SCPL wishes to thank Steve Knightley and Stockland’s other Asset of Community Value – Wendy!

Folk legend Steve Knightley performed a wonderful gig on 5th October in St Michaels and All Angels Church, for the benefit of SCPL and the rebirth of the Kings Arms Inn. It was good to see the church packed, and the acoustics of the place added to the atmosphere of what  was a very special night in Stockland.

Steve spoke very eloquently from the heart about the loss of pubs in the South West, and the memories he has of them. The Kings Arms is a special place for Steve, as he used to use it as a kind of retreat when he wanted to relax and write new songs. Needless to say, he is greatly looking forward to coming back when the pub re-opens!

Thanks to Steve’s generosity, Wendy’s hard work, and a kind donation of £40 from a member of the public, the whole event raised £972.10 for SCPL – a great boost to our coffers.

We are truly blessed with talented people in our community, and Wendy is a real asset to Stockland and Honiton because of her enthusiasm and her network of performing artists and bands. She brings acts from around the world into the area, and her work at the Beehive has added greatly to the cultural life of the wider district, and long may this continue!

Pop-up-Pub and cider Making – Saturday 19th October

Do you want to help to make cider? See the traditional Devon method of turning apples into cider, and help with the process! This Saturday, at Wellands, join Nick and Judy and participate in the fun of creating one of the great traditional West Country products – cider. The fun kicks off at 10 am in the wonderful ancient barn, and at 12 noon the Pop-up-Pub will open, with donations going to SCPL.

If you want directions or more information, please call the office on 01404 881833 or email

Stockland Community Pub Limited is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit
Societies Act 2014 – No. 32191R
Registered Office: Shorms, Shore Bottom, Stockland, Honiton, Devon EX14 9DQ