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Cheers! Stone pubs win Camra end-of-year awards

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Stone has a richly deserved reputation for its quality pubs. Lots of them are listed in the national 2016 Camra Good Beer Guide. And now Stone pubs have come out on top in the Camra Heart of Staffordshire 2015 pub-of-the-year awards. The Heart of Staffordshire branch covers a large area, almost as far as Newport in the west to Uttoxeter in the east, Stone to ...

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Stone pubs make 2016 CAMRA Good Beer Guide

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The CAMRA never lies!  Some of Stone’s popular pubs have made it into the prestigious 2016 CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Pubs that make the guide have been selected by CAMRA branches and the 175,000+ active members. The guide says: The Swan – ‘a thriving free house in a carefully renovated Grade II listed building with nine handpulls, serving anything from anywhere ...

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25 years at The Brushmakers for landlord Mark

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The landlord at The Brushmakers has celebrated his silver anniversary of pulling pints at the popular pub in Oulton. Mark Byrne reached the amazing milestone on 10th August and was presented with a Silver Service certificate by the Heart of Staffordshire Camra group on Monday night. He also celebrated with a barbecue at the Kibblestone Road pub last weekend – ...

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Pub of the Year award for Royal Exchange

Landlady Michelle Hughes outside The 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 and friendly local pub atmosphere. It ...

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Joule’s memorabilia sees the light of day

There was an excellent exhibition of Joule’s memorabilia at the Crown Hotel on 2nd April. Here, Neil Butler, the acting chairman of the  Heart of Staffordshire Camra branch, writes about the exhibition... The idea of an exhibition of Joule’s memorabilia in Stone the birth place of the brewery was mooted some time ago. But as with so many things time passed, ...

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Pub of the month award for The Royal Exchange

The Royal Exchange has been named pub of the month by Camra’s Heart of Staffordshire branch for February – and landlady Cheryl Poppit has invited regulars and new customers to the celebrations on Thursday 3rd February. The Titanic hostelry in Radford Street will be receiving its award at 9pm. It’s become a real community pub since Cheryl took over about ...

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