The New Falcon Public House opened in 1789 being called The Rhum Butt.
In the early 1800’s the name was changed to the Rum Puncheon. During 1849 the name changed yet again to The Talbot only lasting for a couple of years when it became the New Falcon. In the early 1900’s you would have found 10 public houses in West Street but now the New Falcon is the only one still open.
Information from A Pub on Every Corner by Tom Baines and Public Houses in Gravesham in the 1950’s and 60’s by Frank Turner.