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The Upper House
Ranked #1 of 1 Barlaston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were using this hotel as a stop off on a Sunday evening on a long journey North. The manager had pre-warned us that there was a wedding on and the restaurant was closed, but he put us in a lovely quiet room away from the jollifications. We were also able to get a snack at the bar. Good internet connection, plenty of parking and a nice breakfast. My only regret was that we were not able to stay longer.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Attending a wedding at the Upper House, so pleased we booked for the weekend. Our Meal in the restaurant was outstanding and very well priced, our room was Beech ,traditional and well equipped with gorgeous view's overlooking the front of the hotel. very quite .
All the staff where friendly and professional, even with the Hotel being so busy. The Wedding /function room was very modern as was the bar area., again the food was excellent. We will return

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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uttoxeter
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We booked the Novello room for an 80th Birthday party on a beautiful sunny day at the end of September. From the moment we entered the hotel we were made to feel 'special' even though the hotel was busy in both the restaurant and the other conservatory, all of the staff were very keen to ensure that we had a lovely time without being too overbearing, they got it just right.
All 19 people in our party were very impressed with the whole experience from the quiet way we were all served to the professionalism of all the staff especially phil who was terrific.
The quality of the food was excellent and I can thoroughly recommend the whole dining experience at The Upper House

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

What a charming little hotel the Upper House is, it's full of character yet modern enough that it doesn't seem stuffy and old fashioned. The staff are all friendly and polite and flexible with guests. My room was spacious and well equipped with lovely views of the Staffordshire country side. Shhhh don't tell any one but Barlston is a little tranquille jewell. The hotel provides for business needs as well as weddings and the traditional stay. Food was great, hotel was great and altogether a very enjoyable stay. I would highly recommend it as a value for money stay in great surroundings.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Birkenshaw, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

our first stay on business at The Upper House. Great location set in parkland. Handy for our tango class in the village hall (Barlaston) walking distance from the hotel on a Tuesday evening.
Dinner was excellent and served up by two delightful waiters George & Amy.
Room one of the suites was of good standard, would have liked a drinks or cooler cabinet in the room but the bar was open late downstairs for drinks.
Our only regret is the waiter on breakfast had the same outlook on service as Maneul off Fawlty Towers. Be aware!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Second time for us at the Upper House and to be honest it was to satisfy ourselves on the first impressions which proved to be correct and consistent. Food; average, setting; outstanding. We were very lucky as the weather again was warm and sunny so the little extra you pay is for your enjoyment of the location not necessarily the food. I will say, the food is not bad but it could be better, the staff are very welcoming and attentive without being intrusive so the trick here is employ a first class chef and bingo! they would certainly be onto a winner.
That said, would go back again without any issue, its okay as long as you know what to expect.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013

A beautiful location between Stone and Barlaston overlooking rolling fields. We were book in four a meal for four. We had difficulty in parking as there was a wedding party on at the time and there could be more parking provided. We had a drink first in the bar which although nice enough was very noisy perhaps the wedding party again.
We were shown through to the restaurant which is a beautiful tall room with paintings, I was surprised there were only eighteen covers. The menu although not large was very imaginative and something to suit us all. An excellent wine list with many wines I had not tasted before was a real treat. The service was first class from a young lady who really knew her job inside out and was pleasant throughout. The food was considered excellent by the four of us and we will book again soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Upper House
Address: The Green, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent > Barlaston
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Barlaston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 22
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