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67 Etruria Old Road | Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5PE, England
01782915170
Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best pub in Stoke

In my opinion this is the best pub in Stoke. The widest range of ales, lagers and ciders I've seen in a long time. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. A nice beer garden out back. Offers a small choice of simple food (pork pies etc). A real hidden gem!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Oliver H
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English first
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

In my opinion this is the best pub in Stoke. The widest range of ales, lagers and ciders I've seen in a long time. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. A nice beer garden out back. Offers a small choice of simple food (pork pies etc). A real hidden gem!

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Delvin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

First pub I have ever seen which has a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary in a corner to use if you are stuck for words ! Lovely classic English pub , no TV, great ale , great staff, friendly punters . No more needs to be said, except it is not a restaurant

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is defiunitely a wet-led pub with any food incidental. However for the qulaity of the beer and real cider, and ambience, it is somewhere worth seeking out.

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Stoke
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

really good ale but ruined by miserable bar staff And grumpy landlord.... Really nice ale & pork pies sort of make up for it

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great beer with a hundred to choose from. Plenty of beers of over 10% abv. Great pork pies appeared and I don't know who paid but thanks you. Always a great atmos a frequently packed but worth the wait to get served. the have Entertainment occasionally too but the beer festivals are awesome. Hard to find a fault other than... More 

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Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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42 reviews
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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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Additional Information about The Holy Inadequate

Address: 67 Etruria Old Road | Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5PE, England
Phone Number: 01782915170
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stoke-on-Trent
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67 Etruria Old Road | Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stoke-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: 01782915170

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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