Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1939

Lord Kitchener

Closed Mar 2019

21 Wrotham Road


Lord Kitchener 1951

Above photo July 1951.

Lord Kitchener function 1958

Above formal function 1958.

Lord Kitchener bar 1963

Above photo 1963. Creative Commons Licence.

Lord Kitchener 1963

Above photo 1963. Creative Commons Licence.

Lord Kitchener 1963

Above photo 1963. Creative Commons Licence.

Lord Kitchener 1980

Above photo circa 1980, from the Bexley Archives.

Lord Kitchener sign 1994

Above sign, April 1994.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Lord Kitchener 2007

Above photo 2007, by Steve Thoroughgood.

Lord Kitchener 2019

Above Google image July 2019.

Lord Kitchener 2019

Above photo, 2019, by Ron Waghorne.


Building started on this premises in what was previously open fields in 1937 and the pub finally opened in 1939. I believe the pub was sold in 1961 to Charrington's.


From the September 23, 2019.

Welling pub Lord Kitchener to be replaced by co-op and 19 flats if plans approved.

Welling pub the Lord Kitchener will be converted to retail use with 19 flats on site if plans submitted to Bexley Council are approved.

Northhold group are behind the project after purchasing the site in March 2019. Planning documents state a new co-op would take over the ground floor area and part of the building demolished to accommodate flats.

The building itself was built in 1937 and first opened as a public house in 1939. Earlier this year it was proposed that the building be added to Bexley Council’s Local List.

Lord Kitchener plans

Plans foresee 41 parking spaces with 21 reserved for residents. A total of 42 per cent will be “affordable” which totals eight flats; of that three flats are social housing and two shared ownership.

It used to be a girls stage school, and at one point a stop for horses, the old stage lift generator is in the kitchen under a trap door.


From the By Lachlan Leeming, 19th June, 2020.

Welling's Lord Kitchener pub to be turned into shop and flats.

Plans which will see Welling pub the Lord Kitchener converted into a convenience store and homes have been approved unanimously, despite one councillor describing aspects of the proposed homes as “appalling”.

Bexley Council’s planning committee gave the green light for the application to transform the listed pub, which has remained vacant since its closure in September 2018.



DOUST Frederick D 1939+ (age 60 in 1939)


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