Sort file:- Charlton, November, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 14 November, 2021.


Earliest 1881-

Royal Oak

Open 2021+

54 Charlton Lane


Royal Oak 1930s

Above photo 1930s.

Royal Oak

Above photo date unknown.

Royal Oak

Above photo, date unknown.

Royal Oak match day

Above photo showing match day, date unknown.

Royal Oak

Above photo, date unknown.

Royal Oak artists impression

Artists impression of new look for 2021.

Royal Oak 2021

Above photo 2021.


In the 1930s it was part of the Beasley's Brewery tied houses. It's telephone number at the time was given as Greenwich 0355 and it was located just one minute from the football ground and at the time was advertising for the supporters to drop in either before of after the games.


From the 5th February 2021 By Jamie Bennett-Ness.

Father and son save famous Charlton pub from becoming flats.

A treasured Charlton pub has been saved from becoming another block of flats after a local son and father combo have fought to continue its legacy in the middle of the pandemic.

Just 200 yards away from the Valley, The Royal Oak has been a staple of Charlton Athletic match days for years, but with no football fans or even customers for over a year, the local faced demolition.

So Bexleyheath residents Kevin Latta and father Robert decided to step in and rescue the pub on Charlton Lane in an "instinctual decision" to keep the venue alive.

Kevin and Robert Latta 2021

New pub owners Kevin and Robert Latta.

Kevin, 36, said he remembered going to watch Charlton play since he was a kid, and always went, then drank, at the pub before and after games.

The pub and restaurant owner acted quickly, agreeing a deal with the landlords and now the 'over the moon' duo have officially taken on the lease to carry on the pub's good name

The Royal Oak is now undergoing a complete refurbishment, with walls, floors and ceilings being ripped out, lights refitted, garden redesigned and even a new menu brought in.

Royal Oak inside

The Royal Oak - before the refurbishment.

Kevin said the pub has always relied heavily on football fans to make ends meet, one of the reasons it actually shut down in 2020, so for the first time the pub's kitchen will be producing "quirky, niche food" for local diners.

"There's barely anywhere to eat around here, so it's an absolute no-brainer," he explained.

"There are just three pubs in the area, and one has already closed during the lockdowns, so I couldn't let another go.

"Our plan is to let the local community know we're here, get them onside and let them know what we're not offering."

This will help the site survive without the regular flux of football fans, at least until they are allowed to return in force.

Royal Oak inside

The Royal Oak - before the refurbishment.

Kevin revealed he had even been in touch with the club, who had invited him to visit their museum inside The Valley and take his pick of spare memorabilia to decorate the pub.

Now, the 36-year-old says they have their heads down working on the refurb, which should be mostly complete by the end of the month.

"We're getting by at the moment, and just looking forward to being ready for Boris to give us the go-ahead!"

Royal Oak inside 2021

Above photo showing inside 2021.



PILGRIN H A to May/1881 Kentish Mercury

RICHARDSON G May/1881+ Kentish Mercury

NANSON Robert to Feb/1894 Woolwich Gazette

PAYNE Herbert Feb/1894+ Woolwich Gazette

HENDER Walter E 1930s+

LATTA Kevin & Robert 2021+


Kentish MercuryKentish Mercury

Woolwich GazetteWoolwich Gazette


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