34Pigot's Directory 1840

SHARPE Thomas (son) May/1840+

HADLOW Edward 1851+ (age 29 in 1851Census)

FINN Thomas Finn 1853-58+ Post Office Directory 1855Melville's 1858

RAY H Ray 1862+ Post Office Directory 1862

PUGH Frederick 1865+

ANDERSON Thomas 1871-76+ (age 30 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1874

DUNN Richard 1881-88+ (widower age 38 in 1881Census) Swinock's Faversham DirectoryPost Office Directory 1882

COLLINS Thomas 1889+

AGLEBB Richard 1890+

AYETT Richard 1891+ Post Office Directory 1891

BALDOCK John C 1893+ Kelly's Directory

EXTON William1898+

DEACON John 1901+

DEACON Francis George 1903 Post Office Directory 1903Kelly's 1903

ELLIS Francis G 1903+

Last pub licensee had JEFFERY Thomas Reuben 1907-22+ (age 64 in 1911Census) Guide to Faversham 1908Post Office Directory 1913Post Office Directory 1922

TAPSELL Stanley A 1925-41 Next pub licensee had Post Office Directory 1930Post Office Directory 1938

PITCHER George A 1941+

MORRIS Hearg J 1959+

FITZGIBBON Harold G 1962+

WITSEE William G 1962+

MANN Eric E 1964+

BALLOCH Corben F 1978+

BARNES Simon H A 1981+


Pigot's Directory 1824From the Pigot's Directory 1824

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840

Post Office Directory 1855From the Post Office Directory 1855

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858


Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Swinock's Faversham DirectorySwinock's Faversham Directory 1888

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Guide to Faversham 1908Guide to Faversham 1908

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938


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