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PuG Autumn/Winter meet. Bristol, Nov 14th 2014 with Quinno on the Pub Forum

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The Plaza (JD Wetherspoon) in Rugeley

ORIGINAL REVIEW August 2010
The most promising ale on display naturally had an "available soon " clip on it ,so tried some other pale ales with mixed results.Rugeley is not blessed with pubs orientated towards the ale drinker,so this is an obvious destination but I would caution against taking in children ,maiden aunts and anyone else of a nervous disposition in the evening when the accumulated damage of all day "value" drinking is exhibited by several customers,amusing as it may be to those used to the 'spoons experience.
A default option if you happen to find yourself in this down at heel town,close to two curry houses and many takeaways.

UPDATE
There has been a great improvement at this 'spoons not least on the ale quality front.The guest ale policy is focussed on local microbrewers with offerings from Salopian (Oracle on my trip) and Slaters (Haka) normally available.The condition of the ales sampled was very good ,and another guest in the shape of Falstaff Fist Full of Hops was memorable.Available soon were Titanic Plum Porter and Backyard Gold maintaining the well thought out ale theme.
Unruly customers have been moved on ,and the pub was particularly busy for a Wednesday evening.It's a clean and tidy place nowadays with an interesting art deco interior and therefore now the best option for the real ale fan in Rugeley.Fully deserving it's GBG listing,well done to the team here ;an upgrade from me.
Reviewed by Bucking Fastard

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20th Oct 2014, 13:55
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
 
20th Oct 2014, 13:55
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: For sale: The pub is boarded up and the land on which it stands is up for sale for £80,000.
 
20th Oct 2014, 13:33
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
 
20th Oct 2014, 13:33
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Closed after a fire in June 2013. Future uncertain.
 
20th Oct 2014, 13:32
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved

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