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Shire Horse, Trinity Fields, Stafford

Pub added by Soup Dragon
Hurricane Close
ST16 1GZ
Phone: 01785270700
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Chef & Brewer (Spirit Pubs)

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Soup Dragon left this review about Shire Horse

A detached Chef & Brewer chain pub and eatery, with patio areas. The place may look a little like an Elizabethan winged-corridor house, in white and green render and undressed brick, but it does in fact date from 2002, as it is in a retail park next to a Premier Inn, like it's neighbour the Redhill - a modern Brewers Fayre place.

The interior is a big open-plan L-shaped room and is mainly laid out for food. The pub is in white, coffee wood panel, wood panel, undressed brick and beams - some made to look weathered. It is like a Vintage Inn too be fair and i think the same people do the menus. There are brick fireplaces and lots of old local photos on the walls, alond with WWII warplanes (Spitfire and Hurricane, i guess as these are the road names). The service is friendly and the chap behind the bar knew something of real ale, which was nice to see. The clientele were mixed, but there were some teens in that seemed to insist on making strange noises - like a barnacle goose on an Attenborough programme. There was no music and i didn't see a TV. I didn't eat, but the menu looked decent and they have many themed food nights.

Beer; tap stuff, with Adnams Bitter, Greene King IPA and Brewdog Trashy Blonde, which was fine.

Whilst this place is modern, it at least tries to be a bit different from the stereotypical chain pub/eatry like it's neighbour.

On 8th February 2011 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Soup Dragon
Stafford, 2.26 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Norton Bridge, 4.52 miles, 1 hr 27 min walk (show)
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11th Apr 2012, 17:49
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11th Apr 2012, 15:12
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  • Accommodation : Yes - Premier Inn next door - last updated 04 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 25 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 June 2014 by ROB Camra
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