Page Updated:- Sunday, 20 March, 2022.


Earliest 1828-

Crown Inn

Closed 2008

Main Road


Crown Inn 1955

Above postcard 1955.

Crown 1989

Above photo 1989, kindly sent by Philip Dymott.

Crown Inn 2014

Above photo 2014.

Crown Inn 2014

Above photo 2014.


Bexley Heath and Bexley Observer, Friday 6 September 1895.

George Walkling, of the "Crown Inn," Knockholt, for permitting drunkenness; in his case the summons was dismissed, and he has since left the house, the licence being transferred and granted to a new tenant, Arthur Jones.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 25 June 1943.

Knockholt Wedding.

Mr. J. L. Elliot - Miss J. Godly.

Much local interest was evinced in the wedding which took place at St. Katherine's Church, Knockholt on Monday, of Mr. John Leonard Elliott, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Elliott, of the "Crown Inn," Knockholt, and Miss Joan Godly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Godley of Down. The rector (Rev. C. Hobley) officiated and Mr. Horace Goodspeed, at the organ accompanied the hymns "Lead us Heavenly Father" and "The Voice that breathed O'er Eden."

Given away by the father, the bride wore a dress of dusty pink crepe with navy blue hat, and carried a bouquet of mixed sweet peas.

She was attended by her sister, Doris Godly, whose dress was of powder blue crepe, with which she wore a navy blue hat and carried a bouquet of pink cornflowers. Her gold bracelet was the gift of the bridegroom. Gunner Eric Peacock R.N. was best man.

The reception followed at the "Crown Inn," Knockholt where some 80 guests were entertained, and later in the afternoon the bride and bridegroom left for Cobham Surrey, where the honeymoon is being spent.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 31 August 1945.

1000 Thanksgiving. Knockholt's Anonymous Donor to Service Men.

A donor, who wishes to remain anonymous has given 1,000 as a thanksgiving for victory, to be drawn for among serviceman of Knockholt and Cudham Street, including the widows of men who have sacrificed their lives in the war, each recipient to receive 50.

The draw was made at the "Crown Inn," Knockholt, on Saturday, in the presence of the landlord, Mr. Elliot, the Rev R. P. Appleton (Recstor of Knockholt) and a number of local residents.

As a result of the draw, Mrs. Boakes, widow of Driver C. Boakes, Mrs. F. J. Wallis, widow of Pte F. J. Wallis will each receive 50, together with Cpl, T. Numan, Sigmn C. Fuller, Leading Stoker J. Lindfield, Sgt F. Clark, Pte. J. Offen, L.A.C. C. Mason, F. G. Vurtis, Pte. S. Hayman Pte. A, Holland, L.A.C. E. H. Debnor, A.C.1, E. Bridger, Gdsmn A. J. Daubnor, L.A.C. C. Collins, Sgt. A. S. Jones, L/Bdr. C. Luland, Pte. S. Brissenden, Gnr. F. Parker and Pte H. J. Ashby.


From the 21 February 2009


VILLAGES around Sevenoaks are in danger of losing their identity as a swathe of traditional pubs close.

In recent months half a dozen pubs have shut. This is in addition to those left empty, unloved or handed over to developers for housing.

The "Crown" in Knockholt has been left idle since January, while the "Rock and Fountain" in Well Hill is also closed.


Your help is needed here. If you have any information about the above pub or other pubs in the same village or indeed other photographs of this house, open or closed, please email me at the address below. Every email is answered.

Thanks for your co-operation.



STAPLES George 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

BIRD Richard 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

NIGHTINGALE William 1851+ (age 40 in 1851Census)

DAY David 1858+

COMFORT Aaron 1871+ (age 37 in 1871Census)

WALKLING George 1891-Sept/95 (age 45 in 1891Census)

JONES Arthur Sept/1895+

MITCHELL James 1901+ (age 42 in 1901Census)

NAPIER George 1903+ Kelly's 1903

BALL Benjamin 1911+ (age 57 in 1911Census)

ELLIOTT S Mr 1943-55+


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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