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“FANTASTIC!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Birches Head

The Birches Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Jen & Pete welcome you to The Birches Head. We believe we are an 'oasis' pub that offers virtually everything under one roof from eating and drinking to live music and keep fit. The Birches Head formerly The Birches Head Hotel is at the heart of the Birches Head community 1/2 mile outside the town centre of Hanley. We pride ourselves on our tag line, 'Love Being Local'. We use, where possible, locally sourced products, our staff have been employed from the local technical college and nearby area and all our crockery is from our world famous ceramic industry. The pub was refurbished in April 2013 and it too is all about our wonderful city. The lounge and restaurant is decorated with Warrilow prints and scenes of the local area whilst the traditional bar shares its love of our two great football clubs, Stoke City and Port Vale. With a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 we pride ourselves on cooking all our food from fresh; therefore expect a short wait for your food. Our beer is also exceptional. We have a range of draught beers, 4 permanent cask ales plus additional guest beers, great tasting wines and of course a full range of spirits and mixers. We have disabled access to the front (detachable ramp) and rear of the pub and a stair lift to our upstairs function room which is available to use for all family events. Outside is a terrace and smoking area plus the top class bowling which adjoins the pub. We open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week to eat in or take away. We have various keep fit classes Mon - Thur, Quiz night and Play Your Cards Right Thursday, live music every Friday & Saturday and open mike on Sundays. We also have Sky 3D & HD plus BT Sports for all the major live sporting events. So please come to our house for a great night out. Please note - we do not have a car park. There is parking on the streets in and around the pub. Also there is a community car park in Acton Street (the street directly behind the pub) and entrance can be gained into the pub from the alley way opposite.
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“FANTASTIC!!!!!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

What can I say.....we only just moved into our house on Moston st around the corner......I saw it on trip advisor......and thought let's give it a go.....I'm so glad we did.....There were 6 of us.......and the food was amazing.......real homemade hand cut chips, that's my weakness lol :) we all enjoyed our 3 courses, and the service from the girls, very polite with big beaming smiles :) I think you guys have found some new regulars......keep it up.....zeb & louise nash.

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TBH_Landlord, Owner at The Birches Head, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Hello Zeb and Louise. Thank you so much for your lovely, personal review and eye catching title! Also welcome to Birches Head and your new local! Our staff do seem to genuinely care about our customers, they are all lovely and hard working. I will be sure to pass on your comments. We look forward to seeing you soon and as a thank you please accept a 20% food discount the next time you visit. Warmest regards, Jen & Peter :)
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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“Meal”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We went for a meal on a Friday night without booking and they were good enough to squeeze us in. The menu is varied and a wee bit individual rather than the mainstream which is why we tried this rather than anywhere else. The food was home cooked and excellent, try this place if you are in the area. Also the decor and the outside areas where immaculate.

  • Visited July 2014
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TBH_Landlord, Manager at The Birches Head, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you for your review. Some of the dishes on our menu are our families' personal favourites so that's why they are alongside the more traditional fayre. Also your kind words about the cleanliness of our pub means a great deal to us. Let us know when you next visit so that we can give you a 20% food discount as a thank you. Kind regards Jen & Peter
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“Cannot fault”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I meet my friends here occasionally on a Thursday evening for the pub quiz. Always a pleasent atmosphere and enjoyable banter. Service is really good and the staff are all polite and friendly. Whenever I have eaten here, the food has always been delicious and the steak has been cooked to perfection. Really cannot fault; it's how a pub should be (just wish it was closer to where I live)

  • Visited June 2014
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TBH_Landlord, Owner at The Birches Head, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you for review! We are so glad you enjoy your Thursday evenings with us. We pride ourselves on our steaks and we are receiving some fantastic comments. so thank you. We will be sure to pass your comments on to our staff who work extremely hard for us. Finally,it is so kind of you to visit and support our pub even though it is not your 'local'. We are extremely grateful and as a thank you please accept a 20% food discount when you next visit. Warm regards, Jen and Peter
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“School Trip”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We visited The Birches Head pub with our pupils for their British cultural awareness week at school. Pete and Jen devised a talk and a tour of their establishment which was fantastic. All the pupils and staff enjoyed their food especially, the amazing fish & chips.
What a lovely couple who put their heart and sole into their business making it such a success. We highly recommend this pub for their friendly and welcoming staff and lovely food. We wish them continuing success for the future and we will definitely be returning.

  • Visited June 2014
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TBH_Landlord, Owner at The Birches Head, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Hiya! Thank you for writing your kind words. Peter and I loved the visits from your school. It was something completely different to what we normally do and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We do genuinely love showing off our pub so it was a fantastic opportunity and I don't mind saying that we both learned things too! You know that you and the children are welcome back any time. Please also accept a massive thank you for the card, flowers and chocolates, it was a lovely gesture :) As a thank you please accept a 20% food discount when you return. Kind regards, Jen & Peter
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“Dream come true”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We had our wedding reception at the Birches Head on 31st May 2014, we chose the Birches head as it had a warm atmosphere, was excellent value for money and Pete and Jen always made us feel welcome, nothing was too much trouble and they would go the extra mile for us. On the day Pete, Jen and the staff at the Birches Head made our dream into reality. The room looked amazing, thoughtfully decorated down to the finest detail which was acknowledged by all of our guests that attended. The food was outstanding, the menu we were able to choose ourselves, all guests thoroughly enjoyed their meal, the food exceeded their expectations. The staff we helpful and attentive at all times making everyone feel welcome. The whole day ran smoothly, everything was taken care of. The room was re-arranged for the evening reception to the highest standard, the DJ recommended by Pete and Jen was one of the best. All in all we would highly recommend the Birches Head to anyone who is not only looking for somewhere to share their special day but for anyone looking for a welcoming, friendly establishment for all family occasions. Finally we would like to thank Pete, Jen and all the staff at the Birches Head for going above and beyond the expected to make our dream come true, thank you, Leanne and Carl Sireno xx

  • Visited May 2014
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TBH_Landlord, Owner at The Birches Head, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Hello you two love birds! Leanne and Carl thank you ever so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your special day with us. It was such a lovely and perfect day from start to finish and made so easy for us by you all. Me, Peter and the staff loved being part of your day and we were all so proud of how well it all went! When customers make wedding enquiries I always now refer them to your review, it is so helpful to us and our business. THANK YOU! Make sure you come and see us with your photos when you have the time ;) Looking forward to seeing you and we will ensure you receive a 20% food discount as a thank you. Jen & Peter xx
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