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This 17th-century timbered building, with an idyllic canal-side setting, has been skilfully extended. Bedrooms are stylishly furnished, well equipped and comfortable. The bar offers a range of snacks and the restaurant boasts a popular fine dining option where the head chef displays his skills using top quality produce.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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4 Star Hotel
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2-Rosette restaurant

A unique setting adds to the charm of this 17th-century building

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- AA Inspector
The Moat House
Lower Penkridge Road, Acton Trussell, STAFFORD, ST17 0RJ
Phone : 01785 712217

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 41
  • Family rooms: 4
  • Bedrooms Ground: 15
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
Leisure
  • New Year entertainment programme
Facilities
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 200
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers
Room Rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £80
  • Double room, minimum price: £100
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: 150

About The area

Discover Staffordshire

It was Staffordshire that bore the brunt of the largest non-nuclear explosion of World War II, when a munitions dump at RAF Fauld went up in 1944. It was also the county’s regiment that once boasted within its ranks the most decorated NCO of World War I, in the person of William Coltman (1891-1974). Going back a little further, George Handel penned his world-famous masterpiece The Messiah on Staffordshire soil. During another chapter of Staffordshire history, the county was home to the first canals and the first factory in Britain, and it had front-row seats for the drama surrounding one of the most notorious murder trials of the 19th century, that of Doctor William Palmer.

In outline, Staffordshire looks not unlike the profile of a man giving Leicestershire a big kiss. The man’s forehead is arguably the best region for hillwalking, as it comprises a significant chunk of the Peak District. This area is characterised by lofty moors, deep dales and tremendous views of both. Further south are the six sprawling towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent, which historically have had such an impact on Staffordshire’s fortunes, not to mention its culture and countryside. This is pottery country, formerly at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and the driving force behind a network of canals that still criss-cross the county.

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