Sort file:- Rochester, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 01 August, 2021.


Earliest 1828-

Hare and Hounds

Closed 1980s

340 High Street (St Margaret's Bank 1847)


Hare and Hounds 1961

Above photo, 1961.

Hare and Hounds 1978

Above photo 1978, from by Ben Levick.

Former hare and Hounds

Photos taken on 28 February, 2013 from by Dave Dunmall.


From an email received, 27 January, 2017.

My Grandma tells me that my Grandad (William Hooper Ranger Heard) was born in the pub on July 24, 1921. Family knowledge says that that the pub was owned by his Grandma (Jannette Margaret Ranger - name/spelling to be confirmed). His mother's name was Theresa Sarah Maud Ranger.

According to your web page (and others I've seen) the Licensees around that time was Henry Drummond 1918 and Corrie Harriet Drummond 1922 which doesn't tie up with the Ranger family - unless they ran it for them?

Susanna Aiano.


Hare and Hounds certificate 1871

Above Comical Fellows certificate which says the following:- Held at the Hare and Hounds, Rochester. This is to certify that Rob Neal was made a Grand Master of Comical Fellows in this Lodge i=on the 15rg day of August 1871.

Kindly sent by David Hiscock.


This pub is one in the list of my "Project 2014."

As such I have found a picture of the pub, but to date have no other information. 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.



COWELL Jeremiah 1824+

MATTHEWS James 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

BARNES George 1832-47+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

WEEKS James 1858+

LUCY James Frederick 1862+

DADD Richard William to 23/Dec/1862 Out-of-Business

LUCY James Frederick 1870-74+

ROSE Richard George William Thomas 1885+

ROSE G R 1891+

SPICE James W G 1903+ Kelly's 1903

COOPER John 1911-13+

DRUMMOND Henry 1918+

DRUMMOND Corrie Harriet Mrs 1922+

ENFIELD Alfred H 1930-38+

PIKE Edward James to 1941 dec'd ("Horse and Hounds")

WILKINS Donald & Vera 1960’s


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:-