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The Dog Inn, Lichfield

2 Main Street
Postal town: Lichfield
WS14 9JU
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Punch Taverns

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Dog Inn

The modern signage and the external colour scheme gives the stong impression of a chain pub ,but on investigation this is clearly not the case.The food is the main draw ,and there is a short seasonal menu of around 6 starters,8+ mains and a selection of 3 puddings on my trip.The pricing is at a premium for a pub with mains around £12 but the quality full justifies the price tag.
The entrance is from the car park and immediately leads to tables laid for dining while to the left,through a short corridor is a seperate restaurant area.However the two areas infront of the bar retain a pub atmosphere with lounge furniture and many locals use The Dog as their watering hole of choice.This is a welcome development,and creates a buzz before the dining crowd arrive.However the internal decor is a little lifeless .Note the pub closes some afternoons.
There is a rather dull selection of real ale with Pedigree,Black Sheep Bitter and GK Abbott with another handpump unused on my trip ,while keg Ansells Mild ,Starpromen and Leffe plus other standard lagers are available.A more interesting ale range would have produced a higher rating.
I enjoyed my meal and would use this place again if in need of a good gastro experience when in the area.

On 23rd June 2011 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Dog Inn

A long, detached, white rendered country cottage of a pub with a nice patio area.

The interior is mainly open plan though there are dining, loungy and bar areas. Still undergoing its refurbishment it has sadly for my taste, become quite modern inside, with the red, white and mustardy coloured walls, vases and arty pictures on the walls - others will of course love it. There are some nice touches still, the brick fire, some beams and wood bar. Music was at a decent level, the service was OK, the clientele mixed from families to the older chap on his own at the bar.

Beer; tap stuff with an OK Ansell's MILD, with leffe and Staropromen. On handpull there was Abbot, Pedigree, Spekky Hen and London Pride.

The pub is tidy, clean and sells a decent range of beer. I didnt eat, but the food is more than basic pub nosh. The interior is not to my taste, but i would return. Whittington is a nice little mini-crawl, with nice pubs - this one enhances it

On 23rd February 2010 - no rating submitted
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Colin Gooch left this review about The Dog Inn

Smack in the centre of the village, The Dog offers a warm welcome to what is very much a traditional village pub.(Pictures of the village cricket team adorns the walls!). Wide range of lagers and real ales. Wide ranging menu from bar snacks to full meals. seperate restaurant (bookings advisable for evenings) Small outdoor terraced area

On 13th December 2007 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Lichfield Trent Valley, 2.78 miles, 53 min walk (show)
Lichfield City, 2.92 miles, 56 min walk (show)
Tamworth High Level, 5.23 miles, 1 hr 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Dog Inn, Whittington
23rd Jun 2011, 23:34
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23rd Jun 2011, 11:05
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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