Sort file:- Woolwich, April, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 09 April, 2021.


Earliest 1823-

Prince Regent

Latest ????

79 Kingsman Street (King Street 2832)



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 Woolwich, 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.


Kentish Gazette, 10 January 1854.

Sudden Death.

On Monday an inquest was held at the "Prince Regent, before C. J. Carttar, Esq., touching the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Burns, who died suddenly on the previous Friday. From the evidence, it appeared that the deceased had died from heart disease and a verdict was returned Accordingly.


Kentish Independent, 09 September 1865.


Mr. David Mathews appeared to a summon, charging him with having his house, the "Prince Regent," public house, King Street, Woolwich, open for the sale of beer, &C., between the hours of one and four o'clock in the morning. He said that his brother, who had charge of the house at the time, had been to see his wife who was seriously ill, and did not get home till one o'clock, it taking him some little time after to clear the house. Police Constable Pickles (acting sergeant) said that he heard a noise inside the house and knocked. Someone asked who was there, and he said "Police," the reply being "You’re no policeman; you're a soldier." Witness then sent a constable round to the rear of the house, there being a back way and he met four men coming from the house.

Mr. Traill adjourned the case for a week for the attendance of defendant's brother.



GREENWOOD Henry 1823+ Pigot's Directory 1823

CRAIG George 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

SIMCOCK Thomas 1840+

ANDREWS Joseph Frederick 1852-62+

MATTHEWS Davis 1865+ Kentish Independent

MATTHEWS Robert 1866-Nov/68

GREEN Robert Nov/1868+

BEECH William & Joseph 1874+

GLADWIN Walter 1882+

RICH John to May/1885 Kentish Mercury

Last pub licensee had HAWKINS William May/1885+ Kentish Mercury

COLLINS Michael 1896+

MARQUET Edward 1901-19/Feb/1913 dec'd (age 57 in 1901Census)


Pigot's Directory 1823From the Pigot's Directory 1823

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


Kentish IndependentKentish Independent

Kentish MercuryKentish Mercury


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