Behind the scenes at the Kings Arms Inn, Stockland

Those readers who regularly pass through the village will be aware of the activity around the pub as the rethatching progresses and other work is carried out. This week we take a peek behind the scenes and focus on a painstaking project carried out by […]

rebirth of the pub sign

The old sign was in a very bad way before it was taken down and rescued by some of our volunteers. If you are wondering where it has got to, it is safely housed in the village where it has been lovingly restored by Alan […]

Kings Arms Inn Benefit Gig Announced!

Steve Knightley in: ‘old songs & new songs’ For One Night Only – Sat 5th October 2019 7.30pm Steve Knightley is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter/musician and founder member of widely acclaimed folk/acoustic roots trail-blazers ‘Show of Hands’. We are delighted to announce that Steve will […]

Stockland Community Pub Limited – Kings Arms Update 2nd July 2019

Calor Rural Community Fund  The bad news is that despite the best efforts of our supporters, we unfortunately did not receive enough votes to qualify for the final selection process, so we have missed out on this potential grant source.  Renovation Better news is that […]

Peter Maitland

It is with great sadness that we report the death of our dear friend and colleague Peter Maitland, on Monday 13th May. Peter was well known in the Parish of Stockland for his long-term service to the local community, as a Parish Councillor and member […]

Please support our kitchen project!

We have applied for a grant from the Calor Rural Community Fund for help with the Kings Arms kitchen refurbishment project. Our initial application has been accepted, but in order to get to the next phase of the funding process, we need members of the […]

Happy Easter from SCPL

Easter news Management Committee We are delighted to announce that local retired businessman John Vickery has recently been co-opted onto the management committee.   This is a welcome boost to our numbers at this very busy time. Renovation The second Listed Building Consent from East Devon […]

The Day Fyfe Robertson Played Skittles at the Kings Arms

Those of our readers of a certain age will remember the BBC roving reporter Fyfe Robertson, a distinguished figure who graced our TV screens during the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Check out the video below to look back to 1964 when Fyfe visited Stockland, to […]

Report on AMM and Accounts for 2018

The Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) of the Society took place on 7th February and was attended by at least 70 members. The Management Committee reported on the Society’s performance for the year ending 30th September 2018, and plans for the current and future years. The […]


SOCIETY’S FIVE YEAR CAMPAIGN FINALLY BEARS FRUIT The photo above shows the moment Mike Pugh (centre) handed the keys of the Kings arms to the Chairman of SCPL, Peter Maitland, with the other members of the Management Committee alongside, suitably attired for a very cold […]