Sort file:- Chatham, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 06 August, 2021.


Earliest 1832-

Army and Navy Hotel

Latest 2009

(Name to)

7 The Brook (Chatham Garrison 1832 Pigot's Directory 1832-34)


Army and Navy 1902

Above photo, dated 1902, the "Army and Navy" is shown to the right of the Town Hall.

Army and Navy Hotel 1970s

Above photo, circa 1970s, kindly sent by Tony Smith.

Army and Navy tiles

Above picture showing the tiles at the "Army and Navy."


In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

I am informed that this pub changed name to first the "Brook Bar" and then to "Churchill's." I am not sure when the change of the name took place but have been informed that it closed under the name "Churchill's" briefly in 2012 but opened again in 2013.

Pigot's Directory of 1832 called this the "Army and Navy Hotel" and addressed it as Chatham Garrison. Wright's Topography of 1838 gave the address as Brompton Road, near the Dockyard.


Kentish Gazette, 19 August 1851.

Navy and Army Hotel, Chatham.

The lease of the above old established Tavern and Premises, situated in the immediate vicinity of the military departments, and well adapted by their locality for the extensive general tavern trade in all its branches, will expire at Michaelmas day next.

A Tap doing a first-rate trade, assured.

For particulars, and to treat for fresh Lease, apply (if by letter, post paid) to Mr. George Acworth, Solicitor, Star Hill, Rochester.


Maistone and Kentish Journal, 1 December, 1898.

Alleged Robbery and Violence at Chatham.

George Davis, 20, coal heaver, pleaded not guilty to robbing Edward Gee, with violence, and stealing from his person 9s 3d, in money, and one silver medal, at Chatham, on the 22nd September.

Mr. Fooks prosecuted.

Prosecutor, who had lately been invalided home from India from the West Kent Regiment, said he was coming out of the "Army and Navy" public house, on the Brook, Chatham, about 9 o'clock, at night, when prisoners struck him in the eye and knocked him down, and then rifled his pockets, abstracting the money and a medal which she gained for the Chitral campaign. Prisoner then went off to a lodging house with a soldier and prosecutor afterwards followed with a constable, who arrested prisoner.

The jury found prisoner guilty, and sentence was deferred.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 17 January 1860.


"Army and Navy Hotel," near Saint Mary's Church, Chatham.

The public are respectfully informed that the Sale by Auction of Furniture and Effects at the above Hotel, advertised to take place on Tuesday, 24th January, 1860, is POSTPONED until FURTHER NOTICE.

J. T. SKINNER, Auctioneer, Chatham.



WHITE Joseph 1832-38+ (Pigot's Directory 1832-34Chatham Garrison) Wright's Topography 1838

PLATTS T 1869-70+

DUDMAN William 1891+ Post Office Directory 1891

TOPLEY John Topley 1901-03+ CensusPost Office Directory 1903Kelly's 1903

BALDWIN Frank Baldwin 1911-13+ CensusPost Office Directory 1913

ANSELL Percy 1922+ Next pub licensee had Post Office Directory 1922

KNOTT Margaret Mrs 1930+ Post Office Directory 1930

LATTEN John Percy 1938+


Wright's Topography 1838Wright's Topography 1838

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891


Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930


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