Sort file:- Chatham, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 06 August, 2021.


Earliest 1854-

Fox and Hounds

Latest 1988+

(Name to)

138 Ordnance Street (134 Front Row 1891Census)(65 in 1861Census)



The pub has also been referred to in the census of 1891 as the "New Fox and Hounds" which would indicate another pub predating this one, the "Old Fox and Hounds" being addressed at 3 Perry Street. However, Perry Street and Ordnance Street join each other where the "Fox" is now.

The Licensing Directory of 1872 says the premises was operating under a Full License and was owned by Mary Elizabeth Lock Beveridge of Ramsgate.


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 13 June 1854.

Public house and beer house information.

The following publicans and beer sellers, at Chatham, were charged, at the instances of Superintendent Everist, with keeping their houses open for the sale of beer after the legal hour of 11 o'clock at night.


Thomas Pound of the "New Fox and Hounds," Ordnance Place, each fined 20s. and 12s. costs;



South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 17 January 1865.

To be Let, with immediate possession, the "Queens Arms Inn," situated on the Esplanade, near the bridge, Rochester.

The upstairs rooms commands a fine view of the River Medway and the surrounding Country. Rent low; coming in about 180.

For further particulars apply to Mr. John Terry, "New Fox and Hounds Inn," Ordnance Place, Chatham.


Chatham News, Saturday 27 August 1870.

Ill Treating A Goat.

Edward Jackman pleaded guilty, on the information of Mr. Murphy, inspector to the Branch Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to ill-treating a goat at Chatham, on the 19th of July.

Fined 5s., and 8s. costs.

John Bennett, son of the landlord of the "New Fox and Hounds," Ordnance Place, Chatham, was also charged by Mr. Murphy with ill-treating a goat on the 10th of August.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

Mr. Murphy explained the nature of the cruelty used towards the animal, which was caused by a certain operation being performed by which it was stated, the goat suffered great agony. The goat was the same for which last defendant has been fined, and purchased by the present defendant.

The case was adjourned for the evidence of a veterinary surgeon.


Chatham News, Saturday 22 August 1891.

On Saturday last Mr. George Pound's annual outing was celebrated, the start being made at 7:45 a.m. from the "New Fox and Hounds," Ordnance place, in a four horse break belong to Mr. James Kent, which was engaged to convey the party numbering about 25 to Tonbridge; the route being by way of Snodland, making a short stay for refreshments at the "Bull." Town Malling was next reached, and another halt was made at the "George Inn." Starting again for Hadlow, a stoppage was made at the "Greyhound," and the party reached the place of destination, the "Foresters Arms," Tonbridge, at 12 o'clock. The hostess, Mrs. Marsh catered for the party in her usual style, the spread being simply "up-to-date." Mr. Gilkes, of Chatham, accompanied the party, and gave selection on his cornet. During a little conviviality, songs were given by Messrs Redman,, J. Wooley, George Horsham, H. Medhurst, and G. Wraith. The return journey was by way of Wateringbury and Maidstone arriving at the "New Fox and Hounds," Ordnance place, at 10:30, all being fully satisfied with the days excursion. Too much praise cannot be given to "whip" George Smith for the masterly manner in which the "handled" the four fiery steeds.



POUND Thomas 1854-58+ "New Fox & Hounds", Front Row, Ordnance Place) Chatham News

BENNETT George 1870-72+ Licensing Records 1872 (New Fox and Hounds)

POUND John Thomas 1872+ Licensing Records 1872

COPPIN Joseph 1874+

POUND George 1881-91+ (age 31 in 1881Census)

POUND Sarah A 1903-38+ Kelly's 1903

NISBIT Thomas & Co 1988+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872


Chatham NewsChatham News


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