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Floodgate Ale House

147 Newport Road
Stafford
ST16 2EZ

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Premises Status

This pub is permanently closed.

Premises Description

Micropub.

Owner

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About the Pub

Stafford's first micropub, opened in Nov 2015. Five beers, sourced from micro-breweries and up to 5 real ciders/perrys available. Food is of the micropub variety, crisps, nuts etc and includes locally sourced pork pies. The Floodgate holds accoustic music and artist events and CDs & vinyl are played at a background music level. All forms of artistic endeavour are encouraged, contact the pub for details. The pub opens on Monday evenings once a month when events such as "tiny pub" concerts are held. The Floodgate deviates from "official" micropub standard somewhat, in that fruit wines and a good selection of whiskys are on sale - a deviation that many will approve! The pub name derives from the local council's insistence that flood defences had to be installed front and rear although nobody can remember any flooding in the area. The helpful owner has inscribed depth levels on the front barrier along with helpful depth tips such as "save the dog" and "imminent welly overflow". At chest height we are told "the pub is not half full it is half empty". Emergency waders are provided and a lifeboat may make an appearance. Well-behaved dogs are welcome and provided for. The pub operates an adult-only policy. As for many pubs, check in advance to see if it is open if you are travelling any distance.

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Floodgate Ale House, Stafford

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Floodgate Ale House

147 Newport Road
Stafford
ST16 2EZ

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52.803856, -2.115861

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