I’m not sure how Russ is going to cope with the next picture on this post, as it contains not one but TWO missing letters as well as an absent apostrophe!
Sometimes pictures don’t tell the full story and this snap of the Farmes Arm looks like it might be on the cusp as it is arguably Stoke on Trent’s most hard to reach boozer and in need of some pub signage.
You might also think it is busy but, on closer inspection, a family of scarecrows had taken up residence outside Withington’s premier pub, which is in prime Staffordshire farmers territory.
In fact, despite the lack of chimney pots and apparent punters, 599 – Farmer’s Arms ST10 4PU, which is situated on Farm Lane of course, appears to be doing rather well.
This sign is far more impressive and it’s smart and clearly had a lot of TLC inside.
A quick peek at their FB page lets you know that a recent Tractor Run saw 82 tractors hit the mean streets of Withington and raise the best part of a grand for local charities.
It’s not far from JCB so, unsurprisingly, tractors are all the rage and it is so far off the beaten track that I am sure it will be a shoe in for the GBG in the next couple of years.
(view from the car park)
Martin and Duncan will enjoy finding this one tucked away although it is worth noting they have already put a Doom Bar plaque up on the wall in anticipation of Martin’s arrival.
It was quiet when I popped my head in a Sunday lunchtime but Rocket Man was on in the background and there was a decent games room…
so, even though food is definitely on the menu, this is a pub that you can come in just for a pint.
Ground Breaker (Uttoxeter Brewing Company) was excellent and they are rapidly becoming one of my favourite breweries.
So, Lifeafterfootball is almost at the 600 mark (yes, I know I’ve mentioned this way too many times recently) and even in this time of massive pressure for pubs, hard to reach remote boozers are still up and running.
You’ve gotta love the great British pub.