Sort file:- Chatham, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 06 August, 2021.


Earliest 2013

(Name from)


Closed 17 Oct 2016

7 Brook Street



Above photo, date unknown.

Churchills 2008

Above Google image, October 2008.

Churchill's 2013

Above photo 2013 by Chris Whippet, Creative Commons Licence.

Former Churchills 2019

Above Google image, May 2019.


I have information that this building changed name from the "Army and Navy." Date of change unknown possibly 2009.

I am also informed that it also had a transition stage and went under the name of the "Brook Bar."

The pub was certainly open in 2016, but its licence was revoked on 17 October 2016 after a stabbing outside the premises.

Recent information in 2018 suggests that the bar has been ripped out with a view to converting it into flats.


I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.


From the  By Jenni Horn, 30 September 2016.

Churchills pub in Chatham remains closed after street brawl in The Brook.

A pub has been forced to close for a month after a street brawl which left one man with a stab wound and another fighting for his life.

Police have called for Churchills in Chatham to have its licence removed following the incident early last Thursday.

A full review will take place in 28 days but until then the pub's doors must remain closed.

Emergency services were called at 2.20am on Thursday, September 22, to a report of a disturbance involving a number of people outside the pub on the corner of The Brook and Whiffen’s Avenue.

It is thought the pub had closed about 15 minutes earlier.

Churchills 2016

One man, aged 28, was stabbed in the leg and bleeding heavily.

As exclusively reported by the Medway Messenger, he was helped by a witness who tried to stem the blood with his belt.

The good samaritan, who did not want to be named, was told he had saved the young’s man life. The victim was admitted to Medway hospital but he has since been discharged.

A second man, aged 69, was also hurt and remains in a critical condition in a London hospital.

Just hours after the incident, police contacted Medway Council calling for an urgent review of the premises licence. Officers requested a suspension of the licence pending a full review hearing.

A meeting was held on Monday but the press and public were excluded.

The agenda stated:- “In the opinion of Kent Police the premises are associated with serious crime, serious disorder, or both”.

Medway Council has agreed to suspend the licence for 28 days until a full hearing.

A spokesman said:- "The panel has listened carefully to the evidence given and was of the view that the licensing objectives had not been met owing to a lack of licensed management and that suspension of the licence, pending a full review within 28 days, was the appropriate decision."

A notice was on the pub door at the weekend.

The pub has been closed since the stabbing. Staff posted on the pub’s Facebook page on Friday that they would not be open because they were “helping the police with their investigations” and a similar notice has been placed on the pub door.

Five people have been charged in connection with the incident. Four have already appeared in court and been remanded in custody until a crown court hearing. Another will appear before magistrates on October 11.


From the  30 September 2016.

Churchill's cordoned off in Chatham after stabbing.

Chatham town centre has been closed after a man receives stab wounds and two others were attacked.

Five people have been arrested after a man was stabbed in a brawl police and paramedics were called to reports of a disturbance in the Brook early this morning.

One man receives stab wounds and two others were also attacked.

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of assault.

One person has been arrested for a public order offence.



McLEOLD Michael 2013+


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