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Smart pub with alfresco area overlooking the water

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

A deck to the rear of this relaxed country pub overlooks sizeable grounds, which include a large pond. The pub has a comfortable interior with original floors, old furniture, open fires and rugs. Six cask ales and over 70 malt whiskies are offered, along with a locally sourced menu. Typical dishes on the comprehensive menu are crispy duck leg with egg noodle salad; crab and samphire quiche with lemon and crème fraîche potato salad; Buttercross Farm pork and black pudding sausages, mash, buttered greens and onion gravy; smoked haddock, red mullet and mussel chowder with bacon and sweetcorn dumplings; and apple and treacle pudding, apricot compôte and clotted cream. A children’s menu is available. There is a cider festival and a hog roast in August.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11.30-11 (Sun 11.30-10.30)
  • Lunch: all wk 12-10
  • Dinner: all wk 12-10

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Original, Timothy Taylor Boltmaker, Salopian Oracle
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Cider festival, Aug


  • Parking available
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M6 junct 16, A351, follow Keele signs, 7m, pub on right in village

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