The former Rose Inn. Picture taken in 1993.
Not to be confused with the pub with the same name just a few miles away
at Church Whitfield. See "Rose
Inn" Church Whitfield.
The premises is now a farm called Old Rose Farm and is a private estate.
The resident, A. J. Powers tells me (2011) that the tree shown in the
picture above was cut down in 2001 and there is now a detached garage in its
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 17 September, 1886. 1d.
Mr. Vernon Knocker said that with reference to the “Rose,” of West
Langdon, notice had been given that it should be a fully licensed beer
house, but owing to some fault in that notice he had advised his client
to withdraw the application for the present. He asked that the house
might be transferred to George Drew, formerly of the Royal Marines. The
widow was not in occupation.
The magistrates granted the request.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 14 September, 1888. 1d.
WINGHAM PETTY SESSIONS
The report of Superintendent Kewell showed that the ale houses, beer houses,
and grocers, and others licensed to sell spirits, wine, and beer within
part of the Wingham Division under his superintendence with the
following exceptions have been well conducted:
The exceptions were the “Rose,” off license, West Langdon, kept by
George Drew, who was fined 18s. and costs for permitting beer to be
consumed on his premises contrary to his license on the 18th May, 1888.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 21 September, 1888. 1d.
Mr. M. Mowll applied on behalf of Mr. George Drew, for an off-license at
the “Rose” public house.
The application was refused.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 3
WINGHAM PETTY SESSIONS
The licence of the "Rose Inn," West Langdon, which at the last Court
was temporarily transferred to the Secretary of the Brewery company,
Messrs. Thompson and Co., Ltd. following the conviction of the licensee,
was temporarily transferred to George Pepper.
From an email received 7 April 2011.
David Harvey kindly emailed me
with the following information:-
Isaac James Harvey, one of the licensees, was my grandfather. He
moved into the pub in 1900 but I do not have the exact date. He left on
17th October, 1929 when the licence was taken over by 'Mr. Philpott'.
Though I cannot be certain, I believe this was Fred Philpott shown in
your list. I have the original statement of the transfer which show the
fittings and stock to have been worth £38. 8s. 11d. After expenses, my
grandfather received £31. 1. 8d. One of the deductions was licence 4s.
0d. which might have referred to the first 16 days of October prior to
Unknown Widow to Sept/1886
DREW George Sept/1886-88+
CRESWELL Francis to Apr/1900
HARVEY Isaac James Apr/1900-Oct/29
PHILPOTT Frederick George Oct/1929-Jan/1943
POWELL William Jan/1943-Sept/43
PEPPER George Sen
CLARINGBOULD Frederick 1953-56+
From the Post Office Directory 1914
From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1924
From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1932-33
From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1938-39
From the Kelly's Directory 1950
From the Kelly's Directory 1953
From the Kelly's Directory 1956
From the Dover Express