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The Quiet Woman Finds Her Voice Again

Part of Leek’s pub history is being brought back to life, as Stone’s Lymestone Brewery takes over The Quiet Woman


Already running award pubs in Stone (The Borehole) and Newcastle-under-Lyme (The Lymestone Vaults), The Quiet Woman in St Edward Street will be the third establishment the Staffordshire brewery owners Ian & Viv Bradford will run.

After being run as “PoundPub” for a few months, the pub closed in April 2016. Stone based Lymestone Brewery will be bringing back the Quiet Woman name, as well as the famous sign of a ghostly woman holding a severed head, which has been found and will be restored.

The Grade II listed pub which dates back to the 1700s, will have work under way from April, and will create around eight jobs.

Real ale fans already flock to The Borehole and Lymestone Vaults, where a full range  of award-winning Lymestone ales are served, as well as real ciders, spirits and guest beers, all in a cosy and welcoming atmosphere.

Last year The Borehole ‘fetched’ an Enjoy Staffordshire award for being the most dog-friendly business in the county and The Quiet Woman will be equally welcoming for dog owners and their pets.

Lymestone Brewery is owned by Ian and Viv Bradford, and they’re very much looking forward to taking on The Quiet Woman. Viv said: “We’re so excited to be opening our third pub in Leek. It’s a town with a great real ale scene and some tremendous pubs, so we hope we’ll be an excellent addition. Everything that’s worked so well at our pubs in Newcastle and Stone we’ll be bringing to Leek. We can’t wait to welcome the people of Leek and further afield.”

Anyone interested in working for Lymestone Brewery at The Quiet Woman should send their CV to, or call the brewery on 01785 817796.



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