The Market Inn is a large Victorian pub next to Faversham recreation ground and only a couple of minutes’ walk from the town centre. It is a real hive of activity and won an award from Shepherd Neame as Community Pub of the Year 2009.
The pub was named after the livestock market which once stood nearby and was built as the town expanded after the railway arrived in 1860. It has separate saloon and public bars and a large extension accommodates two pool tables and two darts boards.
With probably the biggest beer garden in town, a real suntrap with terraces and bench seating, the pub is ideal for, and regularly used as, a live music venue. It also has two bat and trap pitches and a roomy, covered and heated smoking area.
The pub sponsors football, darts, pool and bat and trap teams and there are Market Inn Winkle and Social clubs. The pub is also used by numerous groups and societies, including the town’s active retirement and blind clubs.