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A pub with a nationally important historic interior

A pub with a nationally important historic interior, the result of CAMRA's pioneering effort to identify and help protect and promote the most important historic pub interiors in the country.

KENT - Snargate, Red Lion (Doris's)

An historic pub interior of national importance

B2080, Snargate, TN29 9UQ

Directions: on B2080

Tel: (01797) 344648

Website:

Opening Hours: Closed Mon; 12-3, 7-11 Tue-Sat; 12-4, 7-10.30 Sun

Real Ale & Cider: Real Ale and Real Cider

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Listed Status: Grade II

List Entry Number: 1277477

Listing Date: 1985

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A great rural classic, run by the Jemison family since 1911. A century ago the pub consisted of a small public bar (left) and a tap room (right). The former retains its old counter with, unusually, a white marble top on which is a pewter housing for a set of four hand-pumps dating back to 1870 (but unused as beer is now drawn from casks behind the bar). Three walls of this room have boarded panelling. Beyond the partition at the back is a second room, formerly living quarters, but part of the pub since the 1990s when the screen was moved further back. After the Second World War the tap room was converted into a shop which survived until 1974. In the early 1980s it was brought back into pub use with a new quarry-tiled floor and is now a room for games which includes toad in the hole and table skittles. You can’t miss the extensive World War II memorabilia – this pub was situated in a militarily sensitive area at that time. Good old-fashioned outside loos.

Red Lion (Doris
Exterior
Red Lion (Doris
Pewter and Marble
Red Lion (Doris
Servery
Red Lion (Doris
Public Bar
Red Lion (Doris
Rear Area
Red Lion (Doris
Games Room
Red Lion (Doris
Toad In The Hole