Sort file:- Sevenoaks, March, 2022.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 06 March, 2022.


Earliest 1841-

Royal Oak Tap

Closed 1955+

High Street


Royal Oak Tap 2010

Above photo 2010 by N Chadwick Creative Commons Licence.

Royal Oak Tap sign 1993

Above sign, June 1993.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


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.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Monday 21 October 1867.

Robbery from the Person at Sevenoaks.

Frederick George Green, 18, described as a labourer, was charged with stealing a silver watch, the property of Henry Smith, from his person, at Sevenoaks, on the 20th July.

Mr. Forbes Moses prosecuted.

It appeared that on the day in question there was a Temperance fete at Knole Paddock, Sevenoaks. The prosecutor, who lives at the "Royal Oak Tap," Sevenoaks, was in a crowd at the fete when he felt someone at his pocket, and caught the prisoner with his hands there. He collared him, and someone from behind the prisoner picked up his watch, which had been snapped asunder at the bow.

On the prisoner being arrested he at first refused to give his name, and in his possession was found a peculiar pair of scissors, which seems adapted for separating a watch from its guard.

Prisoner made no defence, and the jury found him guilty, and he was sentenced to six months' hard labour.



READER Joseph 1841-51+ (age 42 in 1851Census)

POOLE John 1858-61+ (age 54 in 1861Census)

SMITH Jane 1871+ (widow age 37 in 1871Census)

SMITH Mary 1881+ (widow age 47 in 1881Census)

QUICKENDEN Robert 1891+

CAMPION John 1891+ (Livery Stable Keeper & Groom age 57 in 1891Census)

TOKELEY Frederick 1903+ Kelly's 1903

WHITBREAD James 1911-13+ (age 47in 1911Census)

HARRIS P F to 4/Mar/1955 dec'd (age 62 in 1955)


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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