Sort file:- Faversham, September, 2022.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 20 September, 2022.


Earliest 1820-

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 Inn sign

Above sign left, 1993, sign right, by Paul Skelton, 1 September 2012..

With thanks from Brian Curtis

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, 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.



SHARPE William to Aug/1820 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 1855-58+ Post Office Directory 1855Melville's 1858

RAY H Ray 1862+ Post Office Directory 1862

ANDERSON Thomas 1871-74+ (age 30 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1874

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

AYETT Richard 1891+ Post Office Directory 1891

BALDOCK John 1894+ Kelly's Directory

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

JEFFREY Thomas Reuben 1908-22+ Guide to Faversham 1908Post Office Directory 1913Post Office Directory 1922

TAPSELL Stanley A 1930-38+ Post Office Directory 1930Post Office Directory 1938


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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