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The Blues Festival is held in a variety of venues including pubs, cafés, arts centre, outdoor stages and restaurants. They are all within easy walking distance in Leek town centre.

cock inn
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Set in the centre of a busy North Staffordshire market town the Cock is a pleasant spot to enjoy a coffee,snack or lunch, evening meals are not available.7 Hand pumps supply a choice of the Joules range of cask conditioned ales with a seasonal ale available every quarter or two guest ales with some unusual choices.


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Built in 1626, The Roebuck is steeped in character and charm. It makes for a lovely surrounding to enjoy a drink or a home cooked dish.13 cask ale pumps occupy the bar. Food is served daily including breakfast from 11am and is home to the Totally Locally Leek Burger, a dish that is created from local ingredients only, all sourced within a 100 yard radius!


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Proudly surrounded by the ambiance of Leek’s industrial history, Shoobridge Mill presents The Old Mill Smokehouse and craft ale bar. Created by Nathan and Bernadeta who share a passion about excellent food and drink, authentic flavours and creating good memories. They found an opportunity at Shoobridge Mill to match their love of the Staffordshire Moorlands and Leek, with food and drink.



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Leek’s arts centre is housed in the historic building, Foxlowe, at the top of Leek’s market place. With a popular café, bar, gallery, live performance space for music, drama, comedy, talks and a cinema, the Foxlowe Arts Centre has rapidly established a reputation as the go to place in Leek.


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Welcoming family run pub. Specialising in real ales, many brewed locally. Pool, darts and dominoes teams for both ladies and gents.


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Leek bar and grill’s is a friendly and locally themed Leek restaurant, cafe and wine bar specialising in exciting British Fusion with a seasonal Mediterranean twist.

We focus on serving the finest, mouth watering lamb, chicken and fish dishes with a mix of vegetarian mezzes.


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We’re a small bar with a huge range of ales & cocktails.

Whether you are popping in to sample a few of our international bottled ales, a quick after-work glass of wine or a G&T – we want you to have a great experience, and to come back again and again


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At Brewce’s Craft Ales we specialise in unusual beers from around the world. We stock a wide selection of British beers, especially those from the local area. Being based in Leek, Staffordshire we have many fantastic breweries on our doorstep.  Step in and try our draught ales, which are rotated regularly, or choose from the 100+ canned or bottled ales on display.

The Fountain Inn Leek
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Located in Leek, The Fountain Inn Leek is an easy drive from the Peak District National Park and Alton Towers. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to discover the area’s attractions.

The hotel has 2 modern rooms that are equipped with a variety of essential facilities to ensure guests have a comfortable stay.


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From the outside, this pub looks like a fairly small street corner local, but appearances can be deceptive, as it seems much larger on the inside. The lounge has many pictures and ornaments commemorating Queen Victoria (the pub’s original name being The Queen’s Head); the bar has a pool table and dart board and the Churchill Room has the expected trappings.


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We belong to both the United Reformed Church and the Methodist Church of Great Britain. We aim to remain faithful to both our parent denominations, but are not restricted by them – using worship resources and ideas that come from many sources – including the Iona Community and the emerging church. We seek to understand and find expression to our faith which enables us to engage with the world and our community as is set in the twenty-first century.



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Formerly the Hyde Out in Leek, Brothers Mark and John wanted to keep the building in the family and decided that Beer Dock was the right thing to do. The newest of the three shops opened in May 2017 and breathed a breath of fresh air into the beer scene in Leek.

The shop itself is two retail units combined together with a doorway in the middle, bottles spread over the space with the taps all located in one. 10 Keg Lines and 2 Cask Lines are home to the finest and freshest craft beer available.


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The Belgian Beer Embassy! If you want to experience the taste of Belgium in Staffordshire then this is the place. A contemporary Belgian bar where you can sample ten draught foreign beers, or if none take your fancy, there are over 100 bottled beers to choose from. Four hand pumps on the bar offer real ale; cafe style seating is at the front of the bar and a larger seating area to the rear.


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One of Leek’s oldest pubs dating back to the 1700s that has the oldest cellar in the town. A rustic style interior adds to the atmosphere of the place. A regular in the Good Beer Guide and a friendly pub to visit. There are seven real ales, four of which are brewed by Whim and three guest beers from micro breweries. There are at least two real ciders on at any time. The licensee is a professional musician. AWARDS: Staffordshire Moorlands Sub Branch Pub of the Year 2013 (Merit), 2014 (1st Place), 2015 (Merit), 2016 (Merit).


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Formerly The Engine Room, Society has been recently extensively renovated and now features a relaxed coffee bar area at the front, an 80’s themed disco room complete with 50 mirror balls and an illuminated dance floor, and a chill out zone to the rear.


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Serving freshly ground Has Bean Coffee, Atkinsons Tea and delicious homemade cakes. Wholesome homemade food available all day from Tuesday to Saturday. We also offer a range of vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free options. Fully licensed with over 400 different bottled beers and 4 craft beer taps.

Art Gallery – Jewellery & Wedding Stationery Craft Studios – Sheltered Suntrap Garden – Free Wi-Fi – Daily Papers – Dog Friendly


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Small, friendly, street-corner local, just off the main throroughfare through Leek town centre, very much a community local; the pub has a large sports following, with a dart board, pool table, plus it’s own football team. Watch out for the pub dog, who tends to sleep underneath the tables.


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Small, two-roomed Marstons pub just outside Leek town centre, with a compact bar and larger lounge that houses a pool table; note the old Marstons windows in the bar. There is a pleasant beer garden and smoking shelter to the rear of the pub; the guest beer will come from the usual range.


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Traditional local on the western outskirts of town, consisting of one single, elongated room. There is a smoking area to the rear; note the photographs of old Leek adorning the walls of the lounge-type area. Small car park to the right-hand side of the pub. The pub has a strong sporting following, as it is home to the Leek Football Supporters Club, being very close to the ground.


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