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Spittal Brook, Forebridge, Stafford

106 Lichfield Road
ST17 4LP
Phone: 01785245268

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Punch Taverns

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Spittal Brook Inn

What a wonderful pub.Well kept selection of real ales,on my visit Harviestoun's Bitter and Twisted guesting and top quality and the Everards Tiger was spot on.The pub grub is wholesome,tasty and good value .This is a real community boozer with a friendly welcome for strangers and is a hive of activity even at lunchtime.There is an informal library of popular books ,and lots of conversation with no extraneous noise.Great beer garden .A real hub of the local community,this is what all small pubs should be aiming for.The good people of Stafford are very lucky to have this gem.

On 21st July 2011 - rating: 8
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Spittal Brook Inn

A friendly and lived in local boozer offering food and decent ale. As other reviewers have noted the pub has two rooms, the bar at the front, which is sparsely furnished with wooden floors, and a more comfortable lounge at the back.
5 regular beers: London Pride, Tiger, Pedigree, Tribute and Black Sheep and 1 guest, Otter's Otter Bright on our visit. We tried a respectable pint of Tiger but didn't feel that there was enough of interest to tempt us into more. Maybe the Spittal Brook should look at that as the 5 regular beers are all widely available and there's plenty of local beer choice in Staffordshire alone.
A dependable and friendly boozer serving quality ale which could perhaps easily tweak it's ale range to offer more of interest. I'll always pop in for at least one if in the area.

On 28th May 2011 - rating: 7
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junie cox left this review about The Spittal Brook Inn

Called for just a drink last week and liked the very friendly locals, so went again today for a meal. Chose the cheese & potato pie off the blackboard for £7.50, It was really nice... VERY hot!... and certainly a good portion... too much for me to finish! They have a very good selection of real ales although I dont drink them.... the cider was fine! It was really nice to have a quiet meal with no loud music, and the few local's who were in were really welcoming. Went to the ladies and it was SPOTLESS, makes a change from some ive been in! Will be going again.

On 23rd February 2011 - rating: 9
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E TA left this review about The Spittal Brook Inn

The Spittal Brook is a little way out of the town centre, so is free from the rowdy element. the decor is looking a bit tired, but the ambiance is homely. The garden is a decent size and makes for a pleasant family venue. As ever, the beer is of the highest standard - Everards Tiger seems to be a regular beer here, and this time I also had St Austell's Tribute. Both were excellent. The beer quality is this pub's strong point and makes it well worth adding to any crawl. I will certainly be back next time I'm in Stafford.

On 12th June 2010 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Spittal Brook Inn

A detached brick built pre-Victorian pub, with beer garden. It has returned to the Spittal Brook, after it changed its name to the Crown - and Spittal Brrok changed its hamlet name to Queensville in obsequious homage to Victoria on her coronation.

The interior has two rooms. The bar is in a yellowy artes colour with wood panel and wood floor, with ceiling and supporting wood beams. There is a brick bar here, with beer mat collection and a dart board. The TV wasn't on and interest is supplied by the saucy post-card collecion on the walls. The lounge has the same decor and post-cards, although there are historical information panels and board games a plenty to play. Some rugby memorabilia is dotted about and there is another small bar here. The service was fine, the music mixed and quiet and the clientele small due to it being a Monday afternoon.

Beer; tap stuff, with Black Sheep Bitter, Everard's Tiger, Pedigree, Exmoor Stag, London Pride and a decent St Austell Tribute.

I agree with BF's review - a wonderful pub

On 9th June 2010 - no rating submitted
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Pete Hanley left this review about The Spittal Brook Inn

Excellent family orientated pub. Great atmosphere and regularly winning CAMRA awards for their many real ales and the addition of some nice cloudy Addlestones cider is very welcome!! The food is very tasty too. ALso offers B&B accomodation - reasonable price but haven't seen the rooms.

On 28th January 2009 - rating: 8
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