About The Rifleman - The Rifleman Inn

We are now fully open from 3pm Monday to Thursday, food served from 4pm.to 8pm.
Friday to Sunday 12pm until 8pm food is served, bar open until 11pm every night.

About The Rifleman


The Rifleman Inn is a Traditional Country Pub in the beautiful village of Acres Nook, just a mile away from Kidsgrove. Bathpool Park is situated at the end of the road.

We offer a real taste of the country with fine homemade food, real ales and wines, served between our two interconnecting dinning areas.

The restaurant is ideal for Private Parties.

We also have an outside patio area, perfect for eating outside during nice days and evenings.


A little History:

“The first mention of this pub wasn’t until 1854 when it was reported that landowner Ralph Sneyd sold the house to a villager John Cumberland. Cumberland seemed to have been a common illiterate local who signed his deeds with a cross. But by 1873 he was known as a beer seller. Soon after this he was calling himself a gentleman and a yeoman writing now with a proper signature. As he advanced successfully he sold the pub to James Beech.

Kidsgrove Rifle Volunteers had been formed in 1860 and were shooting in nearby Target Wood. The connection comes in 1876 when the pub was being called the Rifle Volunteers with stables and a license to sell wine as well. The number of coalmines nearby no doubt did much for his trade.”

                  Kidsgrove historian Philip Leese.