Sort file:- Beckenham, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 12 September, 2021.


Earliest ????


Latest 1981

(Name to)

49 High Street


Greyhound flood 1876

Above photo, 10 April 1876. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Greyhound 1876

Above photo, showing floods in 1876, the "Greyhound" is on the right, by kind permission of the Beckenham History Society.

Greyhound 1900

Above photo, circa 1900, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Greyhound 1940s

Above photo, 1940s, showing the "Greyhound" on the left, by kind permission of the Beckenham History Society.

Greyhound 1969

Above photo, 1969. Kindly sent by Ian Muir of the Beckenham History Society.


 The pub was demolished in the late 60s and an office block was built with a pub underneath. It was called the "Greyhound," the "Flat Foot Sams," the "Tonic," then the "Beckenham" now Kelsey Park House.


From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 9 September, 1874.

Bromley Licensing District.

At the Annual Licensing Sessions for Kent, held at Bromley on Tuesday, Mr. Alexander Beattie in the chair, the whole of the licences for the district, which comprises 16 parishes, were renewed without comments, except that the victuallers were cautioned that they were responsible for persons found in their houses after the actual hour of for clothes in the past.

With regard to new licenses, only one application was entertained, that of Mr. Steele, "Greyhound Inn," Beckenham, which was supported by Mr. Gregory, of King Street, Cheapside, and opposed by Mr. Louis Lewis, of Hatton Garden, and granted.

An application was made by Victoria Wine Company, Mr. William Winch Hughes, of Woodford, Essex, being the applicant, for a licence to sell spirits by retail other than bottle, he having previously held a licence to sell beer, &c., by bottle. Mr. Gregory opposed in this case, his objection being that the applicant did not intend to reside on the premises, that being one of the qualifications required by the Wine and Beerhouse Act, 1869, 32 and 33 Vict., c. 27,. sec. 8. This application was adjourned for the Bench to consider the objections raised.


Bromley & District Times, Friday 25 June 1897.

The Greyhound. Beckenham.

Two minutes walk from the Railway Station.

P. A. Joskey, Wine and Spirit Merchant,

Guinnesse's Stout and Bass's Bottled Ales.

Superior Open and Closed Carriages. Chops and Steaks on the shortest notice. Good Stabling.




STEELE John Sept/1874-82+

JOSKEY Paul A 1897-1903+ (age 50 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

RICE George Veasy 1913+

TRUST HOUSES Ltd 1922-38+

HITCH William L 1939+ (manager age 44 in 1939)



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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