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Plough, Woodseaves

Discussion in 'Surrounding Areas' started by Noah, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Noah

    Noah Well-Known Forumite

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    Noticed that the pub looks to be closed, anyone know anything about it?
     
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  3. Gramaisc

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    I think it's been closed for a while - it looked closed the last time I went that way. I used to frequent it in the 80s. I think the licencees were ladies, if I remember correctly. There was a 'country solicitor'-type who used to sit in the corner and take the piss out of people with great elegance.

    It had a Food Safety Inspection in October last year. Not a glowing report, though. http://www.ratemyplace.org.uk/inspections/the-plough-inn-woodseaves-staffordshire
     
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    I really liked it in the old days, and they genuinely seemed not to mind us going there..

    Darts 22* may have something to say about this when he passes through.

    *Our Pub Correspondent.
     
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    One door closes another opens

    Cock reopens under new ownership and serving frothing beer
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Darts 22 is the truth
     
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    Sorry that made me laugh, because this forum is getting a right reputation for dodgy goings on now topping it off with frothing beer :D
     
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    I gather that the new owners of the Cock are the same people who have the Crown at Hyde Lea
     
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    i know nothing new
    Noone probably knows that it originated as the Blue Plough
     
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    Noah Well-Known Forumite

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    Would that be when the Hudson family had it? Plough by 1900 if I remember correctly
     
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    That's correct, and The Malt Shovel at Chorley.
     
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    Before that, when that area of the village was known as the nook
     
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    Ah, before my time. Talking of Ploughs, I know that in Stafford there was one in Browning Street, but do you know anything about a Plough in Rickerscote?
     
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    This document contains the entry - Documents of title relating to The Plough Inn, Rickerscote Road, Stafford, 1802-1933 (6704) - on the ninth page in 'Title Deeds'.
     
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    Thanks for that information. Really must get into the Records Office, I've got a pile of stuff to look up.
     
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    there was aslo a PLOUGH BOy on Wolverhampton Road
     
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    NSFW.
     
  19. John Marwood

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    What a fookin miserable place

    Popped in for a pint last week

    Place stank of Dettol

    The whiskey bottles are protected by chicken wire

    The locals turn there back on you as you walk in ( OK OK I would too if I saw me )

    Woodseaves - twinned with Alabama
     
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    Strangely, we used to frequent the Plough at Woodseaves in the early '80s, and found it a great place, sad to see it in demise now..

    ..still, I suppose that that is thirty years ago now..
     
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    No need to do that Noah, just order a copy of The Inns and Alehouses of Stafford - Through the North Gate. Available from www.john-connor.co.uk . Plough Boy is also in there
     

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