Village pubs from 1796
Stewkley has the Swan and the Carpenters Arms and there are several other historic pubs in the surrounding villages
There's the Boot in Soulbury, the Cock Inn in Wing, The 16th century Royal Oak Inn in Aston Abbotts and if you drive up to Stony Stratford you can visit the original Cock and Bull pubs of the infamous 'Cock and Bull' stories fame.
The Carpenters Arms
This is your nearest pub, about 200 yards away! But don't worry, it's a quiet village pub in a quiet village! And it is particularly well known for it food
so a great place to wine and dine on your holiday.
The Royal Oak Inn
Aston Abbotts (map)
Some websites list this pub as 16th Century
. It certainly deserves a visit as a close-by fully thatched public house, which does look like it's been serving beer for a very long time indeed!
Aston Abbotts village website
The pub sign features a boot of the Duke of Wellington, but an older story says the villagers cut of the Devil's foot and it turned to stone. The stone is still in the village and is know as the 'Soulbury Boot'
image by Mr. Biz