Page Updated:- Sunday, 15 October, 2023.


Earliest 1770-

Rose and Crown

Latest 1950s

Market Place / High Street

New Romney

Former Rose and Crown 2019

Above photo circa 2019, taken from accessed March 2021.


Only one instance of this found so far and I don't believe there is a connection between this and the "Rose and Crown" addressed as Swamp Road, Old Romney. I believe this ceased as a public house in 1782 after the then owner, Thomas Law decided to sell the contents. It is not yet known whether he was the licensee.

The web site suggests this finally closed in the 1950s, and was address in the High Street and is now (2021) the Fish & Peri and Aboyne Steak House.


From familysearch website, image number 508 on filmstrip 1886066.

Will of Thomas Newman.

The will of Thomas Newman, butcher of Seaford East Sussex, who died in 1770.

Thomas Newman left it to his son John Newman who was an infant at the time. His wife, Jenny, was pregnant and there were instructions that the new baby should share the inheritance.

 It appears to say that Thomas had a half-share in the house that was then in the occupancy of Thomas Ellis.


From the Kentish Gazette, 16th October 1770.

Rose & Crown, Market Place.

‘TO BE LET, And entered upon immediately, THAT good old accustomed Inn, known by the name of the Rose and Crown, situate near the Market-place in New Romney, having a good Brew-house, Cellars, and utensils proper for the Brewing Trade, with seven Acres of good Meadow Land.’


Kentish Gazette, 6th April 1782.

An auction sale was held ‘At the Dwelling house of Mr. Thomas Law, Late Rose and Crown Inn, New Romney’. The sale included ‘all sorts of utensils in the Public Way; an exceeding good Copper, about 130 Gallons, with new Grates thereto; an exceeding good Mash Tub, about 54 Bushels, and all Conveniences in the Brewing Business…’



ELLIS Thomas 1770+


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