Sort file:- Woolwich, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1823-

Royal Oak

Latest ????

(Name to)

27 New Road


Royal Oak 1900

Above photo 1900s, by kind permission Chris Mansfield.


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.


The Kentish Independent, Saturday 20 July, 1878.

Assault Outside The Station.

Mary Ann Boulton, 24, laundress, 59, Drury Lane, London was charged with disorderly conduct in William Street, Woolwich, and assaulting Sabrina Webster, a servant girl, also living in Drury Lane who said that she came down to Woolwich the previous afternoon with prisoner, having met her for the first time in the morning. About 11 o'clock a man met them and asked their names. She gave hers but prisoner refused to do so, and was taken up to the police station, when she gave her name and address. On getting outside prisoner swore at her and struck her in the face because she gave her name to the man.

Police Constable Gibson, 69, W.D.D., said that he was with inspector Cronk in New Road at 11 o'clock the previous night, when he saw the prisoner abusing two girls outside the "Royal Oak" public house. Prisoner and prosecutrix went towards Beresford Square, and he then went and stopped them, knowing that they had been in company with some soldiers. Prisoner refused to give her name, and he then told her she would have to go to the station. She did so, and then gave her name. He was witness to the assault, and locked her up, and prosecutrix charged her.

Mr. Balguy fined her 10s., or 7 days.
Gibson said said that prosecuterix had consented to go into the home at Wood Street.



GALLOWAY Crawford 1823-32+ Pigot's Directory 1823Pigot's Directory 1832-34

LEE Thomas 1840-52+

LEE Thomas 1855-58+

LEE Thomas Vincent 1862-66+

LEE Margaret Jane Mrs 1867+

Last pub licensee had RANDALL James Freeman Next pub licensee had 1874+

RICE David William 1882+

LOADER Thomas 1891-96+ (age 62 in 1891Census)

WILLIAMS Frederick J 1901+ (age 27 in 1901Census)

WORDSWORTH Alfred jun 1904-11+

PEARSON Lydia Mrs 1919-21+

CROFT Thomas William 1934+

CROFT George Clifford 1934+

CROFT T W & Co Ltd 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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