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 Selected Comments in Staffordshire

Joy Blackmore
 
3 of us ate in the Nelson on Sunday26th June.Won't eat in there again.My daughters yorkshire pudding was black,mine wasn't much better.How could the 'chef' send it to the table like that?I wanted to complain but my daughter didn't want to make a fuss.We thought the price was £10-95 like the vegetarian dish ,but were charged £12-95 each.Not worth the money.Will stick to the Wych Elm in future..Good value for the money..
Wednesday, June 29, 2016Rating: No rosettes

C probert
 Warm friendly great beer
This pub is fantastic it's a very warm friendly place to go have a great beer the landlady is lovely and really has a great attitude
Would recommend that anybody call in and try it for themselves rather than listen to the rubbish on here about things that happened by previous owners well worth the trip
Wednesday, May 4, 2016Rating: rosettes

Angelina Gelsomino
 Worst pub in Stone!
Langtrys in Stone, Staffordshire is the worst pub I have ever been in and I won't be returning. The landlady Sue was unfriendly, unwelcoming, aggressive and bad mannered, and the atmosphere in the pub unnerving to say the least. I would definitely not recommend it!
Sunday, July 19, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Harry Barker
 One of those 'Problem' pubs
Frequented by local louts and screaming harpies. Police are regular visitors.
Would be best flattened and turned into social housing
Saturday, May 2, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Jim
 
Visited here last nite. 7-3-15.food was excellent, staff very friendly, beer+wine good. But the food was slow coming, but we will visit again and hope the service is a little faster.
Sunday, March 8, 2015Rating: rosettes

Andrea rogers
 
Please be aware that the telephone number on this site is incorrect. The pub number is 01543 871147.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015Rating: rosettes

Steve
 
Great pub.long time coming last good owner was stumpy.Ace offers really good well kept beer worth a visit..
Friday, January 30, 2015Rating: rosettes

Andrea rogers
 The telephone number is wrong, it's 01543 871147
Monday, January 19, 2015Rating: No rosettes

John Clarke
 Update on my last message
I have now received an e mail about my complaint, apologizing about the meal.
I rang the manager, apparently it was the deputy manager that I had complained to on the night.
He has now offered us a free meal.
We will see how it goes.
Friday, March 22, 2013Rating: No rosettes

John Clarke
 Don't Go There!!!!!

My wife and I went for a Carvery last week, we had a coupon for the carvery and soup or ice cream for £12-50.
We chose the beef which was very nice, moving along the counter we came to the vegetables, dried pea's, cold cauliflower and cheese, mashed potatoes that were like glue, we had to vigorously shake the serving spoon to get it off the spoon and on to our plate. Then we came to the roast potatoes, roast potatoes more like cremated potatoes, they were burnt black like lumps of coal. I put two of them on my plate and sat down.
After attempting to cut through the leather like skins I called a waitress over, she said that she would try and get some more roast potatoes for us. After waiting for a quarter of an hour her told us some were now ready, but by this time our meals were cold.
I asked to see the manager.
The waitress picked our plates up and went to walk away with them, I asked her to leave them on the table so that the manager could see them, but she still took them into the kitchen saying that he could see them in there.
When the manager arrived we told he about the meal and in particular the roast potatoes. He asked me if I was refusing to pay for the meal. I told him to go into the kitchen, look at our meals and tell us what the meal was worth. At that the waitress said that the meals had been throw away.
He said, You can have the ice creams for nothing and walked away.
As I've already said we had a voucher for £12-50, we were charged £9-18, a saving of £3-32 for a meal that was thrown away and a ruined night.
I sent an e mail to Toby Carvery's complaining but have received NO REPLY
Thursday, March 21, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Angela white
 
Very friendly place. the staff very helpful. the food very tasty. will come back soon well done.
Monday, March 11, 2013Rating: rosettes

Leanne Coleman
 Excellent pub
Excellent food and attentive staff 10 out of 10
Sunday, October 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mary
 Fantastic food and service
Myself and the family visited The Hollybush last week and it was fantastic. The food came out very quickly, the plates were piping hot (my partner always checks this first) My rib of beef was amazing the meat just fell off the bone.We will most definetly return. The staff were very attentive and had lots of personality- which is nice. Sometimes waitresses are like robots and only say to you the stuff that a large pub chain has drilled into them. But our waitress was exceptional and very funny. The wine was lovely and went down well. Overall it was a fantastic evening one of which we all enjoyed, so much so we have booked for boxing day- menu looks great. Thank you Hollybush see you all soon
Sunday, October 28, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Bex
 
Had a smashing breakfast yesterday morning. all the works.
Monday, August 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Rob Floyd
 Poor Food
Have just come home after eating here. I am new to the area and thought it looked a nice local. DO NOT have the gammon.Overly salty (cheap cuts of meat) and when they cleared away the plates and asked the usual... is everything ok I commented on the issue above. They said they would mention it to the kitchen... upon payment of the full bill there was no apologey or explanation of the problem. Paid up... but never again.
Friday, June 22, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Maggie
 
My feet stuck to the carpet like velcro and my beer was so cloudy and flat and warm.
which was a shame as the girl behind the bar was friendly and very helpful
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Samantha Keen
 Waitress Problem !!!!!!!!!!!
the food and the beer were very good value and enjoyable but i have to disagree about Lauren
she was more irratating than funny
and also flirting wih my husband who is old enough to be her dad.
which made him feel very uncomfortable.
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Nigel Tabb
 LONG WAIT
The Beer was ok
ordered some food but can't comment as after an hour's wait and still no food, we walked out.
not good enough.
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Brian
 Nice beer, shame about the food
7 of us arrived shortly after the pub opened at 7pm and we decided to order 8 mixed grills (2 for 1, so same price as 7, right?).
We were told they only had four. so we ended up ordering four, plus 3 steaks and a surf and turf.
Instead of getting the 4 mixed grills 2 for 1, and the others 2 for 1, we were charged for the 4 most expensive (mixed grills, 16 quid) and got the others free (12 quid each). If we'd placed 2 orders, we'd have saved 8 quid.
So, since we all were having steak, we were asked how we would like them. Everyone was rare or medium rare. After a 45 minute wait, the food started to arrive and the steaks were what I would call very well done. Most of us were too hungry at that point to complain, but one of our group sent his back, as it was as far from rare as you can get. After another 20 minutes, his well done steak arrived. He gave up and ate it. Considering steak is so prominent on the menu, and considering we were asked how we would like them, they really need to learn to cook.

The service at the bar was friendly enough but very slow, it seems locals get preference. The beer was very good (although the Wadworths was a bit cloudy).

We avoided the table in the back that they suggested we use, as there was something dripping onto it from the ceiling.

All in all, OK for beer in an emergency but I wouldn't go there again by preference.
Monday, May 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

Stephen
 Superb Stroganoff!
I first visited The Quiet Woman a few years ago, and experienced their Mushroom Stroganoff - it was superb, and unlike most, was not made with a dull, creamy sauce.

I've been back a couple of times since and the Stroganoff was not on the menu. Last night it was back, and was as good as I recalled - definitely.

I'm no gourmet, but I assume this is due to the use of *sour* cream, and lemon, while most people use cream.

The Black Tom mild we had with our meal was an ideal accompaniment, incidentally.
Monday, May 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

The fosters man
 Thank you
Just 2 words thank you for u coments see you again soon
Friday, April 20, 2012Rating: rosettes

Gregory Ward
 what an improvement
I visited the Hollybush this time last year with a group of friends to celebrate a new baby. The service was awful. Had to wait over an hour for main meals and when they came the plates were filthy and the food dry. I vowed never to return!! On friday a friend suggested a revisit on account of a voucher he received in the paper. So I thought we would give them a second chance. Very glad we did. Our waitress lauren was a delight. She was attentive and funny but not intruding. Our starters were out well before expected closely followed by our mains. The quality was exceptional. The staff really seemed to be enjoying what they were doing and nothing was too much trouble. I am quite fussy and wanted to swap a few things around on all my courses. But this was no issue and lauren made sure that everything was to our satisfaction. I wasn't expecting much after my first visit but this really showed me that a place can change well done to whoever it is that turned this pub around because our evening was enjoyable and we will definitely be returning on account of excellent service and food.
Thursday, April 19, 2012Rating: rosettes

j.cartwright66@hotmail.co.uk
 janice cartwright
Fantastic easter sunday with the family at The Hollybush, rib of beef was superb. Staff great. Cannot fault.
Sunday, April 8, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mark a masters
 Glad u had a nice time at the hollybush
It's nice to read these comments and not here how the locals get I'n the way lol as per some comments below yes it is a great place to be and everyone is friendly even me lol
Saturday, April 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mark a masters
 Glad u had a nice time at the hollybush
It's nice to read these comments and not here how the locals get I'n the way lol as per some comments below yes it is a great place to be and everyone is friendly even me lol
Saturday, April 7, 2012Rating: rosettes

Laura Whitehouse
 i agree
I'm with tracey below on this one. The service is fab. I have travelled the world and attended pubs and restaurants aplenty but this charming and unique little place is phenomenal in both service and food quality I cannot fault..I felt special! My evening out with my partner was one too remember
Friday, April 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tracey
 A fantastic night
I am somewhat surprised reading the recent poor commentarys. Myself and my party of 5 celebrated my parents wedding anniversary last week and it was faboulous..the staff were so friendly and the food was excellent!! I have never been to the hollybush before but I will be returning it was so warm and friendly the duty manager was attentive and funny, and all the staff bounced off one another. We felt special cared for and valued. It was a night to remember thank you very much
Friday, April 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Kirsty
 Gone down hill
We went there every weekend this time last year and the staff and management were great so friendly and nothing was to much to ask of them. Been there 3 times since October and it's gone down hill. It's such a shame because its a beautiful pub the food and service just isn't the same .
I hope they can turn it round as I will be taking my custom to the nags head this summer :(
Thursday, March 29, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Tony
 Get new Managment and staff !!
Management and staff were so rude to us . Will never ever go back and have taken my complaint further to the head office as something needs to be done !
Saturday, March 24, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 I am a local
The problem is when they refurb the pub they did not allow for people standing at the bar I was there that Friday and I can tell you every time some 1 got to walk passed we do move out the way and when people come and I remember you as I moved my friend out the way for you walk passed as I would for anyone we r not rude I'n anyway so I find your comments a bit hard to take we just work all week and all meet on a Friday to relax maybe you would like to come and meets us on a Friday and you would see we are nice people
Tuesday, March 13, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 I am a local
The problem is when they refurb the pub they did not allow for people standing at the bar I was there that Friday and I can tell you every time some 1 got to walk passed we do move out the way and when people come and I remember you as I moved my friend out the way for you walk passed as I would for anyone we r not rude I'n anyway so I find your comments a bit hard to take we just work all week and all meet on a Friday to relax maybe you would like to come and meets us on a Friday and you would see we are nice people
Tuesday, March 13, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Pam
 Full of rude Locals !
I think looking at all the comments your all right the Hollybush is a disgrace ! I went with my family on Friday evening the service was not good and to be honest the amount for the food I would of preferred to of gone to a carvery place. Around 9.15pm we was sat waiting for our dessert orders to be taken but all the staff seemed to be too busy talking in the bar area with the locals and now not concentrating on there guests in the Restaurant . In the end we didn't bother with desserts that would of been another £20 lost for them , with my elderly nan trying to get through all the rude arrogant locals hanging around the bar and the front door it took a while to get out of the dam place as none of them would move !!!!
Would never ever go back to such a place since there refurbishment its lost the charm that it had . Such a shame how locals can destroy a great pub to eat in !
Tuesday, March 13, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Mark
 Close it Down
The whole place needs to be closed down , this place shouldn't be allowed to serve food it's terrible !! You pay £12 for a meal and it comes out cold !! Service in this place is a shambles 20 mins waiting for drinks !
Get new management the 2 girl managers don't seem to have a clue or a care in the world !!
Friday, March 9, 2012Rating: No rosettes

nicole
 AWFUL
After a previous bad experience that follwed in a complaint we were given a voucher to return promising high standards and greast customer service. Things have not improved we were booked for 7pm for 10 people for my dads birthday. The table was awful we could not sit arround as table legs obstructed our seats. Our meal did not arrive till 915 pm by which time one of the younger members of the party had fallen asleep. Items of food were forgotten, one of the meals were stone cold, and generally the meals were very poor.
It look lovely and is in a lovely village but it is terrible.
Sunday, March 4, 2012Rating: No rosettes

J-A Kelly
 Great Meals
Food was well presented and served piping hot. Thoroughly enjjoyed it.
Friday, February 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

Peter
 Pete
What a place ! Service and food was terrible long wait on food and drinks when arrived the Beer was cloudy and off and my wife's wine was not chilled.

Really disappointing will not return to that chef and brewer .



Monday, February 6, 2012Rating: No rosettes

The 1 and only
 Good place to be I'n
Well done Kerry all turned in a short time keep it up team
Saturday, January 28, 2012Rating: rosettes

John
 Very cosy
This pub was very cosy when I visited on a Tuesday evening - just before the pub quiz started. Excellent choice of guest ales
Wednesday, January 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Mark. A masters
 It's not just food it's hollybush food
What a great Friday night food great staff great thanks all ov you for last night
Saturday, December 3, 2011Rating: rosettes

The 1 and only
 Not sure what you mean
Run by locals it now had a management team that do care and do not run the business by slaging there staff off via face book give kelly sometime she has a lot to sort out that's all I got to say
Monday, November 28, 2011Rating: rosettes

Lynn
 Microwaved food
Went last Sunday waited around 40mins for a microwaved Sunday lunch Food was cold and dried out and veg rock hard !
Bad food and terrible service
Wouldn't recommend the Holly bush and reading other comments on here it seems to be ran by local drinkers ?
not a family pub more for the big drinkers
Friday, November 25, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Xxxxxxx xxx
 Pub looks great
Nice to see how it had come on I'n such a short time lights outside look good and a much better place to be I'n keep it up thanks
Sunday, November 20, 2011Rating: rosettes

Fosters man
 One of the ones at the bar
S stackhouse makes me wonder if you may be friends of the previous management and they told you to say that because they had no time for the locals anyway just sitting there bitching about them on the far table lol
Sunday, November 13, 2011Rating: No rosettes

lynne gill
 CHANGE OF MEAT SUPPLIERS
We were regular visitors to the turf until about 8 months ago when the meat was not good. We were told that everybody was complaining that day about the meat and it was out of their control as their meat supplier had been changed. We visited about 3 months ago thinking that if everyone complained they may have gone back to the original meat supplier......unfortunatey this was not the case. Today we have again visited the turf for sunday lunch only to be carved up large amounts of grissle and fat in the beef. I complained.....again I was told the same story that the meat supplier had been changed and everyone was complaining and that there is nothing they could do. The carvery is £9.45 which is expensive when the meat being carved is of a cheap cut. When are they going to realise that it's easy to loose customers but very hard to get customers back.......or do they note care.
Sunday, October 16, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Sue Price
 Love it
I love eating at The Turf Toby Carvery. I have been several times and always come away happy. Meat is delicious, staff very pleasant and helpful.
Friday, October 14, 2011Rating: rosettes

Stacey
 Been twice this year! Both visits were awful
Myself & partner dined at the Holly Bush twice this year. Once for our birthdays in march, despite the lovely appearance of the menu the food was bland, cold & very late arriving!
We thought we'd give it another go just yesterday for Sunday lunch. Waited 20 mins for drinks, then 45 mins for a microwaved very disappointing Sunday dinner!
Awful awful awful
Monday, October 3, 2011Rating: rosettes

john webster
 breakfast. (so called).
took my son for a full english breakfast. arrived at 10 am.chef brought out bacon and dissapeared. beans were burnt dry,black pudding you could use to fill holes in tarmac with,we had 3 small button mushrooms each,hash browns were burnt rock solid. there was no staff to help out,only a cleaner. eventually ordered a coffee £1.95 and cold. we waited at the grill to ask about fried eggs,i think lord lucan might have turned up first. bit the bullet and sat down with what we had . lo and behold..the chef is standing up the bar with a steaming hot cup of coffee..you will not be seeing me in there again..thank god the hussey arms has re opened..
Friday, September 23, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Just a short comment to s,stackhouse,good meal just a shame that you had to push your way through obnoxious drinkers at the bar,it seems to me that you are the obnoxious one you stuck up arse.
Friday, September 16, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Friday, September 16, 2011Rating: No rosettes

alan & cathy slater
 pub with a great potential
we arrived met by carol the owner nice room had to wait till 7pm for a drink no prblems with that as we were tired. food good as i dont drink beer my son and wife said it was good 241 was a good deal , my only and i mean only little niglgle was the front of the pub was a bit shabby sorry carol .but on the whole good service and food needs to be open during the day for us scousers x
Friday, August 19, 2011Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
the food was good and the staff were very friendly, it is just a shame the food took so long to get to our table
Thursday, August 11, 2011Rating: rosettes

Hamish McDonald
 I really want to like this pub....but
First time we came across this pub it was like finding an oasis in the desert.
A walkers bar, vegetarian food options and several real ales.
Now they do two for one on all mains, an excellent offer.
e.g. Two steak dinners for a £10.
I just wish they would give the place a deep clean, ( e.g. the fabric armrests are heavy with old grime etc.) And I wish they had a name bitter.
Last time I was there there was no Guiness on tap.
Instead of telling me the bar lady just cracked open a can of guiness and charged me £3 for it !

Despite all this the place is a gem in many ways, I just wish...etc etc
Thursday, July 21, 2011Rating: rosettes

S.Stackhouse
 What a Shame!
Great service friendly team but I hate when I have to push through obnoxious drinkers at the bar when leaving.

Food and service were great though.
Saturday, July 2, 2011Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Saturday, July 2, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Vee
 Very disappointing
Having booked a table that morning we arrived at the Hollybush to find that no table had been reserved for us and the restaurant was full. We were given the 'option' of waiting around until someone had finished with their table. We were offered a discount on our next visit which we will never take up! Get the management right- you are losing customers!!
Friday, July 1, 2011Rating: No rosettes

mark masters
 good work
the pub managers have been on holls but what a great job all the staff have done pleasent service and always wilth a smile keep up the good work ps bar maids with front lol
Thursday, May 19, 2011Rating: rosettes

Roger
 A Superb Dining Experience
On Royal Wedding Day, it was probably not surprising that The Holly Bush was not over-busy in the early evening. The ambiance, food and service were all exceptional. It is a most attractive building set in a beautiful rural hamlet.. The welcome was warm and friendly. As part of The Chef & Brewer chain, they not only offer a good and varied menu, but specials are also on offer which appealed to both uf us. My fiance chose the Scottish Highland Spring Lamb, full of flavour and cooked to perfection. I opted for the Irish Mussels in a leek and apple sauce. The Head Chef was happy to add onions, garlic, chopped parsley & cream which raised the dish by a considerable degree. Throughout, the staff were attentive and I let them all know how happy we both were. A well chilled Sparkling Pinot Grigio came in an ice bucket and was perfect for the occasion. Pub food experiences can vary from week to week, but our visit was sheer perfection. Try it.
Sunday, May 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

steve
 
The staff realy have no idea how to work as a team.too many chiefs and there are too many staff in the day when its quiet and so little staff when its busy.when i went there was only one girl on the bar who was very competant but had no help from any one else.she seemed to be doing everything,collecting glasses from out side fetching food as well as running the bar single handed .how can such a well known company get it so wrong.its a joke. That was the beginning of august 2011 .:-(
Thursday, April 28, 2011Rating: rosettes

Philipa Stephens
 Mothers day
Fantastic mothers day lunch, My children surprised me by taking me to the Holly Bush where I first met their father. ( god rest his soul)
It was perfect in every aspect except for Malcom not being here!
The service was original and friendly and the food was perfect.
Well done to the Holly Bush.

And thank you.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011Rating: rosettes

Liz Thompson
 Mothers Day Meal
I went here today with my mom, dad husband and little boy. To say the very least I was really disappointed. The pub was supposed to have had a make over!! The staff made a mistake with my booking I arrived at 6 but they hadnt booked a table for me until 7, then I was shown to a table for 6 people with no high chair which was booked over the phone. No serviettes on the tables, the toilets were blocked, carrots were hard, as soon as I had finished my pudding the plate was whipped from underneath me, Its a shame really because I have been for a meal at this pub on numerous occasions and always had a lovely time. Definitely wont be returning. I really didnt even get a sincere apology either from the supervisor. I definitely wont be recommending my friends to go here either. Thanks for spoiling my mothers day The Holly Bush!! x
Sunday, April 3, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Steve and Beverly
 Silver Wedding
Rachel and John catered for our Silver Wedding and did a fantastic job. The feedback from all our Guests was very positive and the comfortable and well decorated dining room was the ideal setting.

If you have a specials occasion do not hesitate to give them a try
Tuesday, August 31, 2010Rating: rosettes

Pamela
 
i PERSONALLY RATE THIS PUB HIGHLY ... AND IF I COULD DRIVE I WOULD TAKE MY CHILDREN 4 A MEAL THERE .. XX
Sunday, August 15, 2010Rating: rosettes

Pamela
 
last week i had drinks with a friend in a calm happy atmosphere.. the staff where well presented pleasant an seemed happy.. i would def recommend this pub..there meals are always tasty and filling.. xx
Sunday, August 15, 2010Rating: No rosettes

S Godridge
 Would definitely recommend
I have been eating here for 3 years quite regularly, the food has always been a good standard and the staff are really friendly and helpful
Wednesday, August 11, 2010Rating: rosettes

sue
 great grub
i think things must have changed agin since some of these comments as i've only started going to the turf recently and the staff and restaurant manager have always been friendly and helpful; they'll take your name if no tables free and then come and call you, and the food it great
Wednesday, July 14, 2010Rating: rosettes

Sloerunner
 A good family pub and restaurant
I like the Nelson and we have been several times now, mostly during the day and mostly for food. There are a reasonable selection of beers (some local), but that's not my area of expertise.

The food is excellent, well above 'pub grub' standard, and the staff are extremely friendly. The restaurant is relaxed and comfortable although I prefer sitting outside; mainly because you can see the children's play area (with slide and swings). You do have to get used to the (very) free range chickens whilst you eat, however.

All in all, this is a great place to go with the family for a meal and be certain of decent food. The only criticism is that food service can sometimes be a little slow, but the food is worth waiting for.
Saturday, July 10, 2010Rating: rosettes

Marjorie Dyers
 My Perfect Meal
What an evening to be had at this pub, it was fantastic, service,food, and even the chef smiled when he served me on the Bar,Staff must be trained well for the Chef to help serve on the Bar in a very Busy period,Fair Play.
Food was Tasty,Service with a smile, such a breath of fresh air to goto a real busy pub and have such a great experience.

Well done to the Staff and Managemnt at the Holly Bush.
Thursday, June 10, 2010Rating: rosettes

Eth
 Dank
I only go to this pub as a few of my friends work there. But even if they stop, im sure we will carry on going there as the location is perfect and the atmosphere is friendly. the food is also superb and a bargain at £10 for a teriaki surf n turf ;)
Monday, June 7, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mike Hughes
 Lovely food, no organisation
Having read the other comments it looks like there is a problem with staff numbers and deployment here. We booked for our wedding anniversary night out, a relaxing evening, just the two of us for a change but we had to wait AGES for our food and went home anything but relaxed. On the positive side the food was lovely and the staff were friendly. It all makes no diiference though when you are hungry and watch other tables who arrived later get their meals first.
Friday, June 4, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Felicity Myatt
 Quaint and lovely
It Was a lovely Meal and the service was good, perhaps a little quicker for my desserts but over all a fantasic Day out. Thank you to all the staff and management.
Thursday, June 3, 2010Rating: rosettes

sue sheriff
 
Celebrating my 50th birthday i brought my partner and 2 friends to this pub i had visites before it had changed hands and had fantastic meals this visit was a joke the pub was not full i had booked last week when we got there we were told we had not booked the starter came with the tomatoes having dirty stalks on them w had to wait 30 mins after starter for main then when it came it was the wrong meal thwy kept bringing food to table that was not ours the duty manager brought drinks and left empty glasss on table a rite fiasco bring back the previouse owners.
Monday, May 31, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Hugh Johnson
 Little Hays Best Kept Secret
I too dined saturday evening and was astounded by how busy it was, i ordered a steak that was cooked beatifully my wife had the open fish pie that was a delight,

Excellent service even though there was a wait but it was all dealt with courteous professionalism,

Tut Tut Tut to such segregating remarks.

Well Done The Holly Bush
Sunday, May 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

MARK A MASTERS
 going to miss alex
ALEX IS GOING TO THE FOUR OAKS I WILL WISH
HER ALL THE LUCK BUT SHE WILL NOT NEED IT A TRUE PRO AT WHAT SHE DOES SO FOUR OAKS WILL BE WELL WORTH A VISIT FROM THURSDAY 20 MAY PS HAVE YOU GOT A VOUCHER LOL X
Sunday, May 16, 2010Rating: rosettes

josephine chong
 
instead it was left to the waitress Zoe who took it upon herself to apologise for the bad service. i fully
commend zoe for all the trouble she went to to make our evening as enjoyable as possible.
we did not expect discount or free
deserts as we went there to have fun and an enjoyable evening.
there were many complaints that evening and it will be a very long time before we go back, if we ever do.
Good luck zoe, you will go far in this world.
the other waiters and waitresses also worked flat out under dreadful circumstances.
good luck to them too.
Saturday, May 15, 2010Rating: rosettes

josephine chong
 
my family and i were really looking forward to an evening out at the holly bush little hay saturday 15th may. what a disappoinment it turned out to be.
the duty manager laura looked like we were the last people she wanted to see.
no hello no smile no welcome whatsoever.
our reservation was already in question as we had added on a couple more people but this was not passed on to the reservations dept.
we arrived well on time.
drinks took at least 40 minutes.
starter 1 hour 40 minutes.
main course 1 hour later.
at no time did a manager or duty manager come to offer any explanation as to why the service
Saturday, May 15, 2010Rating: rosettes

Adam Brown
 Lazy Trout Pub
Excellent food, great atmosphere,
quick friendly service.
Highly recomended!
Monday, May 10, 2010Rating: rosettes

j
 Fantastic Meal and service will definitely return
Fab, Fab, Fab,
The staff were delightful the ambiance was terrific,The service second to none .
Thank-you to the team at the Holly Bush, I will recommend to all my friends and family.
Thursday, May 6, 2010Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
good fresh home cooked food and a great pint. a traditional pub with a warm friendly atmosphere.
Monday, May 3, 2010Rating: rosettes

Diane Yates
 mmm. the food was good but the service was abisma
The Manager had walked out on his staff, the assistant manager was upstairs and the staff were falling out in front of the customers, thats when they were around. I waited 20 minutes for drinks and could have walked out without paying, but I stayed to complain instead, what a shame because the food was really good, it just needs a decent manager and a team that works together. There was one member of staff who didn't offend us and was polite and welcoming, perhaps they could do with an away day.
Monday, April 26, 2010Rating: rosettes

mark masters
 jannet
they must of been busy being a local my self i see how alex and all the staff put them selves out and allway go the extra mile for all the customers inc me so i find this hard to read your comments it would depend on what time of day or night you went i work in the customer sector my self and would take any of the staff on for just the can do atitude they have .people are allways made to feel welcome and alex is a credit to the pub and should of been given the chance to run it but we will see so jannet try it again x
Sunday, March 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

Janette Mayne
 
We visted on Saturday 16th January - a party of nine. Service was very poor, food was either dissapointing or incorrect - when it eventually arrived - more than an hour between the starter and the main course? - when a complaint was made we were told that we had to realise they were very busy! Well pardon us for turning up at all..... we were given a discount from the bill but nevertheless not one of the party will be returning any time soon, if at all. The Holly Bush will end up like many other pubs, boarded up, but it wont be the recession to blame! - This description is incomplete, a shortened version of a terrible evening.
Monday, January 18, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Anna Guest
 Warm, Friendly & Relaxing
The Turf Pub on the A5 is now a Toby Carvery. Good food, lots of choices of veg all fresh and hot.
Every night after 7pm they have specials added to the carvery menu (eg.. peppered beef) as well as the usual turkey, ham and beef.
Good sized resturant, on the button staff who are friendly and professional.
The bar area is usually busy but not packed so you can always find a table if you just want a drink.
A great all round family friendly pub.
Friday, January 8, 2010Rating: rosettes

Tim Lowes
 Black Lion Inn Butterton
Owning and operating a rural pub is long hard work and occasionally, a landlady has to close early to keep appointments that others have liberty to do during any part of the day. Many outlying pubs don't even open on week days and it is no wonder that pubs are closing permanently all over the UK, with the help of the comments of John F who wants put another one out of business by telling his friends to keep away. It's remarkable that he tries to gain access by the backdoor and becomes indignant when the landlady chooses not to miss her appointment to re-open pub for his convenience. Ever heard of phoning ahead?
Friday, October 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

Charles Borman
 Charles
without a doubt the hippest place in Lichfield and where the girls are.
Great choice of cocktails and premium lagers.
Cool music and a fab atmosphere.
A no brainer really.
The best
Thursday, October 8, 2009Rating: rosettes

John F.
 Don't expect this pub to be open
We arrived 1.30 on a Friday at the midpoint of a 10-mile walk to find the pub closed. We met a couple in the car park who were surprised as they had literally just come out of the pub after having lunch. When we walked round the back to a terraced area a woman opened a door and said 'Yes, can I help?' 'Er, any chance of food, drink?' we asked. 'We're closed' she said. When we queried the time (opening time displayed in front window as 11 - 2.30) she said she had an 'appointment' and was closing early. I wonder what she would have done if a walkers group had turned up at 1 o' clock? We found her offhand attitude unbelievable.We will now avoid it like the plague and advise others to do likewise. However, if you're a walker intent on paying it a visit, make sure you have some emergency rations in your rucksack!!
Saturday, September 19, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Simon
 mis-steak
Nice decor and very nice staff, but mediocre food. If only they spent as much time on the quality as they did the presentation. How difficult can it be to cook a rare steak correctly?
Friday, September 11, 2009Rating: rosettes

s.collins
 best beer in cannock
friendliest pub in cannock,deserves a lot more trade,the licensee has recently had the enclosed rear garden area,re-done looks really nice now, only needs tobe advertised so more people can come and enjoy it, very child friendly..
Thursday, August 27, 2009Rating: rosettes

Martin Lovatt
 Disgraceful
Dirty dip pot placed in the centre of a bed of rice, dirt was totally alien to the meal in question. The manager justified this by saying it was in fact OK because this dirt was from a tray in the kitchen. refund refused and complete lack of care from manager.
LAST VISIT
Tuesday, August 25, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Ian Parton
 Not impressed
Have visited Newhall Farm on numerous occasions but today will be the last. My mother had a Steak and ale pie with just 3 minute pieces of meat , I had Steak Diane that was that tough an alligator would have struggled to chew it. To compound this none of the waitresses asked us how our meal was ! I would appreciate a response but am not holding my breath.
Saturday, August 22, 2009Rating: rosettes

Rachel and John
 A word from the new owners
the Fitzherbert Arms has a long history of being a friendly and welcoming pub and with no exception that is how it continues. We have a wonderfully refurbished restaurant and the B&B rooms are country cottage style and all fresh and new! John (my other half) has a passion for his real ales and they are stored and served to perfection. We now cater for weddings and our quaint english country garden gives a stunning setting for photo's or chilling out on a warm summer evening. We have the most talented head chef who creates the most mouth watering dishes and we are just sitting back and waiting for your visit. Hope to see you soon.
Monday, August 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

Judith Dornan
 Warm welcome here !
This wekend my family stayed in the 3 rooms at The Black Lion. Our hostess was very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were cosy and well stocked with toiletries and also refreshments. The freshly cooked full English breakfast was delicious . I would recommend staying here as it offered great value for money and good hospitality.
Sunday, August 9, 2009Rating: rosettes

Dave Atkinson
 Sally & Dave have moved!
Sally & Dave have now moved from the Holly Bush along with one of their chefs Alex. We hope that you will visit us in our new venture at www.thebellatsalfordpriors.com
Wednesday, July 29, 2009Rating: rosettes

Betty Garbett
 Lovely Meals
Great friendly staff, very welcoming. The meal was lovely. Have eaten here a few time. Can get very busy, so best to book. Sue and Alex are very good at running the pub. 5 stars.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009Rating: rosettes

Jerry Taylor
 Great Family pub
Great meal, lovely staff and pub to be in. The parking is super, and the overall feel is welcoming and friendly.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Sue Weston
 Excellent Food
The refurbishment is lovely creating a nice relaxing atmosphere with a great space for sitting outside. We went on a Thursday evening and despite it being very busy the staff were courteous and attentive. The meal was excellent and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We will definitely be going back.
Friday, July 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

Brendon Daly
 New Refurbishment June 2009
The Shoulder of Mutton is definately on the map as a destination food pub. very modern, chocolate and lime colour scheme. Fresh localy sourced produce, real ales, 4 lagers inc Freedom organic draught, cocktails, wine, atmosphere, friendly efficient service and sheep on the roof!!!
Sunday, July 12, 2009Rating: rosettes

Thomas
 Sat night
We can honestly say this was a fantastic dining experience the couple who run the Pub are new and we wish them well.
They are very profesional and helpful
Tuesday, February 24, 2009Rating: rosettes

c buckley
 well all change
exellent beer lovely people so frendly call in if you dont believe and they have raised 1250 poundsfor air ambulance from the car park its under new managment thank god
Friday, February 13, 2009Rating: rosettes

FRANCES
 
Really enjoyed the meal from start to finnish well worth a visit
Thursday, February 5, 2009Rating: rosettes

r.collins
 
the fountain has now got a very good gaffer who knows how to keep a good pint. she's only been in a few month's but the place is buzzing,come and have a look,you wont be disapointed.
Friday, January 23, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Anonymous
 
Tuesday, January 20, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Mark Green
 
Where do i start ,

Well being a regular patron of the turf for sometime it used to be a great place with good food and beer to boot , but alas like all good things they come to an end. New management rolls in and the cost cutting money belt tightening begins . Watered down beer , cold food smaller portions to name but a few , not to mention the foreign object a friend found in his food !!!!! That just being the start of it its obvious the new manager is a young keen go getter with the arrogant attitude to match , i have never in all my days of drinking in pubs and restaurants been spoken to in such a rude manner by such a power seeking fool ( obviously his first pub ) , I know in life we all have targets to meet and profits to make but it comes to something when all the above mentioned are taken into account and you drive all your long standing patrons away . This man ( although only just ) has no people skils whatsoever and certainly cant run a fine establishment that was once the turf lodge.

Onwards and upwards though for good food and proper ales and service with a smile the Wheatsheaf in Cannock is the place to go trust me all the other locals seem to have !!!!
Monday, January 5, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Andy Edwards
 New Management
I much preferred the old management. I used to be a regular visitor of this pub but since the new management has taken over the tables aren't cleaned nowhere near enough. My last meal there the lettuce was brown and i was told they ran out of fresh salad, so instead I received left overs. And my friend also found a worm in his mash!

Very poor experience with this pub unfortunately and I shall not be returning.
Saturday, January 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

Thomas P
 New Managerment
the turf was a good pub under old management now it just seems to have gone down the drain since its been taken over by a new manager, as said they don't seem to like kids and some of the remarks from the manager are just not called for. I for one will never pay money to go there ever again, its a shame as it ust to be a nice and friendly pub
Saturday, January 3, 2009Rating: rosettes

Anthony Hayward
 new management
sorry i have to write this but have to agree with david white house
i found the staff very un welcoming
and arragent especailly the manager also managed to speak to some locals while i was there as i would of liked to take my family but as of now id rather go to the ORBITAL as they have the attitude there cant be beat also the food may be dearer but you pay for quality not qaunty
Friday, January 2, 2009Rating: No rosettes

David Whitehouse
 New management
This has recently undergone new management and has really gone down hill! All the regulars and locals have stopped going there. We used to drink there every sunday night but have now also moved on due to cold food, week beer and inpolite management. Would not recommend to anyone, and also no friendly family as they dont seem to like kids.
Friday, January 2, 2009Rating: rosettes

david
 very pleased
visited the newhall farm with my family for a birthday meal. was very pleased with my dining experience! good menu, speedy service (always with a smile) friendly staff. would recomend to anybody.
Sunday, December 28, 2008Rating: rosettes

Nicole
 Very nice menu
Always happy with the service and the food. The staff are very friendly.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008Rating: rosettes

MICK SIMMONS
 EXCELLENT FOOD FRIENDLY STAFF
RESONABLE PRICES PRETTY LOCATION
Friday, November 7, 2008Rating: rosettes

Robin Baker
 Good and Bad
Strange mixture: two weeks ago I went with family to Sunday lunch and it was fine, a mix of roasts and excellent vegetables. So good we decided to return last weekend, a complete contrast, the menu was roughly the same (as was the chef, a waitress told us) but we sent back three out of four meals twice as they were nearly cold! They did eventually get it right but it was not a good experience. The veg were still outstanding however.
I think this place is in the market for a new owner or manager, someone with a firm hand could make it a winner again.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008Rating: rosettes

Eve
 The Black Friar - The place to be
The Black Friar is a really friendly pub with people of all ages and music interests mixing well. Its small but cosy in the snug area with a real fire to keep you warm. Simon and Tanya who are the landlords run acoustic nights where anyone can have a go, games nights with all the traditional board games, rock nights and lots more. If you want a good friendly night out this is the place to be.
Saturday, October 18, 2008Rating: rosettes

Glorianna
 Business Lunches etc
This is great for a business lunch or evening meal or anytime of the day. the food is brilliant, the staff very attentive without being over the top. Friendly atmosphere.
Well recommended.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Dawn
 Nice pub & good grub!
September 2008
The Plough & Harrow at Hill Top used to be a bit of a dump and a little uninviting to say the least. But not any more!
The pub received a complete overhaul earlier this year, and since then the car park has nearly always been full. So last night (Thursday 4th Sept), a friend and I decided to pay a visit, and we were both pleasantly surprised.
The food was very good indeed, with my friend stating that she had just eaten the best Hunters Chicken that she had ever tasted. My Stuffed Salmon with Champagne Sauce was equally just as delicious. At around £7 per dish, we also thought it was excellent VFM.
So don't drive by this little forgotten pub anymore. Venture inside for a meal and you will not be disappointed.
Friday, September 5, 2008Rating: rosettes

jack
 great pub
this is a great pub and has recently been taken over by new landlords.
The food is 5*. i might make this me by regular pub
Thursday, July 24, 2008Rating: rosettes

Iain Smith
 Good place to eat
We went to the pub in the evening for a meal.It was a large pub with plenty of parking space.The inside was very nice with exposed beams in most areas.The Food came quickly and was well cooked and the service was also quick and friendly a most relaxing and enjoyable place to eat.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008Rating: rosettes

stefanie
 Bad Staff!!
The pub and area fantatsic being a newcomer to Stone but the staff not so great. I felt ignored and then treated very badly by a bar lady. I was spoken rudely too at the bar ordering and felt a pub of such great presence deserves better than staff like this to demote it. She was a mid thirties to forty year old lady who wore glasses. wont be re-visitng that pub with friends for a nice meal and drink in a hurry.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008Rating: rosettes

Karl McCormack
 Superb!
Home cooked food (best chips ever), open fire and a dartboard what more could anybody need?
Thursday, February 22, 2007Rating: rosettes

louy
 Unfriendly and smokey
Its quite a cliquey pub and most unfriendly.
If you want a baby friendly pub don't go here.....try the Badger in Eccleshall they are wonderful.
Friday, February 2, 2007Rating: No rosettes

abc
 
i agree with mark but i dont like the new landlady. no one will go there soon because of her
Wednesday, January 24, 2007Rating: rosettes

w. morris
 still bloody clamping
yes they're still at it and the beer is sure to be warm!!
It's the clamping company thugs who threaten people that consern me.

PEOPLE ARE BEING ALLOWED TO PARK ON THIS CAR PARK! THE ARE NO BIG SIGNS AND NOTHING TO STOP ANYBODY NOT IN THE KNOW FROM PARKING ON IT.

Moaning yes, hospitable feeling for the pub - NO. boycott!
Friday, December 29, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Becky Goldstraw
 Absolutely Perfect
the best meal we have ever had the gormet burger was exquisite!!!!!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

Simon Thompson
 The best pub in the world
I was a regular visitor to the Fitzherbert Arms untill i moved away. this pub is fantastic. You are greeted by the warm and beutiful smile of Gina followed by greetings from all the staff. who i must say are the most professional and best lookin staff i have ever seen. especially jo. it was a great pleasure every time i went into the place. the chefs are outstanding. it is the best food i have ever tasted. i love the place and can't wait to go back. i would recommend it to everybody.
It is the best pub in the world.
ok bye bye then.
squeeze the juice.
Friday, December 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

John Buxton
 Great food & wine, slow delivery
Party of 10, Sunday lunch, waited an hour for our starter, but it was worth waiting for. Nice dining room with plenty of space and convivial atmosphere.
Tuesday, December 5, 2006Rating: rosettes

Catherine Snape
 Awful!
I visited recently after hearing they had a new head chef what a disapointment!

Long wait, awful service, steak undercooked although I asked for medium.

Veg too hard nothing I liked about it at all. Would definitly NOT recommend this pub!
Saturday, November 18, 2006Rating: No rosettes

sharon littlewood
 the fitzherbert arms
i recently stayed at the fitzherbert arms in the b&b facilities, which are furnished to a high standard the landlady gina is a delightful person and nothing was to much trouble for her . The chefs at the fitz offer a top quality menu The food is delicious with ample portions So if you are on a diet beware!! overall there is a friendly relaxed atmosphere throughout the bar / restaurant. i will definatley be returning very soon, and i hope that gina will have a very long and happy reign over the premises
Saturday, November 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

Samantha Cowley
 excellent
There is a dart board and a gambling machine and now there is a brand new pool table. It is a great night out and there is going to be a halloween party on saturday 28th november which i highly recommend you attend to. Its fantastic!
Tuesday, October 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

joshua pilsworth
 great food
if you go now (2006) it has been all done out due to under a new managment.
The new carverys are great value (3.35) in the day and (9.50) in the night and (6.50) on a sunday
Saturday, October 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

mandy
 pied piper
Tried phoning , its says when you try to ring incoming calls not accepted
Wednesday, October 18, 2006Rating: No rosettes

B Chadwick
 lovely pub. great atmosphere
This is a lovely pub with a great friendly atmosphere. Plenty of room and great quality beer. Landlord and landlady are a great couple.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

julie snow
 Friendly village pub
Lovely food and good,well kept beers.the landlord and staff could'nt be nicer.(though he does'nt suffer fools gladly)
Sunday, October 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

Will
 No problems !!
I would just like to say that I and my family are regular visitors to The Fitzherbert Arms. We have always left the pub either after a meal or just a few drinks and enjoyed every second of it with the welcoming smile from all members of staff and landlady Gina.As a local i have never heard any complaints about anything and have never ever come away unsatisfied. So i would say to anyone that if they fancy good food or just a drink then the Fitz is where you should go !!
Saturday, October 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

J-Ami-E
 The oak pub...
I have been drinking in the oak pub for 4years now, best place i could take anyone. Relaxed atmosphere,good range of cocktails,shots, and beer/larger.
I has karaoke sunday nights, quiz nights thursdays,general disco/music on friday and saturday nights. Friendly staff and great door men. Cant beat it for a friendly welcome and a good night.
Thursday, October 5, 2006Rating: No rosettes

trevor parry
 new owners
Splendid Pub the new owners are a breathe of fresh air fantastic friendly environment for all the family and tremendous food, Friday night live entertainment sunday night quiz Monday night Karaoke and even a clay pigeon shooy every second Sunday highly recomend a visist.
Large beer garden with two resident donkeys and a goat
Thursday, September 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

vanessa evans
 the attention to the owners of jolly collier
i am trying to get intouch with a wayne robert jukes.i really enjoyed nights at the jolly collier i was aregular customer with wayne jukes for many years could you please pass details to wayne jukes&contact number07985708440
Monday, September 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

vanessa evans
 for the attention to the owner of the golden age
i found your pub very enteraining due to calling im trying to locate aperson by the name of wayne robert jukes of cannock if you could pass information&contact number07985708440 please.
Monday, September 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

maureen Harkin
 Well Done the Fitzherbert
My husband and I are in our forties and having no children frequent the Fitzherbert Arms regularly.

I agree with the previous commentator, the pub offers outstanding value for money and excellent service. If the 50's couple had a bad time it can only be down to their own attitude as in my experience Gina the licensee and her staff are unfailingly polite and welcoming to the many many customers they serve.

I have heard from a number of people about the appalling conduct of the group on that night and quite frankly we are all so glad they have no intention of returning as they would be far from welcome. Having said that I would urge one and all to try the Fitzherbert for themselves - (the Sunday accoustic night particularly) to get a proper impression of what the Fitzherbert is all about, warm welcome and great value .
Thursday, September 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

olive frost
 excellent meal
i was taken by a friend for a meal on her recomendation as she said the food was good indeed it was excellent and i have seen such a wast choise in addition to themain menu there was a specials list of about 15 items and a fish specials of about another 10 mealwas excellent service good and also friendly never felt rush would recomend it to aany one can't wait for a return visit
Thursday, September 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

Phil Brennan
 Great food and staff
As a resident of Swynnerton I visit the Fitzherbert regularly, one of the big attractions being the food, you can enjoy a really great Pub meal for £5, or if you want to push the boat out you can dine in the restaurant with main courses upto £20, the food regardless of it's position on the menu is always of a really high standard and the service great.

I was unfortunate to be on the table next to the people who posted the previous comments, they must be proffesional complainers, and if they knew anything about food would understand the constraints of cooking a blue steak direct from the fridge. The behaviour of the group was unacceptable and the only thing wrong was that they were not asked to leave the restaurant.

The staff and mangement at the Fitzherbert really do make a big effort to please all customers, i would recommend the pub to anyone looking for a good night out.

Regards

Phil
Thursday, September 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

Stewart
 Friendly landlord
I went to the Boat for a wonderful meal. The landord, Peter, turned out to be an excellent host.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

Neil Whitchurch
 excellent
Superb looking pub, excellent food very helpful staff, this will be my 4th visit in 3 weeks.so i guarantee i will keep coming, keep up the good work.
Monday, August 28, 2006Rating: No rosettes

suecheadle
 manageress lacking in manner to customers
My husband and I are in our mid fifties. This is only the second time in our life that we have ever walked out of a restaurant. (The first time was years ago in France when we waited over an hour and a half with young children for the starter.) Four of our party ordered duck for starter. This was off so we chose something else. Most wines ordered were off as well. My husband ordered a blue steak. He was asked to sign a disclaimer about wanting a blue steak! When it came the steak was well done. Another of our party ordered a steak which also not done as he requested and he returned it. The manageress, Genna was so rude to him when he apologised that it was not as he requested. I said that she was rude to my husband and she should apologise. She refused and I have never been in a restaurant with such a rude manageress. I am disgusgusted with her attitude and will never go there again and and will tell everyone in the surrounding villages of our experience. I hope that not just people thinking of eating there will rethink their plans but that the owners will take this woman to task about her unacceptable attitude.
Saturday, August 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Donald Fone.
 excellent
This pub has a warm and friendly atmosphere, meals are great and very cheap.
Would definately recommend a visit
Thursday, August 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

Me
 Used to be great. Am I getting old?
Weekdays are OK (bar Tuesdays when Blues night is in full swing), with decent music most nights. But the weekend is unbearable. Terrible music and ram jam packed. Still the best late bar in Lichfield and one of the main reasons why I spend most of my time in Brum!
Thursday, June 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

Liz Keates
 Can only give the utmost praise to The Nelson
My husband and I visit The Nelson regularly after is was recommended to us last summer. The food is fab and we have always received very good service. I cannot recommend it highly enough
Friday, June 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Sandy
 Traditional Pub
Good quality home cooked food with a good choice at pub grub prices. Meals served until 6pm. Children allowed in pub. Decent choice of good beers and wines. Outside seating area. Live music regularly.
Monday, May 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

Dave Mosedale
 Get to the point. All of above irrelavent
Clamping boo hoo. Don't use a car park for anything other than who its for. You are not aloud to park any where other than where you are aloud to park- This car park was for people attending the pub- If you want someone's heart to bleed for you then do the decent thing and use the pub and give a comment on the service. I live in Cannock and have never been to this pub but you load of moaners have lived in Rugeley for years and used there car park for years and never had the respect to pay anything for it. Your fine is your back pay and lesson. This site is not for venting anger. I will be heading to Rugeley soon to try this pub to give them the write up they deserve good or bad.
Monday, May 15, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Sarah
 now the chase gate
Brilliant 2for1 meals
Saturday, April 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

Sarah
 :-)
Very nice pub i love going in here to watch matchs as there are very few pubs that have sky sports. meals are very good and value for money too
Saturday, April 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

Julie Mills
 Superb
I visited the Pig & Triffle on Tuesday after bank holiday. Food excellent. Plates hot, good customer service A1
Friday, April 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

samantha drewett
 review
Excellent pub! excellent service! - and the food was great! xxxxxxxxxx
Tuesday, April 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Ann Walton
 Disgusting practice
I was clamped earlier today at 4.30pm I had experienced a really busy day looking after 63 elderley people and I had rushed into Rugeley to buy a couple of easter eggs for my friends grandchildren. I had not been into Rugeley for several weeks and knew nothing of this clamping on the Red Lion car park. I genuinely did not see the notices on the side of the pub, they are not at eye level, are infact about 20 to 25ft off the ground.They are very small print and black and white like the colours of the pub and very inconspicuous. I was away from my vehicle for about 15mins and was clamped. The clampers were very rude and aggressive and when I told them I hadn't got £125 they said my vehicle would be towed away and it would cost me £295 to get it out of the pound and £30 a day storage. I was then told that if I didnt pay that which would have amounted to about £500 or £600 the baliffs would be contacted. I offered them my car keys as I could not see me ever being able to pay for this mistake, they refused. I asked them if I could have an extension until the 15th April (date of clamping was the 12th) I would then be paid and could pay them out of my wages. I only earn approx. £800 a month, I am on my own and have no savings or credit whatsoever. I struggle through from month to month. I was told no.I then asked for ten minutes to go to a friends to make a call as I had no credit on my phone. They reluctantly agreed threatening to tow the car if I was any longer. I was so distressed as it was a genuine mistake and £125 is such a lot of money to me. My friend came back with me and she lent me the fee to release my car.The clampers were very rude and aggressive to both of us and sneered at my friend whilst she tried to plead my case.My friend is a long term resident of Rugeley and very well respected in the community and it made me very angry and frustrated to see her being treated so badly.As we walked away they threatened to put a fixed penalty ticket on my car as well if I didn't move it fast. I later returned to the car park to ask them where my house keys were and after some investigation I found them both in the Red Lion Pub drinking alcohol and playing the gaming machine.,obviously relaxing after a good day's work !!!! (sorry that was sarcasm). I have never intentionally broken the law in my life, I work hard for very little money and have done all my life, I try to be kind and fair with everyone I meet and I am always willing to accept when I am wrong. I feel very upset and angry about this and I think the way this clamping firm operate is immoral, unfair ,sly and aggressive.
Thursday, April 13, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Gaffa
 Gaffa
Cup final has been postponed until Sunday May 14th 2006 at Cannock Stadium. Get yourself down there to watch the fabulous d diddy in action
Thursday, April 13, 2006Rating: rosettes

james Oliver
 Great Food!!!
We recently went to the shoulder for a few beers when we noticed the food coming from the kitchen was nothing short of mouthwatering.We requested a menu and right there asked if there was a table available.After a little wait we sat down to what I can only describe as one of the best pub meals (sorry,THE best pub meal) I have ever had.If you do anything you must try the Shoulder for great food and a relaxed atmosphere.
Saturday, March 25, 2006Rating: No rosettes

doctor pint
 arghh
Argghhh, everything a pub shouldn't be.
Monday, March 20, 2006Rating: No rosettes

darren byrne
 clampers!!!!!!!
My wife today also got clamped whilst popping into a nearby shop, she knew nothing of the clamping scheme. She was due to pick our 7 year old son up from school, obviously the clampers couldn't have cared less about this. They are scum, and the brewery who own this pub are aswell. Please don't park on this car park and think twice about visiting this pub. I bet its rubbish anyway
Thursday, March 16, 2006Rating: No rosettes

deborah cheadle
 gone
now demolished houses on site
Tuesday, March 14, 2006Rating: No rosettes

deborah cheadle
 its shut
this pub in now been shut fo 7 months. Its boarded up, no-one has got the bottle to take it on. It used to be a great pub. I lived opposite for 20yrs. Nearly deralic now
Tuesday, March 14, 2006Rating: No rosettes

deborah cheadle
 brill
This was one of the first pubs i went into as a child. I remember the river, the horses, the concrete tunnel and the Shell Xmas Parties and the kids room. Used to go every Sunday with my brother and Dad he played dominos while we played outside until he snook us in.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

E. Donnelly
 See below
The car park beside this pub has been used for may years by local residents for short term parking. A few weeks ago, small notices were erected telling people that clamping was in operation. On Saturday, my 86 year old father was clamped and the company refused to make a phone call for him. He was only advised to hurry up and find the £125 fine or he would be towed away and then it would cost him £295. The whole episode has greatly upset him. He was out of the car for 7 minutes only, buying flowers for my mother's grave. Don't know what the pub is like but leave anyone reading this to make their own mind up...
Monday, March 13, 2006Rating: No rosettes

chris bailey
 Very poor - avoid at all costs
Very rude staff, actually going out of their way to avoid saying please and thank you. Poor food - veg was clearly dated (yellow brocolli, brown lettuce, uncrunchy peppers). Dirty glasses - of 4 drinks ordered, all glasses (pints, and wine glasses) were dirty, with smears/grease/fingerprints, and in one case residual beer caked onto the inside of the glass. Overall, a very poor experience - avoid at all costs!
Sunday, March 12, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Tpot
 Great Place to Visit
Friendly people. Always good for a laugh. Nice open fire in the front bar. Would def recommend a visit. You may even catch a band in action.
Wednesday, March 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

managers daughter !
 Exellent
very well behaved staff, exellent manager ( he's my dad !) gorgeus food ( and hot chocolate! ! ! )
Friday, February 24, 2006Rating: rosettes

mighty parrots
 mighty parrots
sorry 2nd april at keys park. be there
Wednesday, February 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

parrots
 better than brazil
ascot tavern reached the league cup final on sunday. come watch us in the final against lea hall from rugley on sunday 2nd march at 2pm.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

Promiscuous 17yr old Girl
 Ace!
I just luv The Lounge!!! :) It's the perfect place to go on a Friday or Saturday night to queue for at least 40 minutes to get in! Perfect opportunity for me and me girls to stand in the line wiv nothing on, and shout our vulgar dissaproval of every single other person in the queue in an ear piercing, shrieky, pre pubescant girly manner.

Saturday, February 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

John Barracks
 Stock
A great place to spot all the Lichfield standards. Let's see we have, Bandana Man and Where's Wally, you'll find them taking up position by the stairs. Stock spotters might also be lucky enough to cross The Ghost from from Ghostbuster's 2 off their list. Boy girl however has yet to be seen in the lounge.
Saturday, February 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

Adam Gardener
 Good Food!!!
The Malt Shovel was recommended by a friend as serving excellent food. It wasn't just the food that was excellent, the service was impeccable. All the above and we even turned up on spec.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Lucy
 Family Friendly?!
Like many others, I am astonished and outraged by Ms Slater's comments to the local press regarding breastfeeding. Personally I discreetly feed my baby as and when needed, and have never had anything but positive feedback from the few people that have actually spotted me doing so. Far from staying away, I shall take great delight in visiting the pub - I'm always one to take up a challenge ...!!!
Tuesday, December 20, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Gail & Stu
 Freindly pub!
Our local!! We are always made to feel very welcome, food is standard pub fare but they do have great offers on like Curry and a pint for a fiver on a wednesday!

Its a great place to meet with friends and chat. Some of the other bars in Cannock can be a little too loud for this!!! Depends on what you want from your night out I guess!
Friday, December 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Gail
 Great carvery
I agree that the staff here are very very polite, well turned out and cant do enough for you. The carvery is of a good standard with lots of FRESH veg and the yorkshire puddings are HUGE!!!!!! The pub is very clean and generally a good place for a get-together as its a place where you can chat properly - not competing with loud muic etc.
Friday, December 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

d diddy
 hello
neighbours is on
Tuesday, December 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Nick Thomas
 you NEED to go
the hen house is undoubtably the best pub in hednesford, with classic rock style bands on every friday night. prices are good and the staff are friendly.

Hope to see you there! (il be with the group of big long-haired students)
Sunday, December 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

j. P. Jones
 Fun
Great fun and a real laugh made us very welcome both sat & sun, will be back soon. Cheers John
Thursday, December 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Nice man
 The Dogs Bollocks
Superb place to hang out and absorb the terrific atmosphere.
Superb music and cool people.
Nowhere else in town can compare - nowhere!
Thank god for the Paradise!
Thursday, December 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Natalie Jubb
 Kids welcome - babies excluded it seems
I'm disgusted at the attitude of landlady Vicky Slater towards breastfeeding mothers and having breastfed my son for exclusively for the first six months of his life and beyond as recommended by the government's Department of Health I will be steering clear of her establishment and telling my friends to do the same.
It's narrow-minded opinions and prejudice like Miss Slater's that ensure the UK's breastfeeding rates remain the lowest in Europe and impact on the long-term health of millions.
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Breastfeeding mum
 Family friendly - but only if you don't breastfeed
I can't believe the landlady of this establishment - advertising as a family-friendly place but banishing breastfeeding mums. What does she think they do - blatantly expose both breasts and stick a tassel on the breast that the baby isn't feeding from??? All breastfeeding mums do it discreetly, for their sake and for those around them. Would the landlady rather have a screaming hungry baby??
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

L Thomas
 'Kids Welcome' - What Rot!
'MOTHERS should be banned from breastfeeding their hungry babies in public, an Eccleshall landlady claims. The George Hotel manager Vicki Slater says she finds the act ‘offensive’ and asks any mother who breastfeeds in the bar or restaurant to stop' Staffordshire Newsletter 24 Nov 2005

We will be sure to give this establishment a wide berth and also to warn any other parents away. Here's a lesson on how to lose business in one easy step - make offensive and ignorant comments to the press about breastfeeding mothers.
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

A mother
 Avoid if you have a family
Fancy advertising your prejudice and ignorance in the local press. If any landlady can be that ignorant about what is and what isn't offensive, I'd hate to see what she did to the beer.
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Breast feeding mum
 Won't be back
We've stayed at the George several times over the years, but after the ignorant comments about breast feeding we will not returning. I refuse to give my money the Slaters.
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Laura Hollis
 backwards attitudes
The Landlady (yes a woman!) has spoken out in the local paper dissallowing women to breastfeed in her establishment as it's offensive and disgusting. Won't honour her opinion with an argument just thought anyone going should know the facts. Enjoy!
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Gemma
 disgusting attitude towards families
This pub should not be able to advertise as 'family friendly' when mothers who are doing the best thing for their children are discriminated against. This landlady, clearly ignorant of the true purpose of womens breasts and the benefits derived from breastfeeding, claims that breastfeeding is offensive to her but by going to the press with her views, she has offended far more people than she could have realised. I will certainly not be visiting this establishment and I would urge any family or person that supports the breastfeeding mother to do the same.
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

mrs ladelle
 mrs ladelle
mrs ladelle has got a 2 dogs called piddy and pongo
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mrs W
 Yeh right
Children welcome so long as you dont feed them!

What a totally ignorant, selfish comment to make to local press ;-(
I hope you lose business over your comment!
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Disgusted
 Won't be coming here.
Im not a mother myself but I find your attitude towards breastfeeding mothers offensive.I hope word will spread about this and your place will be known for something other than a 'kids welcome' establishment.
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

J Sharp
 -
This pub does not deserve to be advertised as a 'family' establishment. The landlady has stated that breastfeeding mothers such as myself are not welcome to sit in the bar area. My view is that we should clearly spend our money elsewhere.
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

JMG
 Shame about the landlady
Steer clear of this pub - kids are not welcome at all, not ones that are breastfed as per government and WHO guidelines anyway - the landlady finds this 'offensive'. I find her offensive actually...
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Claire
 Callous Advertising
The owner of this place has obviously had a 'brainwave' for getting free advertising for what is an overated establishment. She has been cynically making antibreastfeeding comments to the press in return for free advertising.
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

John
 We wasn't given a warm welcome
Children welcome? I think they need to update that statement. Totally incorrect.
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

L Rowlands
 Ignorant!
'Kids welcome'. Clearly not if they're breastfed. The landlady find this natural, healthy act offensive. Perhaps she sould amned her advertising; Bottles Only.
Monday, November 28, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Helen
 no feeding mums allowed???
I will not be coming back here as I've heard that the landlady is so narrow minded that she won't allow breast feeding mums to feed hungry babies in the restaurant or bar area!

As I'm due to have a baby soon and hope to breast feed for as long as i can (as is recommended by doctors, government etc etc etc) I would be horrified to have to go into a room on my own to feed my child!

Shocked - and definitely off the favourite list!
Sunday, November 27, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Kathryn Lambert
 Narrow minded, ignorant landlord
Have absolutely no intention of visiting due to landladies narrow mindedness view on breastfeeding. Am actually suprised someone so ignorant was granted a license.
Sunday, November 27, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Louise Pettman
 A family pub with no family values!
How can a pub that describes itself as being 'family friendly' discriminate against women who breastfeed? I won't be using restaurants that discriminate agianst women and family values.
Sunday, November 27, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Elaine Edmondson
 Family pub?Only if your babies don't need feeding!
Shocked and disgusted that this establishment is so proud to be anti-breastfeeding. No idea how it can say that families are welcome. None of our family will set foot in the place again.
Sunday, November 27, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Kara McManus
 Shocking Discrimination against Breastfeeding
How this establishement can call itself a family pub is beyond me when Breastfeeding Mothers are not welcome.
Utterly disgusting attitude, this pub deserves to be boycotted.
Sunday, November 27, 2005Rating: No rosettes

mike
 -------
she would say that she owns it
Wednesday, November 23, 2005Rating: No rosettes

don
 halalula
some o the bar ladies are mighty fine. marks out o ten lads.
Monday, November 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

GEORGE BEST
 beer
BEER TO DIE FOR
Monday, November 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

T Howell
 Best pub
One of the best food pubs in Staffordshire. Friendly staff always willing to help. Service with a smile. I would recommend the fitzherbert arms to anybody
Friday, November 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

cheryl tweedy
 The man with a blue hat
i agree, the bloke with a blue hat on was fantastic.
Friday, November 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

nadine
 rockin
was in there on a sunday, there was a small bloke with a blue flower hat on. he was a dream.
Friday, November 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

mike
 ladies
hi all you ladies this is a singles add, if you want to know more come on down to the ascot tavern every sunday you will have fun
Wednesday, November 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

phil
 ascot tavern we are we
hi all im phil, i run the ascot tavern football club. i talk about football every sunday. its the best place to be hope to see you all soon
Wednesday, November 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Bob
 Sundays Rock
The King of Spin is the best resiedent pub DJ in Cannock and he's a very good looking man
Wednesday, November 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Geoff Hodson- walker
 sunday lunch for 3
Thanks for a exellent sunday lunch ,it was tasty well cooked, and the service was second to none.
Sunday, November 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Anom
 One Of The Best Pubs In Lichfield
I goto lichfield every weekend and always end up at the Scales in Lichfield. Theres always a brilliant atmosphere, Dj's and Lagers are spot on. Started going during the week where i found out theres Dj's wednesday-Sunday. Excellent night ill be there always
Friday, November 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

steve h
 fun
full of intresting characters. sunday are best in there they put ongood food
Monday, October 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

bill
 rockin
very good. some bloke called dave hilditch was really funny
Wednesday, October 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ian Griffiths
 Good Village Pub
Enjoyable evening and overnight stay. Good range of real ale (perticularly enjoyed the Autumn Revival), good meal and accomodation with excellent breakfast. All staff very friendly & efficient.
Monday, October 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ian & Lindsey Evans
 A Real Find!
Nice out of the way pub, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and things just went from good to better.... lovely atmosphere, pleasant surroundings with exceptional choice, quality and quantity of food (with two specials menu's) Food obviously freshly cooked and much home made to a very high quality and all at a very reasonable cost... we have decided to become regular visitors and take along our friends and family too. Long may this venue prosper
Tuesday, September 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

Nichola and Elizabeth
 community local pub
Excellent pub with great karaoke, Eileen and Steve r the best publicans to have ever been in this pub, great atmosphere great bar management and bar staff gemma and Stacey should visit more often brillaint craic from the belfast born landlady and county durham landlord great characters for any pub. well done for making this an excellent place to drink and relax and enjoy yourself, Hulstone well recommended for a good night out.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Rebecca Samwell
 Awful
My partner and myself went for a meal and we found it terrible. When we asked about the food we were treated rudely. Poorly trained staff and a very bad atmosphere.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Sharon Wild
 great atmosphere & good beer
An imposing looking pub from the outside with large car park at front.
As first time visitors we were made to feel welcome & felt relaxed even though it was busy. The atmosphere was great with lots going on both in the lounge and the games room where both darts and pool were being played.
The beer was nice and very reasonably priced.
All in all a good night and would recommend anybody call if in the area.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

Tom
 Friendly pub, great atmosphere, great beer
The George has been my local for a number of years now (I'm 22) and it has never failed to provide a great place to eat and drink. All age ranges are seen in there (apart from under 18s) and families and kids are welcome. The home-brewed beer is award-winning, and the manager has a habit of only hiring young blonde barmaids. Does it get any better? There is also seating at the front and rear.
Thursday, August 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

fred eliot
 the best pub in rugeley
high quality food, Ale & Wine winner of the camra stafford & Stone branch May 2005 Pub of the Month only local produce used & NO 2 4 1 frozen iceland ready meals used here if you like good food thenthis is the place to eat
Thursday, August 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

Anon
 Live Music?
The lounge used to have a great deal of local live bands on a regular basis, it was the only venue in the city, the music they played was varied and original, now, its all stopped. Having sold out to the typical cheap dance crowd they have turned a rare gem of a club, that had a similar feel to the like of Turnmills in london, into a chav filled hell hole.
Friday, July 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

sir robert geldof
 boo
traf isnt very good it is less than adiquate if you want a decent pub take a 5 min walk up the rd to the FLAG yeh
Saturday, July 23, 2005Rating: No rosettes

sir robert geldof
 woo
flag rocks ay it
Saturday, July 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

burt reynolds
 gig
eastfield and verbal warning live on 28th August 2005
Friday, July 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

crackajack girl 2
 rad!!!!
hey, like my fellow crackajack queen, i really love this place!!! the barmen are really great! TOP 3:
1) PETE (paul)
2) WOZ ( norm)
3) ATTICUS (alastair -bruce)
there are lot of dudes in there, not many chavs, they play my TOP CHOONS! ant wot can i say? it rocks! can't wait 2 go there 2moz! woo!
Thursday, July 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

crackajack girl
 i love it
the pardise lounge is mine and my mates fave hang out! not only does have a good atmosphere! but the barmen are really really friendly and can i add quite hot! and the outside area is great for when u just wanna chat to your mates and the settes are great to rest it has it all and i and many others love it! esp the barmen! and it is not a chav wine bar it was full of chavs i wouldnt set foot in there!
Wednesday, July 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Cyril
 Whisky Drinkers Paradise!
This is a gem of a pub in the heart of the Staffordshire Moorlnads. I've never seen so many whiskies outside of Scotland...and at a very keen price. The Queen of the Moorlands Rare Cask Single Malt was a cracker....ask John if you can try the 35 year old dram....Great company, conversation, and there is a laugh every minute!
Saturday, July 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

anna hill
 excellent
this pub is excellent value for money, meals are huge and very reasonable.
bar manager is great.
well worth the trip, you may even see a few ghosts
Sunday, June 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

Bob Phillips
 Traditional pub , superb beers and great staff
This Public House, is one of those rare finds, good old fashioned service, (you may wait a white for food during busy times) but when you get your grub ! oh boy, superb quality, choice and lots of it,- Sunday Dinners are best booked well in advance, and all the staff and landlord know what good decent service is all about,- Superb value for money and great guest beers, for those who like a pint or two, - sadly a local communuty pub/restaurant, that is all too rare. Give it a try and you may want to come again
Wednesday, May 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

David
 Best pub in Staffordshire
The Earl Grey Inn is without question, an outstanding public house. There is a great bar full of character and characters. John stocks many different whiskies at very reasonable prices. One whisky that really stood out was called The Queen of the Moorlands 12 year old Speyside...a great dram.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

SILKY
 GOOD FAMILY STYLE PUB
THE TRAVELLERS HAS A GOOD ATMOSPHERE, WITH A VARIED AGE RANGE OF USERS, THE BAR IS USED BY ALL SORTS FROM TATTY TO TOTTY, THE ONLY BAD THING IS, THE GAFFERS A DERBY COUNTY FAN, NEVER MIND, NO-ONES PERFECT
Monday, May 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

sam
 staff r amazing
mainly sam
Saturday, April 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

Tim
 In my opioion the best pub in South Derbyshire
The Royal Oak is a joy - excellent bitter and they serve the best Pedigree, ever.
This pub is where one can have a beer or two, smoke, tell jokes and generally feel better about the world within 5 minutes of going in.
I can't recommend this pub enough.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005Rating: rosettes

Nicki c/o Tamworth Gingerbread
 PLEASE HELP
hi there, please can you help? I help to run a registered charity in Tamworth and am organising a charity event on April 30th. I am desperatly looking for either one or two comedain's to fill a 40 minute slot. Is it possible you would have any contact numbers of any one that could help. Please either forward their details to me or my details to them. Many thanks.
Kindest Regards Nicki 01827 704828 or mobile 07731978039
Tuesday, March 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

Barney Allcock
 DONT EAT THERE
I have just returned from that place. The food was poor having waited for over an hour. The Customer Service was disgraceful with offering no apology and other form of compensation. I will NEVER return to that hole!!!!!
Saturday, March 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

Pamela Dickson
 Nostalgic
My Grandfather ran the Market Street Vaults around 1920 - Thomas Maycock - When he died in the front bedroom of th pub in July 1939, it was taken over by my Grandmother Annie Maycock and my Auntie Margaret - my father Gerald has related many happy stories of his memories in the bar especially at Christmas. We visit every time we go to Tamworth and toast their memory!!
Thursday, March 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

Pamela Dickson
 Nostalgic
My Grandfather ren the Market Street Vaults around 1920 - Thomas Maycock - When he died in the front bedroom of th pub in July 1939, it was taken over by my Grandmother Annie Maycock and my Auntie Margaret - my father Gerald has related many happy stories of his memories in the bar especially at Christmas. We visit every time we go to Tamworth and toast their memory!!
Thursday, March 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

Janet's brother
 Sunday roast second to none
This is the place not to be next sunday as there may no be room for me & my family so book another day
Wednesday, February 2, 2005Rating: No rosettes

anne lester
 family pub
yeah, it's a pretty cool, clean, airy, friendly, polite kinda place but also rather boring for singles. can't they have at least 'one' night of 'something'? live music??? actually it's in a great location for a singles/over 30s night. add a good dance floor and away you go. if that's too much for the placid management, how about a salsa night during the week (when it's 'dead')? something??? anything???
Monday, January 24, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Pete Bell
 This pub is no longer trading (20/01/05)
Not trading 20/01/05
Friday, January 21, 2005Rating: No rosettes

carol smith
 birthday at the malt shovel
this place is fantastic for a night out wonderful food, very attentive staff and a very frirendly atmosphere, but book early especially for weekends, we went last night a party of six for a birthday, food was exceptional and lots of it well worth the money, cant wait to visit again, sunday lunch is reccomended too. husband said best real ales around, open fires too.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mark Craddock
 The best pub in staffordshire!!
The crystal fountain is possibly the greatest pub i hve ever been in. its warm friendly atmosphere and its wide selection of ales make it one of the best pubs in staffordshire.
Friday, January 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

Keiron
 Proper Local
Ah, this pub has been part of my life for many years, and though I now live abroad, any time I am in Stone, I will always go to Langtrys. Allow Dave the Landlord to regail with with alcohol fueled tails of how he became Mayor to fight the Wetherspoon Empire. classic
Tuesday, January 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

K Reeves
 sozzled sausage
The pub was a leased pub from the punch pub co. The name of the company with the lease was The Bold Corporation, they also had a pub in Leamington Spa which is still open, however the company no longer exists.
Sunday, January 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

Howard Timms
 Black Lion, Butterton
Beautiful building with real fires and Ok food ruined by surly and rude landlord. Suggest you remove the pub from your guide.
Tuesday, January 4, 2005Rating: No rosettes

James Spriggs
 Good food, but
Hopefully, ours was just a one off experience - but I took a family of friends to the Malt Shovel for theirfood reputation.
The food was indeed excellent - but it took over an hour to arrive. In fact two other tables arrived and ordered after us, but were eating a long time before us.
What was particularly sad, was that after chasing up out meal, the three adults meals arrived, but we were told that the two childrens meals of simply burger/chips and beans would be delayed.
Oh well - don't let this put anyone off. The food WAS worth it! (In the end)
Wednesday, December 29, 2004Rating: rosettes

Anton Mans
 Excellent food, not expensive
This pub was featured as the pub of teh week in the local tabloid, so we tried it, and it was really good! One has the impression that it has an Italian chef. Portions are enormous though... starve yourself for a few days!!
Wednesday, December 15, 2004Rating: rosettes

pink lady
 Warm welcoming and friendly
The globe inn is great for a relaxing drinking sesh. It attracts people of all ages, and not just the oldies. There is a friendly atmosphere and its not too local. A great traditional pub, makes a change from the mass of cheap bars i.e. POW
Wednesday, December 15, 2004Rating: rosettes

PW
 really nice hangout
2.50 a pint
Fosters, Becks, Carling
Lots of cocktails
Pizza served till closing
Open Late
Quiet Midweek, Busy at weekends
At least 2 bouncers on Fri/Sat nights
Recently been redecorated, loos upstairs

really nice hangout
Wednesday, December 8, 2004Rating: rosettes

J Holloway
 Sozzled Sausage pub, Lichfield, UK
Can you please tell me who owned the Sozzled Sausage pub in Lichfield before it closed down
Friday, November 26, 2004Rating: No rosettes

louise
 wooo
its my best friends great uncles old pub
Thursday, November 18, 2004Rating: rosettes

Clive Smith
 VERY GOOD
Have been a couple of times. Food excellent as it is always freshly prepared. Perhaps the management should put up notices stating that there will be a slight wait for the freshly prepared food, but it will be worth waiting for.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004Rating: rosettes

caroline
 welcoming pub with nice atmostphere
I would recommend this pub for all those looking for a hearty carvery. Nice location, with play area and good food.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004Rating: rosettes

jessica-ellis Bryett's friend
 fantastic
i like pubs. pubs are nice. I like beer. sometimes I like food but only if its yummy. your food is yummy. i like your food.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004Rating: rosettes

jessica-ellis Bryett
 brilliant
very good, food delicious, nice manager
Wednesday, October 13, 2004Rating: rosettes

Paul Smallman
 TRAF
The traf is an all round decent public house. It has a karaoke on friday nights, good friendly atmosphere and it is a good boozer.
Tuesday, September 7, 2004Rating: rosettes

John cooper
 Visit This Pubs Web Site www.tridentbar.co.uk
Have a look at this pubs web site to see what is going on it's a good site,worth a look.
Saturday, August 21, 2004Rating: rosettes

Neil
 Superb Idyllic Pub
Visited the newly refurbished Nelson Inn recently to be met with a vibrant atmosphere that was definately worth the journey. If you can find your way through the maze of country lanes you won't be disappointed. This idyllic pub has been transformed from a tired country pub into a classy, relaxed bar that serves food to rival anything I've tasted before. Everything is reasonably priced and the staff can't do enough for you. The Place even has the soundtrack to Black Adder amongst other comedy classics playing in the toilets. A credit to whoever completed the transformation.
Wednesday, August 11, 2004Rating: rosettes

glyndwr richards
 turf lodge ratings
one of the friendliest,if not the friendliest,meeting places you could find.staff are impeccable,(WELL MANNERED,WELL TURNED OUT,ALWAYS CHEERFUL AND POLITE) couldn't wish for better.Enjoy every moment with them.
Sunday, July 11, 2004Rating: No rosettes


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