Public Houses of Greenstreet
In the nineteenth century and turn of the twentieth century there were at least three public houses locally that have since disappeared and several "beer retailers". This latter category appears to have included private homes in which beer was sold in the 'front room' as a way of making ends meet - often hosted by widows.
Working from the Faversham direction (east) to Sittingbourne direction (west) along London Road:-
Dover Castle - thriving today as the principal public house today and throughout our local history (south side of London Road)
Teynham Arms - demolished and now the site of a fish and chip shop (north side)
Rose Inn - first drawn to our attention through census data - we couldn't immediately locate this beer-seller. Then we had correspondence from Lyn Fischer who had copies of the Deeds for Wicks Stores (following links with the Vallance family name) and Trevor Cramp who was preparing an article for Teynham Parish Newsletter. Read the story here.
The George - thriving today as a public house and Chinese Restaurant/Take Away, significant historical building (south side).
The Swan - original mediaeval building demolished in the 20th Century and replaced by the current faux-timbered building set back from London Road (south side)
The Fox - now converted to flats (north side).
Public Houses near to Greenstreet
- Black Lion, Lynsted Village - historically interesting building, thriving.
- The Railway Inn, Teynham - dated with the arrival of the railway, now closed
- Foxhunters, Erriotwood/Kingsdown - relatively recent addition, now residential.