Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and whether it’s a date night or a mate night, there’s plenty to do in Stoke-On-Trent to commemorate the globally celebrated day of love. From a romantic meal for two at some of the best spots Stoke has to offer, to an idyllic walk in nature, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites in and around the area for you to fall in love with this February 14th.
VALENTINE’S DAY SET MENU AT MILLER AND CARTER TALKE
Nothing says romantic like Miller and Carter Talke’s 3 course Valentine’s Day set menu, available from 12th to 17th February. Fall head over heels for their exquisite wild scallops, baked camembert to share, and aged prime steak cuts. Sweeten the deal with a luxurious Lemon Mascarpone Raspberry Cheesecake, and impress your date by topping it all off with a bottle of Moët Chandon champagne. Make your Valentine’s Day a exceptional experience to remember at one of the best steakhouses in Stoke-On-Trent, located in a stunning Jacobean building near Talke.
WORLD OF WEDGWOOD
Nestled in the gorgeous Staffordshire countryside, the World of Wedgwood offers a whole host of romantic activities for you and that special someone this February. You can visit the Wedgwood Factory, unwind at the potter’s wheel, roam the galleries of the V&A Wedgwood Collection, and indulge in breakfast, lunch or their signature Wedgwood Afternoon Tea. Don’t miss out on Wedgwood’s Make and Cake Valentine’s experience for two, including a Potter’s Wheel Session for two in their Clay Studio followed by three tiers of their signature Afternoon Tea, unlimited tea and two glasses of prosecco in the Wedgwood tea room, available on 11th and 12th February. You’ll be spoiled for choice for things to do at Wedgwood this Valentine’s Day!
VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE TALBOT
Your heart will skip a beat when you try one of The Talbot’s delectable dishes in their 3 course set menu this Valentine’s Day. Fall in love with their slow cooked pork belly, duo of lamb, and sumptuous beef and chianti casserole, and finish off with their extravagant, specially crafted Valentine’s Billionaire Bomb for something sweet. The Talbot really are pulling out all the stops for the occasion, with a bottle of Freixenet Prosecco on offer – the perfect match to their mouth-watering menu!
For the nature lovers, venture into the award-winning Trentham Gardens for 725 acres of tranquil natural beauty. From the Rivers of Grass, to the Floral Labyrinth, to their gorgeous Italian Gardens, immerse you and your loved one in a spectacular array of greenery and wildlife, with colourful tulips emerging in the Spring time. For a magical stroll through the woodlands, take the fairy trail and keep your eyes peeled for the enchanting fairy sculptures nestled amongst the scenery. Round off your romantic walk with a wander through Trentham Shopping Village, also found at the Trentham Estate, where you can browse quirky gift shops, cafes and fine dining restaurants.
LOVECLAY POTTERY WORKSHOPS
Located in Valentine Clays headquarters (how fitting!) LoveClay comprises a contemporary gallery, exhibition space, workshops and events, and aims to promote the importance of clay in Stoke-On-Trent. For a unique Valentine’s Day experience with a twist, you can join experienced master potter Jon French and learn to throw and refine your very own pot. And, if you’re celebrating Galentines, LoveClay invite you to celebrate with your bestie with their pot throwing event on the 17th February for the perfect mate date. Celebrate your loved ones with a brand new activity this Valentine’s!
VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE POACHER’S COTTAGE
Let your loved ones know you appreciate them with The Poacher’s Cottage’s set Valentine’s Day menu at their warm and friendly pub restaurant and fantastic beer garden. They have plenty of delicious dishes on their evening set menu, like their famous Rotisserie Chicken, with two tasty courses and a third available for just an extra £2! You’ll be sure to fall in love with their tempting range of desserts, too.
There’s something for everyone in Stoke-On-Trent this February 14th – from the foodies to the nature lovers. We’re feeling the love here at Smithfield, and we hope that our roundup of romantic activities has given you some inspiration for where to spend your Valentine’s Day this year.