Page Updated:- Thursday, 12 January, 2023.


Earliest 1832-

Seven Stars

Open 2020+

400 High Street

Foot's Cray

020 8309 9463

Seven Stars 1900

Above photo, circa 1900, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Seven Stars 1910

Above photo circa 1910.

Seven Stars 1937

Above photo circa 1937, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Seven Stars 1950

Above postcard circa 1950, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Seven Stars 1952

Above photo 1952. Creative Commons Licence.

Seven Stars 2006

Above photo 2006, by Steve Thoroughgood.

Seven Stars 2006

Above photo 2006 by Dave Patten Creative Commons Licence.

Seven Stars sign 1985

Above sign, 1985.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


This was an important staging inn on the main road between London and Maidstone.


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.


From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, 21 September 1861.


At the petty sessions, before Vicecount Sydney, chairman, and R. W. Burens, J. Chapman, and Westers Wood, Esq.

Lorissa Plowman was charged with stealing a half pint of rum, and a small quantity of gin, value 1s. 6d., the property of Mr. Attree, of the "Seven Stars Inn," Footscray. The prisoner was employed in the house, and her master being ill, Mrs. Attree occasionally entrusted her with the care of the bar, when she managed to extract the spirits.

She pleaded guilty, and in extenuation that she was induced to take the spirits by a woman who was staying in the house.

One month's hard labour.


From the By Robin Cottle, 1 May 2013.

Campaign to save historic Sidcup pub relaunched.

The oldest pub in Sidcup could be about to change hands after an offer to buy it was accepted.

The Seven Stars, in Foots Cray High Street, is 600 years old but has been under threat since its managing company Punch Taverns put the Grade II listed building up for sale in May 2011.

A campaign group was initially set up by concerned locals in February as a potential buyer prepared to apply for planning permission to transform it in to a residential home.

They pulled out but a new couple have had an offer accepted, although Punch Taverns said it is still on the market and has not been sold yet.

Landlord Michael Stokes, 54, bought the pub with his 47-year-old wife Gillian in 1998 before selling it to Punch Taverns four years later.

The couple live above the historic pub with their three children, Haydn, 15 Lauren, 17 and 22-year-old Zoe.

Another iconic pub in the area, The Black Horse in Sidcup High Street, was closed down in 2011 to make way for a Morrisons and Travelodge.

Last week Hillingdon Developments applied for planning permission to alter the pub’s historic facade.

The pub holds regular folk music nights. The next one is on Saturday, May 11. Visit for more details.



EDMUNDS Thomas 1832-51+ (also tallow chandler age 70 in 1851Census) Pigot's Directory 1832-34

MORGAN John 1858+

ATTREE Eardley 1861+ (age 32 in 1861Census)

WILSON W Martin 1891+ (age 66 in 1891Census)

THWAITES William 1901+ (age 42 in 1901Census)

ELDRIDGE George 1903+ Kelly's 1903

Last pub licensee had PACKMAN George 1911+ (age 44 in 1911Census)

COPE Alfred 1913+

GUTHRIE Elizabeth M Mrs 1918+

SIMMONDS William G 1922+

SIMMONDS William F 1930+

BUEHLER Jessie Mrs 1938+

STOKES Michael 1998-2002+


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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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