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Earliest 1844

Pelton Arms

Open 2020+

23-25 Pelton Road


020 8858 0572

Pelton Arms 1910

Above photo 1910. Creative Commons Licence.

Pelton Arms ledger

Pelton Arms ledger. Creative Commons Licence.

Pelton Arms 1936

Above photo 1936.

Pelton Arms 2007]

Photos taken from by Matt Martin March 2007.

Pelton Arms 2012

Above photo circa 2012.

Pelton Arms 2016

Above photo 2016.


Morning Advertiser 06 June 1856.


Mr. J. Steven, landlord of the "Pelton Arms," East Greenwich, appeared to a summons, charging him, under the 64th section of the Mutiny Act, with refusing to afford a lodging and other conveniences, as required by the said act, to a corporal on recruiting service.

It appeared that, on Monday week, Corporal Waterman, on the recruiting service of the West Kent Militia, waited on the defendant with the usual billet-paper, and was told he could not be accommodated, at the same time being requested to take the paper back whence he got it, defendant expressing a wish that the officer's arms might fall off who had signed it. The corporal then returned to the police-station, and a constable proceeded with him a second time to the house, when defendant again refused to afford accommodation, and a second billet had to be made out to another house.

The defendant admitted the above statement, alleging, as his excuse, that his family was so large that he could not accept the billet.

Mr. Trail said defendant had clearly been guilty of an offence, and inflicted a penalty of 20s. and costs.


Built 1844 named after the Pelton colliery, Chester-le-Street, near Durham, hence the pub sign design.

The pub is sister pub to the "Shortlands Tavern," in  Bromley. This pub gained the SE London CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2016.

It seems this pub was first portrayed in the movies from the 1963 film "The List of Adrian Messenger" starring Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglass, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, George C. Scott and Dana Wynter.


Pelton Arms 1963

From the 1963 film "The List of Adrian Messenger" showing Anthony Gethryn (George C. Scott) crossing Banning Street to the "Pelton Arms."


Since the shooting of the the Fools and Horses prequel Rock and Chips, the pub doubled as the "Nag's Head".


Pelton Arms 2009

Above photo showing Nicholas Lyndhurst dressed in black outside the pub, 2009, by roger.w800.


From the 28th January 2010.

Pelton Arms celebrates Only Fools and Horses prequel.

REGULARS at a pub where an Only Fools and Horses special was filmed had a lovely-jubbly evening watching it on the big screen.

Some of the guests at the Pelton Arms in Pelton Road, Greenwich, looked like right plonkers as they dressed up as characters from the show.

The pub was packed out with people coming to watch Rock and Chips, a prequel to the classic BBC sitcom, about the early days of Rodney Trotter.

Extra entertainment included spoon playing by Pearly Kings and Queens and jellied eels at the bar.

Performer David Byrne turned up as Delvis - a Delboy and Elvis impersonator.


Landlord Geoff Keen, who also dressed up as Delboy, said: “It was like a proper south London pub with a great atmosphere.

“Every time the Pelton came on screen there was a huge cheer.”


From the By Liam Coleman, 20 July 2016.

Award-winning Greenwich pub comes on the market.

A Frank Sinatra film, an Only Fools and Horses spin-off and new wave band Squeeze have all played a part in the history of a south London pub that has come on the market.

The Pelton Arms in Greenwich has been brought to the market as a leasehold opportunity by Fleurets.

The pub, which is available off a guide price of 390,000, has had an eclectic history. In between the filming of The List of Adrian Messenger​ in the 1960s, the pub was used as a local watering hole by Tony Curtis, Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas and the rest of the star-studded cast. The 2010 Only Fools and Horses​ spin-off series, Rock & Chips,​ was filmed within the pub.

Away from film and TV, the Pelton Arms also has a wide-ranging music history. It has played host to many bands over the years, with Up the Junction​-rockers Squeeze playing the venue not long ago. Furthermore the likes of Oasis and Blur have filmed music videos locally, capitalising on the attractive yet idiosyncratic location.

More recently, the pub secured a TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence award in 2014, and was south-east runner-up for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Pub of the Year award; eventually becoming Pub of the Year in 2016.

The pub is steeped in memorabilia that alludes not only to its own past but also the area's history. Old photographs and a map mounted on the wall hint towards the area’s origins as a dockland for the importation of coal from the North.

Simon Bland from Fleurets commented: “I expect plenty of interest, especially from buyers involved in the live music scene, who may be drawn to a pub which really does offer something a little different.”



STEVENS John 1851-56+ (age 46 in 1851Census)

WEBB Mary Ann 1861-66+ (widow age 53 in 1861Census)

CARPENTER Edward W to May/1881 Kentish Mercury

DAVIS William May/1881+ Kentish Mercury

TORRELL Thomas to Feb/1896 Woolwich Gazette

BATTEN Henry Feb/1896-99 dec'd Woolwich Gazette

BATTEN Isabella (widow) 1899+

ELLIS W Q 1934-40


PAGE L L 1954+

LOCK ???? 2008-10

KEEN Geoff 2010-20+



Kentish MercuryKentish Mercury

Woolwich GazetteWoolwich Gazette


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