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Holy Inadequate

(formerly New Rendezvous)

67 Etruria Old Road

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Opening Times


Monday4.00 pm - Midnight
Tuesday4.00 pm - Midnight
Wednesday4.00 pm - Midnight
Thursday4.00 pm - Midnight
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - Midnight



About the Pub

This pub is a shining light in the the search for quality ales, a Free House that enjoys a glowing reputation among locals and visitors alike, and certainly not inadequate, as the awards received rightly show.

The pub is situated just below the main road between Hanley and Newcastle-under-Lyme, near to now demolished Etruria station, although Stoke Station is only a 40 minute walk along the nearby canal.

The main bar area is large l-shaped comfortable area, with a seperate room behind, plus a deceivingly large outside covered area. The pub features several wonderful artworks including one specially done for the pub.

Up to eight beers are available including beers from their own on-site brewery "Inadequate", which commenced brewing in June 2017. Beers are sourced from anywhere in the UK and from different styles. You'll certainly be spoilt for choice. In addition up to three real ciders are available plus two Key Keg lines, along with a range of UK and continental bottled beers and cans. Regular beer festivals are held.

Delicious pork pies & scotch eggs are available all day along with other bar snacks.


CAMRA Potteries Pub of the Year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016; 2nd 2017, 2018, 2019; 3rd 2015.

CAMRA Staffordshire Pub of the Year 2013 & 2014.

CAMRA Potteries Autumn 2016 Cider Pub of the Season.

Also, the pub was Joint First Place in The Potteries Pub Preservation Society's (a local group dedicated to preserving pubs) Community Pub of the Year Award 2016.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Inadequate NZ Pale Ale
  • Inadequate Roundhouse Stout
  • Joule's Pale Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Inadequate --other--

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Three from hand-pump, varying.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Inadequate, Joule's and others.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals


  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Holy Inadequate

67 Etruria Old Road

Sat Nav Reference

53.0203, -2.2


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

First Potteries: 4, 4A, 17

Closest Station (1900m)


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Holy Inadequate - Stoke-on-Trent

Holy Inadequate

67 Etruria Old Road

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals
  • Additional Services
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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