Above photograph of the former Whitehall by Paul Skelton 4 August
From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday, 8 February, 1845. Price 5d.
A Genteel Residence, called “White Hall,” with a Coach-house, Stable,
and Garden attached.
For further particulars, enquire of Mr. G. Potter, Sibertswold.
The railway wasn’t opened through Shepherdswell till between 1858 and
In 1874 the pub was called the "Whitehall Inn & Station Hotel", its location
being a few hundred yards from the train station.
At one time home of the Whitehall Spartans Football team, taking their name from
the pub. Unfortunately the pub was closed in 1989, but the team moved on up the
road and is now playing at the "Bricklayers
This pub is said to have been quite famous at one time for its range of death
masks, according to Jenny Bushell of the "Bell"
From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 15
FOSTER v. CARD
Mr. W. Foster, late of the "Whitehall Inn," Shepherdswell, sued Mr.
C. Card, the present keeper of the "Whithall Inn," to recover certain
Mr. Minter was for plaintiff and Mr. Fox for defendant.
By consent of both parties the cause was adjourned till the next
Court, it being arranged that defendant in the meantime should restore
the goods, and pay the costs of the Court.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 12 June, 1874. Price 1d.
WINGHAM PETTY SESSIONS
Galape Kard was summoned for having kept his house, the “Whitehall Inn,”
Shepherdswell, open during prohibited hours of the 9th may last.
Fined £1 and costs; the conviction not to be endorsed on his license.
Mary Elizabeth Garlinge and Mary Ann Greenway, charged with being on the
above premised during prohibited hours, were each fined 1s., costs 8s.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 15 February, 1878
CHARGE AGAINST A PUBLICAN
Henry Ells, landlord of the “Whitehall Inn,” Shepherdswell, was summoned
for keeping his house open during prohibited hours, on the 16th January.
Mr. Mowll of Dover, appeared for the defendant.
Police-constable Bailey said about a quarter past 10 o’clock on the
evening of the day named he saw two men, named George Davey and Henry
Beecham enter the defendant’s house. He listened at the bar-parlour
window and heard Davey call out “three of brandy” and Beecham for a pint
of ale. He heard some money rattle on the counter and heard the till
move. He afterwards heard Beecham call for another pint of ale, and some
money “chinked.” The landlady said, “here is your change, Mr. Beecham.”
At a quarter to 11 o’clock witness went out into the house and Davey was
sitting down with a glass in his hand, and Beecham standing at the bar.
A pint pot, containing ale, was standing on the counter, and as soon as
Beecham saw witness he drank up the ale and left the house. Defendant
was not at home at the time. He afterwards saw the defendant and
acquired him of the affair, and he said, “Give me a chance this time.”
Mr. Mowll then addressed the Bench for the defendant, and called the
Henry Ells, the defendant, stated that at about ten o’clock his house
was shit up. About ten minutes previous to this the last train came in,
and a gentleman ordered a fly to go to Waldershare. Davey brought his
luggage to witness’s house, and he told him he would give him an
“allowance.” On returning home the Constable told him he had found two
porters in his house after closing time, and witness informed him that
he had sent them there for an allowance.
George Davey, signalman, said he took a gentleman’s portmanteau to the
defendant’s house, and the defendant told him he would give him an
allowance. After locking up the station, witness went to defendant’s
house with Beecham, and had some ale, for which they did not pay.
The Bench dismissed the case, but the Chairman told the Constable that
he had done quite right in reporting the case.
A charge against Davey and Beecham for being in the house was withdrawn,
but the Chairman cautioned them to be more careful in future.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 22
October, 1926. Price 1½d.
The "Whitehall," Shepherdswell, was granted an extension for a dinner
on November 11th.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 18
An occasional licence was granted for the "White Hall" Inn,
Shepherdswell, on September 29th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a sale at
Westcourt Farm, Shepherdswell.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 11
QUAD DARTS' WINNERS
The team of the "White Hall," Shepherdswell, which won
the Dover Quads Knock-out Darts Competition. From left to right -
Messrs. S. Armstrong, P. Buttifint, J. Hewett (captain) and E. Buttifint.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 18
The final of the darts competition at Aylesham for any four players,
was played on Monday evening between Aylesham and the "White Hall" Inn,
Shepherdswell. The "White Hall" Inn were the winners, and took home the
cup and medals. The Shepherdswell team was:- E. Butterfint, C. Hewitt,
G. Webb, J. Hewitt. E. Butterfint played a good game throughout the
FOSTER Mr W to 1869
CARD Caleb/KARD Galape Mr 1869-74+
PENFOLD Henry 1874-Sept/78+
ELLIS Henry 1882+
CROFT to Mar/1893
PITCHER Ernest E 1901-Nov/24+
PITCHER Mary Selina (widow) Nov/1932+
HEWETT Mr J H W to Jan/1937
SKINNER Sydney Robert Jan/1937-Feb/39
LIDSTER Herbert Feb/1939-Apr/1940
SALMON William Henry Apr/1940-56+
MILLER Bryan G 1974+
From the Post Office Directory 1874
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Post Office Directory 1901
From the Post Office Directory 1913
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
Library archives 1974
From the Dover Express