Lost Pubs: The Globe / by Nigel Rumsey

The Globe, Milton Road, Gravesend

On Thursday last, four well-dressed men arrived at the Globe Tavern, Gravesend, by a London Steam Packet. At their request they were accommodated with a bedroom and a sumptuous dinner, for which they paid and left for London the same afternoon. After they were gone, Mr. Lott, the proprietor, discovered that his bedroom had been broken into, and the bureau plundered of a pocket book containing £160.

The Maidstone Gazette and East Kent Courier, 12 October, 1830.

The Globe was established at the time of the earliest records in 1778 and survived until around 2003, when it became a bathroom equipment showroom. It is now Creams an ice cream and dessert parlour. The second former pub in the town to become one.

This is one of many pubs to have recently closed in Gravesend. Since the turn of the century, 24 pubs in the town have ceased trading.

Part of an ongoing project.