Sort file:- Faversham, July, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 20 July, 2021.


Earliest 1700

Three Tuns

Open 2020+

43 Tanners Street


01795 523663

Three Tuns 2008

Above photo 2008 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Three Tuns sign 1986Thre Tuns sign 2010

Above sign left, August 1986, sign right 2010.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


Originally address in West Street but open on this site by 1700.

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)


26 March 1789.

Insured:- Julius Shepherd, Faversham, Kent, brewer.

Other property or occupiers: in Faversham:  the Tuns (Jno. Ruck, victualler).


26 March 1793.

Insured: Julius Shepherd, Faversham, Kent, brewer.

Other property or occupiers: The Tuns (John Ruck victualler).


From the Faversham Gazette, Saturday 8 December 1855.

The license of the "Tuns" public-house, was endorsed until next transfer day, to Peter Skelton, of the "Royal Oak."


South Eastern Gazette 10 May 1859.


Borough Petty Sessions, May 4.

Thomas Fright, the landlord of the "Tuns" public-house, appeared to answer a complaint, preferred against him by the police, for keeping his house open at an illegal hour on Sunday, the 17th April last.

Fined 1s and costs.


From the By Joe Wright, 31 October 2019.

Police close Castle Street in Canterbury following alleged assault.

Police have cordoned off a city centre street after a man was assaulted.

Castle Street, in Canterbury, is shut at the junction with Beer Cart Lane, outside The Three Tuns pub.

Ambulance crews are also at the scene and are assessing the man for injuries.

Officers were called just after 2.30pm to reports of an assault.

No arrests have yet been made but inquiries are ongoing.


From the By Lydia Chantler-Hicks, 6 November 2019.

Teen from Basildon arrested after man injured in Canterbury city centre assault.

A 17-year-old has been arrested after a man was assaulted in Canterbury city centre.

Police cordoned off Castle Street on Thursday afternoon, after a man in his 20s received a facial injury during the attack.

The road was shut at its junction with Watling Street, outside The Three Tuns pub.

Ambulance crews rushed to the scene, and assessed the victim for injuries.

An ambulance service spokesman said: "We were called to The Three Tuns in Watling Street, Canterbury, shortly after 2.30pm to reports of an assault.

"A man with injuries including a facial injury was treated before being taken to William Harvey Hospital."

A 17-year-old boy from Basildon, Essex, was arrested on Friday evening on suspicion of assault.

He was later released on bail until November 22, pending further enquiries.



RUCK John 1789-93+

PARNHAM Peter 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

AUSTIN Edward 1840-45+ Pigot's Directory 1840Faversham Magistrates Order Book

BALDOCK John 1851+ Census

Last pub licensee had SKELTON Peter Dec/1855+

FRIGHT Thomas 1858+ (Melville's 1858 WRIGHT)

FRIGHT Mrs Mary 1861-71+ (age 66 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1862

FRIGHT Charles 1874-82+ (age 50 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1874Post Office Directory 1882

FOWLER George 1888-91+ Swinock's Faversham DirectoryCensus

AUSTIN John 1894+ Kelly's Directory

BLAKE Isaac 1903+ Post Office Directory 1903Kelly's 1903

NICHOLLS J E 1908+ Guide to Faversham **

BUSBRIDGE John 1913-22+ Post Office Directory 1913Post Office Directory 1918Post Office Directory 1922

EAGLESTONE Alfred 1930+ Post Office Directory 1930

BUSBRIDGE John 1938+ Post Office Directory 1938

Last pub licensee had COOK David 2000-05 Next pub licensee had


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

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


Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1862From the Post Office Directory 1862

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 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1918From the Post Office Directory 1918

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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