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  • Dog & Doublet Refurbishment (1/15/2019)

    The Dog and Doublet at Sandon will close its doors at 3pm on Sunday 13th January until 5pm on Tuesday 22nd January for a refurbishment of the popular country inn’s kitchen and an internal redecoration of the ground floor.

    Located in the village of Sandon on the A51, midway between Stone and Rugeley, The Dog and Doublet is run by The Lewis Partnership who operate several establishments in Staffordshire including The Moat House at Acton Trussell, The Red Lion at Bradley and The Bank House at Hixon.

    The Dog and Doublet refurbishment will be centred around the installation of a new kitchen. Scott Smith who has worked for The Lewis Partnership for over two decades and has been Head Chef at The Dog for the last five years said, “We’ve physically worn out integral parts of our kitchen due to our high trade levels. This closure gives us the opportunity to carry out the mammoth task of replacing our kitchen floor with the specialist knowledge of Rugeley based, Phoenix Flooring. Once this is done it’s then about installing new kitchen equipment including the latest Rational Combi and Blue Seal ovens and grills and Foster’s energy efficient refrigeration.”

    The Dog and Doublet Inn SandonThe kitchen will not be the only area having some attention during the shutdown, the ground floor will benefit from some tender loving care with new curtains and light fittings, additional furniture and a full redecoration throughout. Rebecca Carroll, Operations Manager at The Dog and Doublet said, “It will be fantastic to see The Dog refreshed and ready for the new year ahead. In the 8 years The LP have ran The Dog and Doublet it has always been a popular choice for locals and passers-by alike and as such is in much need of some TLC! We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to see our new look.”

    During the refurbishment The Lewis Partnership are again championing local suppliers from Staffordshire such as Wallace Contracts from Stoke on Trent who will be doing the painting and decorating, Express Curtains in Stafford will be making all our new curtains, Stoke-on-Trent based E2 Contract Lighting will be providing all our new light fittings and all the new furniture is being made less than 4 miles away at Taylors Classic Furniture in Stafford.

    The Dog and Doublet will reopen on Tuesday 22nd January at 5pm with a brand-new menu that celebrates seasonal food and our trusted local suppliers. Bookings are already being taken for the reopening and you can book online at https://www.doganddoubletsandon.co.uk/eat

    To keep updated with The Dog ‘s refurbishment follow The Dog and Doublet Inn on Facebook, Instagram (@doganddoubletsandon) and Twitter (@doganddoublet)

  • LP Rewards – the Loyalty Scheme You’ve Been Waiting For! (1/24/2018)

    LP_REWARDS_GRAPHIC_280pxWe have recently unveiled our new, highly anticipated loyalty scheme – LP Rewards

    LP Rewards is an App based scheme which rewards our guests with Loyalty Rewards Points for every £ spent on food and drink at any Lewis Partnership property.

    Rewards Points can then be exchanged for gifts in our points shop!

    Not only that but we give you a £5 gift to spend on your next visit just for downloading!

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  • Closed for food from 1st -5th February 2016 (2/1/2016)

    kitchen refurb at the dog and doubletWe are undertaking some TLC in our kitchen between 1st – 5th February 2016 and will therefore be unable to serve food during these dates.  Our bar will remain open from 11am-2pm and 5pm-11pm.  Normal service will resume on Saturday 6th February!

  • The Food Awards England 2015 (11/6/2015)

    We are delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists in the Gastro Pub of the Year (Midlands) category of The Food Awards England 2015!

    Now in their second year, the awards are designed to celebrate and reward the very best in England’s food sector. Nominations are received from the general public a commend the talented individuals and businesses who are dedicated to constantly delivering high-quality dishes, produce and supplies to ensure impeccable service to their customers

    The awards take place on Sunday 8th November at the The Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.  We’ll keep you posted!

    Dog & Doublet Food Awards 2015

  • Head Chef Opportunity for Newly Acquired Staffordshire Gastro Pub (10/8/2015)

    We are now searching for an experienced and talented future Head Chef to run all aspects of the kitchen within our new acquisition which will trade as an unbranded country gastro pub.

    This means you will have the best of both worlds – the support, benefits, incentives and opportunities of a larger company, with the autonomy, creativity and individuality of an independent.

    We require a Head Chef who wants the opportunity to create their own seasonal menus, to produce top quality food using fresh and seasonal ingredients, putting together outstanding classic dishes, so creativity and a good eye for detail is essential.

    The ideal candidate must:

    • Have relevant experience in a similar, unbranded pub/restaurant and be comfortable working in a fast paced and demanding environment
    • Be classically trained
    • Be a natural communicator and inspirational to your team, encouraging and developing the very best of them
    • Have extensive knowledge of seasonal food, alongside suitable experience working with fresh produce, menu design and cost, as well as ensuring high levels of health and safety compliance
    • Experience of CaterCost and ResDiary is a preferred skill
    • Level 3 Food Hygiene or above

    Benefits:
    -30% off on all food & drinks outside the working hours
    -training & development
    -28 days paid holiday pro rata
    -salary negotiable
    -tip share
    -bonus scheme, based on hygiene audits & food cost %

    The recruitment process will include two interviews with our Group Executive Chef and Company Director, you will also be required to provide suggested menus and participate in a Cook-Off

    Closing date for applications Friday 16th October 2015

    Applications in writing including CV and covering letter to Human Resources at

    The Lewis Partnership, c/o The Moat House, Lower Penkridge Road, Acton Trussell, Staffordshire, ST17 0RJ

  • Event Diary 2015 (9/9/2015)

    The Lewis Partnership Event DiaryWe have now taken delivery of our Lewis Partnership Event Diary which gives details of the events and celebrations we will be getting involved with for the next six months.  You can pick up your copy at any of our properties, or view it on-line here

  • Gin Festival 2015 (9/9/2015)

    #LPGinFest Following its success in 2014 at our sister property, The Swan, Stafford, we are bringing the #LPGinFest to all of our properties for ten days from 10th September 2015!

    We will be offering over 30 Gins from around the world as we celebrate all things Gin!

  • Crabbies Grand National Festival (4/2/2015)

    Crabbies Grand National Afternoon Tea The Dog & Doublet Sandon

    During three extraordinary days there will be moments of high drama on the famous Aintree turf.

    Grand Opening Day on Thursday 9th April promises to be the ultimate curtain raiser to The Crabbie’s Grand National 2015.  This is followed by Ladies Day or Fabulous Friday, which will bring a touch of elegance.

    Grand National Day  sees the thrilling combination of human endeavour and equine fortitude as 600 million people watch live on television. 40 horses and jockeys will line up to race across the famous fences including Becher’s Brook, Canal Turn, Valentine’s and The Chair.

    To celebrate this unique sporting weekend we will be serving a Crabbies Afternoon Tea throughout the duration of the 3-day festival.

    Call us to book your space on 01889 508331

  • Sandon Races – North Staffs Point to Point (3/30/2015)

    Post Race Beer & BBQ - D&D 2015This year’s Sandon Races Point-to-Point will be held on Easter Saturday, 4th April at Sandon Estate.  Gates open at 11am with the first race at 1pm.  Entry is only £30 per car for 2 or more occupants or £15 for single occupancy.

    The North Staffordshire Hunt Point to Point is a highlight of the areas social and sporting calendar with several thousand attending annually.  The event on Easter Saturday is a superb day out for all the family.  Dating from 1752 the sport operates under the regulation of the Point to Point Authority.  Point to point racing is packed with thrills and spills as horses and riders tackle substantial fences at top speed over a challenging 3 mile course.

    Some of the finest horses in the country have begun their careers point -to-pointing and there is always the possibility of seeing a Grand National winner of the future.  Professional bookmakers will be on hand to take bets

    The unique layout of the course at Sandon means that all racegoers have a superb view of the course from grassy banks, which form a natural ampitheatre.  Entertainment, both on and off track, is tailored for all ages with trade stalls, refreshments and children’s funfair rides.

    Following the racing join us for a post race beer and BBQ which will be served from 5.30pm at The Dog & Doublet

  • Event Diary (3/13/2015)

    Lewis Partnership Events Diary March 2015

    Our Event Diary gives an overview of the events and occasions we will be celebrating across The Lewis Partnership properties over the coming months.

    You can view our on-line March – September 2015 version by clicking here.  Printed copies are available for collection from any of our properties