Page Updated:- Tuesday, 11 January, 2022.


Earliest 1787-

Ewe and Lamb

Closed ????

Stocks Road


Ewe and Lamb

Above photo, date unknown, kindly submitted by Jane Seabrook.

Ewe and Lamb postcard pre WW2

Above postcard pre WW2. Kindly sent by Peter Checksfield.

Ewe and Lamb 1968

Above photo, 1968, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Ewe and Lamb 1960s

Above postcard 1960s. Kindly sent by Peter Checksfield.

Former Ewe and Lamb 2010

Above photo 2010 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Ewe and Lamb sign 1991

Above sign March 1991.

Ewe and Lamb signEwe and Lamb sign 1994

Above sign left, date unknown, sign right December 1994.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Ewe and Lamb matchbox<

Above matchbox, date unknown.


This former public house if now a private residence, but I am informed at the time of photographing in 2020 the building the pub sign was still on display on the opposite side of the road, near to the village sign.

There have actually been two buildings here with this name, the original being known as the "Old Ewe and Lamb" and in 1852 was sold then being in three dwellings.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 11 September 1787.

To be sold by auction, in many lots, for the accommodation of purchases, on Tuesday, 18th of September, 1787, between the hours of 3 and 6 in the afternoon, at the sign of the "Ewe and Lamb," in Wittersham, in Oxley, in Kent, (unless disposed of in the meantime by private contract, of which public notice will be given.)

The following Freehold Estates of Mr. William Waters, late of Wittersham, deceased........


From the Kentish Gazette, 3 January 1804. Price 6d.


AT the “Ewe and Lamb” Public house, in Wittersham, in Kent, on Tuesday, January 10th, 1804, All that capital Post Corn Windmill; together with the scales, weights, sacks, and bags; a good stable and waggon lodge, entirely new; one cart and harness; all in one lot; the Mill standing on a small piece of ground, at a place called Wittersham Stocks.

For further particulars enquire of Mr. Esau Parks, the proprietor, or of the Auctioneer, “Swan Inn,” Appledore.

The sale to begin at three o'clock in the afternoon.


From Kentish Gazette 11 October 1842.


Late the Property of Samuel Shepherd, Esq. deceased, and by his Will directed to be sold.


At the "Saracen's Head Inn," in Ashford, on Tuesday, the 1st day of November, 1842, at Four for Five o'clock precisely in the afternoon,

LOT 1. - A most substantial and well-fitted Brewery, with convenient Storehouses, Stabling for ten horses, commodious Lofts over the same, Brewer's House, one other House adjoining, with Five Cottages, and a Shed contiguous, in the best part of the Town of Tenterden, whereon the business of a Brewer has been several years carried on by the deceased, and is now continued by his Sons.

Lot 2. - The "Ewe and Lamb" Public House, with Stables, Coach-house, and other Out-buildings, and Two Acres of Arable Land, at Wittersham, and in the occupation of Thomas Drewery.


Kentish Gazette, 9 October 1849.

KENT FREEHOLD BREWERY, PUBLIC HOUSES, and LAND, situate in Tenterden, High Halden, Woodchurch, Wittersham, Biddenden, and Old Romney, late the property of Samuel Shepherd, Enq., deceased.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, (By order of the Trustees,) BY MR. BENJAMIN HATCH,

AT the "White Lion Inn," TENTERDEN, on FRIDAY, the 26th day of October, 1843, at Four for Five o'clock precisely in the afternoon, (unless previously disposed of by private contract, of which due notice will be given.)

A most substantial and well-fitted BREWERY, with convenient Storehouses, Stabling for ten horses commodious Lofts over the same, BREWER’S HOUSE, ONE HOUSE adjoining thereto, with FIVE COTTAGES, situate in the centre of the town of TENTERDEN, wherein the business of a brewer was for several years carried on by the deceased, and is now continued by his sons.

Also the "EWE AND LAMB" PUBLIC HOUSE, with excellent Stables, Coachhouse, and other Buildings, and two acres of ARABLE LAND, at WITTERSHAM, on the turnpike road from Tenterden to Rye, and within about six miles of the Brewery. Also a large MESSUAGE in Three Dwellings, (formerly the old "Ewe and Lamb" public house,) with excellent Garden adjoining, in WITTERSHAM.


Kentish Gazette, 3 August 1852.


Plant, Freehold Public Houses and Land at Tenterden, Faversham Old Romney, Wittersham and Woodchurch, in Kent.

To peremptorily sold, pursuant to the decree and an order of the High Court of Chancery, made in a cause Horse v. Shepherd, with the approbation of William Henry Tinney Esq., one of the Masters of the said Court, by Mr. Thomas White Collard, the person appointed by the said master to conduct the said sale, the following freehold and other property. In 10 lots.

Lot 4:- A Freehold Public House, called the "Yew and Lamb," with stables, coach-house and other buildings and garden at Wittersham, about 6 miles from Tenterden.

Lo6 6:- A Freehold messuage in three dwellings, with gardens adjoining, (formerly the "Old Ewe and Lamb" public house at Wittersham.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 23 March 1872.


A sale by auction took place at the "Saracen’s Head Hotel," on Tuesday, conducted by Mr. Alfred Thomas. There was a large attendance. The property is situated in the town and neighbourhood of Tenterden, and consisted of 14 lots.


Lot 12, the "Ewe and Lamb" public house, Wittersham, fetched 900.



Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 18 October 1873.


A young man named Petts, was charged with assaulting Mr. Ben Stretten, landlord of the "Ewe and Lamb," Wittersham, on the night of September 27th.

He was committed for fourteen days, in default of paying a fine of 1 14s 6d including costs.


Peter Checksfield says the following:- "I believe there was an earlier "Ewe & Lamb" in the Street (opposite the "Queens Head") which until recently operated as the "Old Inn B&B," but the 1870 OS Map clearly shows the "Ewe & Lamb" to be the pub you list, so at what point it moved I’m not sure."

Further information as shown below indicates that it was called the "Fair Haven" up to 1925 when it was sold.


From the Kentish Express, April 1925.

The "Fair Haven," Wittersham has been sold by Messrs. Clark and Manfield, estate agents, of 50, Jermyn Street, S.W., for Miss Laurence Alma Tadema, who is moving to Versailles, after nearly twenty years' occupation of the house. It is said to be one of the oldest houses in Wittersham and during the 18th Century was the "Ewe and Lamb Inn," and Miss Alma Tadema restored it with great care, bringing back to life its original charm. The interior displays a wealth of old oak timbers, beams and joists, and has a wonderful old inglenook fiereplace.



PARKS Mr Esau 1804+

FORSTER Thomas 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

DUNSTER Richard 1832-39+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

DREWERY/DRURY Thomas 1841-Oct/1842 (age 30 in 1841Census)

HILL Phillip 1851+ (age 33 in 1851Census)

DUNSTER James 1858-61+ (age 36 in 1861Census)

SPRINGETT George 1859+ (also butcher & beer retailer)

CATT Joseph 1871+ (age 31 in 1871Census) (Mill Corner)

STRETTEN Ben James 1873-82+ (age 35 in 1881Census)

DAVIS John 1891+ (age 54 in 1891Census)

FORSTER/FOSTER Frederick 1901+ (age 62 on 1901Census)

JENNER Walter 1903-11+ (age 76 in 1911Census) Kelly's 1903

ADDY William Henry 1918-38+ (son of Harry Addy)


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

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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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