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The Post Office Vaults

3 Market Place
Burslem
Postal town: Stoke-On-Trent
ST6 3AA
Phone: 01782811027
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Post Office Vaults

Located in the centre of Burslem, the Post Office Vaults is a pleasant little single room pub. The room has some rather ‘retro’ carpeting throughout and a dark wood servery down the right hand wall. The bar back is part white tiled and part mirrored and has an old Vale Park sign on show alongside a series of amusing beer themed pictures. A row of bar stools makes up the only seating options on this side of the pub, but the left hand side manages to accommodate some decent banquettes and loads of low stools. The walls have been decorated with a variety of items including a huge pub mirror and a Heritage Pubs of Staffordshire poster, on which I’m fairly sure I could see this pub. There are also a lot of certificates on display, mainly around the bar area, including some CAMRA awards, all of which looked very impressive. There was a slot machine to the rear of the room and nearby there is a pillar with an old postbox embedded into it – one of a number of post office themed items on display around the room, including what looked like an old punch card clocking-in machine. A couple of TV screens around the room were showing muted coverage of a darts tournament whilst a selection of classic Motown tunes played to a reasonably busy Saturday evening crowd. A passage to the rear leads out to a compact beer garden with a good deal of picnic bench seating.
A nice little ale range was available at the bar, with the options on this occasion amounting to Greene King Abbot Ale, Salopian Lemon Dream, Oakham Bishops Farewell and Wye Valley Butty Bach, with Weston’s Old Rosie cider on the final handpull. I was served by a very friendly barmaid and enjoyed a lovely pint of the Butty Bach whilst waiting for my bus back to Hanley.
I thought this was a lovely little pub and a great way to round out a mini-crawl around Burslem. There was a nice laid-back atmosphere in here which meant it was easy to settle down over a good pint and while away some time. Another fine pub in the local area and certainly worthy of inclusion on any crawl around town.

On 29th December 2016 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Post Office Vaults

An almost micropub. A bit more upmarket than the usual spit-and-sawdust offering this is a single room, carpeted and fairly cosy with the inevitable Post Office ephemera (including an actual post box frontage on one of the pillars) as well as an original clocking-in machine. Populated almost exclusively by clubbable old boys on our Saturday night visit, who presumably use this as their garrison to keep out of the way of the revellers elsewhere. There is a heated and lit smoking area to the rear with its own TV, which we admired. Five pumps featuring Oakham Bishop's Farewell, GK Abbot, Wye Valley Butty (decent nick), Salopian Oracle and Westons Old Rosie cider. An enjoyable stop and should be near the top of the list if you’re visiting this pub-rich area. 8.5

On 15th November 2016 - rating: 8
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Al Bundy left this review about The Post Office Vaults

A small single roomed pub and a good traditional one. 5 handpumps on the bar 3 were serving cask ale the other cider. Had a few jolly pensioners in on my visit. I liked it.

On 18th June 2015 - rating: 8
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21st Jan 2017, 21:43
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
29th Dec 2016, 13:23
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 21 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 21 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 21 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 21 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 21 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 09 November 2014 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: August 24th 2011
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