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Eating and Drinking in Penkridge - 22 to choose from

In this section is a list of ALL the establishments (I believe) in our community where you can get a meal - whether it be a high quality hotel or restaurant, a cafe or one of the local fish and chip shops or take-aways.

AND, of course, the ten hostelries where you can get a drink and eat and....... Now, can I name them all? There's the Railway, Littleton Arms, the White Hart, Horse and Jockey, George and Fox, the Star, the Boat, Cross Keys, the Swan at Whiston and the Spread Eagle at Gailey.  Have I been in them all?  Answer - yes, over the years! But I only have uptodate information on 5 of them - can someone send me the rest or ask the landlord to.

Plus local caterers who will bake you a cake or provide full catering facilities for your wedding, party, etc.

If I have missed any, please let me know.   I will need the full name, address, telephone number, exactly what class of meals (and drinks) they provide, price range, hours of opening and any other special information.  If they have a web site, I will also put a link to it. 
Details please to the webmaster.   AND ITS ALL FREE!


Hatherton Country House Hotel, Pinfold Lane, Penkridge, ST19 5PQ.   (Tel:+01785 712459) The only large Hotel in our Parish with full facilities.



 


FLAMES CONTEMPORARY EASTERN CUISINE

AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE
WITH AN EXCITING MODERN TWIST


Served in Comfortable Surroundings with Traditional Indian Hospitality
Open Every Evening
Perfect for Special Occasions and Celebrations

www.flamescuisine.co.uk
Tel:  01785 712955
William Harding's House, Mill Street, Penkridge, Stafford ST19 5AY

 


The Bridge House Hotel -
Stone Cross, Penkridge, ST19 5AS.  Celebrate in our new Restaurant. Pick up a  Menu now or Telephone: 01785 714426

Evergreen
Finest Cantonese & Oriental Cuisine to Take Away
Home Delivery Service Available
 
Opening Hours:-
Mon Wed Thu Sun - 5.00pm-11.00pm
Fri Sat - 5.00pm-11.30pm
Tue - Closed
Bank Holidays Open As Usual
 
Tel: 01785 711163
 
All Major Credit Cards Accepted

 


Noor Mahal Licensed Restaurant
& Takeaway
Unit 6,
Boscomoor Shopping Centre, Wolverhampton Road, Penkridge

Telephone Orders Welcome 7 days a week including Bank Holidays - Tel: 01785 715040
 

OPENING HOURS
SUNDAY to THURSDAY 5.00pm to MIDNIGHT
FRIDAY and SATURDAY 5:00pm to 12:30am
All Takeaway Menus and prices can be seen on our Web Site

Visa and Mastercard accepted


Minh's of Penkridge
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Cantonese Restaurant, Boscomoor Shopping Centre- Tel: 712283
 


The Cottage Tea Rooms - Market Street, Penkridge, ST19 5DH.   For good food at reasonable prices, where a warm welcome awaits you.  Come along and join us for morning coffee, lunch - whether it be a leisure lunch or a business lunch (tables can be pre-booked if required), and afternoon tea.  We have a good selection of home-made cakes, scones and toasted snacks.   Open Monday to Saturday - 10am to 4pm.  Tel: 01785 716091
 

Wing Fat Chinese Restaurant and Takeaway, Clay Street, Penkridge - Tel: 714563
Dickens of a Tea Shoppe, Crown Bridge, Penkridge

New Garden - Cantonese & English Hot Food to Takeaway -
Market Street, Penkridge. Tel:
713866

Oysters Fisheries - Takeaway, Boscomoor Shopping Centre
Olympic Fish Bar, Clay Cross, Penkridge

And the pubs:  (someone send me more information PLEASE!).

Name/Free House/Brewery/address

Main beers/food/entertainment

Opening hours/other information

The Boat -
Cannock Road, Penkridge
New Owners - Chris Whitehouse

Ideally located for the passing trade of boatmen on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (1767-1772) and the traffic coming off the turnpike road from Cannock at the Town End Gates the Boat evolved into a “local” pub par excellence. It was the gathering point for local men on their way to work at Littleton Colliery. It was probably the first “soccer” pub in Penkridge, providing the changing rooms for Penkridge Utd. Before World War I it was a place of entertainment with concerts, conjurors and comedians and a place of self-help with its Sick and Dividend Fund.
 


Our beer range is Carling, Carlsberg, Stella, Tetley, Calders, Guinness (cold and normal), Blackthorn, Mild

Traditional ales - Ansells, Bass, Green King Abbot Ale

We are a Bargains House with Carling £1.70 a pint, Tetley £1.50, Double Vodka, Bacardi, Teachers, Beefeater only £1.65. Bottle of House Wine £4.99

Friendly atmosphere
Sit outside and watch the Narrowboats go by.  Well behaved dogs and owners welcome

Open: 11-11 Monday to Saturday.  12-10.30 Sunday
Food served 11-9 Monday to Saturday.  12-7.30 Sunday
Main Courses from £3.95.  Home made specials available

Quiz night every Tuesday Night

Cannock Rd
Penkridge, ST19 5DT

01785 714178


The Cross Keys

Filance Lane, Penkridge

Set originally in open farm land in Filands field where Deadman’s Lane crossed the Staffs and Worcester Canal, the Cross Keys became a village pub as the houses advanced and surrounded it in the 1960s. Within living memory regulars had to cross ploughed fields and climb a stile to get their drink.

Filance Lane
Penkridge, ST19 5HJ

01785 712826

The George & Fox
Crown Bridge, Penkridge



Known by locals as sometimes “The George” and sometimes “The Fox”, the establishment was regarded as a lucky, popular pub as early as the 1790s. It was a busy coaching inn specialising in stage coaches running between Birmingham and Liverpool when it also served as Penkridge’s post office. The original George and Fox was the birthplace of John Hewitt (1777), father of Abram S. Hewitt, elected mayor of New York in 1886. The historic inn was lost in the road widening of 1931
 

Clay St, Penkridge, ST19 5AF

01785 712229


The Horse and Jockey

Market Street, Penkridge
Tel: 01785 716299

The inn goes back to at least 1754. Its name has been linked to the Penkridge  Races even though they were organized from the Littleton Arms. As it is the closest inn to the Horsefair, site of “the greatest horsefair in the world for horses of value” (Daniel Defoe, 1724) and would have served the men who looked after them (known as jockeys in the 18th century) an alternative explanation might be more likely. In the early 20th century it became known as the “Irish Pub” as it was the preferred inn for Irish seasonal farm workers
 

Open again for business

Tenants are:  Mr M Walkenden & Mr N
Parsons

Further details awaited


 

 

Market Street, Penkridge

Tel: 01785 716299

 

The Littleton Arms
St. Michael's Square, Penkridge

Situated on the corner of St. Michael’s Square, the inn rests on walls 2 feet 6 inches wide, showing it was built on the cellars of the medieval Collegium guest house. Built in the early 1790s by Sir Edward Littleton as a replacement for the King’s Arms, its first sign went up in 1794. Built of bricks of Penkridge clay and of Teddesley oak by local craftsmen it became the centre of village life, hosting great balls, auctions, estate rent days and the magistrates’ court.

 

Morris Dancing outside the Littleton

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
RE-OPENED AFTER MAJOR REFURBISHMENT - Accommodation now available

MORE DETAILS SHORTLY
St. Michael's Square, Penkridge

Tel: 01785 716351

The Railway Inn - known locally as the Tavern
Wolverhampton Road, Penkridge

Of Tudor wattle and daub construction the Tavern has the distinction of being the most recent pub in the oldest building being used for the drinks trade in Penkridge. It opened for the business of the hundreds of Irish “navvies” who built the Grand Junction Railway in about 1835. The strong hostility between local men and the navvies led to constant fighting which resulted in the navvies being banned from all the other pubs in the district. It became the “local” for farm workers from the southern side of the village and got much of its trade from its farmers’ auctions called the Railway Smithfield.

Cask beers our speciality. Restaurant - home made specials - Non smoking
CAMRA  "Pub of the Month" for February 2002 (Click here for pictures)

Clay St
Penkridge, ST19 5AF

01785 712685

Food - 12pm to 2pm, 6.30pm to 8.30pm Open all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday


The Railway Inn's main objectives are that the beer is to a good standard, that our food menu offers excellent value for money and that our customers are happy with the atmosphere.   We host numerous teams - football, men's darts, women's darts, 2 pool teams, 3 bowls teams, Penkridge tennis club, 2 domino's teams and we are a base for a fishing club.  

The Spread Eagle
Gailey Island, Gailey, near Penkridge
 

Watling Street
Gailey, Near Penkridge, ST19 5PN

01902 790212

The Swan Inn & Restaurant
Whiston, near Penkridge

A Traditional Country Freehouse ca 1593

Extensive menu with daily specials
Quality Cask ales a speciality
NO SMOKING Restaurant
Large secure outdoor play area
Bar Service for Events
 

Open: Mon 6-11pm
Tues to Saturday 12noon-3pm & 6-11pm
Sunday 12 to 10.30pm
Monday Lunch Closed

Whiston
Penkridge, ST19 5QH

Tel: 01785 716200

The Star -
St. Michael's Square, Penkridge

In 1827 Edward Littleton gave his tenant, William Southern, permission to turn his house into an inn (conversion costs £15). The Star traded as public house until the 20th century when it became, first, the Penkridge Co-Op and then a private residence. It was restored to the licence trade in second half of the 20th century.
 

 

Market Place
Penkridge, ST19 5DJ

01785 712513

The White Hart
Stone Cross, Penkridge

Built in 1565 by the Earl of Warwick, the golden chained white hart sign (badge of Richard II) suggests an earlier medieval existence. Legend has it that both Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots visited the inn. Although playing host to only one stage coach it had stabling for 40 horses which suggests a high quality inn serving a well-to-do clientele in the early 19th century. The frontage was completely rebuilt in 1891 along its original Tudor lines.

The White Hart
Stone Cross, Penkridge ST19 5AS

01785 712242

 

Vaughan Arms, Lapley

This historic pub in the centre of the peaceful village of Lapley is actually in the Parish of Lapley, Wheaton Aston & Stretton.  However, it did use to be in the parish of Penkridge, hence my reason for including it.

James Aspray manages the pub and is very friendly and helpful.  The food is first class and the wide variety of beers on sale is also some of the best in the area.

For full details phone: 
01785 840325

 

Caterers

Celebration Cakes - Sheila's home made Celebration Cakes made to order.  25 years experience of making fruit cakes and sponges.  With Sheila's help, a one-off cake can be made to your own taste and specification.  Price lists on request by telephoning: 01785 716628 or 780760 or Email
Pear Tree Farm Caterers - Speciality Catering for all Occasions
Buffets, Weddings, Parties, Childrens' Parties, Dinner Parties, Business Functions.
Pamela Griffiths, Pear Tree Farm, Bickford, Penkridge, Stafford ST19 5QJ
Tel/Fax: 01785 712534

The Complete Dinner Services
2 Little Marsh Grove, Penkridge, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST19 5SF
Tel: 01785 716939