Elford Village

The Crown

Originally the Court House and Jail, The Crown Public House is a traditional country local, free house, and grade 2 listed building.

Recently renovated under new ownership.  A great Pub feel with the addition of a Restaurant providing good quality food at reasonable prices.

Quench your thirst with a top selection of real ales and beers.


Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 6pm – 11pm

Friday 4pm – 11pm

Saturday 12 Noon - 11pm

Sunday 12 Noon - 11pm



For information or to book a table contact

The Crown on      01827 383602






The Playground and Sports Field


Elford Cricket Club

Brick House Lane.   Winter nets Tuesday evenings at Landau Forte QEMS 8.30.

Contact  Paul Bozward on 07584 800260 for more information.


 Elford Boys FC

One of the oldest junior football clubs in the area having been founded in 1982 by then Crown publican Ken Carlton & David Wain.

The football is a very friendly and family run club, which boasts teams across many age groups from pre school to high school.

For further information please contact Mark Simmonds on 07799 261071 or via email at elfordboysfc@gmail.com. Alternatively please visit the clubs website at http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/elfordboysfc


Jubilee Memorial Playground

Brick House Lane.   The Parish Council have now taken over the running of the playground and are planning future improvements.  In the meantime our Handyman Gavin is keeping it as clean as possible, and we are also grateful to a large number of residents who are undertaking weekly checks of the equipment.


Picnic Area

Riverside , The Shrubbery. Please keep dogs on leads and clean up after them!

The Village Hall

The original Hall was built by kind donation of the Carnegie Trust before the Second World War and actively served the village for over 70 years. In 2006 the original hall with the backing of the Heritage Lottery Fund, was demolished and completely rebuilt incorporating extended accommodation and modern fittings ideal for 21st century usage.  For the latest information try the village hall's own website http://www.elfordvillagehall.co.uk.


Open porch with automatic double opening doors, entrance Foyer with lift/stairs to first floor. 

Main hall

Suitable for up to 130 people. A Stage with backstage area and access from the front and rear including disabled lift stair.

Jubilee Room

Meeting room suitable for 30 people with access to terrace.

Shakespeare Room

Meeting room suitable for 30 people with separate access from front and including separate sink.

Fitted kitchen

With good appliances including a large dishwasher.


With glass washer.

First Floor

Landing with lift access;

Studio/Meeting Room, Suitable for 20 people with separate sink.



Adequate parking including disabled hard standing,

Gardens with terrace and Gazebo.

Hire Charges

See our downloads section for details


For booking information Telephone Sue on 01827 383076

Howard Primary School

Our Primary School houses approximately 80 children from the locality.

After school clubs include science, drama, eco and homework club which take place from 3.15-4.15pm and are organised by the teaching staff.

In addition the school are offering independently run breakfast and after school clubs organised by qualified staff each day from 8.00am-8.45am and 3.15-5.15pm respectively.

A range of activities are available including art and crafts, music, indoor and outdoor games, cookery and gardening.






Telephone Number 01827 383292

Email office@howard.staffs.sch.uk

Latest information


Howard Primary School is about to enter a new and exciting phase in its History. The chance of joining forces with St Mary’s Primary and Richard Cross Primary is now a certainty with the offer from Government for the three schools to coming together as a Multi Academy.
This is great news for our Primary school for three main reasons
We secure the support and skills of the Management Team headed by Paul Lovern
We pool recourses to make the running of the school far more efficient
We obtain increased funding form Government to further develop the School amenities and services
Howard Primary is already seeing vastly improved pupil results and discipline and a new out of school "before and after" club has been started to support parents and carers.
With only 51 pupils attending and September intake low we do need to ask and encourage everyone in the village to consider or indeed re-consider sending your children to Howard.
It is positive and exciting times at Howard Primary School and Elford Parish Council fully support the work of Mr Lovern and the team.

The Walled Garden

Elford Hall was sadly demolished in the 1960’s, but the Walled Garden that served the Hall throughout the 19th century remains. A team of determined villagers and volunteers have been working over the past few years on restoring the gardens to their former glory and they are now being enjoyed by all who visit. There’s a rose garden, allotments providing organic produce, a walk-way leading to a picnic area besides the river and an event area where a number of very successful village events have been held. These range from a real ale and music festival to bonfire nights and even a wedding reception. The Walled Garden was given the Royal seal of approval by Sophie Countess of Wessex, when she officially opened the garden on 14 September 2011.


Much more is planned, including restoration of the melon and vine houses, orangery and boat house, development of a sensory garden alongside the east wall and repair and restoration of the Gardener’s house.


So do come along and see what has already been achieved. You may wish to become a member of the ‘Friends of the Walled Garden’ – the annual £20.00 subscription contributes towards the upkeep of the garden and you’ll receive a regular Newsletter keeping you informed of forthcoming events. You may even feel like doing some volunteering – a variety of skills are needed to complete and maintain the project and it’s a great way of meeting other people in the village. We look forward to seeing you there!


Volunteer Days


Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday Mornings

Everyone welcome!




Telephone Roger 01827 383592