Photo of the Style and Winch pub The Bredhurst Bell in around 1910. Style and Winch were a local Maidstone brewery and many local Medway and Maidstone pubs sold their ales.

The licencees name above the door is James Monday. In the early years of the 20th century pubs were only allowed to sell alcoholic drinks to travellers on a Sunday. A traveller was defined as someone who had walked at least 3 miles. It is possible that this rule was part of the Defence of the Realm act introduced during the First World War.

Photo of Bredhurst Bell customers in early 1900s. The pub sold Style and Winch fine ales

Bredhurst Bell customers in early 1900s. The pub sold Style and Winch fine ales

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0 #1 Philip Hughes 2018-07-15 04:40
In the early 70's my then lovely girlfriend and I - at 14, 15 & 16 (and both looking very much younger) - used to walk up from her home in Tanglewood Close to sit in the otherwise entirely empty bar of the Bredhurst Bell each with a modest amount of alcohol. We felt VERY grown up but, of course, it was evidence of a pub which had lost its way.
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