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The Archer, Wolstanton, Newcastle under Lyme

Church Lane
Wolstanton
Newcastle under Lyme
ST5 0EH
Phone: 01782740467
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Steve C left this review about The Archer

The entrance of the Archer leads to the centre of a thin bar that support a standard keg range alongside San Miguel and seven hand pumps. This is a Hopback Brewery pub, so their beers are represented alongside a few guests. To the left of the bar is a small seating area and to the right is more seating that is split by a central chimney breast. On the chimney breast is a small plasma screen that was showing international football via BT Sports during my recent Tuesday evening visit.
To the left of the pub is a car park and up a slope to the right of the pub are a few picnic tables, some of which are covered.
This is a decent enough pub and I found the service to be friendly, but I can imagine it gets uncomfortable when busy as there isn’t much room to move around.

On 19th October 2017 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The New Smithy Inn

Although this is externally billed as a free house it appears to be a joint venture between Greene King and the Hop Back Brewery, probably along similar lines to the Everard Project William. It's listed on the Hop Back web site as being one of their tied houses. It was an Allied Brewery pub called the Archer that they wanted to demolish nearly twenty years ago. The local Council told them where to go as it is only yards from a conservation area. It opened as the New Smithy in 2001.
Inside it consists of a long single room with the bar in the middle and extended areas either side. The bar area has a wooden floor while the smaller right area is carpeted with tables & chairs and the original Archer pub sign leaning against a wall. It was fairly quiet on my early Saturday afternoon visit.
The bar has seven hand pumps and one dispensing Old Rosie. The beers were GK Abbot & Morland's Original, Hop Back Citra & Summer Lightning, Joules Slumbering Monk, Dark Star Hophead and Weal Ales Weller Weal. I went for the Summer Lightning which was in good nick but this beer just isn't what it once was. Despite that this is a good pub albeit slightly off the beaten track and well worth a look.

On 24th February 2016 - rating: 7
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Boozers Mate left this review about The New Smithy Inn

Had some great beers in here over the last few months Keep up the good work. Gets well busy for a small local, with agreat atmosphere

On 24th October 2008 - rating: 8
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Latest updates View all updates for The Archer, Newcastle under Lyme
19th Oct 2017, 15:47
Review submitted by Steve C
 
24th Feb 2016, 07:51
Review submitted by Aqualung .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 10 November 2007 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sundays - last updated 10 November 2007 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 November 2007 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 October 2017 by Steve C
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