Page Updated:- Sunday, 13 March, 2022.


Earliest ????

Steam Packet

Open 2022+

22 Station Road


01634 718195

Steam Packet outing 1930

Above photo showing an outing taken outside the pub, circa 1930.

Above photo August 1988, kindly sent by Philip Dymott.

Steam Packet 2009

Above photo 2009 by Chris Whippet Creative Commons Licence.

Steam Packet 2014

Above photo 2014.

Steam Packet sign 1990

Above sign, August 1990.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


I have conflicting information here regarding what town it is in. Some say Frindsbury, others say Strood. Local knowledge required please. less that just confuses the matter further.


From a review by Steve C in June 2011:- "The "Steam Packet" is close to the entrance of Strood Train Station and I thought it to be pretty good for a railway pub. The L-shaped interior was full of locals during my visit on Saturday afternoon and it was by far the busiest pub I encountered during my crawl around Strood. Sky Sports is shown on the four plasma screens and there is a pool table down the right hand side of the bar. There is also a dartboard, quiz machine and a jukebox which was playing background music at a reasonable volume. The only ale offering of London Pride was off during my visit so I stuck to the Guinness from the standard draught selection. It was well poured and I found the staff to be very friendly. Accommodation is available from 15 a night and children are permitted in the bar until 20:00. There is a beer garden out the back that houses some picnic tables and an impressive looking barbeque.

I thought that this pub had a friendly local feel and I would have no problem returning."


Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.



GILES John 1870-82+ (age 73 in 1881Census)

BROOKER Edward 1891-1903+ (widower age 59 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

BALLARD Edgar Thomas 1913-30+

LUCKHURST William G 1938-39+ (age 65 in 1939)


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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