Page Updated:- Monday, 16 May, 2022.


Earliest 1841-

Royal oak

Closed 2000

Hatch Lane

Chartham Hatch

Royal Oak 1904

Above photo circa 1904. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Royal Oak 1960

Above photo 5 August 1960, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Former Royal Oak

Above photo 2009 by Oast House Archives Creative Commons Licence. Showing the former "Royal Oak."

Royal Oak sign 1960

Above sign 1960, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Royal Oak sign 1960

Above sign 1960, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Royal Oak sign 1991Royal oak sign 1993

Above sign left, July 1991. Sign right 1993.

Thanks from Brian Curtis

Royal Oak sign

Above sign date unknown.


I am informed that the pub closed, in 2000, and has been converted into a private residence, but the sign still remains.


From the Dover Express, Friday 9 December, 1932.


Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Russ, of Bifrons Lodge, Patrixbourne, who to-day (Friday) celebrate their Diamond Wedding. It was on December 8th, 1872, that Mr. Russ, then 22 years of age, was married to Miss Mary Jane Baldock at Chartham Church. Mrs. Russ, who is a daughter of a former licensee of the “Royal Oak,” Chartham Hatch, is now 79, and both she and her husband enjoy the best of health. Soon after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Russ went to Bekesbourne, where Mr. Russ was employed on the railway until his retirement in 1921, after 51 years’ service. Of their three children, one son and one daughter are still living, and there are four grand-children and one great-grandchild, of whom Mr. and Mrs. Russ are very proud.


Your help is needed here. If you have any information about the above pub or other pubs in the same village or indeed other photographs of this house, open or closed, please email me at the address below. Every email is answered.

Thanks for your co-operation.



BALDOCK Henry 1841-71+ (also farmer age 57 in 1871Census)

BALDOCK Henry 1882+ (age 49 in 1881Census)

BALDOCK Phoebe 1891+ (widow also farmer age 77 in 1891Census)

1901/William Horton

HORTON William 1901-Nov/1913 (also farmer age 53 in 1901Census) Whitstable Times

FOSTER William George Nov/1913+ Whitstable Times


Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald



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