The Harrow is a community-owned pub in the centre of this ancient village.
Stockbury is an ancient village on the North Downs in Kent and in September 2016 the villagers were shocked to discover that the Shepherd Neame brewery had put the village pub, ‘The Harrow’ up for sale. As we were very fond of our little pub, a lovely looking local landmark right on the village green and in the centre of the village, a group of us decided to act. Following a packed out meeting in the village hall we all decided to ‘save the pub’ and buy it as a village asset. To that end we now have over 120 shareholders who have invested in the pub.
Our aim was to make our traditional English country pub warm and welcoming, a Free House with great beers, fine wines and delicious food sourced from local farms. This aim was achieved as of August 2017. We also hope it will become a place for serving coffees and cakes, teas and snacks and a perfect meeting place to just pop in and socialize with friends, family or just a chat with someone new.