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Earliest 1930s

Whitecliffe Inn

Latest 1980s

 New Dover Road

Capel-le-Ferne

Whitecliffe Inn, Capel-le-Ferne

Above shows fire damage at the former Whitecliffe Inn.

Photo by Terry Scott pd1399667

From the Dover Mercury, Thursday, 17 April, 2008.

Derelict pub is damaged by fire.

THREE fire engines attended a fire at a derelict pub in Capel on Friday.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire in the roof of The Whitecliffe Inn, New Dover Road, at 8.43pm on Friday.

They left the scene at around 1am. No one was injured and the cause of the fire is not known.

 

Whitecliffs Inn 2011 Whitecliffs Inn 2011

Above photos taken by Tony Wells, 23 May 2011.

 

I can remember this pub being open during the 1980s and it was situated next to the "Royal Oak" on the Folkestone side. As to when it first opened and closed, to date I unfortunately do not have that information. All help appreciated on this one.

 

From an email received 17 Jan 2011.

This property was owned by my grandparents (and I think built by them) in the 1930s. Their names were Percy & Rosa Philpott and there was a little transport cafe on the right hand side which they ran for many years.

They also ran the caravan park on the opposite side of the road. It was then called High Hope.

They lived there until their deaths on the same day, 20 December 1966, in separate hospitals, and their ashes were scattered over the cliff top.

Patricia Bailey (nee Philpott)

Percy and Rosa Philpott

 

LICENSEE LIST

PHILPOTT Percy & Rosa 1930s-66

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/whitecliffe.html

 

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