Sort file:- Charlton, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest ????

Horse and Groom

Closed 2008

602 Woolwich Road


Horse and Groom 1956

Above photo, 1956.

Horse and Groom

Photo taken from by Matt Martin, date unknown.


The pub closed in 2008 and was converted to Cherubim & Seraphim Movement Church.


From the 20 January, 2011. By Darryl Chamberlain.

Horse and Groom church decision deferred.

Horse and Groom 2011

A Greenwich Council planning committee has opted to defer a decision on whether or not the old Horse and Groom pub on Woolwich Road should be turned into a church. Our man at last night’s meeting takes up the story…

The pub has been sold to a church which started holding services there without planning permission. Greenwich Council stopped this and the church put in a planning application for change of use.

This was rather mysteriously placed before Wednesday’s Woolwich Planning Committee as an urgent item, with officers recommending approval. There were objections on noise and parking grounds from a couple of neighbours and also from CAMRA.

Following an impassioned plea from Woolwich Riverside ward councillor John Fahy, the matter was adjourned for further discussions and will probably come back before the Committee on March 16th.

The pub wasn’t much of a loss when it closed about three years ago, frankly – its only real trade came from Charlton home games and the odd strip show. But surely this site would be better used as housing? I’d be interested in your thoughts.


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.



SOLLOWAY Henry 26th September 1846 Licence Refused

SOLLOWAY Henry 1852-62+ (also bootmaker in 1858)

AGATE James Aug/1866+

PALMER Thomas 1882+

HUMPHREY Alfred T 1891+ (age 34 in 1891Census)

KIDDELL H Mrs 1896+

SMALLEY John 1901+ (age 53 in 1901Census)

POOLE S 1904+

STEVENS John Henry 1919+

SUTTON Robert 1921+

MURRAY Joseph Clark 1934-38+

HILLS William John Frederick 1944+

WATTS Arthur & Frances 1956-70 (when they retired the brewery (Courage & Barclay) took it over and it became a managed house.)




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