Elford Village

The Crown

The Crown

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

A great pub feel with good quality food at reasonable prices.

To book or for more information ring The Crown on 01827 383602

The Playground and Sports Field

Sports Field

Elford Cricket Club

The Cricket Club have their own internet portal here.

New members are always welcome.  If you are interested in playing or just helping out contact Steph on stavinor@hotmail.com.

 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 club's website at http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/elfordboysfc

Jubilee Memorial Playground

Brickhouse Lane

The Parish Council have now taken over the running of the playground and are planning future improvements.  In the meantime our Handyman Alan is keeping it as clean as possible.

Picnic Area

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

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!


Howard Primary School

Howard Primary School

Our Primary School houses approximately 60 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.

Headteacher Miss Rachel Mills


Telephone Number 01827 383292

St Peter’s Church

The Church

The parish of St Peter’s would like to welcome you to Elford. The church is open every day so please do come and visit us. At the back of the church you will find information about the history of the building, events and services.

Friends of St Peter's

Become a friend of St Peter's Church - Find out how here

Contact us

For a Baptism, Wedding or Funeral

Revd John Grice 373257

Friends of St Peter’s - Sue 383487

Information on services can be found on the Church Notice Board or from the Mease Valley Magazine.

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.

Here is the Annual Report which would have been given at the Annual Parish Assembly, now postponed due to Covid-19.


For booking information Telephone Sue on 01827 383076