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The Holy Inadequate

67 Etruria Old Road | Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5PE, England
01782915170
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Ranked #17 of 390 Restaurants in Stoke-on-Trent
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Holy might be very Inadequate for someone looking for a restaurant, unless you fancy ale and a pork pie for dinner, but it is more than adequate as a pub! One of the best ale pubs around, a fantastic selection of ales and ciders all served at a nice temperature and classic pub snacks. What more could you want... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We arrived on a crowded Saturday eve, but managed to secure some bench seats in a side room. Excellent selection of ales from home and abroad on offer. Good atmosphere and friendly punters. Would like to revisit.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not a restaurant. An amazing selection of ales. Staff are really friendly and great service. Outside is massive so always somewhere to sit. Note this place is cash only.

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Aksager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great selection of beers, snacks pork pies etc, but the place doesn't serve food. My hubby raved about the beer but it's slightly misleading on trip advisor under restaurants. Probably not the pubs fault, Great pub not restaurant

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Stoke-on-Trent, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

As a wise man once said: Build it and they will come! Well they didn't actually build this pub - the bricks and mortar were already there - but the principle is the same. Paul and his team have vision and passion. People come from near and far to enjoy really great ale in a magnificent pub. No wonder they... More

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UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

What a pub with a fab selection of beers, by good fortune I called in at the weekend and the beer festival was on. Excellent beers my favourite being Spring by Marble, the beers were in great condition and the staff friendly. The management here clearly know what makes a great pub. Keep up the good work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

I was very surprised at the size of this pub when I first went in. Multiple rooms and an extensive beer garden mean there's plenty of space for everyone. The landlords also hold meetings and provide wonderful entertainment. A great pub!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stopped of here during a break in recording at a nearby studio. It has a wide range of exotic beers and a nice atmosphere. Shame its abit hidden

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

What a fantastic pub the Holy Inadequate is. Nice friendly staff, great local beers and lovely home made pork pies to die for. Great pub for friends to have a few nice beers and good music!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

What a great venue for a drink. We have been many times and there is always a great choice of lovely beers. The staff are great fun, often telling us jokes. We love this pub and will be back very soon. Don't miss out, especially when a beer festival is on.

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