Doxey Arms Shut Again

Sir BoD

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Bloody shocking this. It's a lovely looking pub. The Tuns is a doss hole and the Universal is stuck in some '80s time warp. It's sad that everywhere I go, pubs are closing. The Bear and Pheasant can't get a licensee, The Eagle has long gone, The Tavern is up and down like a whore's knickers, and I reckon it won't be long before one of the best pubs in Stafford, The Greyhound, will close, I'm sure of it.
 

Moley

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Sir Buckingham of Doxey said:
Bloody shocking this. It's a lovely looking pub. The Tuns is a doss hole and the Universal is stuck in some '80s time warp. It's sad that everywhere I go, pubs are closing. The Bear and Pheasant can't get a licensee, The Eagle has long gone, The Tavern is up and down like a whore's knickers, and I reckon it won't be long before one of the best pubs in Stafford, The Greyhound, will close, I'm sure of it.
I agree, it's a great looking pub and has so much potential......it just needs a good management company, lick of paint, beer is always useful and a choice of it, and a public ban of any shitheads hanging around outside of it - oh yeah and work vans parked on the double yellows so it makes it impossible to pull onto the crescent withount kissing a car in the opposite direction.

Ahhhhh I feel better I've got that off my chest.
 

Curlysue

Active Member
Moley said:
Sir Buckingham of Doxey said:
Bloody shocking this. It's a lovely looking pub. The Tuns is a doss hole and the Universal is stuck in some '80s time warp. It's sad that everywhere I go, pubs are closing. The Bear and Pheasant can't get a licensee, The Eagle has long gone, The Tavern is up and down like a whore's knickers, and I reckon it won't be long before one of the best pubs in Stafford, The Greyhound, will close, I'm sure of it.
I agree, it's a great looking pub and has so much potential......it just needs a good management company, lick of paint, beer is always useful and a choice of it, and a public ban of any shitheads hanging around outside of it - oh yeah and work vans parked on the double yellows so it makes it impossible to pull onto the crescent withount kissing a car in the opposite direction.

Ahhhhh I feel better I've got that off my chest.
Karma point for you moley... nearly choked laughing!!! :D
 

jimbob23

Official 1000th poster
The problem with the Arms seems to be that they just can't get enough people in there (that and the fact they keep getting people who couldn't organise a piss up in an, erm, pub to run it).

They need to start doing decent food and knock down the fence round the back and turn the 'garden' into a car park, or at the very least a couple of spaces and a decent beer garden. Could make a couple of spaces out the front, too. That'd bring in a few non-Doxeyites to bump up the customer numbers and make it look a bit more welcoming.

Even when it was open, you'd walk past and there'd be absolutely nobody in the lounge at the front and five people in the bar, or more accurately at the bar.
 

Moley

Well-Known Forumite
jimbob23 said:
The problem with the Arms seems to be that they just can't get enough people in there (that and the fact they keep getting people who couldn't organise a piss up in an, erm, pub to run it).

They need to start doing decent food and knock down the fence round the back and turn the 'garden' into a car park, or at the very least a couple of spaces and a decent beer garden. Could make a couple of spaces out the front, too. That'd bring in a few non-Doxeyites to bump up the customer numbers and make it look a bit more welcoming.

Even when it was open, you'd walk past and there'd be absolutely nobody in the lounge at the front and five people in the bar, or more accurately at the bar.
Yip, the same five people in the bar, day and night
 

simon

Ex Bare Nastyman
Sir Buckingham of Doxey said:
.....and I reckon it won't be long before one of the best pubs in Stafford, The Greyhound, will close, I'm sure of it.
I'd heard that when the lease is up on the pub, about 5 years time or something, its going to be knocked down for more flats! :o
 

Moley

Well-Known Forumite
simon said:
Sir Buckingham of Doxey said:
.....and I reckon it won't be long before one of the best pubs in Stafford, The Greyhound, will close, I'm sure of it.
I'd heard that when the lease is up on the pub, about 5 years time or something, its going to be knocked down for more flats! :o
The lease has been up in that pub for ages. If you look back at a March 2007 thread re. the Arms then there is a little more info
 

Attaboy!

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I'm told that what was The Crispin on The Stone Road is shut and will be opening as a Chinese Restaurant. This is all a bit Phoenix Nights to me. Never liked the place myself, but that's another one gone. A pub called The Staffordsire Knot at Hanford (A34 just past Trentham) is now an Indian restaurant ..... wierd.
 

jimbob23

Official 1000th poster
Attaboy! said:
A pub called The Staffordsire Knot at Hanford (A34 just past Trentham) is now an Indian restaurant ..... wierd.
I've seen that bad boy a few times - looks like they might serve up a decent ruby in there. It happens with loads of pubs these days. There were seemingly hundreds in London that had been turned into Indians/Thais etc.
 

Wookie

Official Forum Linker
Attaboy! said:
I'm told that what was The Crispin on The Stone Road is shut and will be opening as a Chinese Restaurant.
I went in there with my mother for Sunday lunch once, about 1pm.
We were the only people in there.
 

Mudgie

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Bloody shocking this. It's a lovely looking pub. The Tuns is a doss hole and the Universal is stuck in some '80s time warp. It's sad that everywhere I go, pubs are closing. The Bear and Pheasant can't get a licensee, The Eagle has long gone, The Tavern is up and down like a whore's knickers, and I reckon it won't be long before one of the best pubs in Stafford, The Greyhound, will close, I'm sure of it.
Yes, shocking.
I remember the Doxey Arms as a good pub when Arthur Candlin Junior kept it in the early 1990s.
 
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