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

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  • 28
    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
Great Beer, pies and sarky' Landlord, love it !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
Bob L
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
1 helpful vote 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 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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

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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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
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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