Shire Horse

1 Hurricane Close, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 1GZ

Summer is turning to Autumn and our thoughts are turning to cosy nights by the fire with friends and maybe a glass of wine or two. Our delicious new menu celebrates the best of season and some new classics for a hearty supper. There is always a warm welcome waiting for you at Shire Horse.

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Perched on the A34 just 1 mile off the M6 at Junction 14, The Shire Horse in Stafford is a superb location to combine a relaxing pub lunch with a day out in the glorious Staffordshire countryside, or a pleasant visit to historic Stafford or the spectacular Shugborough Estate, former home of the Earls of Lichfield.

Purpose-built in 2002 but with all the open fires, secluded dining areas and delicious pub food favourites of a Staffordshire country pub restaurant, The Shire Horse offers a warm welcome to guests who can enjoy al fresco dining on the patio and attractive gardens in summer or relax by a cosy fire in winter.

The lovely county town of Stafford boasts the largest timber-framed town house in England, the magnificent Elizabethan Ancient High House, and the Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre. Just 6 miles north of The Shire Horse on the banks of the River Trent sits the ancient market town of Stone, once the capital of Anglo-Saxon Mercia and popular with visitors to Staffordshire. Just a short hop south of The Shire Horse is the stunning landscape of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty rich in wildlife and popular with ramblers and cyclists.

For visitors to Staffordshire exploring its glorious countryside or its historic towns and villages, The Shire Horse is the perfect location to enjoy traditional pub food, seasonal specials and relaxing Sunday lunches with a great selection of fine wines and cask ales.

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  • About the Shire Horse

    Ideally located close to all the historic sites of Stafford, you’ll find The Shire Horse.

    A Staffordshire pub restaurant with a contemporary twist, The Shire Horse is a wonderful place to wind down, whether you dine al fresco in our lovely beer garden or make yourself at home beneath our traditional exposed beams. After sightseeing in Stafford, enjoy our delicious, traditional pub food, including Sunday lunches with all the trimmings, regularly changing specials and excellent selection of wines and cask ales. Book a table online today.

    Family Friendly

    All the family is welcome to join us at The Shire Horse. We are child-friendly and have highchairs, baby changing facilities, as well as a delightful Chef & Brewer children’s menu. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed inside the pub but we do have a lovely beer garden and patio where they are more than welcome to join the family.

    Coaches Welcome

    If you are planning a trip to Stafford and its historic buildings, such as the Elizabethan Ancient High House, Stafford Castle and the Shire Hall Gallery, we would be more than happy to accommodate your group at The Shire Horse. Simply contact us in advance so we can make your visit as pleasant as possible. Call us today.

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  • Find Us

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  • Book a table at Chef & Brewer

    To make a booking for the same day, book for lunch before 11am and dinner before 4pm.

    Want to make a group booking for more than 8? Then why not call us on the above number.

    Important Booking Information

    • A deposit may be required for a main event but not for a regular booking
    • Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking.
    • All currency is in pound sterling
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  • Accommodation at the Shire Horse

    Premier Inn

    Book a stay with us and you are sure to get a warm welcome from our friendly team.

    Enjoy our special touches to make you feel home from home and relax in our comfortable en-suite rooms.


    To make a reservation please Book your hotel here.

    Hotel address

    1 Hurricane Close,
    ST16 1GZ


    Breakfast - Enjoy a continental or a freshly cooked breakfast of your choice, while we look after you in our comfortable surroundings.

    Relax and linger over coffee or another slice of toast and let us help you prepare yourself for the day ahead.

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