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Mainwaring Arms

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Whitmore Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 5HR, England
+44 1782 680851
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
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Trentham, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Over recent years The Mainwaring Arms has rarely disappointed. The real ale and food offer has been consistently good along with good service in a lovely country pub setting. Our latest meal of Steak and faggots were very good although the minted pea accompaniment with the faggot was less good. Overall, good value and continued decent quality!

1 Thank GarryBoote
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in after a long absence lovely homely pub, food exellent good portions value for money, staff very pleasant. All in all great experience. Recommend w

1 Thank riverfisher1
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just decided to stop for lunch as we were passing. We have eaten here many times and the food is always great. Really good choice if menu together with a specials board. The menu ranges from sandwiches to steaks and also a good choice for children. You do need to book at certain times as it is popular, but can... More 

Thank Janice H
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 14 February 2017

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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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 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 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

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 

2 Thank anonemouse081
hampshire uk
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 128 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

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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?