Page Updated:- Tuesday, 24 May, 2022.


Earliest 1851-

Eardley Arms

Open 2015+

44 (57) Woolwich Road / Lessness Heath



Eardley Arms 1910

Above photo 1910.

Eardley Arms 1930s

Eardley Arms 1930s.

Eardley 2006

Above photo, 2006 by Steve Thoroughgood.

Eardley Arms 2010

Above photo 2010.

Eardley Arms 2018

Above Google image May 2018.

Eardley Arms sign 2018

Above sign 2018.


Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser, Saturday 23 September 1865.

Petty Sessions, Sept. 16th.

Mr. Gibson applied for Mr. W. J. Seabrook, of the "Prince of Wales," Lessness-heath. Mr. Hughes opposed, on behalf of Mr. Hammond, of the "Eardley Arms," whose house is directly opposite.

All the above applications were refused.


From the 11 11 November 2010

Belvedere landlords escape license review after drugs bust

A licensing review launched after stashed drugs were found in pub toilets has been scrapped after the landlords put in place the extra controls demanded by police.

Bosses at the "Eardley Arms," in Woolwich Road, Belvedere, were facing a licence review after police raided the pub and arrested three patrons on suspicion of cannabis possession and a woman for cocaine possession.

But the license hearing, which was due to take place before Bexley council's licensing committee on Wednesday, was halted after the landlords brought in the extra demands made by police.

These include installing CCTV which should be in good working order at all times, staff training on responsible sale of alcohol, and special dugs awareness training for the premises supervisor and staff checking the toilets a minimum of every two hours.

This comes after police raided the pub in front of around 30 customers on September 24 at approximately 7pm.


Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.


In the 1930s it was part of the Beasley's Brewery tied houses.



BATTY John 1851+ (age 35 in 1851Census)

FLICKER Ann B 1861+ (widow age 62 in 1861Census)

HAZEL John to Jan/1864 Gravesend Reporter (Lord Eardley)

HAMMOND Harvey Jan/1864-65+ Gravesend Reporter

COLLISSON George 1881+ (age 56 in 1881Census)

CHARLOTTE Mr July/1892+ (Lord Eardley Maidstone and Kentish Journal)

PAYNE Frederick 1903+ Kelly's 1903 (Lord Eardley)

PAYNE Augusta A H Mrs 1913-22+

BALL William John 1930+

DUNJEY Tom Key 1938+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


Maidstone and Kentish JournalMaidstone and Kentish Journal

Gravesend ReporterGravesend Reporter


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