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Hen & Chickens, Luton, Chatham

41 Luton High Street
Chatham
ME5 7LP
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Built in 1702 as a farmhouse, The Hen and Chickens became an ale house in around 1746. It was the focal point for the agricultural workers and brickmakers in the area, then as Chatham expanded it was a terminus for the horse bus then the tram. There was a forge on the side, but that burnt down some decades ago. Nowadays it's the centre of Luton community activities, used almost exclusively by locals. It has been knocked through to form a single large bar although it has retained some of its character. There are battered chairs and tables, a faded carpet, two pool tables, gaming machines and a surplus of hoodies making it look a bit like a youth club. There is no real ale, and the megakeg beers were very overpriced. Of historical interest, but I see no reason to rush back here for a drink at the moment.

On 31st January 2013 - rating: 4
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Gillingham (Kent), 1.57 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Chatham, 1.63 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Rochester, 2.53 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Hen & Chickens, Chatham
29th Aug 2019, 19:03
Request to mark pub as open by Quinno _ approved
 
29th Aug 2019, 19:03
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Quinno _

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  • Real Ale : No last updated 29 August 2019 by Quinno _
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