HOTEL HISTORY

Etruria Hall in Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire was the home of the famous potter Josiah Wedgwood.

It was built between 1768–1771 by Joseph Pickford.

Etruria Hall was the site of Thomas Wedgwood's innovative research into photography in the 1790s. There is a small commemorative plaque on the Hall in his honour.

Due to financial difficulties, it was sold in the 1840s by Francis Wedgwood.

The house was restored as part of the 1986 Stoke-on-Trent Garden Festival, before being redeveloped and purchased by Queen's Moat House Hotels in 1990.

When Queen's Moat House opened the city's only four star hotel in September 1991, historians were extremely keen to see what had been done to preserve the magnificent Etruria Hall.

The Hall was tastefully refurbished ​as a fantastic meeting centre. adjoining the main hotel by a glass corridor. The traditional decor, high ceilings and peaceful location made it an ideal setting for every type of event from weddings to meetings and conferences. The popular Adams Suite still retains the hall's original features from when it ​functioned as Josiah Wedgwood's home study.

Today, Etruria Hall is as busy as ever as part of the ​Best Western Plus Stoke-on-Trent Moat House, and our guests are welcome to take a tour of the Hall at any time.