September Pub of the Month


Four years ago, three friends set out on a great adventure. Chris, Rich and Tom opened BottleCraft, initially on Marsh Street, Up ‘Anley Duck!!!! It was an instant success, so much so that last year they moved to bigger premises just around the corner on Piccadilly.

In July, they celebrated their first anniversary in the new premises: their adventure continues. Located next to the Regent Theatre, it is ideal for pre, post or interval drinks. The entire bar staff are knowledgeable and can recommend beers that will suit your taste from up to 12 keg beers, three ciders and two cask ales. They stock 250 or more bottled and canned beers from all over the world; so much choice! There are also wines and spirits to choose from.

Monthly tasting nights sell out fast. I can’t recommend these enough; they are great value and great fun. They are presided over by Chris “Jazz Hands” Wilson, one of only 2 beer sommeliers in the West Midlands. Customers get to sample 10 beers and learn about the ingredients and brewery history. On an evening tasting, I’ll usually like six, hate two, and love two .There is even food provided by Chris’s Mum, linked to the theme of the tasting night. If that’s not enough, you get to take a bottle or can of your favorite beer home, all for twenty quid!

In conjunction with Craig Armstrong of the Hopwater Cellar in Newcastle (Pub of Month, July 2018) the BottleCraft boys support the local Home Brew Club. At weekends things get lively with DJ sets and CAMRA members get a discount on cask beers and take out purchases on the production of a valid membership card.

The presentation will take place at around 6pm on Saturday 1st September; please join us!

Lyn Sharpe
33 Piccadilly, Hanley ST1 1EN
01782 911 819
Opening Hours:
Monday-Thursday 12noon to 9pm: Friday & Saturday 12noon -10pm: Sunday 12noon - 6pm