After starting in the pub, formerly known as Noah’s Ark, the fight then spilled over into the streets.
A cordon remains in place this morning as an investigation continues.
The injured man, who is in his 40s, remains in hospital – with police this morning describing his condition as stable.
A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: ‘Staffordshire Police officers are asking for information after a man was severely assaulted in the Hartshill area of Stoke-on-Trent.
“The detectives are interested to hear from anyone who was in Noah’s Ark or was passing by at the time who may have witnessed the incident.
“Officers are staying at the scene for further investigation and more and more neighborhood patrols are in the area to reassure the local community.
“Any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact 101 or report online, citing incident number 731 of August 28. Otherwise, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. “