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Wolseley Arms

(formerly Roebuck & Wolseley, Roebuck, Wolesley)

Wolseley Bridge
ST17 0XS

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Opening Times


Monday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday11.30 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat noon - 10pm
Sun noon - 9.30pm


Village Pub & Kitchen (Mitchells & Butlers)

About the Pub

With 3 real fires and outdoor patio area this pub is a great place to enjoy a pint in winter or summer. Mainly food focused but keeping 3 great ales from regional breweries. Situated on the A51/A513 junction it is the perfect place to enjoy the delights of Cannock Chase on the door step. Close by are an unusual antiques & craft centre and the Trent & Mersey Canal. For the current guest beer see their facebook page. A blue plaque erected in 1977, describes the inn as ‘The regular meeting place of the founder members of the Trent and Mersey Canal Co. The Stone section was completed in 1771′. The first public meeting of the canal company, chaired by Earl Gower, was held here on 30 December 1765.

Historic Interest

The building was originally a hunting lodge which was converted into a coaching inn. The proprietors of the Trent and Mersey canal met there at times, including Josiah Wedgewood and James Brindley in 1760. It acquire a name of ill-repute and the name was changed to the Roebuck Inn after the original Roebuck on the other side of the road. closed some time between 1872 & 1876. The name became the Roebuck & Wolseley Arms in 1952 and firmly the Wolseley Arms in 1963, although the regulars still called it the Roebuck, or “Buck” for many years. The regular meeting place of the founder members of the Trent & Mersey Canal Co. The first public meeting of the company, chaired by Earl Gower, was held here on 30 December 1765. When work on the construction of the cansl sarted the inagural spadeful of soil was dug out by Josiah Wedgewood at a point close by the inn. The Stone section of the canal was completed in 1771.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Marston's Pedigree
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    20p a pint discount for CAMRA members.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Dogs are allowed in the bar area of the pub. Water and treats are available.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Wolseley Arms

Wolseley Bridge
ST17 0XS

Sat Nav Reference

52.780399, -1.971029

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Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

Route 825


On the Junction of the A51 and A513

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Wolseley Arms

Wolseley Bridge
ST17 0XS

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes

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