Winter Opening Hours

With an eye on the increasing energy costs and the apparent drop in attendance it has been decided to reduce the opening hours during the Winter period.

This period is still under review but is thought to be from the start of January to the end of March. The current hours will be followed until the end of 2022 A diary is available on the Diary page.

Early Closing
As now, the bar staff will judge whether to call time early if the attendance does not warrant continuing for the published hours.

Open Mic nights will continue to held every 3rd Thursday.

  • Mondays 20:00 to 23:00
  • Tuesdays Closed
  • Wednesdays Closed
  • Thursdays 20:00 to 23:00 (3rd Thursday will include Open Mic nights)
  • Fridays 19:00 to 23:00
  • Saturdays 16:00 to 23:00
  • Sundays 14:00 to 18:00

We are, as always, very grateful to the volunteer bar staff. Their dedication enables us to enjoy the Social Club to the full. Without them we would not be able to offer such a range of opening times.

Why not join our volunteer bar staff. The more the merrier!

updated 17/12/2022


The Darts, Cribbage and Pool Leagues are arranging to restart and we welcome them back.

The Pool table and the Darts board are available to members on nights when the leagues are not meeting.

Outside of the leagues the one night open Pool competitions will return.

Stanford Social Club

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

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

Freedom Day

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As a result of the easing of the COVID-19 regulations for pubs and clubs your Social Club will be making changes to its COVID guidelines. Some guidance remains in place. Please come down to the Club to greet your friends after all this time.

Facemasks – The wearing of facemasks is no longer compulsory however please remain mindful of other people’s concerns. Whilst you may feel alright with not wearing a mask others will feel easier with wearing masks and will want to continue for some time yet. Consequentially please understand if not all people wear masks. Ventilation will be maintained by opening doors and windows.

Table Service – Table service will be suspended. When you make your way to the bar please ensure that no more than two people are at the bar at the same time. Bar staff, when they are able, will clean surfaces and contact points.

Oneway System – The oneway system is no longer in place.

Pool etc. – You will be able to play pool, darts and cards. However it will take sometime to set up the pool table and darts so please be patient.

Opening times – We are very grateful to say that more people have come forward to volunteer as bar staff so times will change and we will be open for occasions such as BBQs, Gin evenings and Open Mic evenings. Please watch out for details on Facebook and the webpages when the bar staff rotas are finalised.