Swan & Dog, Great Chart, Ashford

History

The village of Great Chart has been in existence for more than 1,200 years, and is first mentioned in a document dating back to AD 762. At this time it was operating a relatively new invention – a mechanical water mill –the first recorded in Britain.

The street, which is the main road through the village, is a conservation area and most of the properties within it are listed buildings, including the Swan & Dog, which is a timber framed building dating back to the 16th century.

Originally named the Swan Inn, the pub was renamed in tribute to the other pub in the village, originally known as the Black Dog.

Swan & Dog, Great Chart, Ashford