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The Wilkes Head, Leek Town Centre, Leek

16 St. Edward Street
Leek
ST13 5DS
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Reviews of The Wilkes Head (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Al Bundy left this review about The Wilkes Head

I agree with Mr Aqualung that this place looked shut. Apparently you have to enter from the side, well I did anyway. Oncecin you have a multi-roomed pub with the walls covered in pump clips. The small bar had 5 handpumps on and they were not your usuals. An excellent little place.

On 4th May 2017 - rating: 9
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Aqualung . left this review about The Wilkes Head

This looked shut when I arrived at around 12:15 so I thought I would take a couple of pictures and continued to the Spoons. As I was taking the second shot I heard a furious tapping at a window and shouting. It was the Landlord who I later discovered had just got up, drawn the curtains back and saw me pointing a lens at him.
I returned a while later from the Spoons to find a fair crowd in and the landlord accusing me of being "the Papparazzi".
You enter to find a small tiled room with the bar on the right and a small room on the left with some sofas. Further back there is a small carpeted area. I missed the Jukebox but did hear Lynryd Skynyrd's Freebird cone on when the landlord upped the volume.
The bar had seven hand pumps with two unused, Whim Hartington Bitter, Hartington IPA & Flower Power, Stockport Stockporter and Nottingham Dreadnought. I went for the Flower Power (£3.00)
which was superb.
This is a basic pub, it's rough around the edges, untidy, the Gent's toilet is tiny and the Landlord is a character. Some people wouldn't be so keen but I'm a mug for this sort of place and it gets a very strong 9.

On 1st June 2015 - rating: 9
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Gill Smith left this review about The Wilkes Head

I like to pop into this friendly local pub while in Leek, and it was great chatting with the barman and locals. Multi roomed and music held often. The outside area at the back has a stage. Good choice of their Whim beer range and we enjoyed Whim's Flower Power and the guest beer from Raw brewery. They have real cider too, and a good jukebox. There were notices on the wall of famous people who had died along with names and an amount of money, and it seems locals pay £1 a week and there is a raffle held when someone famous dies. Novel. I think the amount of the "winnings" depends on the length of time between the deaths.

On 7th October 2013 - rating: 8
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Derbyshire and the Peak District by minibus 2013 by Will Larter
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Kidsgrove, 8.84 miles, 2 hr 50 min walk (show)
Congleton, 9.44 miles, 3 hr 2 min walk (show)
Longport, 10.77 miles, 3 hr 27 min walk (show)
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21st Jul 2019, 17:44
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21st Jul 2019, 17:35
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 August 2013 by Bucking Fastard
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 10 August 2013 by Bucking Fastard
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 07 October 2013 by Gill Smith
  • Karaoke : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 07 October 2013 by Gill Smith
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 October 2013 by Gill Smith
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 07 October 2013 by Gill Smith
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : No last updated 31 May 2015 by Aqualung .
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday3pm - Midnight
Tuesday3pm - Midnight
Wednesday12noon - Midnight
Thursday3pm - Midnight
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
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