Nine Staffordshire Moorlands pubs have been recognised for their quality and service by a Burslem brewery.
The pubs have been awarded Blue Riband Inns of Excellence Service by the Titanic Brewery.
To celebrate the achievement, customers are being given the chance to claim a limited edition T-shirt by having a special passport stamped in each pub.
“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.”
The Staffordshire Moorlands Blue Riband Pilgrimage launches on New Year’s Day and T-shirts are available to anyone who gets a stamp from 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.
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 pubs.