Sort file:- Erith, October, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 17 October, 2021.


Earliest 1854-


Open 2020+

10 West Street (Church Street 1854)


01322 439673

Ship 2006

Above photo 2006 by Dave Patten Creative Commons Licence.


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 Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Monday 4 January 1869.

Man Drowned.

An inquest was held at the "Ship Inn," Erith, on Monday night, on the body of William Hunt, age 21, a labourer, of West Street, Erith, whose body was found in the mud of the Ballast Wharf, Erith, on the afternoon of the 25th, by James Brown, of West Street, Erith.

It appeared deceased had been drinking and was quarrelling, at 11 o'clock the previous night, at the "Ship." The landlord separated him from the man with whom he was quarrelling, and tried to pacify him, when he said he would go and drown himself, and at once left.

He was however, seen asleep on the ground afterwards, and it is conjectured that on waking up, cold and half drunk, he walked into the mud and water, under the impression that he was stepping onto dry land, and thus unintentionally perpetrated the very act which he had a few hours previously threatened to the landlord.

A verdict of "Found drowned was returned.


From the By Luke May, 17 October 2016.

Suspected group of teens attack three men outside pub in Erith brawl.

Ship 2016

The scene of the brawl in West Street, Erith.

The incident happened on Saturday morning.

Two men were taken to hospital on Sunday morning after an attack by up to ten people in Erith.

Police understand one victim, aged 18, had an argument with another male outside The Ship in West Street at around 12.15am.

It quickly escalated and the victim was then attacked by the group.

The victim suffered head injuries and taken to hospital.

Another two victims were injured trying to help the 18-year-old, one of whom also suffered a head injury putting them in hospital.

The suspects, including both males and females, are believed to be in their mid to late teens.

After the attack, they reportedly ran off in the direction of Saint Fidelis Road.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information can call Bexley Borough CID via 101.



WARNER John Sept/1854-59+

ASHBY John Walter to Nov/1862+ Kentish Mercury

FORDHAM John Nov/1862+ Kentish Mercury

DAYCOCK Frederick Charles 1871-74+ (age 46 in 1871Census)

FRY Edward 1882-Dec/90 Maidstone and Kentish Journal

HOBSON Thomas Henry Dec/1890-1903+ Maidstone and Kentish JournalKelly's 1903

RIDOUT Thomas 1913+

DIPPLE Percy L 1922+

KELLY Cecil John 193-38+


Maidstone and Kentish JournalMaidstone and Kentish Journal

Kentish MercuryKentish Mercury

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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