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The Dog & Doublet, Stafford
The Dog & Doublet, Stafford

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    • Qype User davidh…
    • Preston, Lancashire
    • 0 friends
    • 2 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    Had a meal at the Dog and Doublet last Thursday night. The food and service was absolutely spot on. This pub has been taken over by the Lewis partnership and they have really stamped their name on it.
    What an improvement!

    I had a Rib Eye Steak with homemade chips - excellent.

    plans are in place for a complete refurbishment in the New Year - cant wait visit again

    • Qype User Ar…
    • Stafford
    • 14 friends
    • 21 reviews
    3.0 star rating

    This pub has undergone a £300,000 refurbishment in 2004 hence it has large interesting glass fronted arch way viewing onto the road, and a very open plan feel inside(modern yet old) that attract stafford town people. The food has recieved positive reviews and the staff are most pleasant. The location is just off the A51, which is erm quite a bizzy road. If I was visiting this pub I would make a point of carefully poping over the road and watching some topping cricket. Jolly good old bean !!!!

    • Qype User neiljo…
    • Wolverhampton, West Midlands
    • 0 friends
    • 1 review
    1.0 star rating

    always been interested in going to the dog and doublet as many friends have spoke about the times spent there, but to avail my present evening wasnt to my expectations, okay we know its a fresh kitchen and you have too wait for your food abit myself i ordered tempura black pudding and the batter was slightly thick for tempura the kind of batter you would find in your local chippy around a haddock and it was on the tepid side of warm, my partners salad even though stated warm on the menu came out cold, when confronted the waitress looked blankly as we tried to explain what tempura batter was supposed to be like. We then waited over half an hour for our main courses whilst having to listen to an appaling rendition of The Rat Pack by a truly awful man who encroached upon people whilst they were eating. Upon receiving our manin meals, first impressions seemed good as the food looked appetising but we soon realised that the food was not what we thought it would be. I chose the Black Country Pork with Black Pudding which came out extremely overcooked and with the plastic packaging still attached to the black pudding. We had also ordered a rump steak to be cooked medium which was then served rare and on complaint it was sent back to the kitchen where it was microwaved and returned still not as ordered and with overcooked and also microwaved chips. After we had finished what little of the meals that was edible we explained to the staff what was wrong with the meals where we were told that the steak had not been microwaved as she had seen the chef put it back on the grill, having worked in catering for 16 years I can tell when something has been nuked!!!!! Then to our dismay we were told that there was not alot they could do for us, we could have chosen a free dessert or a bottle of house wine but still had to pay the full price of meals that we had hardly even touched. Thus to say that we will NOT be returning to the dog and doublet for food any time soon!!!

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From the business


Located in the heart of Staffordshire, in the picturesque village of Sandon, The Dog and Doublet is a delightful Arts and Craft period Inn.

This charming yet stylish gastro inn is strategically placed between the county town of Stafford and Uttoxeter, Lichfield and Stone, and is easily accessible from the A51 and M6, making The Dog and Doublet Inn the ideal base from which to explore the many delights which Staffordshire has to offer.
Taking you back to traditional Inn Keeper hospitality, The Dog and Doublet Inn provides a warm and friendly ambiance, making it the ideal place for your to truly indulge, enjoy and relax.

The Lewis Partnership also run The Swan and The Bear Grill in Stafford and The Moat House at Acton Trussell.


Established in 1700.

Our history 1906 - 2010
During the 1700s fairs travelled the villages of England to ply their trade. A showman with one such fair arrived in Sandon with a performing dog dressed in a doublet.

The fair stopped at the then "Crown" public house now known as Sandon Lodge. The dogs performance was so impressive that the villagers decided to rename the pub and alter the pubs sign to portray said dog suitably attired. The Crown was then known as The Dog and Doublet.

After the great fire at Sandon Hall (6th June 1848) the Earl of Harrowby and his family moved into The Dog and Doublet where a large extension was built onto the south end to accommodate them whilst the new Sandon Hall was built. It was while Lord Harrowby stayed at The Dog and Doublet that the pub closed and the sign was taken down on 7th November 1850 and hung outside the then Packhorse Inn thus being renamed The Dog and Doublet.

The Packhorse (Dog and Doublet) stood opposite School Lane where the now Sandon and district war

Meet the Business Owner

Chris L.
Chris L. Business Owner

Although established in 1988, The Lewis Partnership took over the Dog and Doublet Inn in 2010 transforming it into a charming yet stylish gastro inn.