Future Growth

The residents of Stapleford would love to see The Tree open again. We have had a ‘wishing tree’ at a couple of events in the village when people from the community have put their suggestions on how they would use The Tree onto post-its and put those ‘leaves’ onto the tree! Here are some of their suggestions, which would see it being used as a real community space for all ages:

Tennis club meetings

Quiz nights

Decent wine, wine tasting

Darts teams, that travel around playing at different venues

Pop up kitchen, different types of food.

Meals on wheels, with delivery via cargo bike


Fashion events

Communal BBQ nights


Local produce for sale.

All-age venue during the day – children’s play area?

Book swap.

Outside seating.

Display locals’ artwork – and for sale.

Pizza oven for lunch.

Blankets for outside.


Sell stamps .

Make it cosy and friendly.

A neighbourhood gathering spot.

Vegetable swaps

Games – bar billiards, darts, boules, etc

Venue for birthday and anniversary parties

Cricket teams, and afternoon teas

Book club


Community notice board

Good food

For families to use during the day

Develop a garden at the side, and in front of the B&B rooms

Gardening club

Pool table

Social meetings with friends

Charity events

Film/art screenings

Good coffee

Open forums to share ideas with the community

Book swap

Good cakes

Daytime coffee mornings for parents and carers with youngsters

Petanque matches

Community events and community meetings

Conversation around the bar, getting out of the house to make friends.

Performance evenings, open mic nights.

Good choice of non-alcoholic wines, beers and drinks

Fresh, light interior

Self-defence classes

and of course, people said they wanted to come and drink good beer!


As an alternative to working from home:

  • Wi-fi
  • Sockets everywhere
  • Free water
  • Conference call area
  • Quiet meeting areas
  • Air-conditioned
  • Loyalty cards you can rack up for freebies
  • Good chairs
  • Space