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The Church Bar and Restaurant

61-63 Old Town Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 2JS, England
01782 269440
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Ranked #136 of 390 restaurants in Stoke-on-Trent
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Stoke-On-Trent
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Visited the church restaurant for the tarot night. The food was faultless until the desert. The desert trolley arrived and we were very excited. I had the carrot cake. Unfortunately the top of the cake was hard as though it had been left standing for a while (because it probably had) it was also ridiculously sweet. I have eaten many... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Upon recommendation I took my wife here tonight for her birthday. We received a warm welcome, were served quickly (but not rushed). The waiter (manager?) engaged us in brief conversation but did not intrude. Very pleasant. The food was excellent - never eaten a better steak! Lovely atmosphere and the place itself is quirky - it being a renovated church!!... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have dined at The Church many times, and have yet to have a bad experience here. The staff have always been welcoming and attentive, any little errors are rectified quickly (trainees have to learn and this is perfectly acceptable). The food has always been excellent, the price isn't too steep, and the range of wine is good. The downstairs... More

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Stoke on Trent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My 7yr old girl wanted to have an old fashioned tea party for her birthday party. We had a great day. Diane and Paul went out of there way to make it special. Nothing was too much bother, lovely cupcakes, sandwiches cut into butterfly's to go with the theme, hot food was really nice and went down well. It looked... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have been coming to this restaurant for a number of years now, booking a table for between 16 and 20 for our annual training course in Stoke. Diane is always welcoming and goes to great efforts to make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible for us. The meal is always fantastic value and I get lots of... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

we visited on father's day with our 4 year old son. The food was lovely (we had chicken and ham suet pudding) and the setting was so unique and pretty. Service was a little slow (and we had to ask for more drinks) but it meant that our mains didn't arrive as soon as we'd finished our starters which we... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went when it was the tarot reading was a great night out will be going again. Food was nice and love the chocolate lumpy bumpy!

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Stoke, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I rang up 3 weeks in advance to book a table for 20 people for my birthday on bank holiday Monday, they were quick to book my table, therefore I invited my family and friends who live quite a drive away from Stoke-on-Trent. I rang a week before my birthday to confirm my table, I spoke to one of the... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Absolutely disgusted by the manager of this restaurant!! I phoned to book a table here and stated that I had a gormet card - she told me that they did not partake in this offer any longer. I went on to tell her that The Church was stated on the Gormet Society Site and therefore it was false advertising -... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

The management yet again let it down, very rude! The waiter got the wrong order, which we said was fine - he's only human! But the "lady" owner was very rude! Won't be going back and I used to love this place!

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Diane M, Owner at The Church Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes our waiter did get your order wrong as a main course meal was omitted this was rectified within minutes , as you say mistakes can happen , your mistake was thinking that this entitled you to a FREE TWO COURSE MEAL how rude is that ! More

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