Sort file:- Dartford, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 13 August, 2021.


Earliest 1707-

Black Boy

Demolished 1966

26 High Street


Dartford pubs drawing 1798

Above engraving 1798, showing what I believe to be the following signs and building attached:- (Red) "Bull's Head," (Yellow) "Black Boy," (Torquoise) "Royal Exchange," (Orange) "New Inn," "Dark Blue) "White Hart," (Pink) "Crown," (Green) "Kentish Arms."

Dartford pubs 1798

King's Head 1900

Above postcard circa 1900, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. The "Black Boy" is shown extreme left.

Black Boy

Above postcard possibly showing the "Black Boy" left.

Black Boy 1902

Above photo 1902, taken during Edward VII's coronation. Kindly sent by Michael Norman.

Black Boy 1912

Above postcard, circa 1912, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Above postcard, showing the "King's Head" (right), "Bull's Head" (left) and "Black Boy" (left), date unknown.

Black Boy 1950

Above postcard, circa 1950, kindly sent by Michael Norman.

Black Boy 1960

Above photo, circa 1960, also showing the "Bull's Head." Kindly sent by Michael Norman.

Black Boy

Above photo date unknown, the pub was probably a Style and Winch tied house.


In 1729 Workhouse Trustees met here.

This was a tied "Fleet Brewery" pub in 1865 when the brewery was put up for auction.

I have been informed that the pub was demolished in 1966 shortly after closure, and today (2016) the site is occupied by a charity shop.

See Dartford Map 1905.


Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.



MESSENGER Charles 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

HODGSKIN Charles 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

NORWOOD Richard 1840+

MESSENGER Henry 1851+ (age 24 in 1851Census)

TREADWELL Richard 1858+

MUNN James 1861-62+ (age 43 in 1861Census)

WEBB Richard to Dec/1866

MUNN Mary Ann Dec/1866+

ALDWORTH Thomas 1868+

SHARP William 1874+

GOLDING Thomas William 1881-82+ (age 26 in 1881Census)

DIAMOND Thomas Henry 1891+

EVANS John 1901-03+ (age 47 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

VARVELL George 1913-48 dec'd

PROSSER Bernard 1962+


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-