Sort file:- Brompton, July, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 20 July, 2021.


Earliest 1744 (Name from)

King of Prussia

Latest 1903+

(Name to)

1 (6 in 1851Census) Prospect Road

Old Brompton

King of Prussia

Above photo, date unknown.


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.)

Changed name to the "King George V" at some time, but no further information regarding when as yet.


Information taken from by lassow.vamp.

The King of Prussia Pub was built in 1690 as two cottages which were knocked into one to make the present building. The address is 1 Prospect Row but the back bar, kitchen and toilets are what used to be 8 Garden Street. Documents in the Medway archives show that in the 18th Century the property was known as the "Prince of Orange." Sometime at the end of that century or the beginning of the next one it was changed to the "King of Prussia" which it remained until the start of the First World War, when the name was changed to the more patriotic "King George V." In 1872 the pub moved into the hands of Thomas Winch – part of the Maidstone Style and Winch brewing family.

From the name of the landlord above the window, J. H. Draper, the photo must date to 1884-1898.


From an email received 12 September 2019.


Just to let you know that while researching my 2nd great grandfather Ebenezer Nicholas born 1810, I found him in 1861 as the innkeeper at the above pub. By 1867 he'd fallen on hard times and went into the workhouse. His name seems to be wrongly noted as Nicholson but I'm pretty sure Nicholas is correct.


Laurence Amery.




Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.



EVELING William 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

MAKINSON Ann 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

BROOK Richard 1851 (age 27 in 1851Census)

LANDEN William 1851+ (age 39 in 1851Census)

BRADY Daniel H 1858+

NICHOLAS Ebenezer 1861-67 (age 51 in 1861Census)

COPPEN J 1869-70+

BLACKMAN Thomas R 1861-67+ (age 42 in 1861Census)

SNELLING Alfred 1881+ (age 36 in 1881Census)

DRAPER Joseph H 1884-98 (age 56 in 1891Census)

CRURY Frank Thomas 1903+ Kelly's 1903


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

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


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-