The Staffordshire food and drink scene is looking good for summer with the opening of some great new pubs and bars. Here’s 8 we can’t wait to try out
If you’re getting ready for summer drinks then the Staffordshire food and drink scene is the place to be. With a number of new venues up and running and more to come over the next few months, you won’t be stuck for choice. How about trying some of these new places?
Brewce’s, in Stanley Street, opened in February primarily as a cider and craft ale shop. But it also has a sipping room to test out the beverages and a bar area with a number of ales on tap, so it offers a more quirky place to drink, especially if you enjoy trying out different craft ales.
Old Mill Smokehouse, Leek
If it’s craft ales and cocktails then the Old Mill Smokehouse at Shoobridge Mill, Haywood Street, Leek, is the place to go. Opened last year, the venue aims to provide excellent food and drink. With a rotating selection of craft ales, exclusively designed cocktail menu, wines and even award-winning coffee, the choice is wide.
The Corner, Hanley
New bar The Corner is one of Hanley’s newest additions to the Staffordshire food and drink scene. Based in Piccadilly the bar offers a range of gins, alongside beer, ales and cider. And if you’re hungry, then American-influenced dishes are on the menu too.
Dares Bar, Tamworth
Dares Bar in Tamworth recently opened at the site of the former Glow Bar in Silver Street. The late night lounge bar offers a mix of cocktails, which can be enjoyed while watching the singing entertainment.
A Hard Day’s Night, Newcastle-under-Lyme
If you’re a fan of the Beatles and haven’t yet tried out A Hard Day’s Night in Newcastle-under-Lyme then it’s time to visit. The theme bar, a tribute to the fab four, opened last year in Kings Street and boasts top cocktails, music and regular events such as wine tasting.
Bod, Stoke & Trentham
Following on from Bod Stafford, which opened last year in Bodmin Avenue, there’s now a Bod bar in Stoke. Located by the railway station and owned by Titanic Breweries, the newest venue also serves up coffee, a selection of wines and Titanic beer. And if that’s not enough, a third Bod is on the way to Longton Road in Trentham. It looks set to open in the Autumn.
One to watch is the old Dorothy Perkins store in Stafford. The Gaolgate Street site is set to be transformed into a Hogarths bar after recently being given the go ahead by council planners. It’s likely to open later in the year.
Trentham Craft Bar, Trentham
A licensing application has been lodged with Stafford Borough Council for Trentham Craft Bar to open at the former Elf Adventures unit at the Trentham Shopping Village. There are no further details being released about this at the moment. Watch this space!