"There is nothing which has been yet contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn."
Samuel Johnson 1709 - 1784
The Perch & Pike in South Stoke has revived a village tradition, the Perch & Pike Cup, for local anglers. The competition challenges fishermen to catch the fish species after which the pub is named, with trophies for the biggest perch, biggest pike and biggest combined weight of both fish. The challenge takes place on Sunday 21 December.
Popular Mickleham pub the Running Horses reopens on Friday 14 November after a major refurbishment which has given it a more informal and relaxed atmosphere, while retaining the traditional features that give the building its unique charm.