The Social will now close at 10pm Fridays and Saturdays

Following the Prime Minister’s statement on 22nd September the Social Club will be closing at 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

To give you more time to enjoy yourselves the Club will open earlier on Fridays at 7pm. For the moment the Club will continue to open at 16:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm. So see you there.

Face masks must be worn if not seated and drinks must be ordered from the table. Bar staff will wear face masks. All other Covid-19 rules are as set out in Latest Updates.

Guest and Camra members are welcome back.

Thanks for your patience, we have some great news!  From Saturday 12th September the Club will be open to Guests and CAMRA members.  Guests will have to be signed in by a current Member. 

Everyone will be asked to leave details for Track and Trace and follow the COVID-19 safe protocols.

Drinking will be whilst seated inside or out in groups of up to 6.

Even better news we have heard that you would like to visit earlier on Saturdays so we will be opening from 16:30 until 23:00 every Saturday.

No darts, cribbage or pool yet.  We are looking at bringing back SKY Sports if we get enough visits.

Social Club Re-opened Friday 31st July

Yes the club opened again after a long shutdown period. Volunteers have done a lot of planning and work to prepare the club for the safe re-opening on Friday 31st July at 8.00 pm.

The club will open in stages. Stage 1 will be for members only and limited hours. We will open Fridays and Saturdays from 8 pm to 11pm and on Sundays from 2pm to 6pm. The next stage will be entered after everyone has had a chance to get used to the new normal.

More details are shown on the Lastest Updates page but here are the headlines.

Members will notice some changes:

  • You can expect to see distancing measures
  • You may have to queue to enter
  • We will collect your name and contact details on a Track and Trace form when you enter
  • There will be a sign posted one-way system
  • Drinking inside only when seated with a maximum of six people per table
  • Some seats and tables have been removed.
  • It will not be possible to play cards, pool or darts
  • Payments to be made by card if possible. 
  • Don’t visit and risk spreading the virus and a possible closure of the club by ignoring advice if you feel unwell.
  • If you are in a vulnerable group and shielding, we advise that you follow government advice for your protection.


After the latest announcement to ease lockdown measures you are most likely wondering when the Social Club will open. We do not have that date yet, but we are working hard to get ready. While Pubs have been given the green light to reopen from 4th July by the UK Government, we need to take time to prepare to welcome you back safely. The Committee is planning to monitor the way public houses prepare their premises and what precautions are being taken.  We must be sure that the way forward for the Club is safe for our volunteers and members who visit. The next committee meeting is on 15th July at which the possibility of maybe reopening safely on 1st August will be considered.
Be assured that you will be among the first to know as soon as we have more details to share.

Stanford Social Club

Some of the details have changed because of the pandemic – see Latest Updates.

Spaces for card, darts, pool, musical evenings and meeting friends.

The club, or ‘The Shed’ as it is affectionately known to members and locals alike, is situated in Sheards Lane in the village of Stanford In The Vale, near Faringdon in Oxfordshire and offers a good friendly atmosphere. We stock a wide selection of low-priced beers, wines , spirits and soft drinks.

The club is run purely on a volunteer basis and is open Monday to Friday evenings from 8pm-11pm, Saturday evenings 7.30pm-12.00 midnight and on Sunday afternoons from 12.00 lunchtime-6pm. The membership fee is £7.50 per person (senior citizens £5.00) per annum. New members are always welcome, just pop into the club and ask for a membership form. Children are also welcome but should vacate the premises by 10.00 pm.

There are facilities for playing darts, pool, dominoes and crib. The club has its own darts, pool and crib teams.

The club has Sky Sports TV viewing on a large screen TV.

Entertainment will be hosted throughout the year such as Music Entertainment Nights, Race Night, Bingo Night, barbeques during the summer and Open Mic is held regularly on the third Wednesday of the month.

Formerly known as The Working Men’s Club it was built in 1928 on donated land using volunteer labour, being run latterly by it’s Steward Fred ‘Buster’ Smith until his death in 1977, after which it was run by a group of 12 people as the Stanford Social Club.

This non-profit site has been maintained on an entirely voluntary basis since April 2016. The content has been submitted by Stanford Social Club Committee Member.