April Pub of the Month

Allan Webb (‘Al’ to his family, friends and customers) is no stranger to receiving awards for his and his teams efforts in this historic pub, it being Food Pub of the Year 2017 in the Pubzine Reader’s Vote and Camra Pub of the Month May 2015 to name but a few, which is no mean fete in the five and half years he has been at The Greyhound, which is owned by Star (Heineken UK); Allan has also achieved Cask Marque status.

The Greyhound is an ancient pub opposite the church in the village of Penkhull, which dates back to to the 15th Century; the original building was used for, amongst other things, a courthouse for Newcastle-under-Lyme, and has been a hub for the community over the years. Al, Julia and their welcoming team are supportive of the village activities, such as the Penkhull Jazz and Blues festivals and last year’s inaugural Penkhull Rocks Christmas for Charity, Penkhull Mystery Plays and many others. Dogs, accompanied by their owners, are always welcome at the ‘Dog’ as some locals call the Greyhound.

Penkhull has a good reputation for real ale, having six pubs in the village for locals and visitors to enjoy. The Greyhound has four hand-pulled, changing cask ales on the main bar and the restaurant / function room; there are more hand-pumps available when required, to add to the range of cask ales available on offer. The small snug is named after George Thomas Taylor, the man who turned the building into a pub in 1704; it is used for community group meetings such as Penkhull Mystery Plays and Potteries Pub Preservation Group (of which the Greyhound are proud supportive members).

Along with the good conditioned ales, the ever-evolving menu is a great draw for food lovers; note it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Food is served every day from 12noon – 8pm.

Drinkers will have a choice of a variety of wines, spirits, lagers and a selection of bottled beers to enjoy, as well as real cider (especially in the summer months!) The Greyhound is proud to have one of the best selection of gins in the area. Many local artists and groups have been pleased to play at the Greyhound, both inside the pub and / or the beer garden, which is always popular with all ages. Pub games such as dominoes and crib can be played in the bar.

Al, Julia and all the team are looking forward to welcoming you at the presentation which is being held on Saturday 6th April at 2:30pm; come and join in with the celebrations!

Andy Parkin
5 - 6 Manor Court Street, Penkhull, ST4 5DW
01782 414 800
Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday 12noon – 11pm; Friday & Saturday 12noon – 12midnight; Sunday 12noon – 11pm