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Birthplace of:
Josiah Wedgwood Josiah Spode Stanley Matthews John Wain Robbie Williams William Astbury Glenys Barton Arnold Bennett Havergal Brian Nick Hancock Neil Morrissey Phil Taylor Anthea Turner Freddie Jones Mark Bright Sarah Willingham
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Cultural Britain:
Arnold Bennett's Potteries
Folk Customs:
Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
The Barlaston Wassail

Stoke on Trent Events

Staffordshire Festival of Performing Arts

Burslem Summer Arts Festival
Etruria Canal Festival

CAMRA Beer Festival

Glyndebourne on Tour

Glyndebourne on Tour
Ice Rink at Trentham Gardens
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Latest reviews

Longton Market Hall
"I really enjoyed my visit to your market. I purchased some wool that day unfortunately I didn't get enough . I need to order more and wondered how ..." More

The Weathervane
"My husband and I on our recent visit to Stoke - On - Trent stayed at the Weathervane. We are sorry to say the service we encountered on our stay at ..." More

North Stafford Hotel
"Had a great time with our coach party. IS IT HAUNTED ? we had a funny experience !

Date visited: 25th dec 10 ..." More

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"Longton Market is really terrific - it has all the goods that tesco have without expensice packaging - Warren ..." More

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Latest reviews | Events in Stoke on Trent | 10 Places to Stay

Stoke on Trent is actually made up of six towns, Tunstall at the northerly edge, Burslem, Stoke, Fenton and Longton at the southerly end with Hanley being Stoke on Trent City centre and collectively known as “The Potteries”. The area though can trace its history back to the latter part of the Stone Age but it seems that the poorly drained clay soil made life here very difficult. It was this clay soil though on which Stoke on Trent was to build its fame and fortune. In the 17th century the realisation that there were abundant supplies of clay, lead, salt and coal was enough to encourage entrepreneurs to establish their factories in the area. Josiah Wedgewood set up his business in 1759 by which time the area was already a major producer of earthenware and stoneware – from its fragmented beginnings to the factories and mass production that dominated the area life in the Potteries was changing. Other, now famous names, soon joined Wedgewood – Spode, Minton, Wood and Whieldon all gathered to reap the benefits and capitalise on the natural resources of the area. As the production of ceramics increased one Josiah Spode II developed a fine bone china process that was cheap to manufacture and demand soared ensuring the lasting success of the region. In order to ensure that it reached the markets the introduction of the railway network and canal system contributed to the increasing growth of the area. As the towns grew in size the first calls for them to be amalgamated into one was as early as 1817 – at this time Burslem was the largest of the towns. Through the 19th century the rationalisation of the towns grew and by 1910 it was complete resulting in the largest amalgamation of towns ever to have occurred in Britain and in 1925 Stoke on Trent gained city status. However the late 20th century saw a massive decline in the fortunes of the area, by now many of the local mines had closed and ceramics factories were closing in Stoke on Trent, there was no longer an appetite for heavy industry. The people of Stoke on Trent already had a growing tourist industry, it relied on the great names in ceramics and pottery to attract people but this was not enough. Then 1986 saw Stoke on Trent host the National Garden Festival – not only did this attract many thousands of visitors but it also gave Stoke on Trent a reclaimed site ripe for redevelopment. Today Stoke on Trent offers a diversity of cultural and entertainment activities that would embarrass some other larger cities, it is continuing to grow and thrive and for the resident or visitor there is probably no better place to be. .


Hill Street Financial
J C Barker & Co
Moore Stephens
R Bath & Co Ltd


Anglo Welsh Boating


Bathroom Association


Aynsley China Visitor Centre
Biddulph Grange Garden
Churchill China Outlet
Emma Bridgewater Factory
Etruria Industrial Museum
Ford Green Hall
Foxfield Steam Railway
Gladstone Pottery Museum
Greenway Bank Country Park
Monkey Forest
Moorlands Farm Park

Portmeirion Potteries Ltd
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Rode Hall
Spode Visitor Centre
Ten Pin
Trentham Estate
Wedgwood Visitor Centre


Crown Hotel *book online*
Crown Plough Motel *book online*
Innkeepers Lodge *book online*
Plough Motel *book online*
Premier Inn Stoke/Trentham Gardens *book online*
The Weathervane *book online*
Travelodge Stoke Talke *book online*


Sheepwash Cottage Caravanning and Camping Site

Care Home

Collinson Court
High Cross House
Hilltop Manor Care Home
Strathmore College

Strathmore House Care Home
Tall Oaks


Grosvenor Casino The Octagon
Stanley Stoke Casino


Dance - Yvonne School of Dancing
Yoga - Anadi Anant


Bidds Live Music Venue
Jumpin Jaks
The Queens
The Sugar Mill Nightclub


Stoke-on-Trent City Council


Hanley Dental Practice
Millennium Dentistry
Pall Mall Dental Practice
Sneyd Green Dental Practice


Hanley Health Centre
Harley Street Medical Centre
Moorcroft Medical Centre

Somerset Surgery
Victoria Surgery

Estate Agent

Butters Charles & Sons
Clarke Victor
Hylton Hill
Midland Estate
Reeds Rains Estate Agents
Trentown Estates

Golf Club

Greenway Hall
Trentham Golf Course
Trentham Park Golf cLub

Health and Fitness Club

Esporta Health and Fitness plc
Fitness First Stoke
Greens Health and Fitness
Matrix Health and Leisure Club
Tollgate Hotel and Leisure
Total Fitness


Crown and Anchor
Crown Hotel
The Weathervane


Abbey Hulton Primary School Car Boot
Bank Top Car Boot
Bentilee Outdoor Market
Fenton Outdoor Market
Foxfield Railway Car Boot
Hanley Indoor Market
Hinde Street Market & Car Boot
Longton Market Hall
Monica Warehouse Car Boot
Stoke Indoor Market
Stoke Outdoor Market
Tunstall Market
Warehouse Car Boot

Performing Arts

Barbara Walton Singers
Buttermilk Dance Academy
Coaching With Soul
North Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra
Perform Academy
Regent Theatre Victoria Hall

Pub and Bar

Angel Inn

Bottslow Arms
Bulls Head
Cat Inn
Crown & Anchor
Elms (The)
Fox & Duck
Golden Cup Inn
Holly Bush
Jolly Carter
Kings Arms
Locomotive Inn
Med Bar & Restaurant
Miners Arms
Old Iron Cot
Post Office Vaults
Queens Arms
Red Lion
Shamrock Inn
Waggon & Horses
Ye Olde Crown


Elms (The)
Le Bella Napoli
Med Bar & Restaurant
Monzil Tandoori Restaurant
Portofino Stoke
Sen Restaurant
Shaffers Hanley
Traders (Stoke-on-Trent)


Buttermilk Dance Academy
Perform Academy
St Joseph's Preparatory School


Little Park Farm


Beswicks Solicitors
Grindeys Solicitors
Houlcroft Solicitors
Leslie N Dodd & Co

Wilkins & Thompson


A B C Taxis
ABC Supreme
Alpha Cabs
Coach Hire Stoke
Cosy Cruise Taxis
Hawks Taxis
Kidsgrove Taxis
Mini Bus Hire Stoke
Mini Bus Hire Stoke on Trent
New Yellow Cabs


Regent Theatre Victoria Hall


Caverswall Castle


Rogers Brock & Barker

Sports Clubs

Abbey Hulton United (Amateur Football)
Audley & District (Amateur Football)
Audley CC (Cricket)
Biddulph Victoria (Amateur Football)
Bignall End CC (Cricket)

Caverswall CC (Cricket)
City of Stoke-on-Trent TTC (Table Tennis)
Fegg Hayes (Amateur Football)
Florence Colliery (Amateur Football)
Foley (Amateur Football)
Goldenhill Wanderers (Amateur Football)
Hanford CC (Cricket)
Hanley Town (Amateur Football)
Longton RUFC (Rugby Union)
Meir K.A. (Amateur Football)
Norton (Amateur Football)
Norton United (Amateur Football)
Penkhull TTC (Table Tennis)
Port Vale Football Club (Football)
Priory Primary School TTC (Table Tennis)
Stoke City Football Club (Football)
Stoke Elite Trampoline Club (Trampolining)
Stoke on Trent RUFC (Rugby Union)
Stoke Steelers Basketball Club (Basketball)
Stone Dominoes Reserves (Amateur Football)
Stone Dynamoes (Amateur Football)
Ten Pin (Bowling)
Wolstanton United (Amateur Football)


Royal Doulton
Moorcroft Factory Shop
Cobridge Stoneware Factory Shop
Bourne Sports
Sports 29
Pick A Lilly
Bloomin Marvellous
Early Learning Centre
Barncroft Nurseries
Proctor's Nursery
Kerry Hill Nurseries
Jacksons Nurseries
Trentham Garden Centre
Hancocks Pet Centre

Abbey Pet Stores
Dorothy Perkins
Forbidden Planet
P Williams Chemists Ltd
Ernest G Hanwell Ltd
J D Sports
Crystal Maze
Mountain Warehouse
Allo PIzza
PC World
Benny Browne & Co
The Original Art Shop
Victorian Arts
Camargue Gallery
City Framing
William Williamson
The Gift Gallery
This and That Stationery
H Samuel
Hm Finishings Limited
Freeport Talke Retail Park
London Road (Stoke) Oatcakes
London Road (Stoke) Oatcakes
T K Maxx
Hallmark Cards
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
Pets At Home
Sugar Rose Company
London Road Bakehouse Ltd
Churchill China Factory Shop




Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Keele University Archery Club(Archery)
Tenpin Ltd(Bowling)
Crewe Climbing & Potholing Club(Caving)
Brown End Farm Cycle Hire(Cycling)
Lyme RC(Cycling)
Potteries Cycle Club(Cycling)
Goals Soccer Centre(Football)
Powerleague Stoke(Football)
Butterlands Farm Equestrian Centre(Riding)
Mow Cop Riding Centre(Riding)
Ski - Kidsgrove(Snow Sports)
Stoke Ski Centre(Snow Sports)

Places to Stay near Stoke on Trent

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Kenwood Guest House (0.86 miles)

Kenwood Guest House

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Kenwood is a family run Guest House in an excellent location. It is within walking distance of Stoke Railway Station and Hanley city centre and in close proximity to Staffordshire ... More

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North Stafford Hotel (1.28 miles)

North Stafford Hotel

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Situated in central Stoke-on-Trent, directly opposite the railway station and 16 miles from Alton Towers Theme Park, this convenient hotel offers free Wi-Fi in the public lounge, and on-site parking.
The North ... More

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Swallow George Hotel (1.44 miles)

Swallow George Hotel
The George Hotel in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, has a wealth of history behind it. This well loved hotel is situated in Burslem, one of the six towns making up the city of Stoke-on-Trent known affectionately as ... More | visit website
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Borough Arms Hotel (1.92 miles)

Borough Arms Hotel

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You can be assured of a warm welcome, impeccable service and the highest degree of comfort. Conveniently situated on the outskirts of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The Borough Arms Hotel and Restaurant is one of ... More

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Holiday Inn Express Stoke On Trent (2.00 miles)

Holiday Inn Express Stoke On Trent
Receive a warm welcome at the modern Holiday Inn Express Stoke-on-Trent hotel, near junction 15 of the M6. The Holiday Inn Express hotel in Stoke-on-Trent is 4 miles outside Stoke city centre on the A50. ... More | visit website
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Plough Motel (2.24 miles)

Plough Motel

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Friendly individual service in our independently owned motel coupled with excellent cuisine. Close to all major routes with 36 en-suite bedrooms.
Whether you are looking for a weekend away or accommodation while ... More

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Crown Hotel (3.07 miles)

Crown Hotel

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The origins of The Crown Hotel go back to the early 1800 with the present building being built in 1887 The hotel provides friendly service with no frills comfortable accommodations at ... More

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Ramada Newcastle-Under-Lyme (3.23 miles)

Ramada Newcastle-Under-Lyme

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Overlooking the Lyme Valley, the Ramada Newcastle-u-Lyme hotel lies in a quiet setting only 3 miles from Stoke on Trent and with the breathtaking scenery and rugged grandeur of the Peak ... More

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Crown and Anchor (3.30 miles)

Crown and Anchor

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The Crown and Anchor is located in Longton, one of the seven towns that makes up Stoke on Trent. The Crown and Anchor offers basic budget no frills bed and ... More

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Holiday Inn Stoke-on-Trent M6 (3.86 miles)

Holiday Inn Stoke-on-Trent M6

The Holiday Inn Stoke on Trent hotel is located in Newcastle-under-Lyme on the outskirts of Stoke on Trent, just off the M6, junction 15. The hotel is ideally located for guests travelling on business between ... More | visit website

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