Sort file:- Westerham, December, 2023.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 19 December, 2023.


Earliest 1758-

George and Dragon Hotel

Open 2022+

High Street


01959 928414

George and Dragon 1903

Above postcard, circa 1903, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

George and Dragon 1910

Above postcard, circa 1910. A coloured version of the above. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

George and Dragon Hotel 1910

Above postcard, 1910. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

George and Dragon 1919

Above photo, circa 1919, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

George and Dragon 1921

Above photo, circa 1921, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

George and Dragon 1947

Above postcard, circa 1947, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

George and Dragon 1949

Above postcard, 1949. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Black Horse 1956

Above postcard, circa 1956, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

George and Dragon 1960

Above postcard, circa 1960, kindly sent by Shaun Gardener.

Above photo date unknown.

George and Dragon

Above photo before the restaurant was added.

George and Dragon 2007

Above photos, 6 October 2007, taken by Eric Hartland.

George and Dragon sign 1986

Above sign, February 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

George and Dragon match box

Above matchbox, date unknown, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Westerham map 2018

Above map 2018.


It is said that General Wolfe stayed in this Inn on his last visit to Westerham  in December 1758 almost a year before his death at the Battle of Quebec on 13th, September 1759.

I also have reference to a "George" but without an address I am unable to say that this is indeed that premises.


From the Kentish Gazette, 17 January 1837.


Aged 65, Mrs. Mary Ann Elliott, many years landlady of the "George Inn", Westerham.


Canterbury Weekly, 14 January, 1837.


Jan 6, aged 65, Mrs. Mary Ann Elliott, widow of the late Mr. Samuel Elliott, many years landlady of the "George Inn," Westerham.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 30 September 1881.

Westerham. A Quarrelsome Woman.

At the Sevenoaks Police Court, on Monday, before M. Lambarde, Esq., Mary Ann Sawyer, a hopper, was charged with breaking a window on the 24th inst. From the evidence of the landlord of the "George and Dragon Inn," Westerham, it appears that the defendant was in the bar on Saturday night and was very quarrelsome. He gave instructions for her to be put out of the house, whereupon she deliberately broke 3 panes of glass with her fists. He could not say whether she was the worst for drink. A fine of 1, including costs, was imposed, or 14 days' imprisonment.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 18 March 1927.


Approval was given to plans for alterations to the "George and Dragon," Westerham, and a music and dancing license granted the "King's Arms," Westerham.


From the Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald, 02 May, 1931.


LVA members dinner 1931

Members of the Sevenoaks and Dictrict Licensed Victuallers'; Association at dinner at the "George and Dragon, Westerham, on Wednesday.


Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 30 June 1933.

The Late Mrs. E. E. Dicks.

The death of Mrs. Ethel Ellen Dicks, wife of Mr. P. E. Dicks, licensee of the "George and Dragon," occurred suddenly at her home on Sunday. Mrs. Dicks, who was age 57, lived in Westerham for 10 years. The funeral took place at the parish church on Wednesday.


From the Yahoo Staff Writer, May 12th 2019.

Nigel Farage barred from local pub after 'walking away' from crash with landlord.

Nigel Farage has been banned from his local pub after allegedly making a swift exit when he was involved in a head-on crash with the landlord.

Patrick Tranter, 38, says he was driving home with his one-year-old son when his Jaguar was hit by a Range Rover that Farage was a passenger in.

He claims that instead of checking on Patrick and his son, the Brexit Party leader - who was apparently being driven to Question Time - fled the scene.

Patrick and his baby son George were taken to hospital by ambulance and the landlord, who suffered neck and shoulder injuries, says his car has been written off.

Patrick said he has now banned Mr. Farage from his "George and Dragon" in Westerham, Kent, which is just a few miles from the MEP's home.

"Man of the people my arse," he said. "He didn't even bother to see if me and my little boy were OK. He just upped and left.

"Had he had done so he would have recognised me as I've served him countless pints and I worked with his daughter just over a year ago.

"There's no way he'll be welcome back in my pub - which has the most British sounding name going."

Patrick Tranter 2019

Pub landlord Patrick Trenter, 38, at his pub the George and Dragon in Westerham, Kent.

Mr Tranter, who branded the former Ukip leader a "terrible, terrible human being", said he was driving his classic 1986 Series 3 Sovereign Jaguar along Clacket Lane, Kent, around 9:30am on Thursday, May 9 when he collided with Mr Farage's car.

He said Farage's driver stopped at the scene, but the MEP made off.

Patrick said: "I ran out to see if my little boy was OK but Farage just got out of the car.

"Farage just walked out of the car. God knows where as it was a country lane.

"I turned around and asked one of his people, 'Is that Farage?' and she said yes. I don't think she was meant to say that."

Farage car crash 2019

He said his car is a "complete write-off", adding: "His driver was really courteous and waited by our car. He called the police and ambulance too.

"The police even launched a small manhunt for Farage. It was for his safety more so for any criminality.

"If he bothered to stop and see if we were OK he'd have recognised me."

That man shouldn't be anywhere near power."

Patrick Tranter 2019

A police spokeswoman did not comment on whether Farage was being hunted.

She said: "We were called following a two-vehicle collision in Clacket Lane, Titsey, around 9.55am (9 May).

"No one was injured as a result of the incident. The road was closed in both directions while the vehicles were recovered.

"We are not investigating."


Re-opened 31 July 2022 after a short closure and now under Bel & The Dragon brand (after small chain bought by Fuller's in 2018).



ELLIOTT Mary Ann 1828-Jan/37 dec'd Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

DUNT William 1847+

WATERMAN George 1858-62+ (age 41 in 1861Census)

JONES John 1867-71+ (age 63 in 1871Census)

FORD John Lear 1881+ (age 49 in 1881Census)

HULCUP Charles 1891-99+ (age 47 in 1891Census)

WATSON Fred 1901+ (age 45 in 1891Census)

MEADOWS Frederick John 1911-13+ (widower age 63 in 1911Census)

HIGGS George Wilkinson 1918+

DICKS Percy E 1933-38+

TRANTER Patrick 2019+


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34



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