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“Black tie Christmas party”
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The Upper House
Ranked #1 of 1 Barlaston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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16 reviews
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“Black tie Christmas party”
Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

We were invited to a black tie/dress to impress event last night hosted by a friend of friends. We were all congregated into a spacious waiting room for pre dinner drinks. Unfortunately with it being winter we weren't able to take advantage of the doors that would open up onto an outdoor seating area/patio. This would be ssomething fantastic to look forward to on warmer, brighter nights.

We were ushered by Phil to be seated and the starters of tomato soup, melon or pate all received a resounding nod of approval as did the mains and deserts. The room was big enough for probably 8 to 10 seating 10 people with a dance area.

The food was of a high standard and we my wife and I, friends new and old had a fantastic time. The Upper House is set in a beautiful rural location close to a small village and convenience store and 3 minutes off the A34 trunk road. There are plenty of walks for ramblers and nature lovers or the canal for mountain biking. This was our first visit and we will be returning in the future for a meal with our family. This venue comes very highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

I have been to The Upper House a number of times .It is a traditional country hotel in a perfect countryside setting.
I have held 2 conferences there which were perfect.
Today I went for lunch with my friend. The welcome was excellent. The staff were very attentive and were top notch.
The Christmas tree in the reception was totally magnificent .
The food was gorgeous ,freshly cooked and perfect.The lounge was so traditional with the open fire lit and very homely
If I didn't live so close I would love to stay the night...
A well kept secret in Stoke on Trent...

A welcoming hotel in a delightful setting

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We were a part of a wedding party at The Upper House, November 2014. In our little group they're was myself, the wife and Charlie, 18months old. We arrived and checked in straight away. The hotel is set in lovely surroundings, very private. Considering we had a small toddler we were given the room 'Foxglove', which was located on the top floor. The room was very nice but once the cot was set up the room was very cramped. The bathroom was also very small, no bath, just a walk in shower etc, thought the price was a little high (£85) considering the small room we were given. Everything was very clean and the bed extremely comfy.

The whole day was fantastic, the setting, food etc. It would have been nice to get the whole place to ourselves as with a youngster I felt a bit embarrassed as he widely ran around enjoying the space downstairs.

The hotel is set in its own country grounds which are very well looked after. The wedding ceremony and Wedding breakfast was set in a large orangery. There was about 70 people for both which was a good number for space etc inside. The night time do was in a large function room which probably would hold 150 people.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Angouleme, France
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We held the wedding reception of our daughter here in November 2013.
ALL of the staff were most attentive and professional throughout the day. Add to this the most beautiful surroundings, great meals, disco and the relaxing ambience of the rooms and accommodation and one finds a most perfect place in which to hold any event!
The whole day went wonderfully well and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the upper house for any special events!
well done to all concerned!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

My daughter had her wedding day at the upper house. A fantastic decision, it was a brilliant day from start to finish.The staff are fantastic and nothing was too much trouble, I recommend this is the perfect venue for any couple to have. The wedding planner and coordinator Holly did an amazing job to see everything ran smoothly. The food was first class from the three course wedding breakfast, the evening hog roast and breakfast the next morning. The stay overnight was very comfortable and the rooms were top class. A big thank you to all the staff for helping to make our daughters wedding a wonderful day.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

I have been staying regularly at the Upper House for around twelve months and always enjoy it. The staff are ALL helpful, the food is great, it is warm and scrupulously clean. Tucked away up a long drive the house is beautifully set with great views. The fire is usually crackling away in the drawing room - a perfect place to sit and read the papers or enjoy afternoon tea. I would recommend the Upper House to anyone.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We visited the Upper House and stayed for a long weekend, hoping to get away from the hustle and bustle of Liverpool - and that's exactly what we got. Lovely high ceiling in the room, lots of space, great en-suite, food was good and service was absolutely great. Staff are young but very professional. Had a wedding on one night but could not hear anything once in our room. Quiet and peaceful with great access to Alton Towers! Plenty to do if you want to go out for the day a short drive away and the gardens are lovely - can even lie and see the stars at night. Would definitely go again!

  • Stayed September 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
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Barlaston
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Number of rooms: 22
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