The pub is called the ‘Blue Lias’ between Long Itchington and Stockton and is next to the Grand Union Canal
It is named after the geological formation which has the Limestone used to build many of the local houses and the Clay which is quarried for Lime and Cement.
The Blue Lias is especially accessible in this area of Warwickshire with quarries at Harbury, Southam, Long Itchington and Rugby.
The Blue Lias was laid down at the bottom of the warm sea in the Late Jurassic / Early Triassic period. Ammonites are very commonly found
In the area there have been notable finds of marine dinosaurs.