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“Fab burgers :)” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boughey Arms

Boughey Arms
Ranked #133 of 531 Restaurants in Stoke-on-Trent
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We are committed to using quality locally sourced produce using local butchers, farmers and brewers. There are always 3 cask ales on offer, including one from a local brewer such as Titanc and Peakstone Rock breweries. Dog friendly in our bar area, fresh water and treats are available free of charge! Free WI-FI in all areas. Free function room available. Outside bar available to hire.
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fab burgers :)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Not been to this pub for years and had heard some bad reviews about the food so was a bit worried but there was no need to worry. We had burgers which were the best I have ever had, chips and a side salad. They do not do a children's menu but do offer the main meals in a smaller portion for children. My 6 year old had fish and chips and the batter was too greasy for her liking but she enjoyed the fish. There is a wait as some reviews state but I really did not mind that. It's a very relaxed atmosphere and the olive, bread and oil they gave with compliments certainly helped. It is no gastro pub but it certainly delivers good food at reasonable prices in a nice atmosphere.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Staffordshire
Level Contributor
50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Needs Improvement”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

I have reviewed this venue before, sadly, the cleanlinesses of the pub needs to be desperately improved.
The last visit I made at lunchtime with a friend.
No complaints with the food, had jacket potatoes & tuna.
But... the tables were sticky, salt cellars etc sticky, the loos were iffy.
Generally a little magic has been lost.
It's a worry if standards have slipped at the front of house?

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank chillcherry
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food and lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

Excellent meal, I had the rack of lamb, and colcannon mash with crispy fried cabbage. The lamb was cooked to perfection, the service was excellent, Jane and Fiona were very attentive.
The wine is very reasonably priced compared to a lot of other pubs.
All in all a very enjoyable relaxed experience.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Sue K
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Disappointing....”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

After reading the reviews on here I was expecting a good experience however we were left feeling very disappointed. This place could be a much needed real gem in the area...it's a lovely pub good atmosphere and great entertainment but the service & knowledge of the team here was lacking. Our waitress clearly knew nothing about wine she took our order but had forgotten it by the time she arrived at the bar some ten yards away. She asked us 3 times what it was we had ordered and even then the bar man had to shout over to us and ask whether it was a bottle, one glass or two glasses. Food standard and presentation was also disappointing...great steak but served with an onion ring, mushrooms and cabbage which had been spooned into the onion ring? The batter on the fish & chips was soggy and the mushy peas looked like they had faded in the heat. The oil the chips were cooked in tasted funny and overall the food, with exception to the steak was not great. This could be a great place to go to and what we are craving in the village given the lack of good places to go with entertainment and within a short walking distance of here but the food and service needs to up its game. I'd recommend the management and team to visit the hand & trumpet in Wrinehill to understand what I'm talking about...I do work in the industry and do know if food & service are at the top of their game people will travel and pay a premium...so come on guys let's put this place on the map and give it the reputation it deserves! Great service delivered by knowledgable staff serving superb food that's what it needs! :)

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Sam C
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PJB683, Owner at Boughey Arms, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Sam - Thanks for your feedback, and I'm sorry your experience didn't meet your expectations. We read and then discuss with interest all comments on how people feel our pub can be improved and we aim to ensure that all our clients have the best experience possible.

We will of course always get caught out on occasion and on the Saturday in question we had a young trainee(17) on front of house which will explain your queries on service and of course all our food is cooked fresh and Alan will be disappointed to hear of your disappointment.

I hope you will try us again, because as you can see from our previous reviews we endeavour to be great.
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food! ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Eaten here a few times now and doesn't disappoint. Great food at a great price! The burgers are fab and so is the steak. Love music on a sat evening too!!!

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Thank emily w
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