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Page Updated:- Sunday, 23 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Cobham Inn

Latest 1929

5 High Street

Strood

Cobham Inn 1908

Above photo taken in 1908 also showing the "Old Bridge Tavern."
The light fitting on the left of the photograph marks the start of Rochester Bridge from the Strood side. Both of these buildings are still there today although being used for a completely different purpose. This can be seen from the picture May 2014.

Cobham Inn  postcard 1910

Above postcard, circa 1910.

Cobham Inn 2014

Above image from Google, May 2014.

Cobham Inn sign 1991

Above sign 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

I am informed that the original pub burnt down after an explosion in 1929, and the license was transferred to the "Spotted Cow."

 

Gloucester Citizen 04 January 1929.

INN DESTROYED. FIRE FOLLOWS EXPLOSION.

An explosion caused a fire which destroyed the "Cobham Inn," Strood, near Chatham.

Mr. F. J. Regan, the landlord, who was burned about the head and face, said to a reporter:- "Just before six o'clock when I struck a match to light an oil lamp in the public bar I was blown right over the top of the counter and landed on my face on the floor at the other side. There was a blinding flash of flame and a terrific report. The plate-glass windows of the bar were wrenched out of their frames and blown across the road. I have been told that I scrambled out of the house and then, when the place was a mass of flames, went back among the flames with a bucket of water, but I have no recollection of doing this."

Mr. Reagan said he thought that the explosion was caused by petrol becoming mixed in some way with the paraffin.

 

The premises now appears to be an ebay shop.

 

LICENSEE LIST

JAMES William 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

FISHENDEN James 1841-51+ (age 50 in 1841Census)

Last pub licensee had CROCKFORD Thomas Samuel 1858-62+

KEELER William James 1874+

FOUQUET John Eugene 1881-91+ (age 40 in 1881Census)

REGAN William 1901-03+ (age 56 in 1901Census)

REGAN Francis Joseph 1913-22+

REGAN F L Mr 1929

http://www.pubshistory.com/CobhamInn.shtml

 

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

CensusCensus

 

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