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White Lion, Dean Street, East Farleigh, Maidstone

Built as a farmhouse in 1565, and later a Pub by 1689, now converted into residential property. ***

East Farleigh pub history index

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in East Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent . The  East Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

Residents at this address

1871/Thomas Ashdown/Beer Seller & Ag Labourer/42/Yalding, Kent/Census
1871/Mary A E Ashdown/Wife, Dressmaker/40/East Farleigh, Kent/Census
1871/Archibald Ashdown/Son, Ag Labourer/18/Yalding, Kent/Census

My mother told me she was born at the New Inn, on lst November, 1883 .My grandparents were newly married when they moved in but moved after several years and the birth of a second daughter in Oct. 1885. My grandparents name did not appear on any of the lists held at the White Lion, or The Walnut Tree, but I feel that may be due to the fact that they were not owners, and possibly she was a paid employee. My grandmother learned the trade from her uncle George Hughes who was the publican at ‘Old England’’ in Hollingbourne. (also closed some time ago).The family then moved to ‘The White Lion’ in Dean Street where my grandmother was the ‘Beer keeper’. This is shown on the census 1891. I have visited ‘The White Lion’ several times over the years and lunched there. On my last visit it had just been bought by a couple about to get married who had obtained permission to change the premises to a private residence. I remember well that the owner (in the 1930's) stated that they had removed an old fireplace to find that there was about five fireplaces on top of each other, which, when removed, revealed the original inglenook which is still there today.  I believe it was called a Beerhouse as my mother said they never sold any spirits. ***

1891/James R Coulter/Beerhouse Keeper & Painter/37/East Farleigh, Kent/Census ***
1891/Amelia Coulter/Wife/34/Hollingbourne, Kent/Census
1891/Emma Coulter/Daughter/7/East Farleigh, Kent/Census
1891/Daisy Coulter/Daughter/5/East Farleigh, Kent/Census
1891/David Wickems/Lodger, Farm Labourer/56/Hunton, Kent/Census

1901/Edward Hadler/Beer Retailer/73/East Farleigh, Kent/Census
1901/Elizabeth Hadler/Wife/72/Loose, Kent/Census
1901/Hilda W Hadler/Grand Daughter/15/East Farleigh, Kent/Census

1911/Thomas Edward Foster/Beer Retailer, Widow/65/East Farleigh, Kent/Census
1911/Eleanor Caroline Foster/Daughter, Domestic Duties/31/East Farleigh, Kent/Census

This is almost certainly the same place as the White Horse, by 1913

*** Provided By Beryl Holdsworth

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And Last updated on: Wednesday, 04-Nov-2020 12:24:15 GMT