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The Church Bar and Restaurant

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61-63 Old Town Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 2JS, England
01782 269440
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Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 156
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 69
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Afternoon tea

Lovely visit for afternoon tea ,a real treat with a lot of goodies. Lovely setting in an old church .

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rose W
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely visit for afternoon tea ,a real treat with a lot of goodies. Lovely setting in an old church .

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Thank Rose W
Staffordshire
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service was dire, the bar staff were unfriendly, the waitress we had thought she was funny by making remarks about us greeting each other with a hug, the plates were slow to be cleared, plates of food were passed over people as we were literally crammed in. The food.....on a positive we weren't ill, but garlic mushrooms has been... More 

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Thank NicWStaffordshire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awful service, manager had a bad attitude when she was asked to change our cream as it was clearly off. Had to go downstairs to the bar to get drinks even though the table next to us got table service, food was over priced and over rated. They couldn't offer the full menu and people had to change from their... More 

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Thank Sal G
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table for 4 well in advance - we were given a table that was so cramped that you couldn't pull your chair out with hitting the person behind you - the food was awful - hardly any service we went downstairs to get drinks at one stage - over priced and rude staff - not for us

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Thank mrssmirnoff
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a meal last night for my birthday, really wish I had stayed at home! Right from the start the attitude from the main waiter was terrible, not sure if he was the manager or just "man in charge" but he needs some customer service lessons! My son asked a nice young waitress for us not to be served... More 

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Thank Jayne M
Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I do wonder if any of the staff actually read these comments on here from time to time, because the reoccurring theme seems to be bad attitude on their part. This is exactly what we experienced. We visited the church for a works Christmas meal at the beginning of December 2015 as a party of 11. Now as soon and... More 

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Thank gemmawoodcock24
Hanley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and myself go to the church quite often. The staff are so friendly, the restaurant very nice and the food is exceptional as is the price. If your looking for a lovely evening with good food then the church is perfect. We also like to go down to the bar area afterwards, relax on the Chesterfield sofas, listen... More 

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Thank lauraegg10
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited here for the first time, as this was a last minute booking we were pleased we were able to get in and thought £60.00 for New Year's Eve was very reasonable. Ok so the good bits , inside the church is lovely and restored beautifully. However as soon as you get downstairs it's freezing I had to put... More 

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Thank Kimberlinah82
staffs
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

we visited the church restaurant on newyears eve myself husband and 7 friends this was our 3rd visit to the church and it wont be our last nothin to complain about the food was lovely as it always is,all the staff were fab as they always are even though they were very busy,i cant understand the negative reviews on the... More 

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Thank stokecityfc59
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We would love to thank everyone at the church hanley . We have been to the church for new year and had a fab night. The food was 100% especially the rump steak it was done to perfection . The staff All worked will . The night downstairs was as good as you made it and we made it good... More 

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Thank Julie W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61-63 Old Town Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 2JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Stoke-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: 01782 269440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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