One of the first places in the United Kingdom to manufacture gunpowder in the 16th century and the site of one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in 1916, Faversham was originally a Roman settlement. It was also once home to Faversham Abbey that was established by King Stephen who is buried there.
Faversham is no longer involved in producing gunpowder but has many other industries. The Shepherd Neame brewery is in Faversham as are many retail areas which have a large workforce. There are many museums in Faversham such as the Maison Dieu which was originally built in the 13th century.
Travelling to Faversham is very easy as well thanks to it being close to both the M2 and M20 motorways. Therefore, enjoying one of Faversham's many pubs will not require much travelling time.