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The Spotgate Inn

Hilderstone Road, Stone ST15 8RP, England
+44 1889 505277
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (11 reviews)
“apple pie” (5 reviews)
“pate” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hilderstone Road, Stone ST15 8RP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took family from Wales here,4 of us for an evening meal,as they had not been there before,we have been on several occasions,and always found it a good place with good food,but this visit was different again,the staff were so helpful,polite,and so happy to provide...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not knowing the area this was a lovely surprise from family who treated us to dinner in one of the first class Pullman carriages. Very friendly welcoming staff and the private dining area for four had great ambience. Truly a treat! The menu was very...More

1  Thank Vivien W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went for Sunday lunch for my brother in laws 80th birthday in the first class carriage. We all had slow cooked brisket of beef it was gorgeous lovely veg, the apple pie and warm chocolate fudge cake were gorgeous as well. Would...More

Thank doubletulip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comfortable and quirky restaurant with very good wholesome food. Not a great selection available but good sized portions. Service a little slow, provided by a flock of nice-but-dim seemingly cloned ingénues. Good value for money and well worth a visit, unless you're in a...More

1  Thank Loopride
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today for a Sunday lunch with my parents and boyfriend having not been for years and years. Thought the Sunday dinner was really good- tasty, plentiful and the beef brisket was cooked to perfection. Puddings were nice, small selection on the Sunday menu...More

1  Thank Harriet B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to this pub for a meal. We reserved a table in the Pulman Carriages (you have to ask for this). It felt like we were on the Orient Express! Although a bit worn, the charm of the 1920's carriages really...More

1  Thank MargaretBall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice food at a reasonable price. It was a 'Sunday lunch' set menu so a little limited on choice but we knew this when we booked so not a problem. Have been here lots of times before and will come here again. Staff very...More

Thank CarlD1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited again today for birthday treat. As always lovely food, piping hot and tasty. Good menu choices. Very pleasant and friendly staff, efficient and helpful. Prices very good for such quality meals. Recommended for that lunch time treat you are looking for with lovely surroundings....More

1  Thank elizabeth l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant , be sure to book and ask to sit in the railway carriage.There are two , but there are also tables in the pub too so make sure you get into the carriages by booking. The food is delicious and...More

1  Thank Angela B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The presentation and taste of the food at this restaurant "could you call this place a restaurant I think not" it was awful. The chicken and ham pie was nothing to resemble a pie, it was swimming on the plate like soup and a piece...More

1  Thank Samantha B
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Joanne C
Is there a children's menu available?
13 January 2017|
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Response from Mart D | Reviewed this property |
There were kids in but I don't know about a menu. I only had a look at the Sunday lunch menu. Sorry I couldn't help
what is menu tomorrow
22 December 2016|
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Response from Andy w | Reviewed this property |
I do know they put items on the menu at the last minute although I have never been at lunchtime my advice is either ring The Spotgate and ask them or just visit and take the risk. As I have said before I have never had a bad... More
what is on lunchtime menu tomorrow
22 December 2016|
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Response from Dave E | Reviewed this property |
It's the normal starter , dinner, pud, you get around 3 choices set menu , hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hilderstone Road, Stone ST15 8RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stone
  • Phone Number: +44 1889 505277
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