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The Wolseley Arms

Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0XS +44 1889735957

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

The waitress was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Good food and ample portions

Melvyn Fidgett 25 March 2017
from Royston

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Offering views over the snaking River Trent, farmhouse-style pub The Wolseley Arms serves time-honoured British cuisine from a trusty menu. A former coaching inn based in Staffordshire, the pub features exposed brickwork, chunky oak beams and tartan-clad furnishing, while a pretty gravel courtyard caters for al fresco dining come the summer.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Wolseley Arms menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while the ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The picturesque Cannock Chase is a 14-minute drive from The Wolseley Arms in Stafford, with Shugborough Hall just a 6-minute drive away.

The Wolseley Arms

Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0XS

Contact +44 1889883179
Reservations +44 1889735957

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Customer reviews for The Wolseley Arms

4.1 ((((* (based on 79 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (61)
  • lunch (49)
  • value (25)
  • private dining (22)
  • romantic (17)
  • child friendly (14)
  • large parties (13)
  • views (9)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • business (6)
  • luxury (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • (((** 27 March 2017 by Helen James from wolseley bridge

    nice food but not a good table, was situated at bottom of bar so everyone was walking past constantly and causing a great draft

  • ((((( 25 March 2017 by Melvyn Fidgett from Royston

    The waitress was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Good food and ample portions

  • (**** 21 March 2017 by Thom Robbins from Norton Canes

    Hello, I regret that we were very unsatisfied with our visit to The Wolseley Arms. We had arranged this meal for an elderly relative who had just lost her husband, it was a treat to help her at a sad time. Despite a promising welcome, our meals left much to be desired and at a less sensitive time I would certainly have drawn pointed attention to the poor quality served up for us. Why people serve hot food on cold plates is an elementary error and simply shouldn't happen, but it did. As for the quality of the food, Roast potatoes that are burnt on the outside but not cooked through, Yorkshire puddings that were flat and soggy and were seemingly placed to hide the main components of the meal. A hot desert that was again served on a cold plate and had to be replaced. In conclusion, we like this venue but the food wasn't up to standard on our visit and we won't be visiting again.

  • (**** 20 March 2017 by Karen Sale from stafford

    bland menu leaving little choice if you use innkeepers inn regularly. my partners fish was under cooked but no one asked if we enjoyed our meal. Also having finished our meal it took over ten minutes for the dirty plates to be cleared despite several members of staff walking past. I would say that there was no leadership within the team

  • ((((* 3 March 2017 by Anne Allen from Stafford


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  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by Sheila Jewkes from Burntwood

    Hiya. The service and food was excellent

  • (**** 31 January 2017 by Alan Sargeant from Stoke-on-Trent

    First, we were told that because I booked online (7 days in advance) they shouldn’t have accepted the booking, got no room but later did find a table for 2. Three choices I made from the menu weren’t available, sold out only 19:30. Drinks were left at the bar so long all the ice had melted, had to be redone. Dishes were not cleared away between courses. Long wait in-between courses. We were asked if we had ordered deserts, I said that we haven’t even seen the menu yet. On the bill, we were actually charged for 8 deserts, even though my wife and I were on a table for two, also had a voucher for a free dessert, made worse No apology at all. The whole room was exceptionally hot, most uncomfortably hot!
    We have been here many, many times before, never encountered such poor service before. Real shame, because it was our 35-wedding anniversary, overall very disappointed. Not sure if want to return again in the future?

  • ((((* 29 January 2017 by Anne Ashcroft from King's Bromley

    Love the food.

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Jayne Briars from Stafford

    We had a lovely evening. Although the place was heaving on the last Saturday in the month, we were served courteously by two lovely ladies who made my transgender partner feel welcome and comfortable. And 25% off didn't go amiss either!

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