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Leopard, Burslem

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Having previously been to the Bulls Head and the Duke William in Burslem, I returned to try the Leopard, the Post Office Vaults, the Vine and Ye Olde Smithy. I didn't think the Leopard was open at first, as it is surrounded by scaffolding. But it was open and had a grand total of 2 other customers. Notably Ye Olde Smithy also only had 2 customers, whilst the Vine had around 60-70. That must be saying something. I can't do reviews of the other 2 on here, as they're not on the site. But back to the Leopard - the interior is pretty dark. Although it does possess atmosphere and is supposedly haunted, if you believe in that sort of thing. The old guy at the bar was discussing where all the customers might be. They concluded that they may all be on holiday. However, I knew that they were all down the road in the Vine and also the Red Lion. It was a shame that it was so empty as the pub has much to offer. Beers on were Camerons Strongarm, Coach House Innkeepers & Toffee, Theakston Old Peculier, Weetwood Eastgate Ale & Bass. The cider was Old Rosie. Tried the Toffee which was ok, but nothing to write home about.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Aug 2013 21:38
Huge place and felt a bit unloved. Poor ale choice and the Coachmakers Toffee wasn't to my liking. Never mind.
Steamer1 - 17 Aug 2012 18:23
A huge place. Would love a showround. Well worth a visit.
Huey - 23 Mar 2012 11:52
A bit worn round the edges with too manhy low sofa to sit in. Opinion not helped by getting duff pint of the Coachman's Toffee brew - which was changed for a fresh one. As noted the snacks were cheap (�1 for chips in a bap) but I wasn't over enamoured with the place.
anonymous - 21 Aug 2011 15:04
Large pub with character, as the furnishings are quite eclectic. It's leaning towards bohemian whilst retaining a traditional feel. Two main rooms, front and back, plus a snug to explore. Once a hotel where Brindley and Wedgwood met to plan the canals that brought trade to the city, this is now an integral pub in what is becoming a good town for real ale. 6 real ales from local breweries avaiable on my visit, enjoyed what i had (i forget!) Also a mild if i remember correctly. There are cheap bar snacks such as pork pies that are a welcome sight to the weary traveller. Couldn't be more different than the Post Office Vaults but i recommend you try them both if in the area.
Carlurmston - 2 Jul 2009 12:56
Went there yesterday afternoon & had a great time. Really big, but unlike other places of its size it manages its bigness well & creates a fine atmosphere. Excellent range of ales. It certainly deserves a higher rating than it has now, but has to be marked down from perfection for lack of single malt!
dry_valleys - 16 Nov 2008 07:22
Good atmosphere, pleasant staff, good beer, excellent food. Very useful function room.
AnnePicken - 13 Dec 2007 12:07
Recently taken over and for the better. Excellent range of beers and though i've not tried the food yet the report's i've heard are very favourable. The room's are beginning to fill up as it grows in popularity and all in all The Leopard seems to have the owners such an historic pub deserves.
Tippler - 28 Aug 2007 20:41
A big and under-used pub.
wilko99 - 30 Dec 2004 17:58

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