Had a lovely meal at the White Star today. We had actually been shopping in Hanley and as there does not seem to be anywhere half decent to eat there, my husband (who is a big fan of Titanic ale) asked if we could drive in to Stoke and try the food at the White Star. I am so glad that we did, and we will be returning for sure.
I had the steak and ale pie, which was just packed with chunks of beef and my husband had the chilli. We were both suitably impressed with the food. The home-made chips were gorgeous. If we had to be picky, and this is purely a matter of preference, we did not like having the food served separately on rectangular plates. It looked all very chef-fy, for want of a better word, and like something that would be served up on the Great British Menu food show, but it was just not for us. I like to be able to have a little bit of everything on my fork and the food served in this manner made it more difficult to eat that way.
The rest of the menu sounded just what we would go for and I can't wait to go back and try the other flavour pies. As it was a dinnertime we did not have a pudding either, something which I aim to rectify next time by going in the evening.
The pub was lovely and clean. The service was great, but then the pub was not busy so there was no reason for it not to have been. My husband went home with a supply of titanic beer take-outs, so he was happy.
The only let-down, the ladies' toilets could do with a massive spruce up.
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