Boat & Horses2 Stubbs Gate
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Reopened in November 2019, with refurbished new toilets and additional room created, under award winning licensee Mark Turner (winner of Regional Pub of the Year 2019 with the Fountain in Leek), this pub has gone from strength to strength. This is a very friendly and pleasant free house pub on the edge of the town centre (but less than a 5 minute walk from the bus station) offering 6 real ales (4 permanent and 2 guests) alongside 4 (or more) real ciders and a selection of craft beers in cans and bottles. No food is served but customers are welcome to bring their own and eat it with a purchased drink or two. The pub itself is of a large elongated open plan but with a feel of 3 seperate areas; the main bar area plus two slightly raised areas to each end. the one on the left also accomodates the new toilets, the one on the right a new small room, ideal for groups. Music on Sunday evenings, and quiz on Wednesdays.