Top 10 restaurants in Rugeley, United Kingdom (UK)

January 11, 2018 Natalie Tallman

Rugeley (/ˈruːdʒli/ ROOJ-lee) is a historic market town in the county of Staffordshire, England. It lies on the north-eastern edge of Cannock Chase next to the River Trent, and is situated between the towns of Stafford, Cannock, Lichfield and Uttoxeter. At the 2001 census the town's population was 22,724, (including the Brereton and Etchinghill wards). increasing to 24,033 at the 2011 Census. Rugeley is twinned with Western Springs, Illinois and in July 1962 the towns made telephone history on national television when the chairman of Rugeley Urban District Council made the first telephone call via the new Telstar satellite to the Mayor of Western Springs.
Things to do in Rugeley

1. Plum Pudding

Rugeley Road, Armitage WS15 4AZ, England Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi British, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$55 - HK$243 +44 1543 490330
Excellent
72%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 502 reviews

Plum Pudding

We are a family run bar/restaurant serving freshly prepared authentic Italian cuisine located along the Trent Mersey canal, where you can dine 'al fresco' weather permitting. We have a set menu available Monday to Thursday, a main menu available all day every day plus a tapas menu served between June and September then a seasonal lunch menu replaces the tapas menu during the cooler months of the year. We also serve traditional Sunday roasts plus we have a live vocalist every Friday evening from 8pm. We cater for all occasions and dietary requirements. We have a large car park plus disabled access and facilities. Please note that the opening hours stated are the times we are open for food, however, our bar is open until later for drinks.

Reviewed By T29CYG - Chesterfield, United Kingdom

We happened upon this Victorian building with faux purple Tudor wood without high expectations to be met with Giuseppe, the Italian chef and had the best Italian meal!!
He asked what we liked, fish, pasta etc recommending dishes to it taste.
The kids had lasagne which Giuseppe recommended, they had it with chips and authentic garlic bread (chargrilled and rubbed with garlic, yum) and they ate it all...took my 9 year old a good 30 minutes!
My husband had fillet of steak with amazing potatoes and fresh veg, he said it’s the best Italian steak he’s ever had.
As a veggie I had a creamy pasta which was delicious!
The decor overall isn’t the best but do not be put off this place is a great find!! The canal runs behind it with private moorings for visitors to the Plum Pudding. After our meal we sat outside watching the narrow boats go by, just a perfect afternoon.
We live an hour away but we’ll be back!!

2. The Yorkshireman

Colton Road, Rugeley WS15 3HB, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$157 - HK$235 +44 1889 583977
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 404 reviews

The Yorkshireman

Reviewed By Anet52 - Staffordshire, United Kingdom

My husband and I ate here last Friday, first day of new menu I had halloumi starter, house burger to follow, my husband had soup followed by vegetarian parcel, all very tasty and good wine and beer too Friendly staff, look forward to returning soon

3. Must

Brereton Hill, Rugeley WS15 4LA, England Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar Indian, Balti, Asian, Fusion, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night HK$306 - HK$385 +44 1543 492141
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Must

Reviewed By Martyn J - Burntwood

Past this many many times over many many years and decided to give it a try. It was mid week and I ordered a takeaway. The venue was more or less empty on arrival to collect my meal but looked very spacious and well liked.
The takeaway was amazing, the staff were friendly and the entire mass of food was lovely.
I'll be going back to eat in soon as it was very memorable meal

4. The Red Lion

170 Main Road | Rugeley, Rugeley WS15 1EB, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1889 359842
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 189 reviews

The Red Lion

Traditional

Reviewed By Vince H - Rugeley, United Kingdom

We went there just yesterday for Sunday Dinner to celebrate my Nephew's 21st..... WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! The only way I can describe it. I have NEVER seen four ladies run such a busy service with such polite, attentive charm. They were professionalism personified! Two of these girls were "Under 18" and so unable to physically pour alcoholic drinks behind the bar. Nevertheless, they managed all customers' needs with exquisite aplomb........WELL DONE ALL
There were chicken, beef and lamb on our collective plates and NOBODY WAS DISAPPOINTED!
It was an extremely busy afternoon and I hope your efforts were duly rewarded......you ALL deserve praise! Keep up the great work and we WILL be back.

5. Ye Olde Dun Cow

73 High Street | Colton, Rugeley WS15 3LG, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1889 584026
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 270 reviews

Ye Olde Dun Cow

Reviewed By Anita2250 - Rugeley, United Kingdom

Very friendly staff. Meal was well presented. Good choice of menu. food was served hot and 4 empty plates returned. We will be back in the near future.

6. Stag's Leap Rugeley

Wolseley Rd, Rugeley WS15 2ET, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Pizza, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$31 - HK$165 +44 1889 584587
Excellent
46%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 445 reviews

Stag's Leap Rugeley

We are a beautiful pub serving food, we have the most beautiful Gardens that are perfect for Al-Fresco dining in summertime. We are part of the Generous George Family, serving traditional favourites and we also specialise in hand stretched pizza. We would like to think that we accommodate everyone, she if there is something not on the menu that you would like, tell us we will do our best to please you. We cater for all kinds of parties and we offer a buffet service. We are a family pub and we are also doggie friendly

Reviewed By Avtar_1 - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Came here for a birthday meal. Table was booked for 20 people, unfortunately 23 came. When to person who booked the table asked if spare Seating could be arranged the person she spoke to said that only a table of 20 was booked so no more could be added. We all managed to find seats, albeit some on a spate table, however, my partners seat had baked beans on it and the one seat opposite mine was soaking wet. Due to the managers comments, we decided to just clean it ourselves and sit down. We were then told to hurry up and order as they were expecting a party 25. What that has to do with us ordering I don't know, perhaps we were being asked to cook their meals, we could have done a better job than the chef. Our meals came out of the kitchen and my god what disgust was put in front of us. Some of us said when the meals were being put on the table about the fish looking pretty burnt, the staff just looked, acknowledged and ignored what we said. The pies were the same to the point most of the party left most of their food as most had fish and chips or pie and chips, two dishes that you can't normally ruin. For a chef to send out such burnt/dried food is beyond me, in Gordon Ramsey's terms, get rid of the staff and start again. The staff when collecting the half eaten plates asked if all was alright with the meals, most said no, to which the staff just smiled and took the plates. I went to an empty bar to get my refill of soft drink, the bar man saw me with a refillable glass in hand, decided to top up the wines with back turned. I waited patiently, when he had finished, he started to walk off. I'm really struggling to understand this place. Have the locals no standards of what their eating or has the staff just given up and not caring, and just doing and saying what they like to customers? Either way, really not impressed.

7. The Park Gate Inn

Park Gate Road | Cannock Wood, Rugeley WS15 4RN, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$55 - HK$188 +44 1543 682223
Excellent
68%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 387 reviews

The Park Gate Inn

Reviewed By mrsmfb - Coventry, United Kingdom

Met some friends here for Sunday lunch. Sunday 22nd Oct
Had leek potato soup which was lovely. Then I had Turkey dinner it was lovely food especially the parsnips !! Plenty of it. My friends had 4 meat Sunday lunch and steak pie. All in all a lovely lunch.
One complaint the service was a little slow but would definitely would go back

8. Terrazza Ristorante Italiano

10 Lichfield Street, Rugeley WS15 2EH, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night HK$141 - HK$385 +44 1889 570630
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

Terrazza Ristorante Italiano

We are a family run traditional Italian Restaurant situated in Rugeley. We provide an extensive A La Carte menu, catering for vegetarian, Celiac and Lactose-Intolerant diets (For more info please contact us via telephone). Our menu offers fresh fish, prime steak, chicken, pizza and pasta. 2 & 3 course set menus are also available mid-week (Tues-Thurs)

Reviewed By Jay2771981

Well positioned in Rugeley Town with a convenient car park directly opposite. Received a bright welcome and seated immediately in a clean, open dining area. The kitchen is open to the diners which is always good and the staff are fast, polite and friendly and always on hand to help without hovering. Service was quick and the food was fresh, tasty and portions were huge. Everything about this restaurant is top class, well worth a visit and highly recommended.

9. Ye Olde Windmill

Windmill Lane | Gentleshaw, Rugeley WS15 4NF, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, Grill, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1543 682468
Excellent
53%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
7%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 358 reviews

Ye Olde Windmill

A 16th Century country pub and restaurant with views over 4 counties We have been serving our customers for 30 years. Big open Log Fires and a warm friendly family atmosphere. Beer Gardens and patio areas by Crown Green Bowling green. All food homemade freshly cooked to order using the finest produce

Reviewed By Spanishtrio

My family and I have become regulars at the Ye Olde Windmill.
In my opinion you can’t beat it. Fresh food, a great selection of drinks, friendly service and great value for money.
A cosy country pub, the last few times the fire has been on which is great.
Considering how young the staff are, they are always polite and helpful.
A special mention to Dennis, this place wouldn’t be the same without him.
If your after county pub, great value for money, good hearty food then this is the place.

10. the chetwynd arms, upper longdon

Upper Longdon | Upper Longdon, Rugeley WS15 1QB, England Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1543 490266
Excellent
73%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 181 reviews

the chetwynd arms, upper longdon

Local family run business, freshly cooked home made food. Free wi fi . Available for business, wedding and funerals. Private functions catered for . Dogs welcome in the bar and the garden. Family friendly. We have secure parking and availability for cyclists and horses. High chairs provided. Well kept real ales, beers and fine wines. Waitress service in the restaurant

Reviewed By Country12Boy

Cute and cosy traditional setting with nearby Forests great for walks, very accommodating and friendly staff, was here for lunch, prompt quick service but didn't feel rushed at all...food was simply cooked but very fresh and tasty none the less, excellent presentation and quality ingredients too!
I would definitely come back and recommend to any other passer-bys.
Simple, job well done!

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