We are a newly owned community pub located in the historical village of Caverswall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.  The Auctioneers Arms opened on Saturday 19th May 2018 after the doors were closed 19 months ago.  It was sold to a property developer and was due for demolition but, after months of planning, absolute dedication and working together, our community saved it!


Tesco Bags of Help

Caverswall Community Society have been successful in their bid to raise funds towards creating a child’s play area for their local community pub through the Tesco Bags of Help programme


The Auctioneers Arms is a hub for the community: it is not just a pub, it is much, much more. The locals asked for a traditional pub with a modern feel to it.  They wanted an area dedicated as a coffee/café shop where people could meet and socialise throughout the day.  They wanted it to be family friendly, a place for the young and older generation, and they wanted real ale and a warm welcome.  We have considered all of this and you will not be disappointed.

Our project has also created a number of jobs for people within the community.  We have recruited a number of staff to run The Auctioneers Arms and we would like to welcome our manager, Tracey, and her team on board.  We would love you to come and meet them.  Expect a friendly welcome!

Opening Hours

The Auctioneers Arms Lounge/Bar ( alcohol)  –

  • Monday to Thursday:   12:00 (midday) – 11:00 pm
  • Friday  and Saturday:    11:00 am – 12:00 (midnight)
  • Sunday:                                 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

The Gavel

Our ‘Gavel Coffee Bar and Brasserie’ will cater for all.  Enjoy a coffee or a cup of tea along with a patisserie or a cake.  Over the next few weeks, we will be offering light bites and then extending this to our full food menu.

The Gavel Coffee Shop –  10:00 am to 5:00 pm – 7 days a week

Come and visit

So come in and take a look at how we have updated it!  It has a contemporary touch but still keeps its traditional feel.  We know that you will appreciate our new look and community atmosphere… enjoy!