Cider Pub of the Season

Park Inn, Dresden

Sited at the junction of Carlisle Street and Ricardo Street lies Dresden’s striking local community pub the Park Inn. Built in the late nineteenth century, close to the picturesque and well-landscaped Longton Park (also known as Queen’s Park), the pub has been a popular hostelry from its earliest days.

Dominic Kelly has been the resident manager since 1999. On visiting the pub, regulars as well as newcomers can be assured of a warm welcome from Dominic and his friendly and efficient staff.

On the instruction of the owners (the Dorbiere Group of Manchester), the Park Inn was closed for several weeks during 2013 and a major refurbishment project undertaken. The results were spectacular. Originally a two-roomed establishment, the premises were opened up into a single-space venue encompassing a fully renovated bar area with comfortable seating and furniture. Exterior work included the addition of an impressive and ornate metal and glass canopy.

The Park Inn is considerably sport-orientated with major football matches often shown (the pub also offers transportation to Stoke City FC home matches). Clientele can also participate in additional sports such as darts, crib and dominoes.

A comprehensive selection of beverages are available including regular beers (Bass and Abbot Ale), a frequently changing guest beer, draft and bottled ciders as well as a range of wines, spirits and cocktails. On a recent visit to the pub, ciders on offer included South West Orchards, Appleshed and Strongbow on draft as well as a wide selection of bottled drinks.

In view of this advantageous position, the Park Inn has therefore been chosen as the Winter Cider Pub of the Season, as voted by Potteries CAMRA members.

The presentation will take place on Saturday, 29th December at 2pm, so please come along and join Dominic and his team to help us celebrate this occasion.

Martin Walsh
Address:
45 Carlisle Street, Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 4EN
Telephone:
01782 313933
Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday 12noon – 11pm; Sunday 12noon – 10:30pm
Travel:
First Bus No. 6 to Florence area, then 10 minutes walk