Staffordshire Police have confirmed the identity of the man who died in the Jesters Pub, Fegg Hayes on Friday Night as Raymond Cannon, aged 52, from the Biddulph area.
Further medical tests are expected to take place.
Officers investigating the incident have arrested five men on suspicion of murder. The men, one aged 18, two aged 20 and two aged 21, all from the Stoke-on-Trent area, have been released pending further enquiries.
Neighbourhood officers will be in the area and will be available to address any concerns that residents may have.
Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting 871 of the 10 May, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.