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About us

The Old Smithy is a traditional restaurant and Free house Pub with comfortable and friendly surroundings with a relaxed look and feel. We are located in the picturesque town of Eccleshall in Staffordshire.

The long open bar has a relaxed atmosphere and seating area, perfect for reading the papers or checking your emails using our free Wi-Fi whilst having a drink or enjoying a light meal or snack. Dogs are welcome in this area. On sunny days there is a secluded outdoor seating area for those who like an alfresco atmosphere.

We are open five days a week and our restaurant, which is listed in the top three in Stafford, serves food lunchtimes and evenings. We serve good quality food with an extensive choice of menus catering for all tastes. We use, where possible, locally-sourced produce

we are currently closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

To book a table in the restaurant or for any other information call us on 01785850564.

Bookings and cancellations by telephone only please.

We cater for various functions, ie. Society/Club Dinners, Formal/Informal Buffets, Business Lunches, Weddings and Baby Shower Parties. We can usually accommodate menu requests. Please telephone on 01785 850564 to discuss your requirements.

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Catherine Shawarby

4 months ago

From the outside a traditional pub, from the inside a sleek modern interior. Varied menu choices for all tastes. The food was well presented and tasted excellent .

Angela Davies

5 months ago

Our first visit but it won't be our last. They did have a function on today , but we were made to feel welcome and food was excellent. Great value for money. We will try the Sunday Lunch next . Thank you

Rosanna Wimbush

7 months ago

A friendly, welcoming and buzzing pub! We had a lovely family meal having booked out a more private area upstairs. The team were incredibly efficient and brought the pre-selected food out promptly and attentively. The food was utterly delicious. Spoilt for choice! Has a great selection available and I enjoyed every bit!! Would go back again no questions!!


8 months ago

We had a fantastic Sunday roast dinner here. Everything you would expect, very well cooked, plenty of veg. All the food tasted fresh, homemade and authentic. The only negative was that we waited about 30 min before anyone took our food order. Staff were friendly but we'd appreciate being told that there might be a bit of a wait if they were particularly busy.

Nick Thorne

9 months ago

Lovely d├ęcor and ambience, the staff were warm, friendly and helpful. We had a buffet meal as we were attending a birthday party. The selection of food was great and it was all delicious. The sausage rolls deserve a special mention, I don't think I've ever had better ones. I would like to see a wider selection of hand pulled real ale but otherwise an excellent venue.

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