I’ve missed dining out so much during lockdown, and combined with a desperate need to support independent businesses, the Eat Out to Help Out scheme was welcomed with open arms. I’ve drooled on my phone screen far too many times scrolling through the menus of my favourite restaurants pondering what I’ll order when I next visit.
The new government scheme Eat Out to Help Out launches on Monday (August 3), and will see more than 100 restaurants, pubs and cafes in Staffordshire offer huge discounts on meals.
The initiative runs until August 31 and provides a much-needed £30bn injection into the hospitality industry which was devastated by the pandemic.
How Eat Out to Help Out works
On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August, eateries are offering a 50% off incentive to help boost the sector and encourage people to support the industry.
Whilst many chains have signed up to the initiative, it will be of great benefit to independents in Staffordshire, who can claim the discounted 50% from the government.
The scheme offers 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks up to the vale of £10 per person. It’s accesible to all with no minimum spend and can be used in conjunction with other offers. You can take advantage of the offer as many times as you like, and it’s advised to book a table at most venues due to demand.
Participating restaurants, pubs and cafes in Staffordshire
Below is a list of eateries in Staffordshire categorised by area, including Hanley, Newcastle, Biddulph, Leek, Burslem, Tunstall, Longton and Fenton.
I’ve tried to provide as much information as possible and will continue to update as more information becomes available.
If you’re a Staffordshire based restaurant, pub or cafe that would like to be included on the list, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chains such as McDonalds and KFC have been left off the list, but more information on participating chains restaurant can be found using the Government’s handy postcode search tool.
Eat Out to Help Out Biddulph (and surrounding)
Reuben’s Grab yourself a smokey mac ‘n’ cheese or a New Yorker burger at Reuben’s! The American Italian diner opened in November, and was a real hit with residents in it’s first few months. The restaurant is offering up to £10 off per person on Wednesday’s throughout August between 5pm and 9pm – booking a table is recommended.
Address: 1 High Street, Biddulph, ST8 6AW
The Talbot Dog friendly country pub The Talbot is our go to for family occasions. The Talbot is a gorgeous pub for a quiet drink or a family lunch, and an even more perfect spot to chill with your dog after a walk around the Grange Country Park. They do the most incredible apple crumble. You can read more about The Talbot here.
Address: 73 Grange Rd, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent ST8 7RY
The Roaring Meg If you’re looking for some hearty, homecooked comfort food, then The Roaring Meg is the place to gt your pub grub. The pub has a street food menu with chicken wings or nachos for £7, as well as mouth-watering mains of slow cooked pork belly and BBQ chicken melt. The pub is taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme on Wednesdays in August, where they are open 12pm to 9pm for food, and until 10pm for the bar.
Booking is preferred, which can be done by calling 01782 516664 or messaging through Facebook/Instagram
Address: 40 Pennine Way, Biddulph, ST8 7EA
More in Biddulph and surrounding:
|Roti||Tuesday and Wednesday||5.30pm to 10pm||87-89 High Street, Biddulph, ST8 6AB|
|The Ash Inn||Monday to Wednesday||12.30pm to 7pm||91 Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop, ST7 4NE|
|The Top Pub||Monday to Wednesday||12pm to 10pm||Hill Top, Brown Edge, ST6 8TX|
|Gardners Arms||Brown Lees Road, Biddulph, ST8 6PH|
Eat Out to Help Out Leek (and surrounding)
|Ajs Catering||Monday to Wednesday||10.30am to 2.30om||Bridge End Garden Centre, Macclesfield Road, Leek, ST13 8LD|
|Alberto’s Kitchen||Tuesday and Wednesday||5pm to 10.30pm||13 The Smithfield Center, Haywood Street, Leek, ST13 5JW|
|Coffee Beans Cafe||Monday to Wednesday||8.30am to 5.30pm||58-60, Derby Street, Leek, ST13 5AJ|
|Hollybush Inn||Monday to Wednesday||12pm to 8.30pm||Denford Road, Leek, ST13 7JT|
|Hotel Rudyard||Monday to Wednesday||9am to 9pm||Denford Road, Leek, ST13 7JT|
|La Casona||Monday to Wednesday||6pm to 10pm||Buxton Road, Leek, ST13 7LN|
|Lawton’s Pies||Monday to Wednesday||9am to 4pm||74 Derby Street, Leek, ST13 5AJ|
|Monty’s Fish and Chips||Monday to Wednesday||12pm to 2pm, 4.30pm to 7pm||24 Market Place, Leek, ST13 5HJ|
|Pabna||Monday to Wednesday||5.30pm to 11pm||16-18 Ashbourne Road, Leek, ST13 5AS|
|Qarma Tandoori||Monday to Wednesday||3.45pm to 10pm||Cross Street Mill, Cross Street, Leek, ST13 6BL|
|Red Lion Pub||Monday to Wednesday||4.30pm to 8.30pm||37 Cheadle Road, Cheddleton, ST13 7HN|
|Roebuck||Monday to Wednesday||12pm to 8pm||18 Derby Street, Leek, ST13 5AB|
|Silk House Leek||Monday to Wednesday||12pm to 2.30pm
5pm to 9pm
|64 St. Edward Street, Leek, ST13 5DL|
|Tea-Cake||Tuesday and Wednesday||10am to 4pm||16-18 Getliffe Yard, Derby Street, Leek, ST13 6HU|
|The Boat Inn||8.30am to 3.30pm||170 Basford Bridge Lane, Cheddleton, ST13 7EQ|
|The Diner||9.30am to 4.30pm||Pickwood Road, Leek, ST13 5SN|
|The Lazy Trout||Monday to Wednesday||11.45am to 8.30pm||The Lazy Trout, Meerbrook, ST13 8SN|
|The Old Mill||Monday to Wednesday
Kids eat free on Mondays
|12pm to 3pm lunch
6pm onwards for dinner
|Shoobridge Mill, Haywood Street, Leek, ST13 5JZ|
|The Penguin||9am to 3pm||4 Sheep Market, Leek, ST13 5HW|
|The Reform Inn||Monday to Wednesday||12pm to 9pm||Managers Accommodation,The Reform, Ankors Lane, Thorncliffe, ST13 7LP|
||Monday to Wednesday||Mon/Tue 9am to 5.30pm
Wed 9am to 7pm
|81-83 Mill Street, Leek, ST13 8EU|
|The White Hart Tearoom||Monday to Wednesday||8.30am to 2pm||1-3, Stockwell Street, Leek, ST13 6DH|
|Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa||Monday to Wednesday||Three Horseshoes Country Inn & Spa, Blackshaw Moor, ST13 8TW|
|Waterview Restaurant||Monday to Wednesday
Includes Afternoon Tea
|10am to 5pm||New Leaf Catering,Tittesworth Visit, Blackshaw Lane, Meerbrook, ST13 8SW|
Eat Out to Help Out Hanley and surrounding
Esquires Coffee Eqsuires is a great place to get a cup of coffee and watch the world go by through the floor to ceiling windows. They do a cracking full English breakfast and the cake selection is to die for. Half price coffee and cake? Who can say no?
Address: 1-3, Lamb Street, Hanley, ST1 1PF
North Kitchen and Bar Get your favourite dish for 50% off at North on Wednesdays. This Cultural Quarter hangout offers meat, vegetarian and vegan options for big breakfasts, with some of the cosiest seating in the city centre. If, like me, you’ve got a sweet tooth, I can vouch for the pancakes – and I swear I’ve never had better toast. There’s just something about their bread! The North team are offering the discount all day on Wednesdays, from brunch and lunch, through to evenings!
Address: 31 Piccadilly, Hanley, ST1 1EN
The Slamwich Club Just in time for their new menu drop – The Slamwich Club are taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 12pm and 8pm. The new slamwiches look an absolute treat – especially The Del Boy and You Got Beef. I’ll never get over their Slammin’ House Fries though. Mixed fries with bacon, garlic and croutons – they’re just to die for.
Address: 63 Piccadilly, Hanley, ST1 1HR
The Pavilion Café The Pavillion opened this spring, and Mum and I managed to sneak a visit in just before lockdown for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. It’s annex rooms offer extra privacy for those special occassions, where the rest of the cafe makes for a fab pitstop after a walk around the park. After their afternoon tea, I couldn’t stop thinking about their scones and sausage rolls.
Address: Hanley Park, Cleveland Road, Shelton, ST1 4DX
More in Hanley and surrounding
|Cameron’s||Monday to Wednesday||8.30am to 4pm||12-14, Trinity Street, Hanley, ST1 5LA|
|Cauldon Kitchen||10am to 3.30pm||Unit 38 Shelton Enterprise Centre, Bedford Street, Shelton, ST1 4PZ|
|Chicinos||3pm to 10.30pm||37-39, Snow Hill, Shelton, ST1 4LU|
|Emma Bridgewater||Monday to Wednesday
Only on Afternoon Tea
|10am to 5pm||Emma Bridgewater Ltd, Lichfield Street, Hanley, ST1 3EJ|
|Hanley Flames||Monday to Wednesday||44 Crown Bank, Hanley, ST1 1DE|
|Jaflong Curry||Monday to Wednesday||63 Lichfield Street, Hanley, ST1 3EA|
|Mirchi Restauant||Monday to Wednesday||5.15pm to 11pm||60 Snow Hill, Shelton, ST1 4LY|
|North Stafford Hotel||Station Road, Shelton, ST4 2AE|
|Restaurant Family||Monday to Wednesday||5pm to 12am||46a, Broad Street, Hanley, ST1 4EU|
|Roberto’s Pizza House||Monday to Wednesday||5.30pm to 9.30pm||25 Pall Mall, Hanley, ST1 1EB|
|Sangam Restaurant||5pm to 10pm||15-15a, Glebe Street, Stoke, ST4 1HL|
|Seafarer||11 Cheapside, Hanley, ST1 1HL|
|The Boat House||Hanley Park, Cleveland Road, Shelton, ST1 4DX|
|The Corner||Tuesday to Wednesday||84 Piccadilly, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1HX|
|The Kitchen Café||Stall 34 Stoke Indoor Market, South Wolfe Street, Stoke, ST4 4AD|
|The Quarter Café||Wednesday||12pm to 11pm||65 Piccadilly, Hanley, ST1 1HR|
|Topping||Monday to Wednesday||117 College Road, Shelton, ST4 2EE|
|Victoria Lounge||Monday to Wednesday||12pm to 3pm for carvery||5 Adventure Place, Hanley, ST1 3AF|
|White Star||63 Kingsway, Stoke, ST4 1JB|
|Zest Bistro||Wednesdays||50 Piccadilly, Hanley, ST1 1EG|
Eat Out to Help Out Newcastle-under-Lyme (and surrounding)
Oscars Restaurant Only the best place to grab an oatcake in town! I certainly can’t say no to a half price double cheese and bacon.
Address: 20a Ironmarket, Newcastle, ST5 1RF
The Orange Tree Bar & Grill If you’re looking for a post-lockdown treat, then The Orange Tree is the place to be. Set in a stunning Georgian building, their atmosphere is relaxed and luxe. I visited here with my friends after our graduation and can confirm their puddings are divine.
Address: 371 Newcastle Road, Newcastle, ST4 6PG
Sanctuary Bar If Instagrammable is what you’re looking for, after months of being unable to take flatlays of your restaurant meals – then definitely try Sanctuary.Chicken Lollypop or Blue Cheese Hotdog – since it’s 50% off, why not get both?
Address: 91-93, High Street, Newcastle, ST5 1PS
|Amore Italian Restaurant & Café||5 Pepper Street, Newcastle, ST5 1PR|
|Art Of Siam||Tuesday and Wednesday||5pm to 10pm||30-32, High Street, Newcastle, ST5 1QL|
|Bilash Restaurant||Bilash, 22 Higherland, Newcastle, ST5 2TL|
|Borough Arms Hotel||26 King Street, Newcastle, ST5 1HX|
|Bygones Tearoom||108a, High Street, Newcastle, ST5 1PT|
|Caffe Java||24 Ironmarket, Newcastle, ST5 1RH|
|Garners Garden Centre||Garners Garden Centre, Ceme, Silverdale, ST5 6SH|
|GG’s Cafe And Grill||Monday to Wednesday||9am to 3pm||Swift House, Liverpool Road, Newcastle, ST5 9JJ|
|The Shed||Wednesdays||3pm to 11pm||2 Upper Marsh, May Bank, ST5 0PU|
|The Arch||Monday to Wednesday||5pm to 10pm||11 Brunswick Street, Newcastle, ST5 1HF|
|New Victoria Theatre||Etruria Road, Newcastle, ST5 0JG|
|Newcastle-under-Lyme Golf Club||Golf Lane, Newcastle, ST5 2QB|
|Pasta Di Piazza||Monday to Wednesday||12pm to 3pm
5pm to 10pm
|125 High Street, Newcastle, ST5 1PS|
|Streat Asian Street Food||Monday to Wednesday||9am to 5pm||7 Church Street, Newcastle, ST5 1QS|
|The Greyhound||67-71, George Street, Newcastle, ST5 1JT|
|The Milehouse||Monday to Wednesday||10am to 11pm||Liverpool Road, Newcastle, ST5 9HP|
|Waggon And Horses||33 Higherland, Newcastle, ST5 2TF|
|Wolstanton Golf Club||Dimsdale Hall Drive, Hassam Parade, Wolstanton, ST5 9DR|
Eat Out to Help Out Longton, Fenton and surrounding
|Britannia Café||58 The Strand, Longton, ST3 2NL|
|Desi Dera||37 Chaplin Road, Longton, ST3 4RE|
|London Road Ale House||Monday to Wednesday||4pm to 10.30pm||241 London Road, Boothen, ST4 5AA|
|Malt ‘N’ Hops||Monday to Wednesday||4pm to 10pm||295 King Street, Longton, ST4 3EJ|
|Niagara Balti||281 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, ST3 5LQ|
|Saghir Express||97-99, The Strand, Longton, ST3 2NS|
|Sammy’s Kitchen||Unit 8 – Cafe, 201 King Street, Fenton, ST4 3ER|
|Saracens Head Steakhouse||Wedesdays||12pm to 11pm||235 Sandon Road, Meir, ST3 7BL|
|Tandoori Knights||58 Church Street, Longton, ST4 1BL|
|The Gables||Managers Accommodation, The Gables, Barlaston Road, Blurton, ST3 3DS|
|The Glost House||500 King Street, Longton, ST3 1EZ|
Eat Out to Help Out Burslem, Tunstall and surrounding
|Agie and Katie||12 St. Johns Square, Burslem, ST6 3AJ|
|The Bulls Head||14 St Johns Square, Burslem, ST6 3AJ|
|The Furlong||Monday to Wednesday||12pm to 3.30pm
5pm to 10pm
|Furlong Road, Tustall, ST6 5UP|
|Totally Delicious, Middleport Pottery||Port Street, Burslem, ST6 3PE