Sort file:- Greenwich, February, 2024.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 13 February, 2024.


Earliest 1700s-

Red Lion

Latest ????

(Name to)

17 Greenwich Road


Red Lion painting 1700s

I am not yet positive that this picture is of the correct "Red Lion" (possibly not or has it been painted with artistic license?) as I have found several in this area, but this also shows the "Three Tuns" on the left. Is that also a church seen in the background, if so which one?

Red Lion 1952

Above photo, 1952.


The pub changed name to the "Greenwich Inn," date unknown.


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.


From the Maidstone Gazette and West Kent Courier, 27 March, 1827.

Sarah Emery, 21, for stealing at St. Paul's Deptford, a 50 banknote, and other money the property of Henry Matthews.

Joseph Thomas Rogers, a coach trimmer, lodged at the "Red Lion," Greenwich Road. About 7 o'clock on the 18th January, prisoner was there with prosecutors; they sat in a black box, and had a glass of gin and water. Prosecutor was intoxicated. About an hour after, he fell off the seat. She asked witness to help him home, and said he should be paid for his trouble. He did so, and they went to a house in a street next to King Street. She took a key from her pocket, but an old lady inside open the door. She was going to shut it as soon as prisoner and prosecutor were in, but witness was admitted by desire of the girl. Prisoner and prosecutor went upstairs for about an hour. The old lady begged of witness to help the man down. Prosecutor and prisoner went out. Shortly after, prisoner returned to the house, and invited witness upstairs. She then showed him a 50 note, and asked him what it was; witness said it was a 5. She said she would go with her to get it changed, he should have half. She went into a jeweller's shop; before she went in she gave him a 50 note to hold. He ran away with it to the "Red Lion," and told the landlord. When afterwards went before a Constable.

Mr. Brown, the landlord, advertise the note; 5 or 6 days afterwards prosecutor called on him. Rogers was shown to prosecutor. In consequence witness gave the note to prosecutor.

Henry Matthews depose that he went with a girl to the "Red Lion," but could not stat the hour. He had a 50, a 20, and a 5 note, 5 sovereigns, some loose silver, and a gilt medal. About 8:30 or 9 o'clock he missed his money. He afterwards saw the 50 notes at Mr. Brown's and knew it by the number. He was intoxicated when he was in company with prisoner, and could not identify her again. He had no recollection of what passed that evening, except finding his money gone. At 6 o'clock he had it in his possession, as he was walking from Lewisham to Deptford.

Benjamin Cole, constable of Deptford, apprehended prisoner on the 15th of February, at Woolwich, and told her why he did so. He said it was for robbing a gentleman on the 18th of January, of a 50 note another notes. She said she was very sorry, and hoped witness would do the best he could for her. He asked her what she had done with the money? She said the young man who got the 50, and she change the 20 note to the jeweller's shop in the London Road. She said she had given her own name and address to the shopkeeper, where she changed the note. Witness went next morning to that shop.

Not guilty.

Prosecutor asked his lordship for his expensive. His lordship said in a very expressive manor said "certainly not."

Prosecutor is a man moving in a respectful sphere of life.



BROWN George 1823-27+ Pigot's Directory 1823

SANDWELL Richard 1832-34+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

JUTSUM John 1840+

CUBITT Thomas 1858+

COX William 1862-Sept/70

OVERTON Arthur H Sept/1870-71+ (age 39 in 1871Census)

WARREN William & Frederick James 1874+

PRATT Edward 1881+ (age 61 in 1881Census)

WARREN Frederick James 1882+

WARREN Elizabeth 1891-96+ (widow age 43 in 1891Census)

PERON William 1901-Feb/08 Next pub licensee had

PERRY John Arthur 1908-14+

HOPKIN George Herbert 1919+

STEPHENS Fras 1938+

DONOVAN Denis C 1944+


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

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



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