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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Royal Oak

Open 2020+

High Street

Green Street Green

01689 852519

https://www.vintageinn.co.uk/theroyaloakorpington

https://whatpub.com/royal-oak

Royal Oak

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Linda Lowe.

Royal Oak 1907

Above postcard, 1907 showing the original "Royal Oak" on the right, and the "Rose and Crown" on the left.

Rose and Crown sign 1910

Above photo, circa 1910, kindly sent by Linda Lowe. Showing the "Royal Oak" on the centre right of the picture and the sign of the "Rose and Crown."

Royal Oak 2008

Above photo 2008 by Stacey Harris Creative Commons Licence.

Original Royal Oak 2019

Above Google image June 2019. Showing the original "Royal Oak" now the Bombay Indian Restaurant, and the new "Royal Oak" the building on the right.

Royal Oak sign 1992

Above sign, July 1992.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

Bromley & District Times, Friday 25 June 1897.

The Royal Oak. Green Street Green, Farnborough.

Proprietor J. Cope.

J. C. having again resumed his old position as host, for 16 years, and vacated for six months only, will be glad to give a hearty welcome to old friends.

A good draw-up for riders, drivers and cyclists.

Liquors of the Best Brewings, and a Snack of something to eat always ready.

Good Cheer, Cordial Reception and Right Quality.

 

From the Kent & Sussex Courier, South East, England 30/06/1939

FATAL CRASH ON FLIMWELL ROAD

Elizabeth Walmesley, of The "Royal Oak," Green Street Green. The driver of the car involved, Mr. Jack Relph, of 35, Church Street, London, 5.E.12, told the Coroner (Mr. J. H. Soady) that the car was a Morris 18 saloon. He had been driving since 1929, Mrs. Walmesley and recommended that she be conveyed to Pembury Hospital. Before leaving Hawkhurst she was given dressings. She was unconscious. Dr. William MacFadyen, of Pembury, said that Mrs. Walmesley was still unconscious when she arrived. Joseph Walmesley, of The "Royal Oak," Green Street Green, said his wife was 54 years age. She left home on Tuesday morning about 11.30. She had been out with Mr. Fulcher on a few occasions before. Mr. Charles William Ash, of The "Queen Head," Green Street, up Mrs. Walmesley, Mrs. Ash and Mrs. Austin, daughter of Mrs. Ash at Green Street Green. They were going to Hastings along the London Road through Flimwell. The accident occurred about 2 p.m. He approached the Flimwell cross roads, and as there was no, with Mr. Walmesley and Mr. Ash. Sympathy was also expressed by the Coroner and Mr Bull.

 

I am told by Roger Smoothy that there has been two pubs with this name over time at roughly the same location. The first one had to be demolished when the A21 Farnborough bypass was built in the late 1920s. The new building was erected roughly in the same location but slightly further away from the road between Cudham Lane North and the A21 Farnborough Way. Actually further research shows that not to be correct, the old building is still there and is now operating as an Indian Restaurant called "Bombay."

 

LICENSEE LIST

BARKER Tom 1882-98+

COPE J 1897-98+

BARRETT Archibald 1920s? Last pub licensee hadNext pub licensee had?

 

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