Sort file:- Ashford, January, 2022.

Page Updated Ashford:- Monday, 03 January, 2022.


Earliest 1789-

White Hart

Latest 1844+

(Upper) High Street



There is also a "White Hart" in Ashford, Middlesex, which obviously could get confused for this one.


Pigot's directory of 1832 describes Thomas Reeve as a brewer.

I am not at present intending on doing comprehensive research into the Ashford area, but during my research I have found reference to this pub, so have included it here.

As time allows and I find or are sent further information or pictures regarding this pub I will be adding further information to this page.

Your help is appreciated.


26 March 1789.

Insured:- Julius Shepherd, Faversham, Kent, brewer.

Other property or occupiers: the White Hart, Ashford (J Norby, victualler).


26 March 1793.

Insured: Julius Shepherd, Faversham, Kent, brewer.

Other property or occupiers: at Ashford: The White Hart (Norley victualler).


Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal, Friday 14 January 1803.

John Elliott, Watchmaker, Silversmith, Stationioner and Bookseller, opposite the "White Hart Inn," High Street, Ashford, respectfully informs the inhabitants of Ashford and it's vicinity, that he has opened a shop in the above business; makes, sells, and repairs all sorts of clocks and watches - hath constantly on sale a neat assortment of silver plate jewellery &c.

A fashionable assortment of Cutlery, consisting of fine pen and pocket knives, scissors, razors, cork-screws, snuffers, &c.

Stationery of every kind, viz., all sorts of paper for drawing and writing, pens, quills, sealing-wax, wafers, ink, account books, copy and cyphering books best Mogul cards, &c.

Books:- A variety of bibles, testaments, prayer books, dictionaries, historicals &c. school and children's books of all descriptions.

Perfumerie, consisting of powders, pomatums, soaps, essences, washes, teeth brushes, teeth powders, &c.

Patent medicines of every description.

Book-binding in all its branches, with the greatest expedition.

School Master supplied on the most reasonable terms.


Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal, Tuesday 23 September 1806.

Saturday was committed to St. Dunstan's gaol, John Fettle, charged on oath, with having taken from the "White Hart Inn" at Ashford, a bundle containing two gowns, one petticoat, beaver hat, black cloak, and four pairs of stockings, belonging to Mary Ann Walker.


Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal, Friday 14 December 1821.


Dec. 10, in London, Mr. Pierce Andrews, to Miss Norley, only daughter of Mr. John Norley, of the "White Hart Inn," Ashford.


Kentish Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 22 October 1844.

The Auctioneer begs particularly to remind those gentlemen who wish to improve their stocks, that this is an opportunity which seldom occurs in this part of the country, and that Vouchers will be put into the hands of the purchases of each Lot, and the pedigree of each animal will be given in catalogues to be had at the "Star Inn," Maidstone; "Crown," Sevenoaks; "Kentish Hotel," Tunbridge Wells; "White Hart," Ashford; "George," Folkestone; "Star," Lewes; "George," Robertsbridge; "White Hart," Reigate; "Greyhound," Croydon; also of Mr. Stidolph, Dartford, and at the office of the Auctioneer, High Street Tonbridge.

The stock and effects maybe viewed any day previous to the sale.




NORLEY John 1789-28+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

REEVE Thomas 1832-40+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34


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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