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Refurbished and reopening!

Refurbished and reopening!

Following the return of the Red Lion, two more of Stone’s pubs and restaurants are reopening over the next week: La Dolce Vita and the Crown and Anchor.  

Red Lion roars back to life!

Red Lion roars back to life!

The Red Lion re-opened tonight, with new landlady Tanya Moran behind the bar – and there were lots of people waiting to celebrate when the doors opened at 6pm! The popular pub, which has been on the High Street for over 200 years, had been closed since Sunday 7th July but last week Punch...

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Red Lion will be open again on Friday

Red Lion will be open again on Friday

The Red Lion will be re-opening at 6pm on Friday. The popular pub, which has been on the High Street for over 200 years, has been closed since Sunday 7th July but last week Punch Taverns said getting it open again was a priority. Tanya Moran has taken the licence on, although former licensee...

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Pub of the Year award for Royal Exchange

Pub of the Year award for Royal Exchange

The Royal Exchange in Stone has been crowned Pub of the Year by beer lovers in Mid Staffordshire. The Titanic Brewery pub in Radford Street was voted as the area’s star bar by members of Camra’s Heart of Staffordshire branch. The Royal Exchange is well known for its well kept beer, local pub food...

Crown and Anchor to re-open soon

Crown and Anchor to re-open soon

The Crown and Anchor in Granville Square will be open again very soon after being taken on by Custodio Pinto, the owner of The Lounge on the High Street. The venue has been closed for a few months now and you’ve probably seen work going on to renovate it ready for re-opening under the...

The Red Lion set to roar back to life?

The Red Lion set to roar back to life?

The Red Lion could be open again very soon, with the current licensee back behind the bar. Owner Punch Taverns says re-opening the 200-year-old High Street pub is a priority after it failed to open for business on Sunday. More on that HERE. A spokesman for Punch Taverns told The Sentinel: “The Red Lion...

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Red Lion on the High Street currently closed

Red Lion on the High Street currently closed

Really sad to see that the licensees of The Red Lion in the High Street have moved on and that the pub is currently closed. One of the busiest pubs in the town, it had regular live music and lots of guest ales. Really hope that someone takes it on and that it’s open...

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Volunteer call to Stone foodies!

Volunteer call to Stone foodies!

Stone Food and Drink Festival are holding a recruitment event at the July farmers’ market for people to find out more about volunteering at this October’s event. Members of the festival team will be in Granvilles on Saturday 6th July between 10am and 3pm. Simply pop in for a coffee and an informal chat...

Taste of Scotland at Swan beer festival

Taste of Scotland at Swan beer festival

The 15th Swan Inn beer festival gets under way on Saturday 29th June – with ales from Scotland taking centre stage this year. One of the highlights of the real ale lover’s calendar in the town, the festival runs for just over a week until Sunday 7th July. There will be an amazing 70...

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New directors for food and drink festival

New directors for food and drink festival

As the Stone Food & Drink Festival approaches its ninth annual event, two new additions to the board of directors have been announced. Stone residents Robert Ball and Mick Powell join fellow directors Richard Stevens, Antony Lucas, Adam Jones, Tim O’Malley and John Follwell in the management of the community interest company (CIC). The...

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