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The White Star, Stoke Central, Stoke-On-Trent

Pub added by Dale Miles
63 Kingsway
Stoke-On-Trent
ST4 1JB
Phone: 01782848732
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custodian 42 left this review about The White Star

Fine Titanic pub with their usual selection of ales. Captain Smith @ 5.2% ABV was the pick of the lot. Definite revisit when I am in the area again.

On 29th January 2017 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The White Star

This smart town centre pub is one of those that was given new life by Everard's Project William scheme, which allowed the local Titanic brewery to set it up as one of their initial outlets, since which it has become one of Stoke's top alehouses. You enter directly to the main bar area, with the servery in an L-shape to your right. There are bare floorboards through the centre of the pub and a few carpeted areas off of this. High banquettes fill the space opposite the bar under the front windows with standard tables and chairs in a small lounge-style space to the front left. As the bar runs towards the rear of the room, you pass a drinking ledge with a large blackboard above detailing the full ale range, before emerging into a carpeted rear area with a good mix of seating options arranged around a turquoise fireplace. A 'Titanic' clock hangs on the wall and some nice port-hole style frames have been used to display the names of the breweries core range of beers. This part of the room has unusual wallpaper depicting old letters, postcards, packaging labels and the like. There is another section of the pub, almost entirely invisible from the main bar area due to the fact that it runs behind the servery and is therefore obscured by the bar back. This area has lots of comfortable seating under a selection of Titanic themed pictures and seemed to be one of the cosier spots on offer, with lots of people here choosing to eat. Stairs lead up to the toilets, passing a fairly basic function room and several more impressive Titanic bits. I visited in the run up to a Stoke City home match and by not wearing colours I was easily able to ignore the 'Home Fans Only' signs and bag a table near the bar. There is a good pub grub menu available but despite only being an hour into service, they had already run out of my first choice, so I opted instead for a steak and ale pie, which I have to say was top class.
On the bar, the Titanic core range was displayed along one row of handpulls, whilst the seasonals and guest ales appeared down the other side of the bar. The full Titanic list on this visit was White Star, Plum Porter, Captain Smith, Steerage, Iceberg, Wreckage and Sea, with Everards Tiger and Roosters Baby Faced Assassin the other options. The White Star set me back £3.15 and was in top condition, whilst the bar staff seemed well drilled in dealing with football day crowds and were very friendly and helpful.
The Titanic pubs in and around Stoke are undoubtedly some of the real highlights for real ale drinkers but I thought this place offered more than just good beer. I found it to be a very warm, welcoming pub with lots of comfy seating, cheery service and some good proper pub food. My experience may well have been enhanced by the fact that the pub was nice and busy without being overcrowded and I might have felt a little differently had I visited at a quieter hour, but for me this is one of the top pubs in a city blessed with plenty of fine watering holes.

On 18th December 2016 - rating: 9
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Quinno _ left this review about The White Star

A Titanic brewery pub (which is actually leased to them via the lovely Everard’s Project William scheme). Is done-up to a modern, middle-class style rarely seen in these parts and is done pretty well, with a fair bit of character and the inevitable Titanic memorabilia. The interior is L shaped with a comfortable raised rear area. The main wood-floored bar holds 10 ales - 5 each over two sets of pumps, with guest beers on the right hand side. We decided to have a go at the Titanic beers and went through the lot – quality was pretty much exceptional all-round, with friendly service from the female bar staff. Busy on our Friday night visit with an iffy ‘doing it off my Ipad’ DJ. Clientele were on the younger side and a good deal of them were also on the local brew. We really enjoyed it here and this proved to be one of the weekend’s stand-out pubs. I’d heartily recommend doing this one.

On 15th November 2016 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Stoke-on-Trent, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Longton, 2.46 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Kidsgrove, 3.44 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The White Star, Stoke-On-Trent
29th Jan 2017, 13:58
Review submitted by custodian 42
 
8th Jan 2017, 22:03
Review submitted by Quinno _

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 01 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 18 December 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 01 June 2015 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 January 2017 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday11am - 1am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: September 19th 2017
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