Officers are appealing for witnesses following an assault which took place in the Sagger Makers Bottom Knocker pub in the Market Place in Burslem.
At approximately 12.55am on Sunday 27 November a 27-year-old man was assaulted by two men.
The victim, a local man, received serious, but not life threatening, facial injuries. He was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire where he remains receiving treatment.
Two men, one aged 41 from Newcastle and the other aged 21 from Stoke-on-Trent, were arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail pending further enquiries.
The investigating officer, DC 4453 Mick Smith, said: "It is believed there were several customers in the pub at the time and other people passing by that may have witnessed this incident and we urge them to contact us."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Smith at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 50 of November 27, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Contact name: DC Smith
Contact number: 101
Crime reference number: 50 27/11/2011