Friday, 23 March 2012
#057 The Unicorn Inn, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent : 2002 to 2011
Stoke-on-Trent is one of those places that I find very confusing! We don't visit that often on our canal trips, but I generally get lost when we do. We first came across The Unicorn Inn pretty much by accident and were very glad we did. I remember it as a lovely little pub that was well appointed and friendly.
This photo was taken on Sunday 15th September 2002 in the evening.
In the intervening years we've passed through Stoke quite a few times, but not ventured in to Hanley. Stoke is quite a sprawling city and so we've been to most parts over the years. This time we moored at Etruria Junction and headed off towards Hanley. As I've detailed before, there have been a lot of changes and, it seemed to me, that much of the area had been flattened!
After we'd rediscovered The Wheatsheaf Hotel, we set off to find another pub recommended by the locals...and got lost again. Luckily we managed to stumble across The Unicorn Inn again.
This photo was taken on Friday 2nd September 2011, again an evening visit. The outside has been extensively redecorated, but inside it is still a proper pub that is still popular.