Beer Tree (Pub Night)

 

The original idea of a regular Pub Night came from Myra Platt when she was a member of the Village Hall Committee in 2005. It was thought it would be a non profit making social evening, and a regular get- together for villagers.

The original Beer Tree (Under the Beer Tree) is the oak tree at the junction of Stocks Lane and Main Street, where locals from a by-gone era gathered outside The Plough pub - now known as Stocks House. The inn was closed by order of the Duke of Buccleuch in 1900, whose property it was and who owned most of the village.  The reason was excessive drinking and drunkenness.  

The sign that is displayed at the corner of The Gardens and Main Street was created by our local artist Vivian Sharp. Have you observed one side of the painting depicts the autumn and the reverse side the spring!

When the sign appears in Main Street everyone should be aware that the next Friday evening (usually the second Friday of the month) is Pub Night.