Page Updated:- Sunday, 20 August, 2023.


Earliest 1826-

White Horse Inn

Closed ????

High Street


White Horse 1917

Above photo, 1917, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

White Horse 1955

Above postcard 1955.

White Horse 2009

Above photo 2009 by Stacey Harris Creative Commons Licence.

White Horse 2010

Above photo, September 2010.

White Horse sign 1993

Sign above, June 1993.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


From the Maidstone Journal. 16 October, 1841.

November 2nd. Detained at the "White Horse" in Edenbridge on suspicion of being stolen, an 8 Day Dial, in mahogany case; if not legally claimed in 28 days after this notice the same will be sold to pay the expense of advertising etc. If by letter, prepaid, to Mr, West, "White Horse Inn" Edenbridge or to Mr. A. Corke, constable of the same place.


Kentish Gazette, 3 February 1852.

Edenbridge. Melancholy Death.

An inquest was held at the "White Horse Inn," on Thursday, on the body of Mr. James Golding, who was found drowned in a mote, near his residence, on Tuesday morning, the 20th instant; the deceased has for many years been in the employ of T. Alexander, Esq., as bailiff, and was much respected. The jury, after hearing the witnesses, returned a verdict of "Found Drowned." The deceased was 42 years of age, and has left a wife and large family.


Southeastern Gazette, 5 July 1853.

Mary Welch, 43, for stealing a table-cloth, the property of Stephen Burbary, at Westerham.

The prosecutor is landlord of the "Grassshopper" public-house and the cloth was used in his tap-room on the 5th May, on which day the prisoner was at his house. On the 6th the prisoner offered the cloth for sale at the "White Horse," Edenbridge, for 4d., and it was purchased by the ostler, who, suspecting it to be stolen property, gave information to Superintendent Handley, gave the cloth up to him, and the prisoner was taken into custody. Prisoner said she bought the cloth of a man named Smith, who had formerly lodged at prosecutor’s house. Previous convictions of felony were proved against her, and she was sentenced to fifteen years’ transportation.




I am informed that this is now (2017) a Costa Coffee shop.



TAYLOR William 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

LEIGH John 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

WEST James 1841+ (age 32 in 1841Census)

GREGORY Henry 1861-74 (age 47 in 1871Census)

ROBERTSON Alexander 1881-82+ (age 36 in 1881Census)

GLOVER Amin 1891+ (also farmer age 34 in 1891Census)

PANISFFER G 1901 (age 42 in 1901Census)

FRENCH Horace 1913-38+


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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