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Mainwaring Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Whitmore Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 5HR, England
+44 1782 680851
12:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 12:00
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is now owned by Joules brewery and we had the steak,mushroom and beer pie with home cooked chips, which were delicious.

Thank christine j
Market Drayton, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome and very friendly staff were the first impressions. The Mainwaring Arms is an old pub with a lot of history. Currently run by Joules brewery. They have maintained the tradional feel. Great food, a wonderful selection of wines and beers. The staff are friendly and inviting. If you fancy a trip out to the country and want... More 

Thank rockingooseuk
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would have given this lovely pub a Very Good rating as it is almost Very Good. Very nice friendly staff, good atmosphere for 3pm on a Sunday and an appetising menu. Lots of seating/eating areas. May be difficult for people with mobility problems as you have to go down stairs for the Ladies/Gents. Food was plentiful. The Potato Skin... More 

1 Thank OxfordshireDizzy
Coventry, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were meeting friends for lunch on a Sunday. This pub is in a lovely wooded village area and the inside is a series of small rooms which make for a cosy atmosphere, perfect for a wintertime meeting place. However i was disappointed by my food, and there aren't many veggie options. I ordered the Halloumi Sandwich but there wasn't... More 

1 Thank anonemouse081
hampshire uk
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

booked for our 1st visit tonight, what a treat. Excellent staff service and the new sharing platter was to die for. both mains were delicious cooked to ;perfection. A lovely little gem with not only excellent food but excellent ale ,fantastic place for date night

Thank mrss2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Just been to this pub for the second time and had by far the best pie I have ever tasted thoroughly enjoyed by all of us attending excellent value for money and set in a cosy environment with dog friendly areas

Thank Si T
Management response:

Thank you very much for the kind words. We do appreciate the review and look forward to seeing you again. Bigjon More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Met up with former work colleagues for a drink and found it to be a lovely venue.A million years ago I had my first date here with my wife so brought back memories. Not a great fan of Joules Ales but have to say theirs was terrific and the food excellent.Nice fire,lovely atmosphere and hope to return.

1 Thank geoffreybanwell
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I visited this pub for lunch yesterday the home made steak and mushroom pie was in my husbands words the best he had ever had and they were enormous chips looked home made and a good portion of fresh vegetables. The waitress was lovely and pleasant nothings was too much trouble lovely warming fires we will definitely return The only... More 

Newcastle Staffs England
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Reserved for lunch and how lovely to be seated by a roaring fire when it was so cold outside. We had the steak, ale and mushroom pie. The pies had just been cooked and were delicious, with good chunky chips and veg. Substantial portion and perfect comfort food on a winter's day. Always enjoy calling here for a drink, great... More 

2 Thank PaulineT
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230 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We went last night with two friends for a drink and dinner-a warm welcome-then taken to our table and drink orders taken.We looked through the menue and our orders taken by a very nice young waitress. THe food that came was great A fish dish/steak/Chicken and Pie all went down very well.Then the sweets all cleared up fast!! The range... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitmore Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 5HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Phone Number: +44 1782 680851

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?