Sort file:- Strood, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 01 August, 2021.


Earliest ????

Sportsman Tavern

Open 2020+

56 Brompton Lane


Sportsman 1966

Above postcard 1966.

Sportsman 2010

Above photo 2010 by Chris Whippet Creative Commons Licence.

Sportsman sign 1986Sportsman sign 1998

Above sign left, July 1986, sign right, 1996.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Sportsman card 1950Sportsman card 1950

Above aluminium card issued 1950. Sign series 2 number 9.


From a review by Steve C in June 2011:-"The "Sportsman" is a small pub with a pool table that takes centre stage in the middle of the bar area. There is also a dartboard to the left of the bar and during my Saturday afternoon visit the two plasma screens were showing the racing at Ascot and Athletics. The jukebox was playing some old school tunes which were drowning out the commentary of the sport which made me wonder why the TVs were not muted. To the right of the bar is the exit to the beer garden that is reached through a covered smoking area that I think was once part of the main pub. The window frames have been taken out, but there is seating and three TV screens so that the football can be watched with a pint and a cigarette. The garden is a long lawn with a barbeque and some picnic tables up the left hand side and a union jack is proudly hoisted at the end of the garden.

I found the staff here to be friendly and the locals seemed harmless enough. I would have no problem returning if in the area.


This pub is one in the list of my "Project 2014."

As such I haven't found a picture of the pub yet, and have no other information. Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.



AMES Thomas 1882+

REED Robert Charles 1891+ (age 57 in 1891Census)

QUINNELL A Mrs 1903+ Kelly's 1903

QUINNELL Owen Orloff 1913-30+

QUINNELL Albert T 1938+

KEARTON Tom & Vie 1966+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-