Sort file:- Gravesend, March, 2022.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 20 March, 2022.


Earliest July 1850

(Name from)

New Falcon Family Hotel

Latest 1986+

(Name to)

87 West Street


New Falcon 1907

Above photo, circa 1907. Also showing the "Privateer" extreme left.

New Falcon

Above photo, date unknown. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.

New Falcon 1988

Above photo December 1988, kindly sent by Philip Dymott.

New Falcon sign 1986

Above sign, October 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


The building could be seen from the river with a glass-fronted dining-room noted for its whitebait suppers and as the venue for mayoral banquets during the 19th. It had been called the "Talbot" and changed name in July 1850 and had also been called "Rum Puncheon." It later became the New Falcon laundry, which survived until the early 1960s.


Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just started to map out the pubs that exist or existed in Gravesend, but need local knowledge and photographs, old and current if you have any.

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

Thanks for your co-operation. Every email is answered and all information referenced to the supplier.

This page will be updated as soon as further information is found.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 1 September 1894.

Faversham Corporation Outing.

The third annual outing of the members of the Town Council and Borough officials took place on Thursday last. The party, numbering fifteen, started in a saloon carriage by the 9:02 train for Chatham. On detraining the excursionist preceded in a four horse covered break, through one of the loveliest drives in Kent to the "Leather Bottle," Cobham, and but for incessant rain the journey would no doubt have been greatly enjoyed. At 12 o'clock lunch was partaken of at the well known hostelry. Whilst this was in progress a telegram was received from Alderman Anderson, who is sojourning in Switzerland, wishing his colleagues a happy day's outing, an acknowledgement of which was in due course dispatched. By the time the Church and College had been visited, the rain had somewhat abated, and the party were driven to Gravesend. At 5:30 they met at the "New Falcon Hotel," where dinner was served, the mayor (Jabez Smith, Esq.), taking the chair, and a town clerk Mr. F. F. Giraud the vice chair. After dinner several toasts were drunk. By 8:15, the rain had entirely ceased and the drive to chat and was much enjoyed. A saloon was again placed at their disposal, and the time during the journey down was pleasantly wiled away with conversation, songs, and recitations.



PALLISTER Edmund 1855-65+ (age 45 in 1861Census)

LOCKEY Charles 1871-74+ (age 50 in 1871Census)

HUBBARD Stephen 1878-82+ (age 42 in 1881Census)

SHRUBSOLE James Edward 1891+

PUTNEY John Mark 1901-03+ (age 56 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

BAKER John Henry 1911-13+ (age 47 in 1911Census)

POWELL Frederick 1922+

FREEMAN D J T 1930-38+

CHETLORD Ltd 1988-90+



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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