Valentine’s Day is approaching and we have a great selection of places to spend some quality time with that special person.

Whether you’re looking for a chilled out afternoon or a romantic evening meal, check out our top tips for places to eat, places to visit, and places to stay below:

Food & Drink

The Orange Tree Bar & Grill

The Orange Tree Bar and Grill is housed in a fusion between a Georgian listed building and a contemporary, architect designed, glass extension combining the best of old and new. The Orange Tree have a passion for sourcing and serving the best quality steaks are our passion and we source the very best quality.

The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer is a lovely country pub and restaurant serving home cooked food, cask ales and quality wines in a relaxed contemporary setting.

World of Wedgwood Tea Room

Afternoon tea in the Wedgwood Tea Room is a truly elegant and memorable experience served on Wedgwood china (of course!) by highly experienced staff. A contemporary and indulgent interpretation of afternoon tea, including a delicious selection of sweet and savoury dishes. Visitors to the Wedgwood Tea Room will be spoilt for choice with Wedgwood’s finest teas to choose from including the new range of Wonderlust Teas.

The Swan with Two Necks

The Swan With Two Necks is a great place to relax and unwind with beautiful comfortable interiors and lovely views across Staffordshire countryside. They use the best local seasonal ingredients to ensure the food matches the quality of the surroundings too!

Milehouse Restaurant Bar & Grill

The newly opened Milehouse Restaurant Bar & Grill serves delicious food and gorgeous cocktails in a stunning venue. Milehouse serves a delicious breakfast menu, lunch menu, and main menu is available all day every day and includes a selection of classic favourites in addition to their premium British steak selection.

Klay Pizzeria & Bar

Klay, an amazing Pizzeria located on Piccadilly in Stoke-on-Trent's Cultural Quarter serving hand crafted wood fired pizza by the slice or by the circle available to eat in or take away.

The Quarter

The Quarter is an established cafe, bar, restaurant and live music venue in Piccadilly, in the City Centre. Head to the Quarter for exquisite food and drink with a separate day and night menu to suit all tastes.


Sanjeev’s is an Indian Restaurant based on Ayurvedic Concepts - Indian Herbal Science. Sanjeev’s pride themselves in using high-quality ingredients with our expert Chef. The menu consists of the Chef's expertly created dishes with ancient herbs and spices to release stress and anxiety.


Portofino is a traditional Italian Restaurant located in the City Centre, offering authentic italian cuisine using the finest ingredients. 

Art of Siam

When the Art of Siam opened in Newcastle in 2002, it brought with it a refreshing touch of authenticity. For it is far more than the dishes that have come from Thailand. The restaurant has built up a regular following of customers who travel from miles around to sample the fresh and aromatic flavours that are the key to Thai cooking. 

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Things to do

#ShowtheLove Walk

Take a Valentine's stroll around Trentham Gardens, beautiful at any time of the year, follow the #ShowtheLove Walk and learn about how Trentham is doing its bit for the planet. They'll also give you some tips on how you can make positive change in your gardens, benefiting your local environment plus your health and well-being.

Valentine's Pottery Date Night

Book onto a Valentine's Pottery Date Night at LoveClay Ceramics Centre for a Valentine's Day you'll be sure to remember! Master Potter Jon French will guide you through four-handed throwing to help you to create your very own couples pot. Enjoy champagne, canapes, chocolates and mood music while you celebrate a creative Valentine's Day date! 

Snowdrop Walks at Rode Hall

Head for a Valentine's stroll through Rode Hall's Snowdrop Walks - one of the most popular Snowdrop Walks in the North!  Over 70 varieties of Snowdrops swathe the Old Wood during February which is a sight to behold and a sure sign that Spring is on its way.

Valentine's VR Event: Explore. Fight. Survive

Explore together, fight together and survive together at XPVR this Valentine's Day.

Take your date, mates, loved-one or most-hated one along for some virtual reality fun to play together on Friday 14th. There's no rose petals, chocolates or gushy love stuff here... Just bullets, guns (lots of guns) and larger than life adventures to play together as a team. With over 40 exciting games to choose from, team up, buckle up and do something different!

Valentine Bone China Flowermaking Workshop

Learn about bone china flowermaking at Gladstone Pottery Museum's Valentine Bone China Flowermaking Workshop and make your own beautiful bone china candle holder using applied flowermaking techniques. This will then be glazed and fired at the museum ready for collection.

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Where to Stay

Best Western PLUS Stoke-on-Trent Moat House

Stay at the four star Best Western PLUS Stoke-on-Trent Moat House where you will enjoy a comfortable visit and great service. Part of the hotel is the historic is Etruria Hall which built in 1769 as the home of Josiah Wedgwood next to his Wedgwood Factory in Etruria.

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Share your Stoke Love Story

To celebrate this lovely time of year we want to hear about your Stoke Love Stories! Help us share the love for Stoke by posting your loved up stories and photos on social media and using the hashtag #mystokestory. Find out more here!




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