Sort file:- Greenwich, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 30 March, 2021.


Earliest 1851-

Gloucester Arms

Latest 2007-

(Name to)

1 King William Street / Silver Street


Gloucester Arms

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Steve Mortimore.

Gloucester Arms 1970

Above photo, circa 1983, kindly sent by Steve Mortimore.


Addressed as King William Street & Silver Street in 1896 and 1 King William Street & 1 Nevada Street by 1901. Also addressed as King Street.

The premises changed name to the "Greenwich Park Bar & Grill" some time before 2007, it is now called the "Greenwich Tavern".


Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.


Kentish Gazette, 30 December 1851.

Destructive Fire.

Shortly after eleven o’clock on the night of Thursday last, a fire broke out an the premises known as the "Gloucester Hotel" and Tea Gardens, occupied by Andrew Larkin, and situated at the angle of King and Silver Streets, near the Park and St. Mary's church. The parish and Greenwich Hospital engines, with a strong body of police under the superintendence of Mr. Inspector Levy, were soon on the spot, but, owing to the delay of about half an hour in obtaining a supply of water, the flames (which were at first confined to the premises in King-street,) communicated to that part of the house situated in Silver-street, and it soon became evident that nothing could save the whole from destruction. About twelve o'clock the West of England and No. 16 fire-brigade engines arrived from London. At that time the parish and hospital engines were in full operation, and rendered essential services. The attention of the firemen was mainly directed in preventing the communication of the flames to the adjoining houses in Silver-street, the inmates of which, in the greatest state of alarm, were removing their furniture and effects. After the most praiseworthy exertions on the part of the fire-brigade and policemen, aided by a plentiful supply of water, the further progress of the fire was prevented, but the whole of the house, furniture, and stock was consumed. The origin of the fire is not ascertained, but we understand that Mr. Larkin had fully insured the property.




LARKIN Andrew 1851+

LARKIN Stephen to Jan/1863 dec'd

LARKIN Elizabeth (widow) Jan/1863-67+

FISHER William 1871-74+ (age 39 in 1871Census)

MALYON Frederick 1882-91 (age 42 in 1891Census)

HILLYARD William 1891+ (age 48 in 1891Census)

MAYLON Frederick 1896-1901 (age 42 in 1901Census)

WARNER Sampson 1901+ (manager age 40 in 1901Census)

TROOD Eliza Mrs 1908-11+

SAUNDERS Fred A 1919+

MURRELL Harold Albert 1938-44+




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