'Tis the season of love and there's nowhere better for a romantic treat than Staffordshire! Here are 14 ideas for the 14th, should you need some inspiration. 

Valentine's Day at the Rollercoaster Restaurant

How about an evening at Staffordshire's quirkiest eaterie? The Rollercoaster Restaurant at Alton Towers Resort will definitely put you on the right track for romance! Enjoy a Valentine's Day like no other, including three fabulous courses for just £30 per person.

It's open to the general public and you don't need a theme park ticket to dine there at night.

Breakfast with Monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest

If you can wait a bit longer, Breakfast with the Monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest is an intimate and unique experience for animal lovers, as you visit the park before it's open to the public, helping feed the macaques and prepare breakfast for the next day.

The park reopens after Valentine's Day, on 16th February, so you won't be able to go on the day itself, but subject to availability you could go on any other day this year until it closes for winter in November.

Valentine's Day Afternoon Tea at World of Wedgwood

The Valentine's Day Afternoon Tea at World of Wedgwood offers the perfect romantic experience, with delicious scones, cakes and sandwiches on the finest Wedgwood china, not to mention unlimited tea!

For a truly unforgettable day, why not choose the Wedgwood Experience Day, which includes afternoon tea, pot throwing and ceramic design?

February Hurdle Raceday at Uttoxeter Racecourse

Looking for an unusual Valentine's experience this year? Look no further than the February Hurdle Raceday on Saturday 9th February at Uttoxeter Racecourse!

The Valentine's Package for Two includes a fabulous three course meal in the 1907 Suite, glass of bubbly on arrival and a great view of the racing, with six thrilling jump races lined up for the afternoon.

Craft Chocolate Tasting Evening with Seed Chocolate

Indulge at The Quarter Cafe in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre, where Seed Chocolate are hosting their Craft Chocolate Tasting Evening.

Sample six different chocolates, created by award-winning maker James Walter, and discover how bean to bar chocolate is made. What a treat for the sweet-toothed!

Brewery Tour at Lymestone Brewery

Are you craft ale crazy or real ale romantics? Why not mark Valentine's Day with a look behind-the-scenes at Lymestone Brewery on 15th Feb?

Find out how the beers like Abdominal Stoneman, Lymestone Cowboy and Stone the Crows are made, and sample one or two yourself.

There's also a tasting at The Borehole, Lymestone's pub next door to their HQ, on the 14th.

Tasting Menu at The Boat Inn

Talking of tasting, you could head for the Taste of Staffordshire Independent Restaurant of the Year, The Boat Inn, which is hosting a six-course tasting menu on Valentine's Day, featuring oysters, lobster, and other delicious treats!

And there is a love-themed menu on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th too.

Totally Love at Totally Delicious

Also running throughout the week is Totally Love at Totally Delicious, Trentham Shopping Village (Friday 8th-Sunday 17th), with three stunning courses and a special Valentine's cocktail, along with live music on the 14th, 15th and 16th.

Why not head over early and top off your day with a romantic stroll around the lake and Italian Gardens at The Trentham Estate?

Valentine's Breakfast at Essington Fruit Farm

If you would prefer something at the beginning of the day, Essington Fruit Farm has a Valentine's Breakfast Special throughout the week (Monday 11th-Saturday 16th).

For just £12.50 per person, you can tuck in to Poached Eggs Benedict or the Farmer's Breakfast - with ingredients all sourced locally of course - plus toast, coffee/tea and even a glass of Bucks Fizz!

Valentine's at The Red Lion

If walking is your thing, you could head to The Red Lion, which has created three inspiring routes which take in local landmarks and points of interest, starting and finishing at the pub.

Once you've worked up an appetite, spoil yourself with a three-course Valentine's dinner, packed with locally-sourced produce and lovingly prepared by the award-winning chefs.

There's also a lunch option if you're looking for something lighter.

An intimate Italian feast at Pasta di Piazza

Or why not celebrate the most romantic day of the year with an Italian feast at Pasta di Piazza?

The three-course set menu, available at their sites in Newcastle and Stone, is all prepared on the premises using the finest Staffordshire ingredients (and specially imported from Italy if necessary).

With three courses for £29.95, there's great value for money on offer too.

Valentine's at Denstone Hall Cafe

The special Valentine's lunch at Denstone Hall Cafe is bound to be full of local ingredients too - they source most of them from the farm next door!

Polish off your meal with one of the range of craft beers and lagers from Staffordshire and Derbyshire, including Freedom Four from Freedom Brewery in Abbots Bromley and Rudyard Ruby Premium from the Staffordshire Brewery in Leek.

Eight courses at The Goldstone Hall Hotel

Surprise your special someone with a thoroughly indulgent and romantic eight-course tasting menu inspired by the garden at Goldstone Hall Hotel.

Savour an abundance of seasonal delights accompanied with award-winning fizz and fine wines, all in the candle-lit dining room.

An evening of extravagance at Swinfen Hall Hotel

Our round-up finishes at Swinfen Hall Hotel, the only restaurant in Staffordshire with three AA Rosettes, which is home to arguably our most extravagant Valentine's menu.

With a five-course tasting menu to work through, with log fires and twinkling chandeliers for company, and Champagne, canapes, petit-fours and coffee thrown in too, it's hard to think of a more intimate, romantic venue for the big night.

More Valentine's Day Ideas in Staffordshire

This is just a snapshot of the great ways to spend Valentine's Day in Staffordshire this year! For more ideas, head to our Valentine's Day page.


World of Wedgwood
Pottery Visitor Centre
World of Wedgwood exterior

Winner - Silver Award - Enjoy Staffordshire Guided Tour of the Year 2018. The World of Wedgwood, a unique visitor experience celebrating the very best of British industrial and design heritage. Experience Wedgwood for the day through shopping, food and visitor tours.

Seed Chocolate
Local Food & Drink Producer
Seed Chocolate

Winner: 2018 Taste of Staffordshire Specialist Food & Drink Retailer of the Year. Along with only a small amount of other UK producers, we are a micro-batch bean to bar chocolate maker. Cacao beans are imported directly to us from family farms and cooperatives around the world, giving them a say in how the beans are treated from the moment they’re harvested and ensuring the best possible price for cocoa farmers in some of the world’s poorest regions. So whilst tasting good, it's doing good also.

1907 Restaurant, Uttoxeter Racecourse
Restaurant - Fine Dining
1907 Restaurant, Uttoxeter Racecourse

Enjoy a 4-course silver service meal in 1907 Restaurant with great views over the racecourse. Direct access to the main grandstand, tote facilities, big screen viewing, a race card and your table for the duration of racing.

Denstone Hall Café
Tea/Coffee Shop
Enjoy the atmosphere is this popular tea room

Winner: 2018 Taste of Staffordshire Judges' Choice Award. Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Café is beautifully situated on the Staffordshire/ Derbyshire border between the market towns of Uttoxeter and Ashbourne in the village of Denstone.

The Boat Inn
Restaurant - Fine Dining
Tasty Crab

Winner: 2018 Taste of Staffordshire Independent Restaurant of the Year. We have been very fortunate to be able to refurbish the pub so our guests can relax in comfort and one goal for the restaurant is to provide the highest quality, locally sourced produce cooked with great care and presented in an innovative style to please the eye and satisfy the pallet.

Swinfen Hall Hotel
Country House Hotel
Front entrance of Swinfen Hall Hotel

Winner - Gold Award - Enjoy Staffordshire Hotel of the Year 2018. The only hotel in Staffordshire awarded the AA’s coveted red stars and a three AA-rosette restaurant in a Grade II listed Manor House. Two miles South of Lichfield and ten minutes from the National Memorial Arboretum.

Alton Towers Rollercoaster Restaurant
Restaurant - Family
Arriving to your station is Burger and Chips

For guests seeking a dining experience with a twist, Alton Towers Resort offers the UK’s first Rollercoaster Restaurant!

Lymestone Brewery
Lymestone Brewery Building

Lymestone Brewery is a family run microbrewery producing a wide range of award winning cask and bottled beers. Brewery tours are available on request and open days are held regularly.

Totally Delicious - Trentham Shopping Village
Restaurant - Fine Dining
Totally Delicious

Enjoy some of the best fine dining at the Totally Delicious Restaurant. Our excellent waiting staff will take your order from our modern European menu, which boasts everything from fresh breakfast pastries in the morning to delicious lunchtime meals.

Pasta Di Piazza La Favorita
Restaurant - Italian
Pasta Di Piazza La Favorita

Welcome to the Midland’s premier Italian restaurants. Situated in Newcastle-under-Lyme, they aim to bring you traditional Italian home cooking and a relaxed atmosphere. Choose from their extensive and specially selected wine list.

Weddings at Goldstone Hall Hotel
Wedding Ceremony Venue
Photo by Laura May - Goldstone Hall Hotel

EXCLUSIVELY YOURS Celebrate your big day in a beautiful, tranquil, rural setting in one of England’s most unique and unforgettable Garden hotels, just over the border in Shropshire. Say ‘I do’ in the picturesque and exquisitely scented Oak Pavilion Rose Garden. Dine in style in with a choice of bespoke menus centred around the hall’s award winning hotel kitchen garden. Feel at home in a convivial and peaceful setting which is exclusively yours for the entire celebration. Relax knowing our team of experienced planners will tailor your day to match your every need, all in an atmosphere charged with great feeling and comfort. We are a family run hotel and have been organising bespoke weddings for over 30 years.

The Red Lion
Restaurant - Casual Dining
The Red Lion

Finalist: 2018 Taste of Staffordshire Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year. We are passionate about pubs and food and understand the importance of creating a great experience… you will receive a warm welcome from the Red Lion.

Breakfast with the Monkeys at Monkey Forest
Breakfast with the Monkeys at Monkey Forest

Be a VIP for the day and enjoy "Breakfast with the monkeys" experience. Help one of the top guides feed the monkeys their breakfast and prepare their next meal before the forest opens.

Essington Farm Shop
Shop - Farm
Essington Fruit Farm

Finalist: 2018 Taste of Staffordshire Farm Shop of the Year and Food Processor, Producer or Distributor of the Year. This family run business is committed to providing fresh own grown produce.