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“Pub grub this is not!”

Restaurant at the Dog and Doublet Inn
Ranked #5 of 243 Restaurants in Stafford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $26
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: At The Dog and Doublet Inn we take pride in our home cooked wholesome food. We use only the freshest and most seasonal produce which is locally sourced wherever possible. Open daily with a regularly changing menu, the inn has kept its traditional charming character yet with a stylish contemporary twist.
Cheadle, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
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“Pub grub this is not!”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

My partner and I had an excellent Sunday lunch today at the Dog and Doublet. We hadn't been before and were keen to try it out, as we only live at cheadle. This is certainly a cut above the average local pub serving Carvery on a Sunday. The sunday menu at up to £19.00 for three courses was great value (one or two course options are also available for less). The choices were plenty but, if you're one of many that must have your roast meats on a sunday, you wouldn't be disappointed. If you like a bit more variety then, there is something to suit most tastes (yes, even the vegetarians)! It being Easter Sunday, it was full tables from start to finish, so booking a table in advance is strongly recommended. We were shown to a table near the bar to sit at our leisure, with a drink, while our table was prepared. We waited no more than 10-15 minutes, choosing our meals in the meantime. It was pleasant to see a restaurant that planned for a busy period with plenty of serving staff. There were one or two quite large parties and nobody seemed to wait excessively long for their food. All staff seemed quite pleasant and attentive, when required, coping well with the rush. We were not kept waiting between courses. The food was top notch, imaginatively served (freshly) and cooked well. You may want to order extra veg with certain dishes, if you like plenty of it though! All in all, a very pleasant experience in imaginative surroundings. I'd struggle to find many negatives. Possibly slightly larger portions, but that would be about it. We'll definitely be back!

  • Visited March 2013
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“Cosy treat with yummy food”
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

We had a really cosy night in front of the wood burner. The pub is very pleasing to the eye and the staff were very professional and friendly despite being young which was refreshing. Good menu, we wanted to try everything and the food. Was very tasy goats cheese wellington was delicious with buttery, naughty pastry and blade of beef was cooked well and very tasty though a bit dry. We will definatley be returning.

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Thank AndyandTina
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Banbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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“A lovely Mother's Day lunch”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I hadn't been to the Dog & Doublet for a number of years and have memories of a skittle alley upstairs and chicken in a basket! What a transformation now!
The atmosphere and decor were lovely, the staff were welcoming and the meal was really good. We all enjoyed a 3 course meal for £24.95 and it was well worth it. The Mother of the table was gone a small rose plant to take home.
One minus point was that I had rung up a couple of weeks before our visit to ask if one of the chairs at the table could have arms for my Father. The chap had told me he had noted it! Well, there was no such chair at the table, so that had to be changed.
Apart from that, it was fie.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Rebecca O
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Seascale, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
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“Lunch on the way home after canal holiday”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten here before on a couple of occasions and have never been disappointed with the eating experience. The menu is interesting and the food locally sourced. Well cooked and ample we enjoyed the meal. The menu is extensive enough for all tastes and the beer choice changes and is interesting. (Sadly driving today!). Staff were attentive and friendly. Well done.

Thank WestLakesMan
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Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed March 10, 2013

I've been to the Dog and Doublet before and been very impressed with everything. On that basis, I returned today, taking my mother but was very disappointed. We were looking to sit and have a drink and chat before eating and were looking for somewhere to sit but could only find a table with a single chair. A male member of staff asked if he could help and we explained we needed another chair. He nodded and smiled then disappeared and later watched me lug a chair across the room! Our starter was very dry crumbly pâté, plates were left on the table for a long time although staff were regularly passing by the table and the staff weren't particularly attentive. We were meant to have fudge with our coffee but after waiting well over an hour for it to set we gave up. One of the staff said, 'oh well have some next time you come, you can have more' bearing in mind we had paid for it and had travelled 45 minutes to go there! Of the three ladies toilets, one was blocked and one had no light and was in complete darkness. Overall, very disappointed and shall no longer recommend it. I expected more from the Dog and Doublet. I could have gone to any local pub and had similar food and service much cheaper! It wasn't even that busy...

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Thank Tamwolves
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