The Titanic Brewery ‘bod’ cafe bar recently used H & E Smith as its supplier of ceramic tiles and mural lettering.
The former First Class lounge of Stoke Station has undergone a recent transformation thanks to Titanic Brewery’s latest venture. The brewery’s very first railway station cafe bar has recently opened. Simply called “bod”, this new cafe bar is open to both rail travellers and the general public, as it can be accessed from both platform one and, for public access, via an entrance outside the station. Bod launched on Monday 15th October, and created 12 new jobs, serving tea and coffee, light bites and also Titanic’s craft ales.
The Sentinel covered the launch, and interviewed the owner of the Titanic Brewery, Keith Bott:-
Keith, who owns Titanic Brewery with brother Dave, said:
“Virgin Trains came to us and asked if we would be interested in the space.
“We thought this was a fantastic opportunity to put our brand and the fabulous beers we offer into Stoke Station. We can offer the traveller a great experience before they get on or when they get off the train.
“Three million people start of finish their journey at this station every year. It’s a really exciting project.”
A project committed to the local area
The Sentinel quoted Keith discussing the motivation behind his choice of suppliers
“We are passionate about keeping things local, for example the tiles behind the bar are made by H&E Smith in Hanley, and we are using Dudson pottery.”
The Titanic Brewery
The Titanic Brewery was established in 1985. Since then it has grown to produce over 3.5 million pints of beer a year. Titanic Brewery now employs around 150 people, both at the brewery itself and across the pubs and bod bars. Its first bod café bar opened up in Stafford at Easter. Plans are now in motion to open up a third ‘bod’ cafe bar in the former Natwest bank in Trentham.
“It’s fantastic – Dave and Keith have done an amazing job. It’s great for Stoke and it’s a new experience for our customers.
“We are trying to create localism at our stations, we want the station to be in the community. This is the first step in what we are trying to do with the station – there is more in the pipeline.”