address given as Sholden, Deal
In 1882 and 1913
address was given as Foulmead, Worth, Eastry and Sandwich.
Photos above and below taken by Paul Skelton 17 February 2008.
Above photo taken 17 July 2010 showing the garden.
From the Deal, Walmer & Sandwich Mercury,
4 April, 1872.
A CHILD DROWNED AT SHOLDEN
On Monday last an inquest was held at the "Coach and Horses," Sholden,
before T. T. Delasaux, Esq., the County Coroner, on the body of a child
named John Pain about two years of age, who met with his death under the
Henry Pain, father of the child, said on Saturday last he missed
deceased from his house (which adjoins the "Coach and Horses"), and on
examining the premises he found the body in a ditch adjoining the house.
He was quite satisfied the child strayed from the house and was
A verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned.
From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury,
22 May, 1872. 1d.
To Farmers, Dairymen, Fly Proprietors, and Others.
"Coach and Horses Tavern"
The half-way house between Deal and Sandwich on the Turnpike Road.
Messrs. West & Usher will sell by auction, on Thursday, the 27th day
of June, 1872, the whole of the LIVE and DEAD FARMING STOCK, of the late
Mr. Samuel Dewell.
Comprising e Excellent MILCH COWS, and 1 Other in good condition; 20
EWES and LAMBS and 1 RAM, Sows and Pigs, Sundry Shoots, 2 Useful HORSES
Handsome PONY, Geese, Ducks and Fowls, a Light-spring WAGGON, nearly
new, might be used for a Waggonette; about Eleven Acres of HAY, 2
Light-spring CARTS, Light WAGGONETTE with Patent Axles, in good
condition; Dung Cart, Earth Clean Plough, Spuddling ditto, Plough and
Light Harnesses, Core of Hay, Quantity of Straw and Manure, Lodge as
Thatched, Ladders, Hurdles, Poles, Sundry Fencing, Firewood, &c., and
many other useful articles.
Sales to commence at ONE o'clock.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 20
WINGHAM PETTY SESSIONS
TRACTION ENGINE STEAM ESCAPING
George Tuscall, a traction engine driver, was summonsed for allowing
steam to escape from his engine on the public highway in sight of
horses, contrary to the Locomotive Act, on July 30th, at Sholden.
Mr. A. K. Mowll appeared to defend, and pleaded not guilty.
Mr. Tom Cooper, of Finglesham, a master plasterer, said that on July
30th he drove to Margate with three van loads of children. On returning
along the road leading from Sandwich to Deal, at about 10.30 p.m., when
within 300 yards of the "Coach and Horses" public house, Sholden
(I believe it to be this pub at Hacklinge)
they heard a noise of steam blowing from a locomotive, as if the engine
was about to burst. The wind blew the steam from the locomotive onto the
road. They had to stop the horses 300 yards on the Sandwich side of the
"Coach and Horses," because they thought it dangerous to pass the
engine. Witness went up to the engine, which was outside the public
house, and found no one attending it. He saw it was one of T.T. Denne's. He then went to the door of the public house and saw three men drinking
at the bar. He called to them, and the driver came out and got on the
engine and stopped the steam so that they might pass, which they did.
The pressure of the steam previously was enough to scald any bodies
In reply to Supt. Stone, witness said the locomotive was partly on
the turnpike road and partly on the "draw-up" which belonged to the
road. One wheel was on the main road.
Henry William Wyborn, market gardener of Finglesham, said he was
driving the last of the 3 vans. Mr. Cooper was in the front one, and he
said he heard steam being blown off. He saw the engine standing in front
of the "Coach and Horses" when he drove by afterwards, but not before.
Both wheels were on the road.
P.C. Vennell, of great Mongeham, said that he had measured the road.
It was 20ft., that was the part kept by the Council. He passed it.
In reply to Mr. Mowll, witness said there was a piece 18ft. between
the "Coach and Horses" and the tarred road, so that the total space was
front forty feet.
Mr. A. K. Mowll for the defence said he should think the ground on
which the locomotive was perched up was not the highway, but the
property of the Brewery, and also that the cylinder taps were turned
off, and any steam which blew off was not defendant's fault.
George Tuscall, of Upper Walmer, in the employ of Mr. T. T. Denne as
an engine driver, said the engine and trailer were on private ground and
the cylinder taps were shut. He disputed that there was more than a
little steam, and he put it right in a minute or two. The horses went
In reply to the Superintendent, witness said his engine wheel was 22
yards from the other side of the road. He was four or five yards off the
In reply to the Magistrate's Clerk, witness said that the steam came
through the safety valve, and he could stop it by turning on water
through the injector. It was safe to leave the engine as he had done.
Had as much steam escaped as Mr. Cooper said, it would have taken some
time to put right.
Charles Hooker, of Curson Terrace, Upper Walmer, a drayman to Messrs.
Thompson and Son. said the engine was drawn up right off the tarred path
of the road. He was just going to draw attention to the steam escaping
when Mr. Cooper came, but it was only a little steam.
Mr. Mowll was going to call Mr. Ladbury to prove that the land was
the private property of Messrs. Thompson, but the Magistrate's Clerk
said that it did not effect the case as there was a public right of way.
The Bench, after retiring, decided to dismiss the case on a technical
point, but they warned defendant to be more careful in future not to
blow of steam to the danger of horses near the highway.
From the Dover Express, 10 September, 1971.
UNUSUAL HOBBY GIVES LANDLORD WIDE VARIETY OF
Anyone who tells Mr. Larry Searle, 54-year-old landlord of the "Coach
and Horses" on the Deal road out of Sandwich to "put that in your pipe
and smoke it," may be accused of being vague. For Mr. Searle has a
collection of no less than 80 pipes of every conceivable shape and
vintage and 60 of them are in regular use.
They are the product of a collectors mind and an eye for the unusual
spread over 38 years of steady puffing. Though they are displayed on the
wall of the saloon bar visitors usually respect the "Do not touch"
notice and only one has been broken.
The finest example is a beautifully carved and melowly coloured
merschaum in the shape of a girl's head which is well over 100 years old
and possibly the most unusual one in which the bowl is a piece of raw
Some have unusual stories behind them. One a briar carved to resemble
a football balanced on the toe of a football boot was picked up in the
Italian lines by a member of the advancing eighth army in 1943, in the
western desert. Another is an old army field pipe of ingenious design.
When not in use its parts screw together to form a dust proof unit which
could be carried in the pocket.
Almost the newest and certainly the most elegant is a gilded and
jewelled contemporary lady's pipe given to Mr. Searle by a leading
tobacco firm when a mammoth "smoke-in" was held at the inn.
Mr. Searle with a selection of his pipe collection.
From the Dover Mercury 20 February 2003.
GOOD food and the music of top singing sensations can soon be
experienced at the Coach and Horses near Deal.
The first in the tribute line-up nights will be on Wednesday, March 5
"We want to give something a bit special to cheer up those mid
weeks," said Penny Barnes, who runs the popular restaurant and pub at
Hacklinge with her husband Mike.
Tribute singers for Neil Diamond, Tom Jones and Robbie Williams will
be performing on three separate Wednesday evenings when the chefs will
create a special three-course meal.
All menus will vary on each of the three nights and there is an
excellent choice to suit everyone's enjoyment.
For the Neil Diamond night the starters will be Brussels pate with
toast, prawn cocktail or garlic mushrooms.
The main course choices are chicken chasseur, cod in parsley sauce or
stuffed aubergines, all served with jacket potato, peas and carrots.
It will be difficult to decide on the delicious desserts with
profiteroles with chocolate sauce or fresh fruit salad.
After Love on the Rocks with Neil Diamond on March, the following
week the Tom Jones tribute singer will be concentrating on a wealth of
titles from Delilah to Sex Bomb.
If Robbie Williams is a favourite then book now for March 19. These
special events cost £19.95 each and payment is essential in full in
advance. To reserve a place, phone 01304 617063.
The Coach and Horses is now in the good hands of Penny and Mike
Barnes, who have a wealth of experience in the catering trade.
They were previously at the Bowling Green Tavern in Deal, where they
built up the eating side of the business during their eight years at the
Penny said: "At the Coach and Horses we aim to provide a destination
pub-restaurant venue serving quality food with quality service.
"We are proud of our extensive and interesting wine list and our
quality real ales."
There is ample car parking at The Coach and Horses at Hacklinge on
the Deal-Sandwich Road. The business also organises buffets, parties and
From the Dover Mercury, 20 February 2003.
Mr. Kevin Savage, swapped his Eastry bungalow for the pub when he moved
into the pub in the 1990s.
During the early 1980s the pub changed into a nightclub called "Gigs
Nightspot" but Kevin Savage opened up as a public house again, changing the
name to the "Coach House."
The present licensees bought the freehold off Kevin Savage in 2002 and
returned the name to the one we know today, the "Coach and Horses."
From an email received 13 October 2012
Above photo shows the "Coach and Horses," showing Thomas Chandler
from between 1884 and 1905, occasion unknown.
Above showing an overlay of above picture kindly produced by Stuart
From an email received 29 May 2012.
I have done some digging on family
search and it would seem that Samuel Dewell's parents were not Joseph
and Eliza, according to census records, Samuel Dewell was living at the
"Coach and Horses" from 1841.
I did have a look for Joseph and Eliza in census records and a death
certificate for Joseph but I cannot find anything on them I'm afraid.
Thank you for your help
DEWELL Samuel 1863-72 (son of Eliza from "Sportsman,"
DEWELL Henry 1872-82
CHAPMAN Thomas Chandler 1884-Sep/1904
REDMAN R J Sep/1904+
LUSCOMBE Alfred Edwin 1913-May/20
STEWART Mr William James May/1920-Apr/26
MAXTED George Frederick Apr/1926-Sept/32
FULLER Herbert William Sept/1832+
HERBY Mr A J J to Nov/1936
PARKER Mr A Nov/1936-Oct-40
BRAILSFORD Mr C Oct/1940+
KIDNEY Mr H J 1946+
GILHAM Kenneth George (Late 40's-early 50's)
SEARLE Mr 1971+
SHAW Charles F 1974+
SAVAGE Kevin 1994-2002
BARNES Mike & Penny 2002-10+
The Deal Walmer & Sandwich Mercury reported that Stewart was a late
Colour-Sergeant in the R.M.L.I.
the Post Office Directory 1874
the Post Office Directory 1913
the Post Office Directory 1882
the Dover Express
the Deal Walmer & Sandwich Mercury