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The Market Vaults, Stafford Central, Stafford

4 St. Martins Place
Stafford
ST16 2LA
Phone: 01785256126
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Local Pub (Marstons)

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E TA left this review about The Market Vaults

Another historic town pub in Stafford’s Market area, well described by others, below. The staff were slightly helpful, and the crowd was younger than some of the other nearby pubs, but the atmosphere wasn’t uncomfortable. Food is of the burger variety, not particularly good value. Ales on were Wainright Golden Beer, Banks’s Amber Ale and Hobgoblin, plus here was a pump with a reversed Sunbeam clip and one with Rosie’s Pig. Worth including in a crawl.

On 17th May 2019 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Market Vaults

Takes a bit of finding to the uninitiated; this is a fairly traditional place which has a wiggly, narrow C-shape interior where the old rooms have had doors removed and access widened which scoops round the bar. Live music was on and the place was pretty busy with the younger crowd listening to the strumming hipster in the rear bar with the codgers (and me) in the front section. This was fairly dimly lit with a weird purpley edge to the light which meant I couldn’t really enjoy the old fittings that remain here. Six pumps with five Marstons stable beers on. My 61 Deep was indeed deep – well into the barrel and rather flat, in retrospect I should have taken it back but noise and queue at the bar put me off. I liked it here overall, but it doesn’t quite belong in the premier venues league in Stafford.

On 14th December 2017 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Market Vaults

This is a Marstons pub but despite that I could see no identification externally. Inside it's an old wooden floored place that has various areas wrapped around a central island bar. This means it was almost certainly once at least two separate rooms. One plus point was that I didn't notice any TV screens.
The bar has six hand pumps at the front and two duplicates at the back. Two were unused at the front so there were only four Marston ales available, Banks's Sunbeam & Amber (presumably a new name for their bitter, what a pointless and stupid thing to do), Marston's Old Empire and Hobgoblin. I went for the Old Empire (£3.40) which was in excellent condition.
This was a pleasant enough old pub but rather let down by the beer choice, especially for a GBG listed one.

On 20th November 2017 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Stafford, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Norton Bridge, 5.77 miles, 1 hr 51 min walk (show)
Penkridge, 7.16 miles, 2 hr 18 min walk (show)
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16th Sep 2019, 20:44
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16th Sep 2019, 20:02
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 26 April 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
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