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White Horse

(formerly City of Edinburgh (1635-1755))

St. James Street
Dover
CT16 1QF

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Premises Description

Dovers oldest pub, dating from 1365.

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Opening Times

Regular

MondayNoon - 10.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon & Tue noon - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Wed noon - 2.30pm
Thu - Sat noon - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Sun noon - 2.30pm
Spring - Summer: Mon & Tue noon - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Wed noon - 2.30pm
Thu - Sat noon - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Sun noon - 4.30pm

About the Pub

Winter Pub of the Season 2021/2022

Sitting in the shadow of Dover Castle and beside the ruins of a Norman Church, you will find the historic White Horse Inn. This Grade 2 listed building dates back to 1365 and was originally the home to the Verger to St James Church. In 1574, it is said to have taken its first recorded steps as an "Ale tasting house" before being known as "The White Horse Inn" from 1818.

Historic records show that the cellar was used as a morgue and inquests on bodies recovered from the sea are said to have been heard here in the rear dining rooms.

The Horse - as it is known locally - went on to survive both wars unscathed whilst its neighbour, St James Church, was struck during both.

These days, the pub is a hive of activity with an eclectic mix of tourists & locals alike enjoying traditional, home cooked food and sampling premium drinks in cosy, traditional surroundings.

On Wednesday evening, the pub does not serve food. Instead it runs a "Free Food Event" where customers can bring along their own food/take-away and the pub will provide crockery & cutlery.

During the year the pub holds a number of fund-raisinig events for local charities.

In 2002, the pub was adopted by Channel swimmers and the walls are adorned with the signatures of those swimmers.

Up to three real ales are served from local and national breweries.

The hidden terrace garden at the rear is a real treat during the summer months.

There's plenty of on street and pay and display parking nearby.
Historic England Entry: 1299029
Kent’s Public House Archive: White Horse, Dover

Regular ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Old Dairy --varies--
  • Wantsum --varies--

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    At least one beer is from a Kent brewery. What is LocAle?

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Occasional fund-raising events for local charities.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    The back rooms can be booked for private functions, catering for 30-40 people.

  • RealFire Real Fire

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White Horse

St. James Street
Dover
CT16 1QF

Sat Nav Reference

51.126301, 1.317706

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (450m)

Bus station

Closest Station (1000m)

Dover Priory

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White Horse

St. James Street
Dover
CT16 1QF

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Real Fire
  • Close to Bus Routes

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