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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
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 147
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 42
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  • 62
    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
Vintage afternoon tea

Had afternoon tea at The Church to celebrate a friend's birthday. Who would have guessed that a restaurant even existed in that location as most of the surrounding buildings are empty or derelict. The owner has spent a lot of time restoring the interior to make a most unusual restaurant- stained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
beachbray
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england
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had afternoon tea at The Church to celebrate a friend's birthday. Who would have guessed that a restaurant even existed in that location as most of the surrounding buildings are empty or derelict. The owner has spent a lot of time restoring the interior to make a most unusual restaurant- stained glass windows, beautiful dark wood high bar, and fabulous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Called at the church for a mid week dinner, expecting something like pub grub. How wrong could I be, the choice was good, and the food was so well cooked and presented have been back every week for the last five weeks.took the family there and they enjoyed it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lovely building. The food was good value for money but would have personally preferred an a la carte menu as well as the fixed price menu. There was plenty of food and of an average quality. The wine list could be improved we ordered a new world sauvignon blanc and got a French, the red rioja was nothing special just... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

4 of us had pre booked a table for Tuesday night for a friends birthday and were really looking forward to having a catch up, a nice meal and our tarot cards read. As soon as we arrived a miserable looking woman was standing on the stairs and told us abruptly that one of the tarot readers had phoned in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I went here with a relatively large group (11) and on arrival we were taken down to the bar area. Love the concept of the restaurant, and it's decorated really well throughout. Great to see something different in the area! Once seated, we ordered our food - it does feel a little like some get good value for money, whereas... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went here with a group of friends for a celebration. We arranged to meet in the downstairs bar, only to be told when we got there that our drinks would be served in the waiting area, and then we were taken to our table early. We asked for a bottle of white zinfandel, which they didn't have, but offered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and myself ate here on Saturday evening. It's a very unusual environment as the stained glass church windows are still present and there is a sort of 'gothic' feel to the decoration inside. We were very impressed by the level of attentiveness which was shown to us by the waiter. We were given a choice of tables and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Afternoon tea at the Church was amazing. We ( including a visitor from USA) a party of 4, were met at the door, shown to our table, with the silver tea pot' s and English china on............perfect. We were so well looked after even had a glass bell to ring if we needed anything. The tea kept on coming and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Went here in a party of 6 for the Tuesday tarot night and 3 courses and it was fantastic. The food is stunning and would highly recommend the steak and lamb, they were cooked to perfection. The decor still as lovely and clean as previously visit. BIG shout out to (headmistress) Diane and her friendly staff, who made us feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I went to The church last night. It was not a special occasion but we chose the church as we could get a meal and then move down to the bar afterwards. I had the sirloin steak and it was cooked to perfection. The blue cheese sauce was creamy and tasty. We did not have a pudding... More 

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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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