Page Updated:- Thursday, 30 December, 2021.


Earliest 1830-


Closed 2019

Green Street Green Road

Green Street Green

01474 702279


Above photo, date unknown.

Ship 2017

Above photo, kindly taken and sent by Ian Goodrick, August 2017.

Ship sign 1994

Above sign May 1994.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


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Thanks for your co-operation.


I am informed that the original building was Tudor in origin, but unfortunately burnt down, and rebuilt, dates as yet unknown.


From the Maidstone Gazette and West Kent Courier, 23 March 1830.

Horse Stealing.

Richard Christmas, 29, labourer, for stealing a gelding, the property of Ambrose Lettis.

This prisoner remained in gaol from the last Assizes, prosecutors name having been laid in the indictment as "Letter" by a mistake.

Mr. Erpinanse was Counsel for the prosecution.

Ambrose Lettis lived at Frindsbury. On the 30th September he missed a black gelding, and afterwards saw it at Mr. Okill's, at Dartford. It's been turned out on Hoo Common.

Harriet Hayes lived at the "Ship," Green Street Green. On the morning of the 30th, at 6 o'clock, prisoner came to the house for the black horse, which he put up, and came again at 8 in the evening. He had altered his dress, hat, waistcoat, and trousers.

Jon Jones, landlord of the "Ship," saw prisoner in the evening; he asked if a man had not left the horse there in the morning, and said, that the man had sent him to see how it got on. Witness called last witness, and asked her if she had seen the man before. She said, he was the man who left the horse in the morning; that made witness suspect he had stole it. Prisoner said, "I think the man told me to bring the horse home at Dartford." He also said, that the man had been at the "Eight Bells" all day. Witness then went for Okill.

Cross examined by Mr. Dunbar:- Witness did not see the man in the morning.

William Lucas Pearce, High Constable of Dartford, proved the distance from Hoo Common to Green Street Green, to be between 14 and 15 miles.

Death. Recorded.


William Edward Turner 1931

Above photo showing licensee William Edwin Turner in South Africa circa 1931. Kindly sent by Mike Shipton.


I am informed that of August 2018 the pub was under sale for an asking price of 70,000. Latest news is that it closed in 2019, probably another casualty of covid.



JONES John 1830+

LUDLOW John 1858+

TREADWELL John 1862+

GARDNER/GARDINER Thomas 1874-76+ Next pub licensee had

LAWRENCE George 1881-82+ (age 48 in 1841Census)

WALLACE Frederick 1891+

TONG Josiah 1903+ Kelly's 1903

REYNOLDS George Spencer 1913-18+

ELLIS Edwin William 1922-30+

TURNER Harry 1934-38+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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