The Two Brewers was once two farm cottages dating back to about 1500. They stood alone, surrounded by fields and farmland on a track leading from London and Dover to the small village of Whitstable and its trading harbour.
In 1690, they were sold along with the land for £25 to a Mr Thomas Potts who turned them into a Coaching Inn with stables
Heavy horses were stabled here, and merchants leaving the harbour laden to the limit, would pay a fee to unhitch their horses and have their goods hauled up the steep Borstal Hill by them.
In 1731 the Inn was leased by Thomas Tribe, a brewer in St Dunstans, Canterbury and later to a John Curtis who was another local brewer. In 1785 it was sold to John Abbott of Thanet, and was bought in 1825 by Rest Flint, later Flint & Co
It was a time of piracy, smuggling and looting. If only walls could talk, there would be a tale or two to tell from this Inn!