Sort file:- Malling, June, 2023.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 03 June, 2023.


Earliest ????

Rose and Crown

Latest ????

High Street

West Malling

Rose and Crown 1930s

Above photo, circa 1930s, kindly sent by Candy Lovegrove.


Ind Coope & Co Ltd purchased the pub from Budden & Biggs Brewery Ltd by conveyance and assignment dated 23 March 1931. The pub held a full license. At the same time they also purchased the unlicensed Coach House and rooms adjoining.


Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. 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.


Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 27th October 1860.

Malling West.

The brothers of Court Try No. 3,395, of the Ancient Order of Foresters met on Monday last at the "Rose and Crown," to celebrate the expiration of the term of office of brother Joseph Goldsmith and William Dulton, of Court 2,634, Snodland, and present each with a silver medal. Brother W. Hayman in the chair. A substantial repast provided for the occasion was done ample justice to by the brothers. After which the ceremony of presenting the medals took place, brother W. M., Epps, of Course Star, Maidstone, officiating on the occasion. The presentation concluded, Brothers J. Goldsmith and W. Dalton returned thanks.


Maidstone Telegraph, Saturday 11 September 1869.

Licensed Houses.

On the application for the renewal of the licence for the "Rose and Crown," West Malling, the chairman observed that there was a previous conviction for drunkenness.

Superintendent Hulse, in answer to how the house and since been conducted, said he had received a great many complaints of a similar character since the conviction.

The Bench decided to postpone the granting of the renewal till the 27th of of September, in the meantime they would take the matter into consideration.



YOUNG John 1862+

HARMAN John 1874+

ESSEX George 1882+

DUFFILL John 1890-91+ (age 56 in 1891Census) Maidstone and Kentish Journal

CRUTTENDEN Edmond 1901-03+ (age 28 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

HOOKER Jane July/1908+ Kent and Sussex Courier

BATES George E A 1913+

READ William 1918-Feb/1926 Kent and Sussex Courier

READ Jane Feb/1926+ Kent and Sussex Courier

READ Elizabeth Mrs 1930+



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier


Maidstone and Kentish JournalMaidstone and Kentish Journal


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