Way out in the countryside, near Alton Towers (now there's a fairy tale castle if ever I saw one!), follow Red Road alongside the river until you round a bend and see the restaurant. There's no bar as such, and nothing on tap, but you can buy bottled ales (we had Newcastke Brown and Old Speckled Hen) and other drinks.
The food is good (although we did agree that the pie of the day could have had more meat and fewer carrots 00 but it was still very good) and the service is excellent. We had the waitress and the owner at our table several times to ask if we were happy -- I've always found that to be a sign of a kitchen that really cares. The desserts are of course all homemade and very, very good!
We went midweek -- their table is a little cheaper then -- two course for ±£10.
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