Old pub on the main road into central Stoke, re-opened as a genuine Free House in October 2015; the pub has kept the same layout as before, but has been very much brightened and smartened up. here is a surprisingly large beer garden, hidden to the rear of the pub. Note the mural to the right of the bar, depicting various local and not so local legends, and the beautiful Minton tiling. Delicious, reasonably priced Chinese food is served on Tuesday & Friday Nights. AWARDS; CAMRA Potteries Cider Pub of the Season Winter 2017.