Branch area pubs selling real ale
- Acton Trussell
- Moat House
Lower Penkridge Road
A Grade II listed farmhouse with a moat in an idyllic setting, situated alongside the Staffs & Worcester Canal. Now a four star hotel, restaurant and a wedding & meeting venue. The lounge bar is comfortable and offers four real ales; a full bar menu is available. The Orangery Restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience. The Moat House hosts a monthly film night. Two electric car charging points available.
- Moat House Lower Penkridge Road Acton Trussell ST17 0RJ ku.oc.esuohtaom@ofni(01785) 712217
- Barnsfield, Spot Acre
- Moddershall & Oulton Cricket Club
Barnsfield, Spot Acre
It is open 6 to 11 in summer, and 12-11 on match days; winter opening is variable. It is always advisable to phone and check opening. The club facilities include a Clubhouse refurbished in 2011 with licenced bar, plasma TVs, fully equipped kitchen, toilets and ample car parking. It is available for private hire and functions. The Club has always actively sought to become engaged with the local community in relation to the use of its facilities and is currently in partnership with a number of organisations, including local schools, Blythe Bridge Junior Football Club, Buckaneers Cricket Club, Sport Asia Cricket Club and Stone Young Farmers. Oulton Cricket Club merged with Oulton Cricket Club in January 2017. The alternative website is at http://www.moddershallcc.co.uk/
- Moddershall & Oulton Cricket Club Barnsfield, Spot Acre ST15 8RN moc.liamtoh@noswadnyvlem(01889) 505397
- Red Lion
Taken over by the Lewis Partnership in November 2015 and thoroughly refurbished. A 16th century building, part of which once housed the village mortuary. Open fires & oak beams aplenty (mind your head on some of them!). There is a very good restaurant but also a bar and a lounge area for quiet drinking in good company if you just want a pint. Quiz night on the last Tuesday of each month. Afternoon tea is served Thu-Sat 2:30-4:30pm
- Red Lion Smithy Lane Bradley ST18 9DZ (01785) 780297
- Brocton Hall Golf Club
The Spike Bar has Sky TV and members can obtain food and drink without the need to remove their golf shoes. The Lounge Bar provides an area for refreshments with views overlooking the lake, the 9th green and also the 18th green, it is used for more casual dining and also has it's own bar area. There is also a Front Bar
- Chetwynd Arms
A Marstons Two for One pub restaurant with a range of Marstons' beers. Situated on the edge of the Cannock Chase National Park, just south of Stafford on the main A34. Pub meals are served seven days a week and the Chetwynd Arms’ facilities include a large car park and outside children’s play area in the garden. The location is an ideal base for exploring Shugborough Hall and Cannock Chase - an area of outstanding natural beauty. Pub Desk Space available until 5pm Mon to Fri, table next to a plug socket with free WiFi, plus lunch while you work from the special Pub Desk menu with unlimited soft/hot drinks, all for just £10, limited spaces available so prebooking advisable.
- Seven Stars
Part of the Paragon Pub Group and fully refurbished early in 2018. A pub restaurant with a strong emphasis on quality food, the pub website describes it as a premium country dining venue close to Cannock Chase. There is a drinker's area by the bar. The beer range may vary. Breakfast is served 9-11.30 on Saturday and Sunday. Vegetarian dishes are available. Between 1991 & 1993 the pub was known as the Oakhouse Inn.
- Brocton Hall Golf Club Sawpit Lane Brocton ST17 0TH firstname.lastname@example.org(01785) 661901
- Greyhound Inn
Friendly family owned pub with a reputation for good food, and it serves good beer as well. It has a separate bar if you just want a drink. The guest beers are often from local breweries. A fifteen minute walk from the Trent & Mersey Canal at Bridge 86. Refurbished in 2017. Children welcome, garden and farm animals. There is a well maintained camping field situated adjacent to the car park (Caravan Club CL), facilities include drinking water & Elsan disposal. Owners of larger ‘rigs’ may find it necessary to enter/ leave the field (via the car park) when the pub is closed and the car park is empty. Level entry to pub, bar and some parts of the restaurant; slight step to toilets, no dedicated accessible toilet.
- Greyhound Inn Burston ST18 0DR moc.xmg@nnidnuohyerg(01889) 508263
- Church Eaton
- Royal Oak
Once threatened by closure but saved by a village consortium, the Royal Oak is now run by Lanvar Ltd, a group of 34 villagers. When the last tenant left in 2016 the pub was run by six volunteer directors and the manager Caitlin Begley. In late 2018 the lease was taken over by Woods Brewery of Wistanstow, Shropshire and thoroughly refurbished. A thriving pub at the centre of the community and is the hub of charity fundraising in the village. The interior is split into a lounge area, a restaurant and an area with a dartboard and a pool table. There are usually three guest beers in the summer, two in winter. The pub is about a mile north east of the Shropshire Union Canal at High Onn Bridge.
- Royal Oak High Street Church Eaton ST20 0AJ ku.oc.yrewerbdoow@niltiac(01785) 823078
- Copmere End, Eccleshall
- Star Inn
Copmere End, Eccleshall
A thriving 100 year old pub situated in the heart of the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, adjacent to Copmere Lake. There are numerous walks around the area. The pub has become an integral part of this rural community, holding charity auctions, events and some music. The extensive garden with play area is ideal for families. An excellent selection of bar meals and an 'a la carte' menu are offered lunchtimes and evenings. The beer complements the award winning, locally sourced food.
- Star Inn Copmere End, Eccleshall ST21 6EW (01785) 850279
- Red Lion
This welcoming country pub that is known locally as the 'Romping Cat' or just "The Cat." Unspoilt and full of character, along with the adjoining farm it has been in the same family since 1920. The main room has a timeless feel with its quarry tile floor, meat hooks in the ceiling and inglenook fireplace. The atmosphere is undisturbed by music, gaming machines or TV. A real local's pub but a warm welcome to visitors is extended. Opening times in winter may be shorter Sat 4-11, Sun 12-9.30
- Red Lion Uttoxeter Road Dayhills ST15 8RU (01889) 505474
- Derrington Social Club
The Club was first opened in 1982 and is attached to the village hall, which also contains the vilage post office and village shop. Beer sales originally included Greenall Whitley at 50p a pint. The range is much better now, often including Sharp's Doom Bar and Holden's Golden Glow, unfortunately prices have increased somewhat as well. Card carrying CAMRA memers are welcome, as are casual guests. Membership is £7 a year, £5 for over 60's and £3 for young persons who are members of clubs teams.
- Derrington Social Club Billington Lane Derrington ST18 9LR (01785) 242175
- Bell Inn
16 High Street
A busy high street local and former coaching inn in the centre of this small market town. The pub website provides a history of the pub. The Bell has five distinct areas including a dining room and small back room that can be used for meetings. There are chairs and tables on the south facing pavement area outside for sunny days together with a rear garden, both smoking areas. Breakfast is served 10am to noon Live music, sports events and regular Thursday quiz nights are all part of the social calendar. Check the pub's facebook page for details. The guest beers come from near and far include beers from the nearby Izaak Walton Brewery, Lymestones and Titanic.
- Eagle Inn
Real ales, pub games, sport on 5 HD TVs, disco and live music in a friendly, welcoming one bar pub. There is a well stocked jukebox, with free play every Friday, plus occasional disco/live music nights. There is a fortnightly bingo session on Thursdays. Sponsors of AFC Eagle. Bar snacks available at most times but the pub is also happy for customers to order takeaways from any of the local food emporiums & eat your food in the pub. They'll happily provide you with a plate, cutlery and even do the washing up afterwards. Car park is on the opposite side of Newport Road. Its well worth visiting the rear beer garden to see half a dozen different 'Eagle Inn' pub signs from the past. There is a Community Defibrillator up a flight of steps in the beer garden provided by the Eagle Inn.
- Eccleshall RUFC Swynnerton Road Eccleshall ST21 6LG 07970 919282
27 High Street
A new pub being run on traditional lines. Pavement seating area. Bar snacks include fresh rolls and a range of packaged bar snacks, but they also welcome customers to bring in & eat their own takeaway food, purchased from any of the excellent local establishments. Beer range varies. Bingo sessions one Wednesday a month and a popular weekly Horse Racing Naps competition. Occasional live music.
- Kings Arms Hotel
17 Stafford Street
A former coaching inn and local inland revenue office once known as the Unicorn, now a very friendly free house. Parts of the original building are still visible. Various rooms are served by a small central bar. Interesting selection of beers, both local & national, often including those from the nearby Izaak Walton Brewery. Restored and refurbished in 2017. CAMRA Heart of Staffordshire Pub of the Season for Winter 2019. Excellent, well run pub, warm & cosy in winter. One not to be missed.
- Little George
1 Castle Street
Originally the George Hotel, a seventeenth century coaching inn, with various alterations and additions. The building was divided into several areas including a formal dining room. Until December 2014 the hotel belonged to Slater's Brewery and was the brewery tap. It closed for refurbishment on the 5th January 2015. The Little George opened on 28th July 2017 occupying part of the George Hotel site as a high quality cafe/bar. "Serving beers from around the World, locally brewed ales, carefully curated spirits, speciality coffees and deli sandwiches to die for". Dogs welcome. From 9am a full range of coffees, teas, cakes, pastries and sandwiches are available, light meals, breakfasts, snacks & nibbles are served during opening hours. Bent's Monty is brewed by Lymestone to an original Bent's recipe. The changing beers can be from anywhere, beers from the nearby Izaak Walton Brewery often feature.
- Old Smithy
8-12 Castle Street
The pub was bought late in 2011 by Martin King who had successfully run The Badger in Eccleshall for 18 years and wanted to expand his horizons from the constraints of a pubco business. The building was thoroughly refurbished during the cold winter of 2012 and re-opened in February 2012. The room layout offers several dining areas at both ground and first floor levels, from larger rooms to intimate smaller areas. There is a ground floor bar and drinking area off the side car park. The food is traditional English style and locally sourced where ever possible. The four beers are from national brands although there is occasionally a local beer from a micro brewery. In 1906 the licensing magistrates were told "The drinking rooms comprised a smokeroom and a taproom and there was a private living room and a scullery and there was a clubroom upstairs. There was stabling for six horses and tying-up for twelve. The rent was £25 per annum and in the twelve months previous beer sales alone was £388 15s 6d. Joules had purchased the property for £1200 in 1903 and spent £247 18s 10d on improvements.
- Royal Oak
25 High Street
Ancient pub with arches overhanging the pavement, expensively and tastefully refurbished by Joules featuring specially commissioned stained glass and wood panels denoting its history. Packed with historical character and charm and with log fires that add to the atmosphere. A traditional, friendly pub that offers the full range of cask ales brewed by the Joule's Brewery, plus 2 changing cask ales, craft beer and Green Monkey Craft Lager. Downstairs the pub has a bar area, a Farmers snug and a restaurant area that can accommodate up to 50 people dining at any one time. The Oak provides good, fresh and homemade food, more pub than gastro. There is a private function room with its own bar, dance floor & stage, ideal for parties, christenings, funeral wakes, company conferences and so much more. Also available is a private meeting room, ideal for small business meetings and board meetings off site. 'The Coachhouse' area offers a completely different experience, it is the area for casual drinking and dining with an 'Indoor/Outdoor' feel to it. The outdoor space within the courtyard style garden has seating for over 50 people. The Royal Oak Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of each month in the Snug at 7.30pm.
- Bell Inn 16 High Street Eccleshall ST21 6BZ email@example.com(01785) 850378
- Swan Inn
A former free house owned by British Country Inns since October 2007 and sold to Joules in 2019. Formerly the Managers House on Aqualate Estate, it is described as 'somewhere different' and has 14 bedrooms, 6 luxury and 8 in a barn conversion. A number of large rooms are available, the 'Regency Room' is available for private hire.
- Swan Inn Eccleshall Road Forton TF10 8BY moc.kooltuo@notroftanaws(01952) 820446
- Spread Eagle
A large 1930s roadhouse, now a Marston's lodge and pub restaurant with all the pub food favourites. There is a large front patio area with jumbarellas and patio heaters. At the back of the pub is a garden and childrens' play area. Open at mornings for breakfasts. If you haven't left room for pudding, take-aways are available on all of their desserts. Guest beer from the Marston's range. Desk spaces available up to 5pm - table next to a plug socket with free WiFi, plus enjoy a lunch while you work from the special Pub Desk menu with unlimited soft/hot drinks served throughout the day, all for just £10. Two rapid electric car charging points in car park.
- Spread Eagle Watling Street Gailey ST19 5PN firstname.lastname@example.org(01902) 790212
This pleasantly decorated canalside pub is popular with the boating trade. Good home cooked food is served. To keep the traditional atmosphere and conversation going the small TV in the bar area is only switched on for big sporting occasions. The pub runs both darts and dominoes teams. Guest beer coms from the Marston's range.
- George & the Dragon
46 High Street
This lovely little pub opened in July 2015 and soon received acclaim, winning the branch Cider Pub of the Year 2016 and Pub of the Year 2016. The other three handpumps have an everchanging range of beers, often from local breweries; there is always a dark beer available. The building dates from 1736 with a past life as a home, shop and off-licence. It has two rooms served by one bar. The decor is rather steam-punk with furniture made from old industrial and farming implements. Two fires, one at each end of the bar, warm the pub in winter. Tasty homemade snacks are available at the bar, but they do sell out fast. Please be aware cash only at the bar.
- Gnosall Family Sports Club
The club is the old Gnosall Cricket Club, but only football & rugby are played there now. The premises is split into 2 rooms a small room with a pool table and the larger bar area with TVs for sport and glass doors so you can watch the live sport outside. There is a patio outside and a new kids playground area erected last year. There is one real ale Although it is a members club, public walk ins are allowed.
21 High Street
A multiroom community pub offering good quality locally sourced food, cask ales, family friendly atmosphere and support for local teams, clubs and services. Pub Quiz every Sunday night There may be two guest beers at busy times instead of one. Good value home cooked food is available lunchtimes and evenings Tuesday to Saturday with a roast on Sunday (No food Mondays).
- Navigation Inn
A friendly & welcoming pub by Bridge 35 on the Shropshire Union Canal, with plenty of mooring facilities for boaters. Disabled facilities include wheelchair access and toilets. Well behaved children and dogs are allowed in the bar area. Reopened after a major refurbishment on 16th October 2015.
- Royal Oak
Popular village local once a coachimg inn although the exact date of the building is not clear. There is a large beer garden with swings and a climbing frame. This dog & bike friendly pub also offers a large heated smoking area. Open mic night every Thursday @ 8.30pm and live music every last Friday of the month. Function room with skittle alley for hire.
- Boat Wharf Road Gnosall ST20 0DA moc.tenretnitb@795eralc(01785) 822208
- Great Chatwell
- Red Lion
A welcoming & friendly pub in a small hamlet lost in the countryside on the Staffordshire/ Shropshire border. It has a snug bar, a lounge and a large restaurant. On Sundays a full carvery is served, with a lighter menu for those who do not want a roast. There is a large grass area which can be used for childrens play. Parts of the building dates from the 17th century. The pub holds events such as beer festivals, family fun days, food festivals and charity events. Muddy boots & dogs welcome. A mobile bar is available for hire
- Red Lion Bun Lane Great Chatwell TF10 9BJ moc.liamtoh@cgnoilder(01952) 691779
- Great Haywood
- Clifford Arms
Village centre inn with a large bar providing plenty of seating and a restaurant adorned with past photos of the pub. A popular local, home to dominoes and quiz teams, and home to a tug-o-war team. It is also home to a classic car and bike club The pub is popular with walkers, cyclists, boaters, and visitors to the nearby Shugborough Estate (National Trust). The Staffordshire Way and bridge 73 of the Trent & Mersey Canal are 200 metres along Trent Lane. The pub is very dog friendly.
- Great Haywood Sports & Social Club
The club was founded about 45 years ago and occupies a bulding that was erected by the 2nd Earl of Lichfield as a Working Men’s Reading Room & Library a hundred years before that. Regular entertainment on Saturday nights from 7pm including kareoke, dico & live artists. Non members may be signed in as guests. A Function Room is available for hire to both members and non-members.
- Clifford Arms Main Road Great Haywood ST18 0SR ku.oc.ilacsit@smradroffilc(01889) 881321
- Bell Inn
Situated on the main road through the village. The L-shaped interior of the pub has a restaurant at the rear that serves really good, locally sourced food. At the front is a small, well-run, friendly bar that serves bar snacks. The guest beers changes regularly and come from small independent breweries, often from local brewers. Booking is recommended for dining.
- Shropshire Inn
A warm welcome awaits you at The Shropshire Inn whether you are just dropping by for a drink in the bar or garden or having lunch or dinner in the restaurant. Superb surroundings, friendly faces and a relaxed environment make this a good drinking and dining venue. The menus provide a wide variety of freshly prepared dishes made from locally supplied produce.
- Bell Inn Newport Road Haughton ST18 9EX (01785) 780301
- High Offley
- Anchor Inn
Peggs Lane, Old Lea
An unspoilt example of a 19th century canalside pub. Built around 1830 on the Shropshire Union Canal, England's last built narrow trunk canal. It has been run by the same family since 1903. The right-hand room has a quarry-tile floor, two high-back settles, window bench and scrubbed tables which create a timeless atmosphere. The pub may be open weekday evenings during the summer but always check in advance before travelling to the pub. It is always advisable to check if travelling any distance. There is a stepped entrance to the pub but a wheelchair access ramp is available. Entrance to the bars is on the level. Toilets are outside and access is on the level. The pub has a shop selling many different items and various shirts with the Anchor inn logo. Canal fishing rights are owned by pub with a daily charge, free for those camping or caravanning on-site. An e-canal map app shows this pub as closed - it isn't. WTW ///pylon.vaulting.damage
- Anchor Inn Peggs Lane, Old Lea High Offley ST20 0NG (01785) 284569
- Roebuck Inn
Reopened Sep 2017 after a long closure. Acquired freehold by the people who own The Vine Inn & brewery in Rugeley. Three cask beers on tap which are Bass, a beer from The Vine brewery in Rugeley and another which will always be locally brewed. Licensee strongly desires The Buck to be a community pub, binding the community together in Hilderstone & neighbouring areas. The Buck is “just a pub”, no TV or canned music. A complete refurbishment is in progress as of Oct 2017 including a brand-new cellar to a very high standard. Serves dinner & coffee.
- Roebuck Inn Sandon Road Hilderstone ST15 8SF (01889) 589078
- Bank House Inn
The pub is in a 400 year old building, formerly a farmhouse. A local country pub with two log burners in the winter months to welcome you. Real ale, fine wines and great traditional British food on offer. Wood fired pizzas available to eat in or take away Wednesday-Sunday. Beer was once once brewed on the premises. The beers available always include at least one by Joules.
- Bank House Inn High Street Hixon ST18 0QF ku.oc.noxihesuohknabeht@sgnikoob(01889) 271091
- Hyde Lea
- Crown Inn
Hyde Lea Bank
A traditional, country pub dedicated to quality real ale. A locals pub but all are made welcome by the friendly landlord & customers. While there are whiskeys and gins of the week, there are always good selections of both available. The pleasant garden & play area give views of Stafford Castle. The pub runs its own beer festivals. Brakfasts are served 9-11.30 on Saturdays. There is wheelchair access to the pub and bars but no fully accessible toilet.
- Crown Inn Hyde Lea Bank Hyde Lea ST18 9BG moc.liamg@aeledyhnninworceht(01785) 257971
- Haberdashers Arms
Built about 1840 this traditional country pub always offers a warm and friendly welcome. The four compact rooms are all served from a central bar. The pub hosts a range of events in its large garden including the annual Potato Club Show and music festivals together with motorbike rallies and Citroen 2cv rallies. Look at the websites for the many events the pub hosts. The extensive collection of oil lamp is not just for decoration, on monthly Lamp Nights the electric lights are switched off and the lamps are lit, creating a very special relaxed atmosphere. The camping field is open all year round, the clean & useable toilet block has hot & cold running water; prices are £5.00 per tent and £6.00 per caravan or camper van. Opening times are approximate, check before visiting.
- Haberdashers Arms Knighton Knighton ST20 0QH (01785) 280650
- Little Bridgeford
- Mill at Worston
The Mill at Worston was originally built by J Milner in 1814, on the site of an earlier mill, it was a typical corn mill of its time, having three floors and an attic, and much of the machinery has been retained. Rather food orientated. There is a Quiz every Thursday night and occsional entertainment. The Grill At The Mill is open 6-9 Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 Fri, 12-10 Saturday, 12-5 Sunday. Duck food is available for the feathered residents of the mill pool.
- Mill at Worston Worston Lane Little Bridgeford ST18 9QA ku.oc.notsrowtallimeht@ofni(01785) 282710
- Little Haywood
- Lamb & Flag
A traditional and popular village pub based in a rural community. A number of rooms surround a central bar. Dark wood panelling and brick, with tiled floors, predominate. It serves a varied selection of real ales and a cider. The Lamb & Flag cafe is open 10-4 every Wednesday and there is a Plastic Free Shopping event monthly on Wednesdays, see the facebook page for details.
- Red Lion
A traditional village local. The bar, with a real fire, is to the right of the entrance, the comfortable lounge to the left. Attractive garden with a pleasant smoking area. The beer range varies, rotating through the whole range of Marstons, Wychwood, Jennings, Breakspear and Banks's beers. There are usually five beers on, they may vary from those listed.
- Lamb & Flag Main Road Little Haywood ST18 0TU (01889) 881501
- Little Stoke
- Little Stoke Cricket Club
The Sid Jenkins Ground, Uttoxeter Road
The club welcomes social members and players of every age and enquiries regarding club membership should be sent to moc.oohay@ekotselttil. The bar is in the main room of the club house. A spacious room with plenty of seating, it looks out on the cricket pitch and houses a large TV with Sky channels. As well as cricket the club is home to crib, darts and dominoes teams. Non-members are welcome but may be asked to join after five visits. Sandwiches and snacks are available at the bar. Club facilities are also available for hire for small social events. the club house provides a bar, a well equipped kitchen and an event room with a capacity of up to 80 people
- Little Stoke Cricket Club The Sid Jenkins Ground, Uttoxeter Road Little Stoke ST15 8RA moc.kooltuo@ekotselttil(01785) 812558
- Little Stoke, Stone
- Three Crowns
Little Stoke, Stone
A thatched and much renovated former coaching inn on the edge of Stone. A typical Vintage Inns country pub & restaurant with an area for drinkers by the bar. Good food and good beer are served and the staff are pleasant and helpful. Guest beers come from the Vintage Inns seasonal range. The pub is about half a mile from the Trent & Mersey Canal.
- Three Crowns Lichfield Road Little Stoke, Stone ST15 8QU (01785) 819516
- Barlaston Golf Club
An 18 hole, par 69 (5801 yard) parkland golf course designed by Peter Allis. The facilities include the main lounge with bar, dining area, soft furnishings and dance floor. For summer evenings there is a patio which has views across the eighteeth green and fairway. The second lounge known as the Jack Boggis Bar is a smaller room with it’s own bar. Members, Guests and Visitors can enjoy a quality selection of drinks and snacks including a regular specials board. Cask ales supplied by Lymestone Brewery
- George & Dragon
The pub is warm and welcoming. There is a large bar area and the restaurant winds its way through several opened out rooms. It offers four real ales, good quality traditional pub food at fair prices and is open at lunch times. It is easy to find close to the A34 and has plenty of car parking spaces.
- Barlaston Golf Club Meaford Road Meaford ST15 8UX ku.oc.bulcflognotsalrab@ofni(01782) 372867
- Barley Mow
28 Main Road
A large Greene King Eating Inn Pub & Grill restaurant split into a number of distinct areas. Most of the customers are there to eat but drinkers are welcome too. There is a play area for children in the garden. Quiz on Sunday nights from 8.30. Open for breakfast from 9am. Vegetarian, vegan & gluten free dishes availale. Adjacent to the main entrance of the National Trust's Shugbrough Estate.
- Barley Mow 28 Main Road Milford ST17 0UW ku.oc.gnikeneerg@4994(01785) 665230
- Green Man
A inn since 1775, known as the Green Man since at least 1815 and under the same management since 1990, this freehouse offers guest beers from regional and local brewers. A pub at the heart of a vibrant village community and also popular with walkers and cyclists visiting the area. Home cooked food is served in the bar and small dining area (no food Monday or Tuesday). The bar has a real fire and well behaved dogs are welcome. Outside is an extensive garden area. There's a large verdant garden area where the annual free music festival is not to be missed. A true and lively village pub.
- Green Man Sandon Lane Milwich ST18 0EG email@example.com(01889) 505310
- Boar Inn
A classic village inn complete with duckpond.
- Boar Inn Moddershall Oaks Moddershall ST15 8TG (01782) 372493
- Moreton Millenium Centre
Four rooms available for hire by advance booking. The Upper Hall is suitable for concerts, theatrical performances, parties and general entertainment, it also marked out for badminton. It has an adjacent all stainless kitchen and bar. The Lower Hall is used mainly as a games room and has equipment available for table tennis, short mat bowls and pool. The Committee room will seat 12 people around a central table. The Club Room is used by the Social Club with seating for up to 40 people, this room also has a bar. The premises have a Club Licence for the sale of alcohol and the Social Club has free (at present) membership for local residents but will accept non-local associate members subject to application and approval. Open at other times from those shown for events and for members of groups using the hall.
- Moreton Millenium Centre Moreton TF10 9DS ku.oc.tensf.84sdoowtuo@rrek(01952) 691362
- Junction Inn
The pub is beside the Shropshire Union Canal by Bridge 38, overlooking the former British Waterways boatyard. Beside the pub is the former Shrewsbury Canal, the junction of the two canals gave the pub its name. A pleasant and welcoming pub with a large, comfortable bar, plus lounge and restaurant The guest beer is usually a strong beer from the Marston's range.
- Junction Inn Norbury Junction Norbury ST20 0PN moc.liamg@1yrubronnninoitcnuj(01785) 284288
- Norton Bridge
- Railway Inn
The Izaak Walton Brewery tap and shop. Six handpumps, beers from the Izaak Walton Brewhouse range. The brewery is now on the site and the pub is closed Sunday to Tuesday to allow for brewing. The bar had been fully refurbished at the time of opening but later in 2021 the exterior was still awaiting refurbishment. The six hand-pulls feature a number of regular beers namely Grayling 3.9%, Rainbow Trout 4.2%, Redeye Bass 4.3% and Woolley Bugger 5.1% (a type of fishing fly !). Others appearing would be, Zonker, Jerkbait, Pike, Ginger and Petrifying Piranha. Tea and coffee are always available with a weekly home-made cake deal. The only other catering is pork pies ! Takeaways are available from single bottles of beer, cider and lager to presentation packs of three or six bottles, five pint boxes of draught beer or lager, quantities subject to order. Also; a fish and chip van attends on the car park on the first Wednesday of the month between 1700 and 1900.
- Railway Inn Station Road Norton Bridge ST15 0NT ku.oc.esuohwerbwi@evets(01785) 761395
- Brushmakers Arms
8 Kibblestone Road
Named after a local cottage industry, the 'Brush' is a pub where time stands still. The Brush is a two-roomed establishment; as you enter, a small immaculate lounge to the left and a larger bar to the right, it has many original and traditional features The small rear paved garden is a real suntrap and doubles as the smoking area. "The Brush" has won many CAMRA awards over the years for consistently excellent beer. Conversation rules in this juke box and gaming machine free zone which is exceptionally well supported by the local community. Well behaved dogs are welcome in this excellent village local.
- Wheatsheaf Pub & Restaurant
6 Kibblestone Road
The Wheatsheaf is a local country pub and restaurant situated on the outskirts of Stone and serving home-cooked locally sourced food, breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. The bar may shut after the last person leaves the restaurant.
- Brushmakers Arms 8 Kibblestone Road Oulton ST15 8UW (01785) 812062
- Boat Inn
The Boat Inn, built at the same time as the Staffs and Worcs Canal in 1779 and is one of the old ‘Gateways’ to the Village, for many years it was the first or last stopping point, as locals and visitors travelled along the Cannock Road. A pub restaurant, serving Indian & British meals, Sunday lunch and cream teas. Number of beers may vary.
- Bridge House
On the A449 beside the River Penk. A restaurant with accomodation, but you can go in just for a drink. The lunchtime menu is served from 12-6.
- Chase Golf Club
Pottal Pool Road
Golf club, gym, spa, wedding venue, plus a restaurant and bar. "The bar at The Chase provides a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy a drink or dine. With scenic views of the course, club members and the general public are welcomed to relax with offerings of fine beers, ales and wines." For details of the Woodland restaurant see www.woodlands-restaurant.co.uk
- Cross Keys
A friendly community pub situated by the Staffs & Worcester Canal at Filance Bridge (Bridge 84). Once an isolated canal pub, housing estates surrounded it in the 1970s and now provide most of its customers in the winter months, but popular with boaters as well in the summer. Raises a lot of money fror local and national charities. Food is served all day and breakfast can also be served by arrangement. Cask mild is served by metered electric pump from a tall font.
- Horse & Jockey
A warm, friendly village local. Completely renovated and refurbished to a high standard by Black Country Ales in late 2021. Single bar which rambles around several distinct drinking areas. Rolls (from Jaspers of Penkridge ) and bars snacks available. Two of the twelve handpumps are reserved for ciders but these may not always comply with CAMRA's definition of real cider.
- Littleton Arms
St Michaels Square
Dating as far back as 1793 the Littleton Arms was a coaching inn that now provides a modern hotel with a comfortable interior and an outside patio area. The six beers on handpump often include Wye Valley HPA and a local beer, the number of beers might vary. A regularly updated food menu is served throughout the day using locally sourced and freshly prepared food. This independantly managed pub hosts popular themed nights on the last Friday of the month, check the pub's website or Facebook page for details.
- Star Inn
A one room pub with several distinct areas, and a cosy & welcoming feel which serves the usual pub food and excellent Scotch eggs. There are a patio and seating area outside. The pub is situated in the old Market Place and first traded as an Inn in 1830. It closed in about 1908 and became a Co-op store, then a private residence. It was restored and converted back into a pub in 1981, rapidly becoming part of the local scene. Today it is a popular and welcoming pub in the village. Level access throughout the pub but no dedicated accessible toilet.
- White Hart
An historic half-timbered building dating from about 1536, it has been significantly altered and restored since. It is reputed that both Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots visited on their journeys through Staffordshire (but not at the same time). The pub is on a main traffic route close to the village centre. At ground level there are separate bar & lounge with a central island servery. The pub was fully refurbished in 2017. The number of beers available may vary.
- Boat Inn Cannock Road Penkridge ST19 5DT gro.kooltuo@nnitaobweneht(01785) 715170
- Holly Bush Inn
The pub claims to have origins as far back as 1190 and is reputed to be the 2nd oldest inn to be granted a licence.The oldest part of the existing building retains a thatched roof and probably dates from the early 17th century. With extensions and alterations over the centuries there are three distinct areas, a bar area, dining room and snug. The pub is small and crowded so access for wheelchairs or pushchairs may be difficult. Brunch is served 9am to noon Sat & Sun.
- Holly Bush Inn Salt Road Salt ST18 0BX ku.oc.tlastahsubylloheht@ofni(01889) 508404
- Dog & Doublet
The Dog and Doublet is a delightful Arts and Craft period Inn taken over by the Lewis Partnership in 2010. Sandwiches (served 12.00 – 6.00pm) & sharing platters and salads (served 12.00 – 8.00pm) are served as well as the main menu. An Early Doors Menu is available Monday to Friday from 5.00pm until 6.30pm. On Sundays as well as a Sunday Lunch menu, a snack menu is available until 4.00pm. The guest beer is always from an independant local brewer. Dominoes played. CAMRA members get a 10% discount on real ales, on production of a membeship card. 2 electric car charging points available.
- Dog & Doublet Sandon ST18 0DJ ku.oc.nodnastelbuoddnagod@ofni(01889) 508331
- Holly Bush Inn
Traditional style village inn resurrected by a community purchase after a period in the doldrums, having been closed for a period and then an Indian restaurant. There are small, cosy drinking areas within the original half-timbered building, together with dining accommodation in several sections. The outside drinking area at the rear is a real suntrap even in the winter. Quiz night on Sundays evenings at 8.30.
- Holly Bush Inn Main Road Seighford ST18 9PQ ku.oc.yrewerbcinatit@hsubylloh(01785) 281644
- Spot Acre
- Spot Gate Inn
A country pub/restaurant specialising in meals and functions although there is one cosy room for drinking & pub games. A big attraction is two interwar Pullman railway carriages (No. 75, Third Class Open, and Ursula, First Class Dining) built in 1928 and installed on site by Ind Coope in 1968 upon withdrawal from British Rail service. Lots of photos of their installation together with other railway memorabilia are displayed.
- Spot Gate Inn Hilderstone Road Spot Acre ST15 8RP (01889) 505277
- Amasal Sports & Social Club
S Albans Road Industrial Estate, Common Road
Originally a company club, established 85 years ago (the name, Amasal, is a conflation of Amalagamated Salt), it is a hugely-popular venue for a wide range of societies and organisations. It provides a hugely-varied programme for its members and boasts a whole host of sporting teams from Crown Green Bowls to Darts. Stafford Chess Club meet on Wednesday nights at 7.30 and Stafford Model railway meet on Monday nights. There is free WiFi for members
7 Greengate Street
Taken over by Proper Pubs in 2021 and fully refurbished in 2022. Now a wet-led pub which does not serve food. Monday is an LBGT night, Wednesday open mic night, Friday a disco & karaoke night, live music on Saturday and Sunday a fun day with DJ and games like bingo.
- Bear & Pheasant
15/16 Friars Terrace
This is a traditional, warm, mid-terrace pub with lots of character from oak beams to real fires during those winter nights and a cosy beer garden located at the rear of the pub. Caricatures of customers past & present adorn the walls. A pub quiz is held every Thursday, open mic night every Friday.. There is live acoustic music Saturdays. A pub with character and full of characters. Home cooked breakfasts are available on Saturdays from 11-2. Wye Valley HPA often appears as a guest beer. No pub car park but there is a large Tesco car park nearby. The pub was called the Pheasant until 1993 when Pubmaster acquired the pub from Allied Breweries.
- Bird in Hand
A welcoming and comfortable pub in Stafford town centre, refurbished in 2017. The pub has a traditional feel to it with three rooms and open fires. It has a function room for private hire and it also hosts live music on Sunday evenings. It boasts the biggest beer garden in Stafford town centre. The pub offers home cooked food to complement the ales it serves, including a carvery on Sundays (served from 12 to 5). Part of the 'Birds' history is as a Joules of Stone pub and the trademark cross can still be seen on the outside door frames. It is the nearest pub to Stafford railway station. Level access to the pub, bar & lounge, slight drop to snug. Ramp to toilet and if required a movable ramp for entrance to function room.
57-59 Bodmin Avenue
The first of Titanic Brewery's cafe bars opened in April 2018 providing "breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, snacks or even a well deserved pint after a hard days graft". Four Titanic beers always on offer. Open for coffee etc from 8am, alcoholic drinks from noon. A smaller "Evening Bites" menu is available 6pm-10pm. Quiz night on Sundays. Named from the street, BODmin Avenue, in which it is located, it occupies a former Co-op shop; ironically the new Co-op shop opposite occupies the site of a former pub. GF and Vegan options available on the menu.
- Burton Manor Sports Association
Burton Manor Road
Popular local club catering for a wide range of sporting activities and with a social section. Rebuilt after a fire in 2008.
- Butler's Bell
25-27 Gaolgate Street
A Wetherspoon's conversion of a wine bar which was once a hardware shop. Situated in one of the town's main shopping streets this busy venue serves a wide variety of visitors from shoppers to office workers. Some unusual partially caged seating bays recalling the early days of Stafford's gaol. The house beer, Butler's Bell, is from Slaters and there is a policy of sourcing beers from local brewers.
Units 4&5 Woodings Yard, Bailey Street
A friendly and welcoming bar. Downstairs there is a smallish room with a single long table with chairs around, in the corner is a small bar serving craft beers, wines, spirits and coffee. There is further seating upstairs and co-working office space and an events hub. Six craft beers on tap and a large number of bottled and canned craft beers to drink on site or take away. Some of the craft ales in KeyKeg and bottle meet CAMRA's definition of real ale but it is not always possible to say which are available at any particular time. Even if the beers don't meet CAMRA's strict definition most are well worth trying. Standard bar snacks are available, and you can bring your own food at lunchtime. Woodings Yard is home to a number of craft studios and shops.
- Catch Corner
Wolverhampton Road, Acton Gate
The pub, just off the M6 at Junction 13, opened on the 22nd October 1997 as a pub in the Tom Cobbleigh chain. It is now an open plan Eating Inn pub with a Wacky Warehouse attached. Bar open from 11am (11.30 Sun). Quiz night on Thursdays. Refurbished in 2018.
- Coach & Horses
4 Mill Bank
Refurbished at the beginning of 2016. Sports orientated with two large TV screens dominating the whole pub. Something of a locals' pub where everyone knows everyone else.
- County Officers Club
77 Eastgate Street
Private Members Club. Guests are welcome in the Eastgate Street Club, but it is one of the responsibilities of the Member to ensure that they are signed into the visitor's book.
- Devil's Taphouse
147 Newport Road
A craft ale and bottled beer bar & shop with two handpumps serving changing beers. The Devil's Bottlehouse for off-sales is next door but one to the bar.
- Dog House
4-5 Martin Street
Converted in 2012 to a restaurant/cafe which has since undergone many changes of ownership and styles, from creperies to teashops and beyond. In Novenber 2018 after an extended period of closure it reopened as the Dog House offering gourmet hot dogs, beer, gin and rum. Alternative phone number 07944 487638
5 Bridge Street
A sports and music bar refurbished in March 2018. "Great value drinks, great atmosphere, great sports, great music. Something for everyone." Beer range may vary.
12 County Road
A short walk from the centre of Stafford this two room free house is well worth a visit. The pub dates from 1831 and a newspaper article from the day it opened can be seen above the bar. Today the pub offers an ever changing range of six different beers, often from Yorkshire breweries, and a choice of bottled ciders. The pub has won a number of CAMRA branch awards including Pub of the Year. Roadside tables outside as well as the smoking area.
- Hogarths Gin Bar
15-16 Gaolgate Street
Large modern pub with an Edwardian theme. Open plan but with different drinking areas, and an enclosed, soundproof, karaoke room that can hold 15 people. A number of sports TV screens around the pub. Cask ales, craft beers, wines, rums and more than 100 gins. Operated on the principles of "no kids, no food and no idiots". Beer range may vary
A Marston's estate pub at the heart of its community, it opened in 1961. A family friendly pub with dining area and possibly the best smoking area in Stafford. Live sports on multiple Sky boxes! Food is also one of the main priorities, with family menus available.
- Joiners Arms
154 Marston Road
A traditional local in a terrace just outside the town centre. There is a delightfully old-fashoned front room and a much larger room to the rear dedicated to TV, pool & darts. There are flat screens in all rooms usually shewing sports. A real locals pub often very busy.
- Judge & Jury
Formerly the building belonged to Stafford College. It was converted into the Hogshead pub which opened on the 26 October 1998. It was later renamed Chambers, the new name referring to the Court Building opposite. Closing in 2011 in 2020 the pub was refurbished and opened as the Judge & Jury. Real ale, other beers, wine, cocktails, hot drinks available. Regular special offers. Pukka Pies, grilled paninis. Live music (coming soon). Loyalty scheme available.
- Kenny's Sports Bar
8 North Walls
As the club's website says "The Bar has 6 Full Size Snooker Tables, 9 English Pool Tables, 5 American Pool Tables, 2 Table Football Machines, 5 Dart Boards, Poker Tables. Cues, Darts, Chips and Cards can all be provided." There are several widescreen TVs and one huge projector with full Sky Sports available. Membership is £12 a year for 18-64 year olds, under 18 or over 65 £6; or £2 guest fee per visit. Membership is only needed to play snooker, pool, darts or poker, otherwise the premises are open to all.
- Kings Arms
11-12 Peel Terrace
Converted a long time ago from two terraced houses, it has been further opened up in more recent years but retains a separate bar and snug and has a surprisingly large garden. Although this traditional pub doesn't offer any parking it is only a 10 minute walk from the town centre. With two darts boards, it supports a number of darts teams (Tue, Wed, Thur) and on Thursday night a crib team The pub also has its own Sunday League football team. . Quiz nights on Sundays, bingo every other Tuesday A wide ranging selection of guest ales one from the Dorbiere range. Offers four rotational craft & world beers. The pub runs its own beer & cider festivals in April & August. Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2016. Peel Terrace Community Market is held at the pub on the first Saturday of the month 12-4pm. There is a loyalty card scheme.
- Kings Horse
One of Greene King's Hungry Horse chain which opened 2 March 2014. It has seating for 300 customers. Big on burgers, steaks, grills and pub grub type food. Outside play facilities for children and a large indoor play area. There is regular live music, entertainment and a quiz night on Fridays from 8:30pm. The Carvery is open noon to 8pm subject to the availability of meat. Breakfast is served from 9am to noon on Saturdays & Sundays. See the pub's website or facebook page for more information and offers.
- Knot & Plough
A Marston's Carvery pub with an emphasis on food but drinkers are welcome. Triple tipple paddles have three third of a pint glasses to try three beers for the price of a pint. The guest beers are from the Marstons Group. There is a small indoor play area for toddlers and an outdoor childrens' play area. Friendly & efficient service.
- Lamb Inn
A traditional street corner local, situated just outside the town centre, with a warm, welcoming, friendly atmosphere & community spirit. There is easy access to public transport, the railway station is within walking distance and there are several bus stops close by. Although the car park is small there is a large local authority car park opposite. The two guest beers change weekly and are from the Punch Finest Cask range. The pub has a 1980s retro games machine, which is claimed t be one of only two left in pubs within the UK. It features 20 of the most popular games from that era, including space invaders, donkey kong, packman and wonder boy. The pub may remain open late on Fridays & Saturdays.
- Luck Penny
62 Crab Lane
A deservedly popular pub & restaurant on the Trinity Fields estate. Built in 1967 at the same time as the surrounding houses, this community-based pub supports several sports and games teams. It has a large public bar with pub games and sports TV and an equally large, comfortable lounge bar. Warm welcome, good service and great value food.
- Market Vaults
4 St Martin's Place
A welcoming pub in the corner of Stafford's Market Square. A series of rooms and distinct areas ramble around a central bar. It offers a selection of well kept beers alongside a range of gourmet burgers. Music nights include folk and various showcase events, open mic Thursdays, live music Saturdays. There are also comedy nights, usually on the first Monday of the month. See the pub's web site for the menu, details of the beers available and events. The pub was formerly known as the Chains, and for a while Joxer Brady's. There is reputedly a tunnel leading from the pub to the cells of the old County Court nearby.
- Metropolitan Bar
44 Weston Road
Originally named the Gate for the turnpike gates blocking the two roads at the junction. It was rebuilt in 1934 and renamed when taken over by the Dorbiere Pub Co in 1999. A good, friendly community pub catering for all ages. It has a spacious wood panelled bar and a separate bar with pool & darts. Jukebox (Free from 5pm-11pm Mondays and Wednesdays ). There is a varied range of guest beers.
- Morris Man
Alliss Close, Kingston Hill
A 1980s pub near to Stafford Hospital and the former Stafford Campus of Staffordshire University. Now specialising in a unique Indian Nepalese cuisine, takeouts are available. A function room are available that can accommodate 100 people in comfortable surroundings.
- Olde Rose & Crown (Ye)
10 Market Street
A Joule’s Taphouse with their usual quirky wooden panels, signs and sign writing. The central bar serves a cosy front lounge and larger rear lounge. Small external yard/smoking area. This comfortable Joule's house was extensively refurbished in 2011 and is right in the heart of Stafford. It is much larger than it looks from the outside and is a well-liked pub. Four handpumps serve Joule's ales. Pizzas and bar snacks using locally sourced ingredients are available. Situated next to the Gatehouse Theatre the pub is a favourite of theatregoers and is often frequented by cast members enjoying an after-show pint. An acoustic night is held every Wednesday, quiz night on Thursdays and live music on Saturdays. Hours may vary from those shown. Largely level, main toilets are upstairs but there is an accessible toilet downstairs.
A thriving community pub situated between the Highfields and Western Downs estates which opened 7 April 1990. On Fridays there is an Upcycle Club where people can bring old furniture & get help rejuvenating it. The Saturday toddler group, "Tiny Tots at the Ox" is very popular. Customers can borrow books from a library. Stafford Arts & Craft Group hold meetings on Mondays 7.30-9.30. Events include a Family Fun Day in July, a Halloween Party, a official switching on of the Christmas lights event with a shoebox collection for people in need. The Ox is something of an animal sanctuary with ducks, hens, a pig, rabbits, macaws and an iguana. The pub hosts the Pub Church at the Ox (https://www.facebook.com/pubchurchstafford) fortnightly on Sundays 7pm-8pm There is only one beer available, this is to ensure a quick turnover to maintain quality; a fresh cask is put on every other day and the price is very reasonable. Sunday lunches are served 12-3. Breakfasts served from 9-12 on Friday & Saturday.
- Perkins Sports & Social Club
Within Perkins Factory, follow signs from the entrance to the Sports & Social Club. A number of local organisations hold their meetings at the club. Membership is £7 a year.
- Picture House
14 Bridge Street
A Wetherspoon conversion and refurbishment of a 1914 small provincial cinema. It retains a lot of original and ornate features including the entrance foyer and projection room. Posters from the Golden Age of films adorn the walls. On Wednesdays nights at 9pm films are once again shown, it is a cinema goer's delight. A wide selection of real ales are served to a mixed clientele, it is often busy in the evenings. There is an outdoor drinking area overlooking the River Sow.
- Princess Royal
68 Sandon Road
The lounge bar is a 1970's addition to the pub and was built on the site of Dawson's original brewhouse, the Princess Royal Brewery which closed in 1952 was later built nearby. From the entrance the bar is straight ahead, with seating in front of it, there is also another room behind at a higher level. Prices are very reasonable. The pub was purchased by Smart Property Homes in 2013.
- Radford Bank Inn
A Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery beside the Staffs & Worcester Canal at Bridge 98. It has two room, one a bar area with pool, darts & TVs, the other the main eating area. The opening times given are those for the bar area. Quizes are held on Friday nights at 8.30. It can be very busy at peak times. Breakfast 8-11.30 Carvery 11.30-9.30. There is a 10% discount on food for Emergency Services and Armed Forces personnel.
- Railway Inn
23 Castle Street
A traditional end of terrace Victorian pub which opened on the 13 April 1848. It has changed very little over the years, and is at the heart of the community. Plans in 1998 to convert the pub into one large bar were thankfully abandoned. The pub can be busy when televised sport is shown. There is a small snug to the right, the bar to the left, and a further room which hosts a darts board and large screen television for showing sports. The beer garden is a sun trap in summer. Bar snacks are available. There are photos of steam railway locos on the walls for enthusiasts.
1 Spitfire Close
A Brewer's Fayre attached to one of two Premier Inns in the area which was built in 2004 with a restaurant capable of serving 300 diners. Breakfast is served 6.30-10.30 weekdays and 7-11 weekends. There is a "Fun Factory" for the kids
- Royal Oak Inn
A community pub serving the local area. It was built in 1928, replacing an earlier pub which was next to the current one. The vegetarian & vegan menu is available from noon.
- Shire Horse
1 Hurricane Close
A Chef & Brewer eating and drinking establishment whose popularity has grown by word of mouth. Built in 2002, the interior has been constructed using reclaimed materials giving an illusion of age. Meals are available throughout the day starting with breakfast at 7am. A Premier Inn, one of two in the area, adjoins the pub.
- Shrewsbury Arms
75 Eastgate Street
Purchased by Black Country Ales at the beginning of September 2016 and once fully refurbished it re-opened on 8th December 2016. It follows the usual Black Country Ales model of concentrating on offering a wide range of beers from local breweries and across the country complementing their own range. There are three open fires in cold weather and a conservatory where tables can be reserved for meetings. The food on offer is of the fresh cobs, pork pies & scotch eggs variety. Maybe the spirits in bottles aren't the only spirits in the pub. No steps at entrance and level through most of the pub.
- Slater's Bar
28 Gaolgate Street
A straightforward micropub, selling real ale, craft lager, ciders, speciality gins and spirits, wine, tea & coffee. A good conversion from a former shop. There's a pavement drinking area with tables & chairs to enjoy the sun; it's in a pedestrianised area so little traffic. No food but you're welcome to bring your own. Open mic nights every Tuesday, quiz on Thursday nights, live music Saturday nights. Small beer garden to the rear. Hours may vary from those shown.
- Spittal Brook
106 Lichfield Road
A thriving traditional two-roomed alehouse within walking distance of the town centre. There is a small front room with television and darts board and a larger rear room which includes the restaurant. The beer range may vary. Cask Ale Club, darts, dominoes and cribbage on Mondays, quiz on Wednesdays, poker night on Thursdays, live entertainment on most Saturdays. Food is locally sourced wherever possible. There is a cask ale loyalty card available, buy 8 pints and get the 9th free. The pub was originally called the Spital Brook and was renamed the Crown in about 1837. In 1998 it reverted to almost the original name.
- Stafford Boat Club
Marston's beers are available. Boaters mooring at the club's overtight moorings may use the bar facilities Rooms are available for hire with conference facilities and a stage. The club has electric gates so push the button on the keypad to buzz for attention. If no one answers, ring the number displayed on the notice board outsite the gate.
- Stafford Castle Golf Club
Castle Way, Newport Road
Bar hours vary during the week. The clubhouse provides an events venue for functions including birthdays, weddings, christenings, presentation evenings and corporate events.
- Stafford Constitutional Club
5 Lloyd Street
A private club, members & guests only. Serves lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks
- Stafford Cricket & Hockey Club, Brian Westhead Pavillion
The Brian Westhead Pavilion at Riverway caters for members and their guests who enjoy a drink and a chat after a fixture. The club house has a seperate bar area. Heart of Staffordshire CAMRA's Club of the Year 2011 & 2013. It holds an annual beer festival. Open every Tuesday & Friday evening, & all day/evening every Saturday. Social Membership of the club costs £10 a year. The club house is available for weddings, christenings, birthday parties, retirement parties and corporate meetings, the grounds are also available for exhibitions, shows, fetes and fun days. Closed in October 2019 for refurbishment following flooding. Due to reopen 28 Feb 2020 but further flooding on the 16th Feb 2020 and Covid-19 meant that the opening was delayed until the 4th July
- Stafford Post Office Sports & Social Club
A social club in Stafford for PO Employees. The Club offers numerous facilities and competes in the Stafford Pool League, Stafford Dominoes League and Stafford Darts League. Every 1st Sunday in the month there is Bingo - monies raised go to local charities. Rooms can be hired for functions
- Stafford Rangers FC Social Club
The members bar provides a range of activities and events throughout the year including Darts, Quizzes, Disco’s etc. There are 3 suites available for hire.The Stan Robinson Suite is located within the non members section of the Club. It is ideal for parties of up to 150, such as weddings, special birthday occasions or any other event requirements. The club also has the large Lotus Suite with its own bar and The Chairmans Suite which overlooks the football ground and has a capacity of upto 80.
- Stafford Rugby Union Football Club
Coopers Park, Blackberry Lane
The bar is open to the public. The ground is host to a number of sports clubs. The Coopers Suite and the Presidents Suite are available to hire for events.
- Staffordshire Bull
Parkside Shopping Precinct, Parkside Avenue
A thriving community local, which opened in 1978, on the Parkside mini shopping centre. It caters for a diverse range of social groups and activities as it is the only pub on the estate. The pub has one large room with a central bar; there are separate raised areas for quiet dining and entertainment, a pool and darts area with projector for big screen live sports. It has a live rock night on the first Saturday of the month, and an open mic night on Sundays; Thursday is Night Quiz with Card Bingo cash prizes, pool & darts teams Tuesday & Wednesday. Friendly staff and locals.
- Star & Garter
87 Wolverhampton Road
Close to the town centre along the busy Wolverhampton Road, the Star and Garter dates back to the 1820's. It was developed into a pub from a doctor's surgery and was the last pub in Stafford to admit women! Refurbished and reopened by the Dorbiere group in 2011. It is now a cheery local with two roaring fires on cold days. Well known in the area for its Thursday Quiz Night. The pub has a pleasant beer garden to relax in on summer evenings. Always some beers from the Dorbiere range. The pub also boasts a range of 20 malt whiskies and 30 premium gins.
7 Lichfield Road
Titanic Brewery acquired this then closed pub in 2010 and reopened it following refurbishment. Handpumps dispense a choice of Titanic & Everard beers and changing guest beers. Titanic Plum Porter appears regularly. Food is served throughout the day, using locally sourced ingredients. Sunday menu includes traditional roast, Monday is steak night and Tuesday curry night. An outdoor drinking area with its own bar is great on warmer days. Beer Festivals are held in spring and late summer in a large marquee at the rear of the pub.
- Swan Hotel
46 Greengate Street
This 18th Century former coaching inn has been a part of Staffords history for over 300 years, and since a comprehensive modernisation has once again become a focal point for residents and visitors to the town. It has a coffee shop and a long bar which extends through 2 room, allowing one to be used for functions. There are themed food nights including a food with matched beer night. The Swan has won a Best Breakfast in Stafford award. There is always a Titanic beer available and the Swan is a Titanic Brewery "Blue Riband Inn of Excellence". Opening times given are for the bar serving alcoholic drinks. Currently payment is by card only, no cash is taken for drinks.
- Tap Steakhouse
59 Peel Terrace
The pub was built in 1861 but has been extensively refurbished since. The name was changed from Cottage by the Brook in 1994. Extensively refurbishment took place in 2014. Several periods of closures and reopening followed but it reopened as the Tap Steakhouse on 2nd November 2018 as an independently owned & run pub & restaurant serving the whole community.
- Vine Hotel
Situated in the town centre this grade II listed building started life as a 15th century coaching Inn called The Saracens Head. The current name derives from the grape vines growing outside. Reputed to be the oldest licensed building in Stafford, it is haunted by a young girl who has been seen in the mirror above the fireplace. There are many stories of local interest attached to the building. Breakfast is served 7.30 (8 Fri & Sat)-10.30.
- Waggon & Horses
A friendly & welcoming pub with an open plan u-shaped bar around a central servery. A Sunday Roast is served noon to 3.30. watch your behaviour, self defence classes are run at the pub.
- White Eagle Club
A popular and lively social club with the aim of promoting Anglo-Polish relations. Rooms of various sizes are available for meetings & functions.
Wildwood Shopping Centre
A modern estate pub which opened in 1978. It is now an M&B "Sizzling Pub"
Unit B, Espleys Yard /2 Pilgrims Place, Newport Road
The pub is on the river and the easiest access if walking is by the bridge across the river from Mill Bank. It is busy when England football games are shown on it’s 3 large TV screens, it is equally busy at weekends when it is a venue for party people and is part of the "circuit". There is a small dance floor and resident DJ on Fidays & Saturdays. Up to three cask ales are served, two are usually from local brewers. The breakfast menu is served until noon.
- Amasal Sports & Social Club S Albans Road Industrial Estate, Common Road Stafford ST16 3DR
40 High Street
The latest in Titanic Brewery's chain of bod café bars consisting of a long narrow room with a bar. The interior has a modern somewhat industrial look, set out with a selection of booths, tables and chairs, and some taller tables for those who like to stand. The bar opens at 11am each day.
Unit 5 Mount Road Industrial Estate, Mount Road
This is a traditional pub that has been created from an empty and disused office building/music school on the site of the old Bent's Brewery well, hence the name. Originally part of the Bents Brewery site this lovely old building has been lovingly refurbished into a brewery tap for Lymestone Brewery. It is a bit of a tardis once you get inside with rooms towards the back of the building all centred around a log-burner. The pub offers its customers the full range of Lymestone ales, occasional guest beers, a wide range of bottled beers and a quiet cozy spot to enjoy them. Dog walkers, dogs and well behaved children are welcomed (children up to 8pm). A light menu of pork-pie, paninis, pickled eggs and home made cakes are available and locally sourced where possible. There is a small enclosed beer garden to the rear. Quiz night on Thursdays, £15 for the full evening out, book at the brewery or the bar. A mini pub not a micropub.
1-3 Oulton Road
One of the few town centre pubs with a car-park, The Bridge is a friendly corner town local comprising a comfy bar and a double room lounge area with wood and stained glass panelling. It is close to the station and bus stops are only minutes away over the railway bridge and down the hill. Extensively refurbished August 2018. There is an extensive lunch and evening menu with pizzas being a speciality. The pub is also open for Sunday meals. Live music is frequently offered and there is a new outdoor seating area to the side of the car park.
- Crown Wharf
A flagship Joule's tap; the Joule's name returned to the town of the original Joule's brewery. A new and very large canal-side pub furnished to Joule's usual high standard with lots of knick-knacks to admire as well as portraits of the Joules family. Lots and lots of wood panelling including some from the Yorkshire craftsman Robert (Mouseman) Thompson. Children (and adults !) may enjoy searching for the carved-in mice. The Crown Wharf pub is part of a huge development by Joule's on the site including a heritage centre for the town and a theatre. The pub includes features representing all of the pubs belonging to Joulesincluding a replica of the famous Coopers Tavern, in Burton, across the yard.
- Lamb Inn
A compact, relatively modern pub tucked away off the A34 on Eccleshall Road by the Fillybrooks Shell Garage. A friendly welcome awaits in a pub with two bars and a function room, in a building that looks rather like a chalet bungalow.
- No. 26, Aston Marina
A brand new bar and dining venue, the name comes from the nearby lock, No. 26 on the Trent & Mersey Canal. It is open daily serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening meals (reservation advised). Breakfast is served 9-11, lunch 12-3 and dinner 6-9 except Sundays when meals are served 12-8. You’re also welcome to pop in anytime to relax and enjoy a drink in the bar . Moorings and full facilities are available for boaters at the marina. Beware of the postcode which covers properties on the B5027 as well as the A51.
- Pheasant Inn
An old fashioned terrace corner pub with three separate rooms. The Pheasant is deceptively spacious inside. The front room is a pleasant, traditional public bar with a log burner and there are two larger rooms to the rear. The pub is a real community focus hosting numerous local activities as well as more traditional pub games including dominoes & crib. "The Phez" hosts a dozen or more community groups. Sport is popular here with TV screens both to the front and rear.
- Poste of Stone
1 Granville Square
A large open plan Wetherspoons pub which opened in 2002, the building was previously the town's Post Office. It is on the periphery of the shopping area and a short walk from the Trent & Mersey Cannal. There is a bus stop outside. Food is served all day every day. The pub stocks a wide range of regularly changing real ales including locally produced Lymestone, Slaters, Blythe Brewery and Salopian beers. This pub also has its own beer 'Poste of Stone' brewed by Lymestone which is only available at this branch and is on sale throughout the year. In addition to the usual two Wetherspoon's beer festivals each year they also have a local beer festival each year which includes "meet the brewers" nights.
- Red Lion Inn
25 High Street
A town centre pub with a small, comfortable, front room and a larger back bar with pool, darts and horse racing TV, which is popular with the betting fraternity. Extensively and nicely refurbished in 2017 including construction of a smart outside smoking area.
41b High Street
Cocktail & bottle bar with a range of craft beers.
- Roo's Cocktail Bar
1-3 Radford Sreet
Cocktail bar & grill. An all day bar providing cocktails & light dining
- Royal Exchange
26 Radford Street
A one-roomed pub, refurbished sympathetically, to a high standard in 2015, with four distinct drinking areas and real fires at either end. Ten real ales are always available including four ever-changing guest ales. No TVs or piped music, just good conversation. There are acoustic music nights and many clubs including backgammon, knitting, gaming, reading and photography meet here. The “Royal” also manages the Stone Beer Festival. Light snacks available all day. Pie night with home cooked food on Mondays (booking advised). There are monthly quiz nights.
- Star Inn
21 Stafford Street
An old canalside pub which retains two original, flag floored, small bars (dog friendly), these are separated from a more modern, food orientated lounge area and conservatory. An exterior plaque commemorates the pub's place in the Guiness 'Book of Records' for the most differing floor levels in a public house. The Spitfire sign refers to the pub's role in organising the purchase by the town of a Spitfire, named the Star of Stone, for the RAF during the war; look for a commemorative painting and the citation scroll in the pub. Outside tables on the canalside are popular in the summer. Guest ales from the Marston's seasonal offerings.
- Stone Golf Club
Stone Golf Club is a (9 hole, 18 tee) par 71 parkland course, measuring 6,307 yards off the white tees. You can now book and pay on-line for both casual and competition golf or if you wish enter one of the Open Competitions. There are separate booking facilities for Visitors and Club Members. They offer full 19th Hole hospitality and there are opportunities to hire the clubhouse for all types of occasion. The Club claims to have the last full sized snooker table in Stone. Although the table is mainly for the use of members it may be possible to hire it on a regular basis.
- Stone SP Cricket Club
The club is run jointly with Swynnerton Park Cricket Club. The Stone site has a main function room upstairs which is used for a variety of purposes such as dinners, meetings, family parties (birthdays, weddings and christenings etc) as well as quizzes and as a training facility. This room can hold 80 guests. The Stone downstairs bar is also available and can also hold 80 guests.
- Swan Inn
18 Stafford Street
A thriving freehouse in a carefully renovated Grade II listed building, close to the Trent & Mersey Canal. There are nine hand-pumps; eight of which serve ever-changing beers. There's also real cider on draught and bottled varieties too. The pub comprises one long room, one end of which is carpeted. There are coal fires at each end of the room. The pub is dog-friendly. The Swan does not do food and is strictly adults-only at all times. To the rear is a large outside area which is partially covered. The Swan has been the local CAMRA pub-of-the-year and has won numerous other CAMRA awards. Discounts are available to CAMRA members. Its themed beer festival each July is a mecca for beer lovers, 2018 will be the 20th such festival. As to entertainment; The Swan hosts Stone's longest running pub quiz each Tuesday. There's live entertainment in the evening on Wednesday featuring acoustic acts and bands. There's also live music on Thursday and Saturday which varies, though often featuring rock, sometimes from national acts. Entrance is free to all music sessions.
- Talbot Inn
88 Station Road
An old-fashioned pub just a few yards down from Stone station, and around 200m from the Trent & Mersey Canal. Two rooms at the front, one of which is dedicated to pool, the other being a comfy bar with a coal fire. To the rear is a large lounge with a darts board. TV screens in every room, largely dedicated to BT and Sky sport. Live music Sat nights, open-mike nights every fourth Sunday and a themed disco third Sunday in the month. For the future there are big plans for the pub including another three handpulls. There will always be a local beer and at least one micro brewery beer; aso there'll be “Talbot Ale” (brewed by Marstons). Bar snacks, Sunday roasts and popup themed food nights are available.
The building looks like a 1930s roadhouse, now a very good gastro-pub but with a decent size area to just sit and drink. Two regular beers and two guest beers, one usually from Titanic, the other often Black Sheep Bitter, Marston's Pedigree or Wells Bombadier. Food served 12 until 10.00pm every day.
38a High Street
Stone's first micropub to the side of the iconic Crown Hotel. On three levels with the rear being a cosy little snug. There is an eclectic range of musical instruments to view and live acoustic music is planned. It is Chris's deliberate and proud choice that everything in the pub is locally sourced, beers from Lymestone/Slaters, lager from Freedom, gin, rum & vodka from Castletown Distillery, crisps etc all locally sourced. And beautiful Maisie will give you a doggy greeting! Opening times vary, check before travelling
- bod 40 High Street Stone ST15 8AU ku.oc.yrewerbcinatit@enotsdob
- Cock Inn
The Cock Inn is a 15th Century village pub, in a picturesque Staffordshire village, which retains its original crook frame and beams. The Pavilion tearooms and restaurant was originally used as the village meeting room but around 25 years ago the owner Michael Beardmore converted it into the Pavilion Restaurant with a large cricketing mural. In 2003 the pub and restaurant were leased and converted to a French themed restaurant, Bistro le Coq and the mural covered. In 2019 the owners took control of the pub again and decided to revert to the Pavilion Restaurant and the mural has been uncovered. The pub closed in October 2020 but reopened as a gastropub in December 2020
- Cock Inn Station Road Stowe-by-Chartley ST18 0LF ku.oc.ewotstakcoceht@aseret(01889) 270237
- Fitzherbert Arms
A village pub, part of the Lord Stafford's Estate which reopened after a major refurbishment in 2016. There are a bar with darts, a snug, a lounge and two dining areas. Home cooked meals are prepared with local produce wherever possible. The pub is famous for its selection of ports and it has a good selection of wines, you can buy bottles to take home, Well behaved dogs are welcome in the Snug and bar area, there are water bowls with fresh tap water by the front door and around the garden. On the bar there is a jar of dog biscuits for four legged friends. The pub website describes a 3.5 mile circular walk from the pub in case you need to work up a thirst. Walkers, cyclists, fishermen, horses, dogs, in fact everyone, are welcomed.! The pub has its own classic car club. There is a room for meetings or private dining parties which takes up to 50 people seated. The pub ran a community hub during lockdown and still offers takeaways and runs a small shop with local produce.
- Fitzherbert Arms Swynnerton ST15 0RA ku.oc.smratrebrehztif@ofni(01782) 796782
- Saracens Head
A family (and dog) friendly, rustic, country pub environment for locals and 'not so locals', including boaters on the nearby Trent and Mersey canal, to enjoy. Home cooked, wholesome and flavoured food freshly cooked, along with an array of real-ales and a big, sunny beer garden to match. The name of the pub commemorates the grant of a Saracens Head crest to local landowner Lord Ferrers during the Third Crusade. Diners can enjoy views over open countryside and watch the pub's llamas grazing in the adjacent field. Drinkers can make themselves at home in the comfortable bar with log fires in the winter. Grill night Wednesdays, traditional Sunday lunches, Papa John''s pizzas and fish & chips. Breakfast is served from 7.30-10.30. There is a Yappy Meals menu for dogs with a choice of 3 main course dishes, two desserts and either Pawsecco or Bottom Sniffer Dog Beer for £9.95. The changing beer is often from a local brewery. A major refurbishment was carried out in 2017.
- Weston Hall Cellar Bar
Weston Hall is a magnificent grade II* listed building surrounded by 20 acres of breathtaking scenery. It retains many Elizabethan features including open stone fireplaces and oak beams in many of the rooms. The Hall is now an event venue with luxury accommodation catering for corporate functions, weddings and other private events. The Cellar Bar is open to the public and although food is the major feature there is a comfortable lounge area around the bar for those who just wish to have a drink. Light lunches are served until 5pm Mon-Sat. Bar service closes at 10.30. Lara, Charlotte & Velma are Weston Hall's three llamas.
- Woolpack Inn
A popular community village pub set on a tranquil village green in the centre of Weston. Refurbished in 2017 the building has plenty of character with low ceiling, oak beams and cosy fireplaces. Four bays inside reflect the pub's origins as a row of cottages and a blacksmith's shop. Outside there is a big, attractive beer garden. Very popular with diners. The property is recorded as being owned by the Bagot family in the 1730s.
- Saracens Head Stafford Road Weston ST18 0HT ku.oc.notsewdaehsnecaras@seiriuqne(01889) 270286
- Whiston, Penkridge
- Swan at Whiston
Although remotely situated, high quality, well kept ales and superb food make this a thriving pub. Built in 1593, burnt down and rebuilt in 1711, the oldest part today is the small bar housing an inglenook fireplace. The lounge features an intriguing central double sided log fire. Six acres of grounds include a children's play area, aviary and a large beer garden which gets busy in the summer evenings. Discount on ales available to CAMRA members. Current favourite beers at the pub which appear regularly include Bathams Bitter, Enville Ale, Ludlow Gold, Herefordshire Pale Ale and Castle Rock Harvest Pale Ale. Open all day on Bank Holidays 12pm-11pm (except Christmas Day). Level entry to the pub, bars, restaurant & toilets; toilets can be use by those with limited mobility but not those totally confined to a wheelchair.
- Swan at Whiston Whiston Road Whiston, Penkridge ST19 5QH ku.oc.notsihwnaws@gnikoob(01785) 716200
- Wolseley Bridge
- Wolseley Arms
With 3 real fires and outdoor patio area this pub is a great place to enjoy a pint in winter or summer. Mainly food focused but keeping 3 great ales from regional breweries. Situated on the A51/A513 junction it is the perfect place to enjoy the delights of Cannock Chase on the door step. Close by are an unusual antiques & craft centre and the Trent & Mersey Canal. For the current guest beer see their facebook page. A blue plaque erected in 1977, describes the inn as ‘The regular meeting place of the founder members of the Trent and Mersey Canal Co. The Stone section was completed in 1771′. The first public meeting of the canal company, chaired by Earl Gower, was held here on 30 December 1765.
- Wolseley Arms Wolseley Bridge ST17 0XS (01889) 883179
- Cock Inn
The Cock was originally a farmhouse with a brewhouse added in the nineteenth century. After a few uncertain years the pub became a freehouse and reopened in 2012. It has one large, comfortable room with two open fires. It has been extended and a dining room added, opening in autumn 2016. The pub has darts and domino teams, is home to the Woodseaves FC, and is dog friendly. As well as a good selection of ales they have a wide range of malt whiskys, 52 at the last count. A takeaway menu is available. The Shropshire Union Canal is within walking distance (half mile).
- Cock Inn Newport Road Woodseaves ST20 0NP ku.oc.sevaesdoownnikcoceht@olleh(01785) 284343
- Yarlet Bank
Stone Road (A34)
Food is very important at this large roadside pub but there is a comfortable lounge area at the front where you can just have a drink. Sunday carvery 12-4pm. Closing times are approximate, the pub tends to close when the last diners have left. Occasional guest beer. Dare to take the challenge. Alternative phone number 07903 345 921.
- Greyhound Stone Road (A34) Yarlet Bank ST18 9SD ku.oc.telraynnidnuohyergeht@sgnikoob(01889) 508480
- Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre
A large, modern conference centre offering a wide range of facilities. The bar has three handpumps. Yarnfield Park's restaurant offers an extensive buffet service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A private dining area is also available as well as a wide range of alternative catering options. The coffee lounge is open to the public. "As well as being a nationwide conference and training venue, we also provide ideal Midlands meeting facilities for locals in Staffordshire. Need somewhere to hot desk for the day? Drop in, grab a coffee and make yourself at home. Need a room for the night in Staffordshire at the last minute? We have extensive accommodation so we’ll certainly be able to book you in. With easy access and free parking, it’s more than convenient."
- Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre Yarnfield Lane Yarnfield ST15 0NL ku.oc.krapdleifnray@ofni(01785) 762900