The Cock Inn, Boughton Monchelsea

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The Cock Inn, Maidstone

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Heath Road, Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone, Kent

  • Opened in 1604 by the Canterbury Diocese, it was to accommodate priests, monks and pilgrims travelling from London. However, the roof construction suggests that the building has history from the 13th century. The pub name refers, sometimes, to cock fighting taking place on the premises or where they sold cock-ale, a mixture of ale and the jelly of boiled fowl. The resident ghost is ‘George’, who hanged himself at the Cock Inn. George spends his nocturnal perambulations noisily knocking over chairs and throwing bottles of wine around in the cellar. The old rectory in the village exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include the ghost of a hunchbacked monk. Observers describe him as wearing a black habit, a wooden cross and a most malevolent look upon his face. A previous rector allowed tramps to stay here to shelter from inclement weather. However, none lasted more than two hours.

 

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