The Stags Head

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By Norman Phillips

           The Stag  Ashwell High Street

This pub, opposite Day's the bakers, was built in 1882.It is believed that a pub called the Greyhound may have stood previously on this site. The Stag was owned by Wrights, brewers of Walkern Herts.It closed in 1908 and later was converted into the Cooperative shop.

This page was added on 23/09/2010.
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In our research on Ashwell cricket I have gleaned from a history of the Covington family that this Beer House was run by Benjamin Covington, b.10 sep 1849 in Ashwell to William, father and Harriet, mother, nee Waldock. On this site it says he died in 1914 and is buried in Ashwell chuchyard

By Trevor Percival
On 21/09/2011

The information I have about the Stags Head is that it was owned or leased by Page's brewery around the time mentioned (1908), but not closed then. Instead Wright's of Walkern bought it, selling it on to Simpson's in 1924. Simpson's then closed it sometime after that.

Would that sort of time (late-20s/early-30s) coincide with when it became the CoOp, does anyone know?

By Adrian Perry
On 02/05/2017

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