Page Updated:- Friday, 25 March, 2022.


Earliest 1700s


Open 2020+

9 The Street


01634 233896


Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Garth Wyver.

Crown 2016

Above photo, 14 January 2016, kindly sent by Michael Nancollas.

Crown sign 2016

Above sign, January 2016, by Michael Nancollas.


The site of The Crown pub has survived from the 14th century with a layout that suggests that it had a connection with the church, a meat store, a coffin maker’s workshop and finally a pub.


Kentish Gazette, Wednesday 19th June 1782.

Keep for stock. Very good grass, either on part salts, or all on fresh Marsh-lands, may be had on reasonable terms, in the Island of Brunswick next Raynham - for Sheep, Horned Cattle, or Horses.

Particulars may be had at Bayford Farm in Sittingbourne or the "Crown" at Upchurch, or of the Broker on the Premises.


Kentish Gazette, Friday 13th November 1792.

Barley's Creditors.

The creditors of the late deceased Mr. James Barley, of Upchurch, in Kent, are desired to meet at the "Crown," at Upchurch aforesaid, on Monday next, 3rd of December, 1792, at three o'clock in the afternoon, in order that all just debts of the deceased may be discharged.

And all persons, indebted to the deceased, are desired to pay such debts to William Jordan, jun. Auctioneer, at Milton, on or before the said third day of December next.

Milton, 28th November. 1792.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 11th June 1799.

Notice to Creditors.

All persons, to whom the late George Hadlow, yeoman, of Upchurch, in the county of Kent, deceased, stood indepted at the time of his deceased, are required to send in their account to Mr. William Jordan, of Milton, Auctioneer, on or before the 30th day of June instant, or they will be excluded from any dividend of the effects of the said George Hadlow.
Milton, June 10th, 1799.

N.B. The dividend, as above, will be paid at the "Crown" public house, in Upchurch, on Monday, the 22nd day of July next, at three o'clock in the afternoon.


Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers Gazette, Saturday 9th January 1909.

Upchurch. Worry Leads to Suicide.

The body of Alfred Castle, 30, landlord of the "Crown Inn," Upchurch, was on Thursday morning discovered between two haystacks on Lord Harris's farm at Barksore Hill, Lower Halstow. By his side was a gun, and the general circumstances lead to the opinion that he had placed the muzzle of the weapon in his mouth and had pressed the trigger with a walking stick. A farewell letter (signed "Your worried husband") was found on the body in which deceased bade farewell to his "dear wife and children", mentioned that his debts were 750, and asking to be buried as quickly and as cheaply as possible.


Chatham News 07 April 1939.

Darts Team's Fine Record.

The "Crown" darts team, winners of the Rainham Darts League, visited the "Belisha Beacon" on Thursday of last week, and, ably led by their darts’ dictator, W. Gransden, thoroughly beat the "Beacon" by four legs to one. The result was not surprising, as no other team in the Medway district has ever beaten the "Crown" team.



SAYWELL William 1750+

TAYLOR Thomas 1847+ (also grocer)

WYLES William 1855-58+ (also shopkeeper)

HEDGECOCK Henry to Nov/1871 East Kent Gazette

WEST Henry Nov/1871+ East Kent Gazette

Last pub licensee had MILLS Edward to 18/Nov/1878 dec'd

HINCKLEY Frederick 1882-91+ (age 38 in 1891Census)

Last pub licensee had CASTLE Newberry Jesse 1899-06 dec'd (age 58 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

CASTLE Alfred (son) 1906-Jan/09+ dec'd

MILLINDER Herbert 1911+ (age 32 in 1911Census)

FALKNER James 1913-22+

FISHLOCK Harold 1930+

SMITH Victor Charles 1934-38+

Last pub licensee had HILBURN George Henry after 1943-52+

STEWART Albert Alfred 1953-67 (son-in-law of above)


East Kent GazetteEast Kent Gazette

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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