Freehouse Potten End


About Us

The most recent addition to the history of Martins’ Pond are Jude and Deb who have joined as business partners to inject a new and exciting chapter to its history and to ensure that the services of a hearty local pub are returned to the village.

As Landlady and Manager Jude and Deb have a passion for providing good home cooked food and complimenting it with a good wine or a local ale and doing this at a reasonable price. It has been Jude’s lifelong ambition to run a pub so when the opportunity arose she jumped at the chance to fulfill this ambition.

The ethos at Martins’ Pond is based on experiences of searching for a good lunch or dinner venue across the county and very often being let down by poor food or service or feeling lighter in the pocket at the end of a meal that wasn’t very good. Jude and Deb would like to aim to offer a consistency in the quality of food delivered and to do this at a fair price.

 Being family and canine friendly is important when looking for a good village pub so expect to meet a variety of both at Martins’ Pond and you will all be very welcome.

A Little History

Serving the Potten End community since the 17th century Martins’ Pond was first referenced as being a beer house in 1850 when it was known as the Plumbers Arms.

By 1896 it was owned by Frederick Quincey Lane who also owned Lane Nurseries close by. At this point it was a popular watering hole for the workforce.

It has changed ownership several times from then and many people in the village will remember it as the Red Lion before being renamed after the local pond on the green. The true story of the current name is not really known for certain.

Opening Times

Mon :: 12 noon to 11pm
Tue :: 12 noon to 11pm
Wed :: 12 noon to 11pm
Thu:: 12 noon to 11pm
Fri :: 12 noon to 11pm
Sat :: 12 noon to 11pm
Sun :: 12 noon -10.30 pm


Food Service

Monday - Friday
12 noon - 3pm
5.30pm - 9pm 
Sat :: 12 noon - 9.00pm
Sun :: 12 noon - 6.00pm