Stoke by Clare

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Reopened pubs

As pubs across the county are starting to reopen, we're trying to collate a comprehensive list of those that have reopened or are close to it. Our list can be found on this page.

Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.


Please tell us if you know of any pubs here which have reopened after lockdown.

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.