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The Holy Inadequate

Pub, Bar, British
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67 Etruria Old Road | Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5PE, England
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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stoke on trent
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called in after shopping for a look at this old pub, and was delighted by the choice of beer on offer, and the ambience, highly recommended for fans of proper drinks, a place to talk.

Thank jnrstokeontrent
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic place to go and enjoy a great pint. A lovely warm and welcoming place, great selection of beers and ciders. Well worth a visit.

Thank Tatto1970
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Every Friday..wouldn't go anywhere else. Pork pies with pickle and mustard..real proper crisps..proper popcorn..most beers have there own glass. It's the doo dahhhs.

Thank oh y
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is another largely unspoiled pub. Staff were very friendly and it is clearly used by locals. Excellent selection of real ales. This is well worth a visit.

Thank Alan C
Surrey, England
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170 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

good for beer and the famed pork pies are - adequate. No other food other than crisps available and the pub is pokey. Really just good for drinking and that's it.

Thank TJD744
Stafford, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A "proper" pub if you like. Very friendly staff with a large selection of ale and bottles from all over. We come here reasonably often and it never fails to disappoint. Bar snacks always good too!

Thank simplemick
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Lovely, lovely local with an ever changing range of cracking real ales. Always a pint of Joules (or freedom for the lager boys!) and immense pork pies on. Lovely team of bar staff, with Rachel's quiet competence and Jason's dodgy jokes.

Thank Sara M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

a great traditional pub with a log burner for them colder days /nights with a wide range on trad ales and fruit ciders and the best pork pie u have ever tasted great to chill out friendly staff and atmosphere lovely quaint pub fully recomend an evening there

Thank Mark R
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We come here quite often and it's one of the best pubs we have been to. It's local to us so it's ideal. Staff are always friendly and the atmosphere is great. We love the fact that this is a 'proper' pub. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Tracey_Tee22
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off by the location of exterior, inside there is a warm welcome and a large selection of real ales. Boards on the walk show description of all beers making choices easier. Seek it out and enjoy

Thank CheckleyHappyH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pub, Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?