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Aston Marina, Lichfield Road, Stone - Rural Staffordshire Bistro.

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by John Marwood, May 11, 2010.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Right - Aston Marina was investigated today, and it is a truly excellent place - definitely to be recommended. The farm shop itself is like a food museum - but you can actually buy the exhibits.

    I've got some horseradish mustard, brace yourself..
     
  2. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    Did you eat at the restaurant? I can highly recommend it... some things have occasionally been a bit under / over cooked but most of the time its very good.
     
  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    No, this was merely a reconnaissance sortie, but I did have a bit of a something and black pudding sausage from the butcher chap in the shop - and nice, it was, too.

    When I say 'butcher chap', I'm obviously not comparing him to any other chaps that happened to be there at the time..
     
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    Highly recommend the place
     
  5. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    one of the few local places that serve chateaubrind, and served up very well indeed, mind you i wasn't paying..........
     
  6. Andreas Rex

    Andreas Rex Banned for smiling

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    I went with Gramaisc and also thought it was great! The pork shoulder & black pud sausages were absolutely delicious. It's the sort of place I could easily spend a couple of hundred quid...defo going again.
     
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    andreas & gramaisc, sittin' in a tree :keke:
     
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    Do you mean he bought you a sausage butty for your birthday? ;)
     
  9. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Are you suggesting that we sit in the woods?

    No - it was the day before his birthday - I'm careful not to spoil him..
     
  10. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Apparently the Aston Marina Bistro kitchen took a direct hit with a lightning strike

    Unsure if they are operating as normal at the moment so if you know more...
     
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    Looks like we're going here on Friday, I've looked at the online menu, does anyone know if they do "specials" as well as the listed dishes?

    Thanks.
     
  12. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    They let me in on a regular basis

    I hope that answers your question
     
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    Are they aware of quite how 'special' you are, though?
     
  14. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Oh Yes

    But I bring big tippers

    So they let me stay






























    Have you met big tippers ?
     
  15. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Lovely girl
     
  16. ally66

    ally66 Well-Known Forumite

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    I see the standard of replies are at their normal level on here.. Abysmal. The usual smart arse claptrap from the usual suspects.

    If you have nothing useful to say, say nothing.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Went there this lunchtime and must say I was a little disappointed by the food. Nothing wrong with it as such, just not as good as I had been led to believe.

    Still it's a lovely place and the shop is well worth a visit. Will return when the weather is better and sitting outside a possibility.

    Don't let the door hit you on your way out :)
     
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    If you want this forum to just be a private little club that scares off newcomers with sarcastic answers and "in" jokes, you guys are doing a great job. What a great advert for Stafford.
     
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    So... do they do "specials" as well as the listed dishes?
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    To be honest, I didn't notice. If they do, then the notice boards weren't very noticeable.
     

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