Ok, I started this thread http://www.staffordforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=678 and then wondered, as subject title, which is the best pub in Stafford? After living in a small Somerset village for three years and being spoilt by having three pubs, I finally settled on one of the three as being my "local". Decision made on the following. Only in the order that I can think of, not importance. 1. Friendly, welcoming and jovial bar staff. 2. Landlord/lady/staff that remember your name & or drink upon next visit. 3. Dog friendly. (A man and his well behaved dog should be allowed in the premises.) 4. A Pool table. 5. Reasonably priced jukebox (NOT 50p a track or a quid to download nonsense) 6. An ability to forgive & forget drunken stupidity as being drunken stupidity. 7. Karaoke 8. Cleanish 9. Friendly customers, good atmosphere, etc 10. Oh and of course, very reasonable prices. 11. Last and not least, the occasional lock in!!! I would also add skittle alley, but I'm not too sure if skittles is even played in Staffs, perhaps I can be enlightnened on this point!