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Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by darts22, Oct 6, 2010.
Pardon the suspicion - but how would you know they make a good sandwich if you haven't yet been?
Maybe a spam sandwich!
Though joking aside I noticed they were advertising tiggys bakery stuff in the Rose & crown and although I've not tried it myself I'm sure there is a thread on here raving about tiggys bakery.
We went in for lunch today, it wasn't as busy as I'd have been expecting so we grabbed seats by the fire. Not much food on offer yet, but Goldilox's prawn sandwich was ok and my farm platter - a ploughmans by any other name - was certainly hearty.
Oh, and the varnish smell has dissipated slightly now..
Went for lunch yesterday at just after 12. Had coronation chicken sandwich which was very nice on thick cut fresh bread with a nicely spicy coronation. The side of coleslaw was beautiful, I may just ask for a coleslaw sandwich next time. Other half had cheesy jacket potato which was also very good. Slumbering monk for beer was excellent. Free wifi if you ask for the code at the bar.
As we where early doors managed to nab seat by the fire to make our visit very comfortable.
They have made a good job of "doin up" the place and I will Definitly be returning. (considering the last time I ventured into the place many years ago I got shouted at by a tramp in the doorway that is a big thumbs up by the way!!!)
Might even stretch to trying the farmhouse plate next time!
The Rose and Crown is shaping up to be what a town centre pub should be, it has had a quaility refit and they must have knocked it inside out to get it to it's present state. When I've been in it's been fairly quiet but with the fires going it has felt cosy. The r and c hasn't got a vast range of drinks and having a small Kitchen only offers a limited lunchtime menu, but what it does they do it well( how many bussinesses in the town need to stick to that principle)
Meant to post this around Christmas time, but was so busy I completely forgot.
From what I've heard on both the pub-rumour circuit and from customers, Fire Safety Officers completed an inspection of the Rose & Crown and, upon discovering that they don't have any fire exits have restricted them to only having 60 people in the building at any one time.
Over the busy Christmas period, this meant the pub had to employ door-staff to ensure they complied with this restriction. Door staff do not come cheap, so this must have been a costly expense on top of having their custom restricted.
I can't believe the achitect or re-fitting company overlooked such a basic requirement! Although I did see a piece in the paper about the Joules' Eccleshall pub, The Royal Oak, receiving a hefty fine for destroying some of the old building's protected/listed features.
I certainly hope this doesn't effect the pub too adversely, as I have been enjoying myself in there.
Apparently at the planning stages for the remodelling of the building when the plans were inspected by the fire services no objections were raised!
I understand that they may be re-instating the original doorway.
Popped in for a quick sarnie yesterday Lunchtime. Have to agree with Timeflies, the coleslaw is spot on. Good sandwich too!
Went in here after a curry last weekend - very impressed! We weren't there for long but they've done a splendid job inside. I only remember it from our underage pubs crawls as it was known as an easy place to get served...along with The Chains, The Shrew, The Nelson and many others! It seems absolutely huge compared to what I remember, but that was quite a while ago now.
Will definitely be returning for food soon.
We did the opposite and went in en route to a curry. Really enjoyed the Blonde and also impressed with the refit.
The food looks good if a little limited in choice (sandwichs and cold platters) but would make a nice change at lunchtime.
Went in a few Saturdays ago and was shocked, when I was told it had been re-furbed I assumed just a new paint job and was pleasantly surprised to see it had completely changed. Looks brilliant now and will definitely be heading there as much as possible
Keep meaning to go in, but I just can't get the image out of my head when the glasses had crusty bits on and you use to have to wipe your feet on the way out, because of the sticky carpet. Sounds like I will be in need of a drink if it looks as good as everyone is saying!
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Why not pop in for a drink as well? Open 7 days a week
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Welcome, adamb1253! I hope you do make use of the forum and your Facebook page.. been in the Rose a couple of times since the refurb and it'd be nice to see its reputation boosted!
I do like the Rose and Crown, I have yet to try their food but a few of my mates have said its very good. The beer I can comment on, it is excellent, Slumbering Monk is very nice! Its always good to see a real fire or a woodburner and there are a couple of those in there.
There are some really good pubs in Stafford, The Lamb, Joxers, The Bear and Pheasant, The Water Mill, The Railway, Sun Inn and The Rose and Crown are all worth a visit. Also The Star and Garter is very nice. At the other end of town The Joiners, Kings and The Greyhound are good pubs.
Good point you make there LeeA , We sometimes get fixated on town centre pubs. Stafford has plenty of good out of town watering holes to visit . Has anyone else done the North End stagger after watching the Rangers . Rangers Club, Joiners , Kings arms,Tap and Spile , Princess Royal , Hop pole and the 4 crosses .
Maybe 'The Rangers' do it before the game........
Let's hope there is enough trade to keep all of them going.
I've only lived in Stafford 5 years and have been visiting about 10 years before that and I have never been to any of these pubs, I will have to try and visit these pubs up the northern end of town.
Having so many decent pubs, I do wonder if there could be better promotion within the West Midlands and put Stafford on the map. Dudley is well known for it's real ale pubs with organised pub tours laid on.
A friend at work who lives in Newcastle told me how busy Burslem has become with good pubs and indian restruants.
I can certainly reccomend the north end of Stafford for nice pubs!
Maybe that could be a business venture in the making...... a stafford beer bus tour starting on the north end of town, possibly at Slaters brewery and then ending up in town followed by a nice curry. The beer bus in Cannock and Wolves makes a roaring trade and those pubs are not a patch on the ones we currently have in stafford