Sort file:- Gravesend, January, 2024.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 20 January, 2024.


Earliest 1853-

(Name from)

Waterloo Tavern

Open 2023+

55 Wellington Street


01474 363461


Above photo, date unknown.

Waterloo Tavern 1970s

Above photo by Gordon Macklay 1970s, kindly sent by Jason Kemsley.


Above photos, April 2010. Photo taken by Stephen Harris.

Waterloo Tavern 2021

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

Waterloo sign 2019

Above sign left, March 1986. With thanks from Brian Curtis Sign right, 2019, kindly taken and sent by Tom Duff.

Walter Gould 1922

Above photo showing licensee Walter Alfred Gould, circa 1922. Kindly supplied by photo owner Rod Lampon.


I believe this may have reverted back to the "Brewers Arms" and then back to this again, at some time around the 1970s.


Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser, Saturday 19 May 1883.

Leonard West Harris was charged with illegally selling intoxicating liquors.

Mr. C. R. Gramshaw appeared for the defendant.

P.S. Goodwin stated that about 11:45 on Thursday night he went in company with P.C. Watson into the "Waterloo Tavern," and found seated with the quality of drink up on the table.

P.C. Watson corroborated.

Mr. Superintendent Barry said that at 9:40 on the previous Thursday evening the defendant went to the police station and asked for an extension of time, which was, of course refused.

Mr. Gramshaw pleaded that the landlord was given a supper upon the occasion of his birthday, and produced the family Bible, in which was the date of the defendant's birth. He referred to section 30 of the Licensing Act, which provided for a publican entertaining his friends.

Charles Rogers, landlord of the "Anchor and Crown," Gravesend, who was one of the 11 persons found in the clubroom, stated that he was there upon the bonafide invitations of the landlord, and that no money was paid for drink.

Charles Harry Bemley said he was one of the guests invited to supper at Mr Harris's. He did not pay for anything, and he was prepared to swear that no money passed between Mr. Harris and either of the guests.

Mr. Heaton, the uncle of the defendant, dive corroborative evidence.

The Bench considered the case proved and inflicted a fine of 10s. 6d, and costs.

There were also summonses against the persons who were on the premises, but these were withdrawn.




FERGUSON John Patrick 1853+

BARNES George 1855-65+

DAWSON William James 1878+

MATHER Herbert James 1881+ (age 30 in 1881Census)

WELLARD Thomas W 1891+ (age 37 in 1891Census)

DURIE James 1901+ (age 48 in 1901Census)

JOLIFFE T Joliffe 1903-13+ Kelly's 1903

GOULD Walter Alfred 1922+

PRYOR Henry Joseph to 5/Jan/1926 dec'd


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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