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St johns stockcross.jpg
St John's church
Stockcross is located in Berkshire
Location within Berkshire
OS grid referenceSU4368
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNewbury
Postcode districtRG20
Dialling code01488
PoliceThames Valley
FireRoyal Berkshire
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
51°24′45″N 1°22′30″W / 51.4125°N 1.375°W / 51.4125; -1.375Coordinates: 51°24′45″N 1°22′30″W / 51.4125°N 1.375°W / 51.4125; -1.375

Stockcross is a village in Berkshire, England.[1] The village lies to the west of Newbury in the civil parish of Speen and the district of West Berkshire. Close to the cross-road in the middle of the village were the stocks hence the name Stock-Cross, which were removed in the early 1980s.


Stockcross has a small shop/post office/coffee shop . Sutton Hall is the busy village hall, hosting regular events from jumble sales to Christmas pantos to village get-togethers. It has a small Christian school.[citation needed]


The nearest railway station is Newbury. Bus service is Heyfordian Travel route 4 to Newbury and Lambourn.[2]

Places of worship[edit]

It is the site of a brick-built church, St John's,[3] erected and endowed by the vicar, the Rev. H. W. Majendie in 1839.

Hotel and pubs[edit]

'The Vineyard'[4] is a 5 star hotel on the edge of the village that has a spa and restaurant. The restaurant previously held two Michelin stars, although these were removed when Executive Chef John Campbell left for Dorchester's Coworth Park. Robby Jenks is now Head Chef. The Vineyard was described as "a palace of naffness" by the late restaurant critic Michael Winner.[5]

The village has a pub The Rising Sun, a free house serving ales from the region. It is in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2017. A second pub was originally called the Nags Head but the name was changed to the Lord Lyon after a racehorse, leased by local landowner Richard Sutton that in 1866 won both the 2000 Guineas and Epsom Derby. The pub is tied to Arkell's Brewery who put the building up for sale in late 2015 and closed the pub in January 2016.

Nearby places[edit]

Towns: Newbury, Hungerford

Villages: Bagnor, Marsh Benham, Halfway, Wickham, Welford

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Speen Information". Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  2. ^[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ A Church Near You (30 January 2013). "Stockcross: St John, Stockcross - Berkshire | Diocese of Oxford". Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  4. ^ "The Vineyard Hotel, Berkshire, Newbury | 5 star luxury country house hotel | Fine dining restaurant". Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  5. ^ Harper's Bazaar Staff (11 August 2010). "Vineyard at Stockcross, Berkshire". Bazzar.

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