Top 3 Places To Spend Valentine’s Day In Stoke-on-Trent

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Known as the International Day of Love, Valentine’s Day is celebrated globally with couples, friends and even family heading out for romantic meals, drinks or something slightly different to commemorate the special day. 

Here at Smithfield we wanted to make sure you weren’t short of places to spend Valentine’s Day. We’ve rounded up our top 3 recommendations of events, bars and restaurants that are open across Stoke and offering special Valentine’s themed evenings for you to enjoy.  



Where else to begin than an Italian restaurant? Saint Valentine, the man associated with the tradition of love, was after all, from Italy. 

Portofino, the Hanley gem named after the idyllic fishing village in Italy, is the perfect place to spend your Valentine’s Day. 

Kick back and relax as Portofino’s warm and friendly staff look after your every need. You’ll be spoilt for choice deciding what to order from their mouth watering menu. Rest assured that no choice is a bad choice though, as all their meals are fresh, authentic and cooked with love.

So if you’re one for tradition or simply fancy an Italian themed evening this Valentine’s Day then get down to Portofino’s, for a taste of Italy. 

Check out their website below for bookings.

Location: 38 Marsh Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1JD

Website: Portofino Hanley – Italian Dining in Stoke-on-Trent – Fine Dining in Stoke (

Contact: // 01782 209444


THE Windmill

This Valentine’s Day, The Windmill has gone the extra mile to make it an unforgettable one for all guests. 

The Windmill is a lovely little roadside pub in Meir Heath, just a short drive from us at Smithfield. Whether you’re seeking a night of romance or celebrating with friends/family, you’ll find The Windmill’s cosy, beautiful setting perfect for a romantic evening. 

Here you can enjoy the warmth of a classic British pub, all the while eating delicious gastropub-esque food. Their specially-picked Valentine’s Day set menu has something for all including a 21-day matured rump steak, almond pesto linguine (v) or a smoked cheeze and beetroot tart (vg). 

Not to mention, if you pre-book the 3-course Valentine’s Day set menu, you’ll be treated to a complimentary glass of fizz. If the free bubbles still weren’t enough, The Windmill are also offering guests the chance to win a staycation for 2 as well as receiving 25% off dining with them! 

With scrumptious food, a loving atmosphere and marvellous incentives, The Windmill has to be up there with one of the best places to spend your Valentine’s Day in Stoke!

Location: Hilderstone Road, Meir Heath, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 7PB

Website: Valentine’s Day | Valentine’s meal in Stoke On Trent (

Contact: // 01782 398631


Valentine’s Pottery Date Night

Are you fancying something a bit different this Valentine’s Day? Well, look no further because the LoveClay ceramics centre has put together a special night to give you a Valentine’s Day with a twist.

Located at the Valentine Clays headquarters, the Valentine’s Pottery Date Night entails a fun-filled evening with teacher Jon French, who will guide you through four-handed throwing to help you create your own couple’s pot, a perfect keepsake to remember this special evening.

With champagne, canapes and chocolates on offer and mood music providing the perfect ambience, the Valentine’s Pottery Date Night sounds like they’ve got everything covered.

Not only have they got that covered, but they’ll have you covered in clay by the end of the evening so don’t forget a change of clothes, especially if you’re planning on going for a meal or drinks afterwards.

The LoveClay ceramics centre will certainly provide you with a Valentine’s Day like no other, so if you fancy getting hands on and trying something new, then head on down and enjoy!

Location: Love Clay, Valentine Clays, Valentine Way, Stoke-on-Trent, Fenton, ST4 2FJ

Website: Valentine’s Pottery Date Night – Visit Stoke

Contact: 01782 271200


Take your pick!

So there you have our top 3 places to spend Valentine’s Day in Stoke! You’ve got 3 really different options here so surely, you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for you and a loved one to celebrate on the 14th of February. 

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