Stoke by Clare


Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.


Please tell us if you know of any pubs here ready to reopen when outdoors service is permitted.

Set around a pleasant green at its centre is the site of a Norman Benedictine Priory now incorporated into a college.

Recorded in Domesday as "Stoches".

Cropmarks on Chapel Farm may indicate the location of a Roman ritual site.

Stoke by Clare Station was on the Stour Valley Railway, which ran from Shelford (near Cambridge) to Marks Tey. Part of the line (from Sudbury to Marks Tey) is still in use.




The 1844 White's Directory also lists Cornis Emberson (baker), Thomas Farrant (baker) and John Turner (shopkeeper) as beer house keepers.

The 1855 White's Directory also lists John Turner as a beer house keeper and shopkeeper.

The 1865 Kelly's Directory also lists John Hughes as a beer retailer. [Traveller's Rest?]

The 1871 census also lists John Hughes as a shopkeeper & beer seller, Boyton End (Head/Married/60/born Stoke). [Traveller's Rest?]

The 1874 White's Directory also lists John Hughes (& shopkeeper) as a beer retailer. [Traveller's Rest?]…


Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.