Sort file:- Strood, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest ????

Prince of Wales

Open 2020+

9 High Street


01634 711797

Prince of Wales 1901

Above photo, circa 1901.

Prince of Wales outing 1930

The wording in the above newspaper cutting says the following:- "The annual outing to the seaside or some other pleasant spot was the highlight of the summer months years ago.

One occasion is recalled by Mrs. Ellen Hilton, 197 Wayfield Road, Chatham, with her picture of a group of ladies outside the "prince of Wales," Rochester.

I think the picture was taken in the twenties" said Mrs. Hilton, whose mother is sitting in the window wearing the tall hat. Further research says this was taken between 1826 and 1933.

Prince of Wales

Above postcard, date unknown.

Prince of Wales 2011

Above photo date 2011, from by Ben Levick.


I have reference to another "Prince of Wales" in Canal Road, and another "Prince of Wales" addressed at Stonehorse Lane. At present I don't know whether there is any connection between them.

When Wisdom was licensee of the pub in 1901 it incorporated the Railway Restaurant.

From a review by Steve C in June 2011:- "The "Prince of Wales" is a long and thin pub that has a bar in the middle of the right hand wall. At the front of the pub there is a dartboard, plasma screen and fruit machine and at the rear there is a pool table, jukebox and quiz machine. Only standard draught products are available here and I received a decent pint of Guinness from the polite woman that was manning the bar. There is live music every Saturday night and poker every Wednesday from 19:30. There was some background music playing during my visit on Saturday afternoon, but there was little atmosphere as there were only eight other customers and three of them were under ten years old.

I would imagine that this pub is better in the evening, but I didn't see anything that would have me rushing back again as there are far better pubs a stones throw away."



ASHTON Charles Frederick 1881+ Next pub licensee had (age 30 in 1851Census)

WISDOM Alfred 1901 (widower also restaurant keeper age 63 in 1901Census)

NEWBERY Henry 1918+

DELAHAYE Albert Charles 1922+

WATT John W 1926-33

GIBBS William 1938+




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