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The Olde Peculiar‎

(8 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.8
  • Value 4.3
  • Friendliness 4.8
  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Facilities 3.6
  • Service 4.8
  • Location 4.6

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The Olde Peculiar‎ Information


We are a traditional, family run pub, in the Staffordshire village of Handscare with Armitage, situated between the historic city of Lichfield and Rugeley Town. We offer all you would expect from a village Inn; 5 Cask Marque accredited real ales, delicious homemade food and a comfortable place to sleep. A great place to base yourself to explore the many attractions of Staffordshire and the surrounding areas. Our bed and breakfast rooms are in an annex next to The Olde Peculiar which used to be the Stables for the Inn. The two appartments are to the left of The olde Peculiar. Each apartment is fully furnished complete with all essential items including complementary broadband Wi-Fi and car parking. Local amenities and attractions include:- The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Lichfield Cathedral Dr. Johnson Birth Place, Lichfield Cannock Chase – Walking and MTB Trails - Follow the Dog - Monkey Trail - Go Ape Drayton Manor Fun Park Alton Towers Theme Park St Thomas Priory Golf Course


  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking


  • Check in
    17:30 23:30
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Lichfield (5.0 miles)
    Take the A51 out of Lichfield towards Stafford. At the island turn right onto the A515 Ashbourne road. After a couple of miles turn left onto the A513. After a couple of miles you will reach Handsacre with Armitage keep left at the fork and as you start to go down the small hill and round a bend there is a Methodist Church on the right. Turn right immediately after this onto the Green and The Olde Peculiar is on the right.
  • Road from Rugeley (4.0 miles)
    Take the A513 out of Rugeley. Continue on this road through Armitage and towards Handsacre. Go under the railway bridge, over the min island and bear left. You will then see The Olde Peculiar on the right.
  • Road from Alrewas The A38 (8.5 miles)
    Leave the A38 at Alrewas and follow the A513. Continue until you reach the T junction at Kings Bromley. Turn left onto Lichfield road for 0.4 of a mile. Then turn right onto Rugeley road, the A513. Continue to follow the A513 into Handsacre. The Olde Peculiar will appear on your left.

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