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The Poste of Stone (JD Wetherspoon), Stone Central, Stone

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1 Granville Square
Stone
ST15 8AB
Phone: 01785827920
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Poste of Stone (JD Wetherspoon)

This town centre Wetherspooons is set in the former Post Office – a long, narrow building which has been subdivided into a couple of distinctly different areas. The lower level entrance sees you into a carpeted seating area with lots of tub chairs under some nice semi circular windows around the porch. Steps lead up to the main bar area, passing a pleasant mural on the way, where the servery can be found running along the right hand wall. The bar has a long backlit counter, broken midway down by a large pillar. Opposite there is a carpeted space with a row of high tables and stools giving way to bench and standard seating options on the left hand side. There is some partitioning of sorts in the form of unusual metal pillars, but otherwise it’s a very bland space with only a TV on the far wall showing muted live rugby to grab your attention. Steps lead up again to a rear room which is much wider than the rest of the pub and has turquoise walls and loads of standard seating in what is essentially a featureless space. For me, the pub’s highlight is the carpet, which incorporates repeated images of a postbox and postage stamp in a nice nod to the building’s former use. When a carpet is the highlight, you know you’re scraping the barrel. In my experience, ‘Spoons tend to be pretty busy up and down the country on Sunday afternoons (even now they’ve scrapped their Sunday lunches), but this place was very quiet, perhaps a reflection of the many superior pubs around town.
There are ten handpulls on the bar and these were split between three ‘Spoons regulars and four guest ales, with the final three out of action. I tried the locally brewed Lymestone Nose to the Grindstone (£2.50) which was in fairly good shape and served to me by one of the friendly bar staff team. I didn’t have very long here so I drank my pint at the bar, during which time I didn’t see a single customer order one of the ales.
I didn’t really think much of this place which looked quite promising from the outside but failed to deliver anything but a bland, corporate pub experience within (something I rarely accuse Wetherspoons of). I can only agree with Aqualung’s assessment that Stone has some excellent pubs that make visiting a national chain a bit of a waste of time.

On 30th December 2016 - rating: 5
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Poste of Stone (JD Wetherspoon)

We caught this on a good day as the ale choice was decent enough. We went for the Slaters Haka and Wibblers Brewery Summertime, both were in good nick and costing £2.50 a pint.
This a long and narrow Spoons with plenty of sunlight pouring in along the left hand side bank of Georgian windows.

On 27th August 2016 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Poste of Stone (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a large old GPO building as noted below. It is rectangular with a small area as you enter leading into the bar area and then a further room at the back up some steps. It wasn't that busy on my Saturday afternoon visit but the back room seemed to have a crowd in.
The bar has two sets of five hand pumps which had a disappointing selection with two available soon, the two GK beers and Doom Bore doubled up leaving just Hanlon's Goodwill and White Horse Rudolph. Two were probably available soon because the two Xmas beers were being discounted at £1.95. I went for the Goodwill which was in very good nick. The standard guest ale price here is £2.45 which means that the differential between a pint here and the four "normal" pubs visited in Stone is less than a quid and less than 50p compared to the Lymestone Borehole and possibly others. In London suburbs the differential can be as much as two quid but is invariably over a quid. JDW have unprecedentedly increased their prices twice in the last quarter of 2015.
As far as this one goes it has a poor beer choice and isn't that much cheaper than elsewhere so unless the main reason to come here is to eat there seems little point as all four other Stone pubs tried were better than this.

On 13th January 2016 - rating: 5
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Stone, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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30th Dec 2016, 15:17
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27th Aug 2016, 12:26
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