The Bargehouse was probably the first pub in the area being marked on an 1815 map next to the ‘military ferry’ in North Woolwich. Circa 1839, Mr How built a new promenade for the Barge House Ferry which was later supported by the proprietors of the pub itself. Licensee records however date from 1848 with ownership first belonging to James Ames. Rebuilt in 1925, this pub – last said to be owned by Charrington Brewery - was later destroyed during WW2 on 7th September 1940. While it was open, the Bargehouse did suffer from a somewhat disorderly reputation with two bargemen being arrested for fighting and assaulting a Police Constable in 1869 and 2 local residents being fined for drunkenness “during prohibited hours” in 1892.