Sort file:- Faversham, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 01 September, 2021.


Earliest 1789-

White Horse Inn

Latest 1994-

99 West Street


White Horse Inn 2015

Above photo December 2015, kindly sent by Peter Checksfield.

Former White Horse

Above photo, date unknown by Andy Johnson.

White Horse windows 2015

Above photo, December 2015, kindly sent by Peter Checksfield.


Traced as early as 1789, the pub was closed by Shepherd Neame in 1994 to be used as their offices by the brewery.

I also have reference to a "White Horse" at Boughton-under-Blean, and another "White Horse" at Ospringe.


26 March 1789.

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

Other property or occupiers: in Faversham: the White horse (Elizh. Field, victualler).


26 March 1793.

Insured: Julius Shepherd, Faversham, Kent, brewer.

Other property or occupiers: The White Horse (Elizabeth Field victualler).


From the Kentish Gazette, 14 April 1840. Faversham.

On Friday last a young woman, named Sarah Ann Raines, only 17 years of age, underwent an examination before the magistrates of the borough, charged with having given birth to a still-born male child nine days previous, that is on Wednesday, the 1st instant, and concealing the same by throwing the child down the water-closet. The girl lived servant at the "White Horse Inn," and Mrs. Hogben, the landlady, having observed peculiarities and alterations in her, closely questioned her on the subject, when at length, after repeated denials, she confessed the fact. She was remanded until Saturday, when she was fully committed for the concealment of the birth. It appears that the birth took place during the night, and although she had a female companion to sleep with her, was neither missed nor observed. She had joined in the labours of washing the whole of the previous day, and was employed the following morning in hanging out clothes to dry. The child was a remarkably fine one, but the medical gentlemen were of opinion that it had not breathed.


From the Kentish Gazette, 15 December 1846.


Nixon:— Dec. 6, at Faversham, Elizabeth, widow of Mr. John Nixon many years landlord of the "White Horse," aged 92.



I have just added the pubs of Faversham after a visit to the hop festival in 2012.

I will be adding further information as time allows, but with my site getting ever larger, time spent on each pub is being watered down unfortunately. Your information, photos, old or new and licensee names and dates is much appreciated.



FIELD Elizabeth 1789-93+

NIXON John 1824+ Pigot's Directory 1824

PETTLEY James 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

KENNETT Gilbert William 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

HOGBEN John Baker 1840-41+ (age 30 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1840

AUSTEN Edward 1851-62+ (age 53 in 1861Census) Post Office Directory 1855Melville's 1858Post Office Directory 1862

KAY James 1871-74+ (age 37 in 1871Census0 Post Office Directory 1874

BALDOCK Thomas 1881+ (age 36 in 1881Census)

FRENCH William 1882+ Post Office Directory 1882

DUTNALL Robert 1888+ Swinock's Faversham Directory

BAKER Robert 1894+ Kelly's Directory

WASH William Henry 1903-22+ Kelly's 1903Guide to Faversham 1908Post Office Directory 1913Post Office Directory 1922

HEYMAN William Frederick 1930+ Post Office Directory 1930

COOK Frederick 1938+ Post Office Directory 1938

NORTON Kevin & Jayne 1989-91+


Pigot's Directory 1824From the Pigot's Directory 1824

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

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

Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840

Post Office Directory 1855From the Post Office Directory 1855

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1862From the Post Office Directory 1862


Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Swinock's Faversham DirectorySwinock's Faversham Directory 1888

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Guide to Faversham 1908Guide to Faversham 1908

From the Post Office Directory 1910

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938


If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-