i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
The Toll gate pub/ Tollgate Hotel
The Toll gate Pub started life in 1927 until a road widening scheme saw it demolished and re placed on another site in 1922, where it was modernised and extended into the Tollgate hotel over the years.
The site has been empty since 2010 and has security 24 hrs and is fenced off. The planning for the site was heard by Gravesend Council in 2014 where 33 letters of opposition were received, but the ruling went ahead for a new BP station, M & S and drive through Mds.
The explore didnt go quite as expected. Whats new lol. This was my 2nd trip here, the first being a complete blow out. I really wanted to see in here. I reccied the site, and found my entry point. I proceeded in and grabbed some photos, whilst hearing a dog barking in the background.
Now being disabled and not able to run, I was ready for a run in with security. But I was surprised that the security bloke that spotted me during my external shots, said "You come in here, the dog will get you" !! wow never been threatened by security setting a dog on me. Oh well. Too put it bluntly, I went in anyway. So here are the brief shots I did get before the dog got too close for comfort.
Some Internals, all the rooms looked the same, double rooms, with ensuite
Crates from the bar, which I didnt get to as the dog was right there lol
Well this was a semi success but 3rd time will be a charm I hope.
Thanks for reading/viewing C J