Sort file:- Faversham, May, 2022.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 15 May, 2022.


Earliest 1861-

Royal William

Latest 2003

57 St Mary's Road


Royal William 1976

Above photo, 1976, kindly sent by Bob Le-Roi.

Royal William 2012

Above photo 2012 kindly sent by Colin Haggart.

Royal William sign 1991

Above sign, April 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


Traced back to 1861 so far the pub closed about 1994 and was purchased by Barry Hunt in 1996, who converted it into a private dwelling with an attached ground floor one bedroom flat with his architect's office over (in what was the function room).

Barry goes on to tell me that whilst open it catered for the likes of Jasper Carrot, Gordon Giltrap (who named an instrumental piece of music after the pub). Richard Digence, Jim Davison and Ian Banks (author) it was his local as he lived in the next street St John's Road before his fame.


I have just added the pubs of Faversham after a visit to the hop festival in 2012.

I will be adding further information as time allows, but with my site getting ever larger, time spent on each pub is being watered down unfortunately. Your information, photos, old or new and licensee names and dates is much appreciated.



SPILLETT Thomas 1861+ (also sawyer age 45 in 1861Census)

HILLS Edwin 1871-88+ (age 33 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1874Post Office Directory 1882Swinock's Faversham Directory

The Hills and Ellis families were related

ELLIS Charles 1891+ (age 39 in 1891Census)

By 1901, Charles Ellis and family are at the Queens Head, Salehurst, Sussex

RENGGER Charles C 1903+ Kelly's 1903

LARKIN Walter 1908-22+ Guide to Faversham 1908Kelly's 1913Post Office Directory 1913Post Office Directory 1922

WASH William H 1926-38+ Post Office Directory 1930Post Office Directory 1938

GIRVAN Thomas & Helen 1973-83

WIGGINS David 1983-89+



Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Swinock's Faversham DirectorySwinock's Faversham Directory 1888

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Guide to Faversham 1908Guide to Faversham 1908

Kelly's 1913From the Kelly's Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938


If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-