Sort file:- Chatham, April, 2019.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 14 April, 2019.


Earliest 1872-

Prince of Wales

Open 2019+

1-3 Railway Street


01634 829190

Prince of Wales 2014 Prince of Wales sign 2013Prince of Wales sign 2014

Above photos by Roy Moore, 13 June 2014. Sign right, 2013.


The Licensing Records of 1872 stated the premises held a Beer License and was known as the "Prince of Wales Restaurant" and was owned by Jane Grover of new Road, Chatham.

Also listed as number 2.


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

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.


From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 15 July 1874.

Chatham. Fatal Fire.

Shortly before 1 o'clock on Sunday morning a destructive fire broke out on the premises of the "Prince of Wales Restaurant," kept by Mr. Wisdom, situate in Railway Street, Chatham.

The inmates had not long retired to rest when the alarm was given, and so rapid was the spread of the flames that they escaped with considerable difficulty. The Chatham Fire Brigade was soon upon the spot, their valuable aid being supplemented by a large body of County Police, amongst whom we noticed Superintendent Coppinger, Inspector Baker, Sergeant Pope, and I.C. Wood; members of the Metropolitan Police Force, from Chatham dockyard, and several of the Rochester Fire Brigade, were also present.

The great force of water thrown upon the building soon brought the flaming mass under control, and all danger of its spreading further was considered past at about 4 o'clock, but the hose continue to be played at intervals during the whole of the day.

After fire have been got under control, a young man named Hook, in the employ of Mr. J. Edwards, grocer, High Street, was in the burning building, endeavouring to render some assistance, when part of the brickwork fell in, crushing him to death in the burning debris.

The inquest was held on Monday afternoon, when a verdict of accidental death was recorded.



WISDOM George 1872-82+ (age 48 in 1881Census) Licensing Records 1872

STAFFORD Thomas 1891+

EVANS Edwin 1891+ (age 45 in 1891Census)

BRADFORD Harry 1930+

MEADOWS Sidney 1938+


Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872



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