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Benks, Leek

39 Stockwell Street
ST13 6DH
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Will Larter left this review about Benks

A street corner local on the edge of the town centre, this pub was previously called the Union House, still named as such in the etched glass of the front windows. The signage indicates it was owned by Boddingtons Brewery, sadly long since defunct. A recent paint job inside has resulted in off-white plain walls above a waist high dado rail, with wood panelling or red paint below. There are no pictures, so perhaps there is still work to do, as the place has an unfinished feel about it. There are four hand pumps like an afterthought at the far end of the bar, with just two beers on when I was here: Hop Back Crop Circle and Cross Bay Sunset Blonde. I had the latter, which is an OK beer but not really to my taste. There's darts and a juke box, and a number of only-just-18s were amusing themselves. This wouldn't be my first choice of pub on a return visit to Leek.

On 16th August 2013 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Kidsgrove, 9.03 miles, 2 hr 54 min walk (show)
Congleton, 9.55 miles, 3 hr 4 min walk (show)
Longport, 10.96 miles, 3 hr 31 min walk (show)
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19th May 2014, 08:55
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17th May 2014, 06:31
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  • Darts : Yes last updated 31 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 31 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 31 July 2013 by Will Larter
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