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The Red Lion

We have one of the best pubs in Kent, possibly the world.

There is always a warm welcome welcome at the Red Lion.  Good food, fires in the winter and regular live music.

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Welcome to Badlesmere Lees

Badlesmere Lees is situated on the A251 four miles south of Faversham.

It is 16 acres of green and pleasant land which is communally maintained by the residents that live around its edge.

The cost of maintaining the Lees for the enjoyment of all means we have to raise funds.  We have regular events that get the community together and bring in some cash.  Please come and enjoy our Lees and help us keep it pretty by supporting our activities.

Badlesmere Lees and Hall Committee

The Committee now meets regularly to consider issues and improvements with regard to the Lees and the village hall.  

The Committee are having their 2018 AGM on 8th May 2018 at 7.30pm, in the village hall

A list of members and a full archive of the meeting minutes can be seen here.

Report and pictures

Walk on the Lees

The Lees is lovely to stroll on at any time of year.  It is also criss-crossed by footpaths leading to and from the local attractions and churches

In May the surrounding woods have breathtaking displays of bluebells.

Mediæval Fayre


Badlesmere and Leaveland churches are currently without a priest as there is a vacancy for the post of Sheperds Lees Benefice.  If you wish to contact someone about baptisms, marriages and funerals and other church business please contact one of the churchwardens

Lyn Collins 01227 830258 or

Hugh Reid 01795 890728

If you wish to ask for pastoral support please contact one of the above who will put you in touch with an appropriate person.

During this time services will be held at all the usual times.  Any exceptions will be published in the Magazine and at the churches.  Read more about local churches

A proposal has been submitted for a 5000 property

housing  development at North Street.  This will have a significant effect on the surrounding area.  

Download the proposal document here.

This is not a planning application.  The document is a response to a request by SWALE Council for conceptual ideas for new Garden Villages.  

A public meeting, held on 21st November, was attended by over 100 members of the community and they unanimously opposed the development.  If you wish to add your name to the contact list for volunteers to assist in challenging the proposal please email