Sort file:- Sheerness, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 11 August, 2021.


Earliest ????

Crown and Anchor

Latest ????

20 West Street

Blue Town


Crown and Anchor

Above photo, date unknown. By kind permission of Trevor Edwards.

Crown and Anchor

Above photo of a pub showing the "Crown and Anchor," unknown date, kindly sent by Peter Moynahan.

Crown and Anchor 2008

"Crown and Anchor" in Sheerness, above date 2008.

Crown and Anchor 2011

Above image taken from Google maps 2011.

Former Crown and Anchor 2018

Above photo 2018 by Robin Webster Creative Commons Licence.


Ind Coope & Co Ltd purchased the pub from Budden & Biggs Brewery Ltd by conveyance and assignment dated 23 March 1931. The pub held a full license.

I am informed that the pub is closed and has been converted into flats, as yet, date of closure unknown.


Morning Advertiser, Friday 10 November 1837.

Valuable Freehold Tavern, Sheerness.

H. Haines, Jun., will submit to Public Auction, at the Auction Mart, opposite the Bank of England, on Monday, November 13th, at 12, without reserve, by order of the Mortgagee, under a power of sale, the valuable Freehold Property, known as a "Crown and Anchor," desirably situated opposite the Pier at Sheerness, Kent. The above property is situate to command a very extensive trade, being opposite the Pier, and also surrounded by a large neighborhood, and suitable for investment or occupation - is at present let to a respectable tenant at will, at the trifling rent of 60 shillings per annum. Particulars may be had on the premises; of Messrs.. Oliveson, Denby, and Lavie, Solicitors, No. 8, Frederick's Place, Old Jewry; at the Mart; and of the Auctioneer, No. 61, Fore Street, City, London.


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 15th September 1857.

Sittingbourne. Petty sessions, September 7th.

(Before the Rev. J. Poore, T. Twopenny and W. Bland, Esq.)

John Stroud, of the "Crown and Anchor," Sheerness, was charged with having his house open for the sale of beer during devine services, on Sunday, 30th ult.

Mr. Hills appeared for the defendant, who stated that the parties to whom the beer was sold waiting for the Chatham boat, and had a child with them which was taken ill.

Under these circumstances the Bench only inflicted the nominal fine of 1s.



GRINSTEAD John 1832-39+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

STROUD John 1840-58+

BARTLETT John 1861+ (age 42 in 1861Census)


RANDALL James Freeman 1868-73 Next pub licensee had (age 25 in 1871Census)

KENNEDY John 1874+

GOUGH Ann E 1881+ (widow age 47 in 1881Census)

CLARK Frederick Edward 1882+

GRIFFITHS Charles 1891+

FENDER Arthur F 1901-02+ (age 26 in 1901Census)

FRANKLIN Frederick 1903-18+ (age 60 in 1911Census) Kelly's 1903

MILLETT Henry 1930+ Kelly's 1830


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


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Kelly's 1830From the Kelly's Directory 1930


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