Stoke Beer and Cider Festival
Thursday 19 - 21 Saturday October
Fenton Manor Sports Complex
Trains to Stoke-on-Trent Railway
There are only 3 platforms at Stoke rail station, it is best to exit on platform 1
www.nationalrail.co.uk/
It may be beneficial if travelling by train to also purchase a plus bus day ticket £3.00 (or less)
www.plusbus.info/stoke

Walk
You can walk to the festival from the Rail station (platform 1 exit turn right) takes approximately 20mins. (there will be some directional signs to follow).

Bus
By Bus there is a D&G bus No 40 (every 30 minutes until 17:12) also First bus No 23 and 23A (bus stop directly across the road from the Rail Station, platform 1 Exit)) which stops near the drive for Fenton Manor sports complex (day time every 15mins, evening 18:37, 19:07, 19:37, 20:22, 21:22) details for all buses in the area :-
http://www.stokebus.info/timetables.htm
If travelling from Hanley Bus (City Centre) Station then from stand Y take bus no 6 or 6a and takes just 6 stops opposite McDonalds. Then cross the road, walk up 50yards and turn right into Manor Street (which joins City Road), Fenton Manor Sports Complex is on the right (day time every 10mins evening each half hour) There are other buses from Hanley bus station but will take a bit longer.

Surrounding Area
If you ventured into Stoke Town centre from the Rail station (platform 1 exit turn right) then it takes approximately 5mins, you will come first to The Glebe (Joules). Turn first right into Kingsway you will come to The White Star (Titanic), onto Church Street to The Wheatsheaf (Wetherspoons) with each of these pubs having good real ale & cider as well as food. Also in close proximity to Stoke Town centre are a couple of good ale pubs, Ye Olde Bull and Bush, London Road Ale House and Staff of Life.
From Stoke Minster almost opposite the Glebe, you can catch the First bus No 11 or D&G Orange One bus just two stops close to the drive for Fenton Manor sports complex (day time every 10mins evening each hour) details for all buses in the area :- http://www.stokebus.info/timetables.htm

National Express
If travelling to the Festival by Nation Express, you will arrive in Hanley (City Centre) Bus Station stand A or B (depart from the same bus stands)
www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx

Taxi
The Taxi rank is situated alongside Platform 1, note the rank prices are premium