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Lovely peaceful setting

Lovely canalside walk with lots to see. There are also many waymarked walks either side of the... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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Father's Day Picnic and Walk

Unfortunately the visitors centre was shut and the picnic benches that used to be nearby are no... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Consall Forge | Wetley Rocks, Stoke-on-Trent ST9 0AJ, England
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Lovely canalside walk with lots to see. There are also many waymarked walks either side of the canal some leading up to consall nature reserve, which is surrounded by lakes and woodland. There are 4 walks here some with steep inclines and beautiful views over...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately the visitors centre was shut and the picnic benches that used to be nearby are no longer there. So we made our way down to Consall railway station and used the picnic tables there, followed by a walk along the canal tow path then...More

Thank Hillno72
Reviewed February 9, 2018

Lovely pub in a remote area. Great to walk your dog to and have a bite to eat or drink, good real ale choice.

Thank Spraggyleek
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is an excellent spot in the Churnet Valley area that takes you back to a steadier English pace of life. Canal,River, Preserved railway with a true English country station Halt. Close by are the nature walks around the area,so a good day can be...More

Thank KenC3054
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Good beer good food pleasent staff. Best local. Trains and boats interesting people to meet, hens and ducks walking around, what more could you want too relax forget the worries of the day

Thank Josie T
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Lime kilns, steam trains, canal boats and a decent pint of real ale in a traditional country pub, Take all of this and add a splash of the most beautiful countrtyside anyone could wish for and you have bliss!

Thank Jan W
Reviewed April 19, 2016

In awe of this place - absolutely beautiful, gorgeous scenery, amazing history with the lime works. Will definitely visit again next time I am in the area.

1  Thank Barry B
Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is well worth a visit, whether by canal boat or otherwise. There is a good pub here as well, but of interest is teh obvious canal side scenery, and the abandoned lime forges.

Thank Colincoach
Reviewed October 26, 2015

The gardens is a great venue for weddings, with spectacular views and plenty of interesting places to see spectacular views from various spots from the garden walks.

Thank Beancake1704
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Visited for the first time recently. Followed the White walk which took us to the Black Lion pub. Couldn't resist the old world charm and the dogs thoroughly enjoyed watching the free range chickens. Had a great relaxing afternoon and will certainly be visiting again...More

1  Thank Mel C
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