Search > Salutation

NOTICE: Venues need your support more than ever as they recover following the pandemic.

Please be aware that venues may choose to keep some measures in place for the safety of customers and staff, and that opening hours and services may be different to those displayed here. Before visiting or ordering from any venue, we advise you to check its website or social media, or get in touch with them first to avoid disappointment.

If you see any details here that need updating, please let us know by submitting updates on the pub.


78 Heath Street

View on Map

Premises Status

This pub is permanently closed.

About the Pub

The Salutation was located at a crossroads just outside the town centre. It had been rebuilt in 1940 about 150 yards west of the original Salutation (just visible in the oldest photograph), which stood halfway along Heath Street and was later occupied by Stanford's the butchers until its demolition in 1975.

It had commenced trading by 1869 and was part of the tied estate of Dartford brewers C N Kidd & Son Ltd in the early 20th century. It later came into the hands of giant combine Courage via a succession of takeovers, and if that wasn't confusing enough for the locals, in around 1980 it passed to Ind Coope under a 'pub swap' deal.

The pub was very popular during the mid-to-late 20th century under the stewardship of long-serving landlord Bill Bliss, but after his departure trade began to shrink and sadly the pub closed in 1997. It was converted to office/residential accommodation shortly afterwards. Most would see the converted building as aesthetically challenging!

Email this pub to a friend

View on Larger Map


78 Heath Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.440719, 0.212604

Submit Pub Updates to CAMRA

We welcome the help of all users to contribute to this important campaigning project. Please use the form below to submit feedback or updates directly to the CAMRA branch for consideration.

Please note that any changes mentioned WILL NOT have an immediate effect on but will instead be emailed directly to the CAMRA branch Pubs Officer for consideration. If you provide your name and/or email address this information will also be visible to the Pubs Officer, who may use this information to follow up your feedback. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE PUB DIRECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM.

Results are based on your filters selected. View or change them on the search page here

Salutation - Dartford

Permanently Closed


78 Heath Street

Pub Features

  • No Real Ale

Campaign for your local

We campaign on a number of issues to help keep pubs open and pints affordable. If you love beer and pubs, get involved today!

Find out more

CAMRA Festivals


Save your local pub Join CAMRA CAMRA Festivals
Close overlay