The Many Pubs of Stockcross

Stockcross and its local environment was once endowed with many drinking establishments and a local history by Committee Member, Keith Phillips, make interest reading, click here to see it.

Stockcross itself in the 20th Century essentially had five drinking establishments, club or pubs, which one suspects its population alone would have struggled to support but in its location on the old Roman  road, Ermin Street – the B4000, and its proximity to the A4 prior to the construction of the M4 probably lies the explanation.

The five drinking establishments were

1) The Working Men’s Club on Church Road, now the Sutton Hall.

2) The Cricketers on Ermin Street which was redeveloped for housing in the 1980s

3) The Lord Lyon, recently redeveloped as letting units

The Lord Lyon

4) The Sportsman’s Hall

The Sportsman’s Hall

5) The Rising Sun, closed since 2017. Please see The Rising Sun images page. Interestingly the car park at the Rising Sun was previously a bus depot.

Mike Pike MBE with his coach and the Rising Sun behind

In 2018 and 2019 the village supported a pop-up pub, The Inn on the Glebe, on the Glebe Field as part of the Stockfest Festival held annually for some years pre-pandemic.

Pub quiz on a summers evening