Page Updated:- Tuesday, 25 April, 2023.


Earliest 1804

(Name from)

Black Horse

Latest 2009+

(Name to)

Open 2020+

76 Maidstone Road

Borough Green

01732 882432

Black Horse 1898

Above photo 1898. From

Black Horse

Above postcard, 1908, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Black Horse 1926

Above postcard, circa 1926, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Black Horse

Above photo, date unknown.

Black Horse

Above photo, date unknown.

Five Bells 1953

Above photo, 1953, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Black Horse 1969

Above photo, 1969, kindly sent by Garth Wyver.

Black Horse 2009

Above photo 2009 by Oast House Archive Creative Commons Licence.

Black Horse 2013

Above photo, date unknown. From The centre block of the old building was retained when the bulk was demolished and replaced in more recent times.

Black Horse 2018

Above photo 2018.

Black Horse sign 2015Black Horse sign 2022

Above sign left 2015, sign right 2022.

With thanks from Roger Pester


The original pub was demolished in 1901. I have also seen this addressed as being in Platt.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser 11 April 1854.


William Upton, shoe-maker, was charged with stealing a bird-cage, the property of Mr. Harrington, of the "Black Horse," Boro' Green. He was also charged with embezzling two sums of money, the property of his master, Mr. Hugget. He was committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions.


Kent & Sussex Courier, 28 October 1892.

Stealing a bottle of rum.

George Cole was charged with stealing a bottle of rum, the property of William Green, of the "Black Horse," Wrotham, on October 22nd.

Jane Green, wife of prosecutor, deposed that on the day named the prisoner entered the "Black Horse." She had occasion to leave the bar, and while away she heard a noise which raised her suspicions, and in rushing into the bar she saw a prisoner endeavouring to conceal a bottle of rum in his pocket. Directly witness appeared prisoner left the house and ran down the road. She gave information to the police. The rum was of the value of 2s. 6d.

Prisoner was fined 1, or 15 days' hard labour.


After changing name to the "Black Horse and Hoodens" in 2011 till about 2013+ the pub appears to have reverted back to simply the "Black Horse" again by 2019.



Last pub licensee had WATERS William 1804+


DOWLEY John 1840+ Pigot's Directory 1840

CHATFIELD William 1847-51+ (age 34 in 1851Census)

HARRINGTON Joseph 1854-55+

BATEY/BALET Rhoda Miss 1861-62+ (age 50 in 1861Census)

TOMLYN/TOMLIN Alfred 1874-91+ (age 42 in 1881Census)

GREEN Jane Mrs 1891+ (age 41 in 1891Census)

GREEN William 1892-1903+ Kelly's 1903Kent and Sussex Courier

BISHOP Edward Charles 1911-13+ (age 33 in 1911Census)

COOK Isaac 1918-30+

BICKNELL Herbert J 1938+


Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier


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