Nine Staffordshire Moorlands pubs have been recognised for their quality and service by North Staffordshire’s Titanic Brewery.
The pubs have been awarded Blue Riband Inns of Excellence Service by the Burslem based brewer.
And to celebrate, customers are being given the chance to claim a limited edition T-shirt, by having a special Blue Riband passport stamped in each pub.
The Staffordshire Moorlands Blue Riband Pilgrimage launches on New Year’s Day.
T-shirts are available to anyone who gets their passport stamped in each of the nine pubs during January and February.
The Inns of Excellence are:
The Roebuck, Derby Street, Leek
The Wellington Inn, Strangman Street, Leek
Top Pub, Brown Edge
The Marquis of Granby, Ipstones,
The Jervis Arms, Onecote
The Huntsman, Brookhouses, Cheadle
The Fox and Goose, Foxt
Den Engel, Stanley, Street, Leek
The Manifold Inn, Hulme End, Hartington.
“We have launched our Blue Riband as a way of recognising and supporting excellent pubs,” said Titanic Managing Director Keith Bott.
“I am a firm believer that a great pub is part of the fabric of a community and we must work hard to support them.
“The Blue Riband pubs are chosen for their ambience, quality and service.”
To qualify for a T-shirt, pub-goers must buy a pint of Titanic beer in each of the nine pubs and get their passport stamped.
The passports are available from bar staff at the nine Blue Riband pubs.
For further information contact Keith or Dave Bott on 01782 823447
Notes to editors:
Titanic’s full range of beer can be seen on the company’s website at www.titanicbrewery.co.uk Titanic Brewery was founded in Burslem in 1985 and has grown to produce more than 2.3 million pints of fine ale every year. It is owned by Stafford born brothers Keith and Dave Bott. Keith is Chairman of SIBA, the society of independent brewers. The brewery name is in recognition of Stoke-on-Trent as the birthplace of Captain Edward Smith, Master of the ill fated Titanic ocean liner.
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