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Give a cheer for The Potter Inn 


The name may have changed and the loudest cheers are for a different football team but otherwise, everything is the same at The Potter Inn at Puerto Colón!

Owners Kerry and Mark are still at the helm but felt it was time to give the previous “Geordie Pride” a new direction. They come from the Potteries them-selves so it seemed natural to tie up with the Stoke City’s Supporters’ Club on the island and become their official home.

What’s great about this place, however, is that it really doesn’t matter who you support or whether you even like football in the first place. You just need to be a fan of good wholesome food, drink offers which won’t break the bank, a family atmosphere and a very warm welcome.

With the new signs over the doors, we were delighted to meet up with Kerry and Mark again and to sample the new three-course special evening menu which costs just 7.45 euros. This is served Monday to Friday from 5.30pm to 9pm and is worth every centimos. There is also a two-courser for 5.95 euros.

Throughout the south of Tenerife and especially in this area, you will find lots of restaurants offering deals but you can often be disappointed at the quality of the food or the portions you receive. Not so at The Potter Inn. With Ian and Mandy in the kitchen, you are guaranteed quality, taste and full plates (which, of course, will be empty afterwards)

Each course has various options but we went for home-made chicken and sweetcorn soup and chicken bites with chilli dip for starters. We followed up with a delicious chilli con carné and giant fishcakes, chunky chips and peas, all rounded off with tiramisu. Lovely, filling and just the job.

This evening special is complemented by an extensive menu which starts from breakfast through to snacks, lunches, main meals and a hugely popular Sunday lunch. On match days, there are also “munchies” like sausage and bacon sarnies and there is a daily specials board. Something, in fact, to suit all tastes. All the Stoke City matches are shown live and the banners and huge flag comes out especially for the occasion!

It’s also great to see drink offers which you will be delighted to hear about. The su-mmer specials are Monday to Friday 3.30pm to 7.30pm and include, as a couple of examples, two local spirit and mixers for two euros and two bottles of Magners for six euros. You will be hard-pressed to match this elsewhere.

If you are feeling really good, treat yourself to a new fruity smoothie such as Raspberry Passion or Mango Magic for half of your five-a-day quota or add alcohol for a smoothie cocktail for 4.50 euros.

From 3pm on a Sunday, join Raye Wilde for an afternoon of food, music and beer and karaoke if you so wish.

Kerry and Mark are thrilled that since their name change, people are specifically seeking them out and have heard about The Potter Inn back home through various sites. Whilst we were there, Kerry took her first booking from a party of 13 for Christmas Day lunch which at 27.50 per person (to include a bottle of wine per couple) is great value. If interested, please book early to avoid disappointment.

What we really like about The Potter Inn is that Kerry and Mark don’t rest on their laurels. They are always intent on providing good value for money so that people feel satisfied in all ways. Hopefully, you will be smiling as well because your team won.

The Potter Inn is open 10am to close every day with the exception of Tuesday when it closes at 5pm. Food is served 10am to 9pm and from noon to 7pm on Sunday for a choice of traditional roast with all the trimmings.

The best way to Potter Inn is down the steps at the taxi rank at Puerto Colon and then turn left. The frontage looks small but inside it is deceptively spacious, with a terrace at the front and at the back overlooking the harbour to suit all weather conditions. You can also sit inside.

 A charity auction is to be held in due course to sell off Newcastle memorabilia but if you wish to make a good offer before this, do pop in.

Keep in touch through Facebook and TripAdvisor, email potterinn@hotmail.com or ring 922 714 231.