The Duncombe Arms

“Comfortable venue with appealing cooking” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

ELLASTONE, STAFFORDSHIRE

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In the picturesque village of Ellastone, this attractive whitewashed country inn close to Alton Towers makes for an enjoyable pitstop for a pint but the modern food ensures visitors stay for much longer. Polished wooden tables, linen napkins and fresh flowers provide an informal setting and the cooking is creative, with intelligent flavour combinations.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Duncombe Arms
Main Road, ELLASTONE, STAFFORDSHIRE, DE6 2GZ
Phone : 01335 324275

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 41
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 54
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

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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