Sort file:- Crayford, March, 2022.

Page Updated:- Monday, 21 March, 2022.


Earliest ????

Duke of Wellington

Closed Sept 2018

92 London Road


Duke of Wellington 1900

Above postcard, circa 1900, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Duke of Wellington 2006

Above photo 2006, by Steve Thoroughgood.

Duke of Wellington 2009

Above Google image, September 2009.

Duke of Wellington 2012

Above Google image, June 2012.

Duke of Wellington 2014

Above photo, 8 August 2014, kindly sent by Philip Dymott.

Duke of Wellington sign 1986

Above sign, November 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


From the By Alan Woods, Tuesday 4 December 2012

Crayford pub plagued with drugs and fights handed second chance.

Duke of Wellington 2012

A TROUBLESOME Crayford pub plagued with drugs and fights has been handed a second chance after trading standards applied to have its license revoked.

The "Duke of Wellington" pub, in London Road, was also found to stay open until 4am one Sunday morning when it was due to shut at midnight.

Although the pub has broken several licensing conditions, Bexley councillors sitting on the licensing sub-committee decided the arrival of an experienced premises supervisor could save it from an alcohol ban.

The pub first appeared on the police radar last year when they received a complaint it was still open four hours after closing time.

On May 13 this year, police found two people had been injured by glass when they were called to a fight at 12:45am, 45-minutes after the pub was due to shut.

A visit by police and the licensing agency on September 28 found “people screaming and shouting” and at least 15 revellers in the pub garden drinking and “behaving in a noisy boisterous fashion.”

In the decision notice, councillors who debated the decision explained: “Class A drugs were found on one of the persons in the garden as well as several small empty bags commonly associated with cocaine.

“Empty nitrous oxide canisters were also found in the garden.

“The premises supervisor’s attitude to the fact members of the public were in the pub garden making noise was deplorable. He was, at the very least, condoning an environment where persons could behave in an unacceptable manner.”

The committee concluded behaviour at the pub has improved in the past seven weeks and a new experienced premises supervisor was appointed three weeks ago.

In a list of 20 conditions imposed by councillors, it was stated a CCTV system must operate inside and outside the pub and no alcohol can be served unless this is functional.

The premises license holder must also hold a meeting with nearby homeowners every six months and no alcohol can be served unless both the premises supervisor and personal licence holder are on duty.

The pub offered no comment following the decision.


I am informed by James Miller the following information in March 2019:-  The building has been converted into flats, the original building has been retained and flats extended into the car park. The builders seem to have done a good job. The flats are now up for sale from 280,000 to 300,000.



KING Frederick 1861+ (age 33 in 1861Census)

SCENLING Alexander 1871-74+ (age 35 in 1871Census)

McINTOSH/MACINTOSH Hugh 1881-July/92 (age 51 in 1881Census)

GLEED William 1901-03+ (age 41 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

PYETT Edward Alfred 1913+

PYETT Henry Oliver 1918-38+

HART J 1988-90


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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