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White Horse

St. James Street
Dover
CT16 1QF

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30, 5.30 - 8.30 Mon - Tue
12 - 2.30, 5.30 - 8.30 Thu
12 - 2.30, 5.30 - 8 Fri - Sat
12 - 2.30 Sun

Owner

Ei Group

About the Pub

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 the pub offers a take-away service.

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 national breweries and real cider is available all year round.

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.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • St Austell --varies--

Guest beers.

Source: National

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub 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.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Summer events are held in the garden.

  • 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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