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The Floodgate

Newport Rd, Stafford, England
01785
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I’m afraid to say, I wasn’t overly impressed. This micro pub is too small, too cramped and the beer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ReputableFink
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Stafford, United Kingdom
via mobile
A friendly , 'invisible' little bar with great real ales.

Visited The Floodgate Alehouse for the first time early evening on Friday 20 July 2018. We drove... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tyke23
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Telford, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“micro pub” (8 reviews)
“real ale” (5 reviews)
“sun inn” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Newport Rd, Stafford, England
CONTACT
01785
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m afraid to say, I wasn’t overly impressed. This micro pub is too small, too cramped and the beer was just OK. May but again for the novelty value with other friends/family but wouldn’t rush to do so.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Floodgate Alehouse for the first time early evening on Friday 20 July 2018. We drove down Newport Road trying to spot The Floodgate and drove right past without seeing it! We parked in the Tesco car park and walked back crossing the busy...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Been visiting for what must be coming up to two years now, rain or shine, It might be a micro pub but it's definitely big on personality, it's my 'Cheers' (or even Winchester) in a quiet corner of the globe. The kind of place you...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on 28th oct 2017..Not bad little place , barman wouldn't except my £10 note explaining that it was not legal tender, I'm not sure where he gets his current affairs info from but old tenners are legal until spring 2018..bit weird!..but not bad pint!...regards

1  Thank bertholomew
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I moved to Stafford about 18 months back and, unfortunately for my liver, found The Floodgate about a week later. If I was asked to design my perfect pub, this would be as near as damn it to it. If the beer was free, I...More

2  Thank Hedgefud2
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Very friendly multilingual staff. Calm relaxed easy going intellectual musical creative environment. Pets and quiet mother-in laws welcome! Great beer cider wine whiskey. Do not pass this place by.

1  Thank vespachick2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent cosy place with a good selection of beer but not so much if you are a lager drinker. Clientel were very welcoming as were the very knowlegeable bar staff. A bonus was being introduced to Ferdinand Saar Quince Gin as a nightcap. Stayed for...More

1  Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Convenient for the railway station, close to the new Riverside Shopping Development and almost opposite both the Stafford Cinema and Titanic's Sun Inn, this is an excellent addition to Stafford's beer scene. A perfect spot for a quiet drink with friends smapling interesting and sensibly...More

Thank Swetrat
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Nice little place, very good selection of ales but not too much to drink if you like your lager really. I ended up asking for a glass of wine to be fair. Service a bit slow considering the place is microscopic and at the time...More

Thank Kate S
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Good little find, not far to walk from Stafford Rail Station. Serves proper real ale in a cosy atmosphere. Good place to hang out if you find you have a while to wait for your train.

Thank Gareth S
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