MORE STAFFORD HI-VIS, PIES AND SCARED ACTION MEN

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The next one includes pies, always a good move.

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Aerial art shot

And also the world famous House of Military Displays and Scared Action Man, which is a highlight of any town when you’re approaching your 6th pint.

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Weird house
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Weird house not marked for legal reasons

An unexpected new GBG entry, with its Courage signage, Wolves flag and simple styling, the Star & Garter is nonetheless unmistakably Proper Pub for those very reasons.

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Sayings on the wall not always a great thing
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Blokes
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Cocktails and Hi Vis always a good sign

A proper community local, with just a nod to the crafties at the bottom of the beer board.

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Balanced beer list

Oooh, Abbot Brass Castle” I said, excitedly. Well, it was IndyMan the next day and I had to get in practice.

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Rare sighting of Malton’s finest

Quosh, being an east Manchester hipster, had found the secret hand pump dispensing (British) Beermat’s homebrew.

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Jam jar alert

We found a nice table with a view to the A449, a magical road that leads to a magical brewery, and I tucked into my Balti pie from the hot cabinet, which was probably a nutritional improvement on the nachos.

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Hard work this pubbing

Once again Quosh decided I’d got the better beer, and again I willingly swopped.

I reckoned a 3.5 for the Pragmatic, almost a clean sweep in Stafford. But of course, beer always tastes better in pints, you know.

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Surely we were finished now ?

16 thoughts on “MORE STAFFORD HI-VIS, PIES AND SCARED ACTION MEN

  1. Are you sure that Action Man, in his Wehrmacht uniform, is not really Clint Eastwood escaped from the set of “Where Eagle Dare”?

    ps. Many years ago, I had a few pints in a Bank’s pub in Stafford. Can’t for the life of me remember its name.

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      1. Only the Bear, Market Vaults and Vine.
        I suggested the Vine but you knew it wouldn’t have Brew XI and Worthington Cask.

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  2. Hi Martin, despite various pubbing visits to Stafford I’ve never been in the Star & Garter so you’ve convinced me I need to try it (and not just because of the Wolves flag hanging on the ceiling – sorry, couldn’t resist after today’s result but I’m sure Mr Beermat will remind me of some Birmingham victories to redress the balance). Never really thought of the A449 as magical before! Cheers, Paul

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    1. I’ve a soft spot for Wolves, wonderful city, great pubs and I’m pleased they’re back where they belong.

      #magnanimous

      I’d never heard of the Star and Garter till it got in the GBG. Great to see Proper Pubs get in the Guide for the first time.

      Cheers.

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      1. Yes, I was in the Great Western yesterday afternoon and shall do a few Wolverhampton pubs on Wednesday.

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  3. You focussed on Military Displays and a Scared Action Man inevitably unaware that the house shown behind the Star and Garter was the home of the terrorist Usman Khan who was shot by police on London Bridge yesterday.

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