Sort file:- Gravesend, March, 2023.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 02 March, 2023.


Earliest ????

Man of Kent

Closed 2012+

30 Wrotham Road


Man of Kent

Photos taken on 1 September, 2012 from by emdjt24.

Man of Kent 2021

Above photo, August 2021, kindly taken and sent by Ian Goodrick.

Man of Kent 2023

Above photo 2023, kindly taken and sent by Ian Goodrick.

Man of Kent sign 1986

Above sign, March 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


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.)

The pub was still open in 2012, but by 2023 had closed, exact year as yet unknown. Local information appreciated.


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This page will be updated as soon as further information is found.


Kentish Independent, Saturday 27 August 1853.

Ann Chandler, a respectable looking woman, housekeeper at the "Man of Kent," was charged with being drunk and disorderly.

Police Constable William White stated that on Saturday night before 12 o'clock, in Harmer Street, he found the prisoner very drunk and disorderly. He cautioned her, but neglecting every warning he took her into custody, and she was then very abusive and violent, so much so that he was compelled to get assistance, and carry her to the police station.

The landlord of the "Man of Kent," her master, made certain excuses for her, to the effect that she had been persuaded by some lodges to take a glass of raw spirits, and that has overcome her.

The Bench fined her 5s.


Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser, Saturday 24 December 1898.

Port wine, 270 dozen. Shipped by W. F. Pullen, "Man of Kent," Wrotham Road, Gravesend.

Xmas Special Prices, 15s. per dozen. Sample bottles 1s. 3d. Delivery free.


I'm still not certain as to when this one actually closed its doors for good, but it's still been looking like a pub since 2012.

Latest news as of August 2021 is that planning permission has been granted to convert into flats.



BUTCHER James 1847+

CALVER James 1855+

CALVER Joseph 1861-62+ (age 50 in 1861Census)

BEARD Alfred John 1874+

AUSTIN Edward 1878-82+ (age 56 in 1881Census)

PEARCEY William James 1891+ (age 59 in 1891Census)

PULLEN W F 1898+

WHITBREAD/WHITEHEAD R Ernest 1901-03 (age 29 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

MORGAN Walter Thomas 1911+ (age 56 in 1911Census)

PARKER William 1913+

MAXFIELD Samuel 1922+

TRACEY E T 1929+

CLARE J C 1988+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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