Search > Old Smithy

NOTICE: Venues need your support more than ever during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

A nationwide lockdown is currently in place in England, and you are required by law to stay at home. Hospitality venues can still provide food takeaway and delivery services, but can only sell alcohol by delivery service.

But please be aware that opening hours and services may be different to those displayed here. Before visiting or ordering from any venue, we strongly advise you to check its website or social media, or get in touch with them first to avoid disappointment.

If you see any details here that need updating, please let us know by submitting feedback on the pub.


Open from 12th April, Wed-Sat 4pm-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm for outdoor service of food & drink, indoor from 17 May. If there are problems booking via Facebook or email please phone on 01785 850564. Still providing takeaway meals.
See pub Facebook page for details and updates.

#PullingTogether - Find out more

Old Smithy

(formerly La Corbiere, Beehive)

8-12 Castle Street
ST21 6DF

View on Map

Social Links

Opening Times

Monday11.30 am - 11.30 pm
Tuesday11.30 am - 11.30 pm
Wednesday11.30 am - 11.30 pm
Thursday11.30 am - 11.30 pm
Friday11.30 am - 11.30 pm
Saturday11.30 am - 11.30 pm
Sunday11.30 am - 11.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 3, 5.30 - 9.30

About the Pub

The pub was bought late in 2011 by Martin King who had successfully run The Badger in Eccleshall for 18 years and wanted to expand his horizons from the constraints of a pubco business. The building was thoroughly refurbished during the cold winter of 2012 and re-opened in February 2012. The room layout offers several dining areas at both ground and first floor levels, from larger rooms to intimate smaller areas. There is a ground floor bar and drinking area off the side car park. The food is traditional English style and locally sourced where ever possible. The four beers are from national brands although there is occasionally a local beer from a micro brewery.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Bombardier
  • Greene King Abbot
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Email this pub to a friend

Old Smithy, Eccleshall


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area

View on Larger Map

Old Smithy

8-12 Castle Street
ST21 6DF

Sat Nav Reference

52.860500, -2.251869


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

23A, 432, 490

Submit Pub Feedback to CAMRA

We welcome the help of all users to contribute to this important campaigning project. Please use the form below to submit feedback or updates directly to the CAMRA branch for consideration.

Please note that any changes mentioned WILL NOT have an immediate effect on but will instead be emailed directly to the CAMRA branch Pubs Officer for consideration. If you provide your name and/or email address this information will also be visible to the Pubs Officer, who may use this information to follow up your feedback. IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE PUB DIRECT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FORM.

Submit Beer Scores

The National Beer Scoring System has been upgraded and is now fully integrated with, making finding a pub and scoring your beers much easier.

Beer scoring is only available to CAMRA members. To start scoring please login below or join CAMRA on the national website.

Join CAMRA | Member Login

Campaign for your local

We campaign on a number of issues to help keep pubs open and pints affordable. If you love beer and pubs, get involved today!

Find out more

Whatpub Survey
Save your local pub Join CAMRA Whatpub Survey
Close overlay