The Nelson Arms
This popular Tonbridge pub has been saved from developers with the help of its locals – and a philanthropic prize-winning pub landlord.
Locals clubbed together to try to save the two-storey pub being sold off for housing, claiming it was an asset of community value.
But when CAMRA-acclaimed pub landlord Matthew Rudd heard of the residents’ plight, he stepped in and offered to help.
Matthew and his partner Emma Cole have been licensees of the hugely popular Windmill at Sevenoaks Weald for the past six years – another pub they rescued from closure.
They are now breathing new life into the Nelson, as they have done at the Windmill, whilst expanding their pub portfolio.
19 Cromer Street
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