Page Updated:- Wednesday, 15 June, 2022.


Earliest 1700s

King's Arms

Closed ????

High Street


King's Arms 1921

Above photo, circa 1921, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Ling's Arms 1990

Photo July 1990 from by John Law.

Former King's Arms 2000

Above photo 2000, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.


The pub is unfortunately closed,. date unknown and had been converted for residential use. Although further information suggests that it was purchased by a design company who are using it as their offices.


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.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 13 January 1928.

Sudden Death of Mr. Ben Cronk.

Mr. Ben Cronk, of High Street, Brasted, died very suddenly on Wednesday morning, one of Brasted's best-known figures being removed.

Mr. Cronk, who was 71 years of age came down in the morning and breakfasted, in apparently good health, about 7:30 a.m. The housekeeper, who was in the room, hearing a noise, turned, and to her dismay, Mr. Cronk fell into her arms dead. He had lived almost all his life in Brasted, the village of his birth, and was for many years the landlord of the "Kings Arms Hotel." For many years Mr. Cronk was a member of the local Parish Council, and was also a sidesman in the Parish Church.

Readers will remember that Mrs. Cronk died recently.

Mr. Cronk leaves two sons - a third, Mr. Cyril Cronk, was killed in May, 1915, at Neuve Chapelle, while serving with the 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade - and three daughters.

The funeral takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at the Parish Church.



OSMAR Susanna 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

OSMAR John 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

OSMAR Ann Mrs 1858+

OSMAR John 1862-74+ (age 43 in 1871Census)

CRONK Benjamin 1881-1911+ (age 54 in 1911Census) Kelly's 1903

ANNELLS William H 1913+

GIBBS Albert Edward 1922+

WRIGHT Thomas 1938+

PRESTON Kath 1940+

OAKHILL Phil & Shirley 1989+


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


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