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Marquis of Granby, Stoke-On-Trent

51 St Thomas Place
Penkhull
Postal town: Stoke-On-Trent
ST4 7LA
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Marquis Of Granby

Having negotiated the steep climb up Penkhull New Road from central Stoke, I was rather relieved to see this large late-Victorian building come into view, with a pleasing street corner location opposite the Green. The pub has retained several period features, the most obvious of which is the traditional two bar layout. You enter into a beautiful glazed tile lobby area with a door to the right leading into the main bar and another to the rear for the smaller rear room. The main bar is an L-shaped room with some nice tile flooring and a similarly shaped dark wood servery with a high, part-tiled bar back. Long, sturdy leather banquettes run in an unbroken line along the front and right hand walls, underneath some marvellous windows with etched glass 'Vaults' panes. The banquettes have been supplemented with plenty of low stools plus a couple of short benches near the entrance. The room has been decorated with a lot of Stoke City FC memorabilia including a great collection of "Lads of '72" plates on the bar back, various paintings and photos of players and the stadium as well as a few old signs seemingly from their former ground. Even the barmaid was wearing a Stoke football shirt and appropriately enough there were a couple of TV screens showing the afternoon's early kick-off with the sound clearly audible. The rear room is a lounge-style area with some nice carpet and smart furniture. A few bits of partitioning wall break the room up nicely and there is a short stretch of servery over to the right hand side. Out through the back of the pub you can access a fairly basic garden with a ramshackle looking smoker's shelter in one corner.
This is a Marstons pub, so their ales dominated at the bar. The full selection available on handpull was Pedigree and Old Empire, Ringwood Boondoggle and Jennings Sneck Lifter, with a final pump dispensing a real cider. The keg range looked fairly run of the mill, but no doubt suits the needs of the locals. I enjoyed a quality drop of the Pedigree which went down very well after the hard slog up the hill. I wasn't sure if the pub did food, but there were some decent looking cobs in cling-film stacked at the end of the bar.
I thought this was a very pleasant old pub with plenty of interesting features and some good comfortable seating options which made it an easy place to settle down over a well kept pint of ale. I thought the ale selection was a good mix of styles given the constraints of choosing from within the Marstons portfolio and based on my pint, it appears in the latest edition of the Good Beer Guide on merit. A good all-rounder this one, and I'm glad I made the effort to seek it out.

On 18th December 2016 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Marquis Of Granby

The Marquis of Granby is a nice looking victorian corner pub that is within sight of the nearby Greyhound Inn.
I entered the pub from st thomas place,once inside i went in the room to the right which was the bar,this was a really nice L shaped room with a nice tiled floor and a very comfortable leather bench seating which ran around the edge of the room,there were two small TVs showing football score updates.
There was a seperate lounge to the left which looked very smart.
The pub is a Marstons tied house and there were five real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Marstons Burton bitter which was a very nice drink,the other beers were Pedigree,Jennings Cocker Hoop / Snecklifter and Hobgoblin.
I felt quite at home in this pub and really enjoyed my time here.
This pub is well worth a visit.

Pub visited 12/1/2013

On 12th January 2013 - rating: 9
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]


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Geoffrey Pick left this review about The Marquis Of Granby

This pub is in Penkhull

On 30th May 2009 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 29 recommendations about 29 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Stoke-on-Trent, 1.14 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Longton, 3.1 miles, 59 min walk (show)
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15th Mar 2019, 16:35
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 January 2013 by Old Blue
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
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