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“Wonderful evening, wonderful meal!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Spotgate Inn

The Spotgate Inn
Hilderstone Road, Stone ST15 8RP, England
01889 505277
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Ranked #2 of 45 Restaurants in Stone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Wonderful evening, wonderful meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

A friend and I decided to go here on the spur of the moment, what a treat! The Pullman carriages are wonderfully presented and evoke a great atmosphere, that of grandeur, elegance and privacy. The staff were very attentive and ensured the evening was pleasant and all our needs met. This goes far beyond a gimmick; the food was wonderful, the atmosphere wonderful and the overall experience a happy memory. Hope to return soon. Be aware, that not open Mondays. Not cheap, but good value for money. Hope to return soon.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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Staffordshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“A reminder of the Orient Express”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

My wife took me for a surprise meal on 12th April 2013, and it did not disappoint. Our table was in a private dining compartment at the rear of the Pub where two large train carriages from yesteryear have been seamlessly added. There are other areas of the train carriages that are more like a communal dining area. These are also very nice, but a top tip . . . if you want the private compartment, you have to ask for it at the time of booking.
The food was excellent. We had the combo to start which was a mixed platter of starters, like prawn, chicken, cheese and chip dippers with a selection of dips.
I had the Fillet Steak for main and it came with chips and vegetables. My wife had the Chilli. Both were of a high standard.
I can recommend the Speckled Hen Beer. It was 1st class.
Also we had a bottle of Malbec wine which was very good.
And all for under £65.
Can't fault it. I will be returning.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Would recommend!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

We try somewhere new for every birthday and this year I choose the spot gate and was not disappointed. on arrival the staff were wonderful could not make you feel anymore welcome than they did. After having pre meal drinks in the fire and candle light bar we were taken to our train carriage, which was wonderful was better than what I had expected, we ordered our meals and was delighted with what we received a good size portion and cooked to perfection we all had different meals and we're all equally satisfied, all through the night the staff were fantastic and polite. Would recommend to everyone and will be returning for another meal on the tracks

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The Pullman Carriages provide an excellent ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I've been to the Spot Gate Inn several times over twenty years! The Pullman train carriages at the back of the restaurant provide an authentic ambience to your dining out experience. What ever the celebration or just a quality meal the Spot Gate never fails. There's always an excellent choice on the menu and an extensive wine menu, the house wine have their own label. There's also a quaint waiting lounge with an open fire, to have pre-dinner drinks before you embark into the carriages.. superb.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Super”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Great service and lovely food.
Went in carriages with the children and they loved it.
Menu. Has changed since last visit , so a nice change.

Visited March 2013
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