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The Moat House is indeed moated, a part-timbered manor dating from the 14th century. Main courses on the seasonally-changing carte can be complex too but equally satisfying. For dessert try Turkish delight cheesecake with rose water gel and chocolate sorbet.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence

Confident, creative cooking by a canal

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

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 120
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 33
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 17
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

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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