Mon - Sun: 7am to 11pm
The Society Rooms takes its name from the efforts of William Shipley, founder the Royal Society of Arts and the Maidstone Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge.
Shipley died in 1803, and is buried in Maidstone, and lies in a tomb between All Saints Church and the old Palace. The Hazlitt Theatre, facing Earl Street, is named after William Hazlitt, the famous essayist who was born in Earl Street, near this pub, in 1778.
We show live subtitled news (on silent) throughout the day.