Stockbury is a small rural community, with many residents from families that have been established there for generations, with the older age groups being more represented than the young.
The residents therefore tend to need more villagebased services and activities than a community with a predominantly younger population.
The pub first opened its doors around 200 years ago, but sadly in recent years it has had several different owners, the last of which was Shepherd Neame, the country’s oldest brewer.
Until a few years ago, The Harrow was an excellent place for locals to meet and socialise, and it served a good range of drinks and excellent food. However, after a succession of short term tenancies and a lack of investment, there was a decline in its use.