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“Afternoon tea”
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The Moat House
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Acton Trussell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 23, 2013

What a delight it was to celebrate our friend's 'big' birthday at The Moat House. Six of us
went for afternoon tea and it was delicious, Beautifully prepared and served, with a knowledgeable waiter describing all the special teas to us. We had a table in the window
overlooking the canal, with ducks and swans on the water and houseboats gentle passing by.
A very pleasant afternoon. Go and try it !!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank sheilaann34
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We cannot thank Matt Davis and the Lewis Partnership enough, for treating myself, my partner and our two friends to the most fantastic evening, our taster menu can only be described as divine! each course was delivered to our table and introduced and explained in detail by the excellent waiters. Matt himself spoke to us at length only happy to cater the dishes around one of the party, who unfortunately has an onion allergy. The ambience and attention to detail in this restaurant is second to none. We will be returning very soon!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Visited Sunday 12th May as a birthday treat for my Mother in law,the beef and pork dinners were marvellous, my mother in law also commenting as to how good hers was(she takes a lot of pleasing I tell you), wont be long before we visit again.Staff were very pleasant as we're the surrounding both inside and outside of the Moat House, many thanks for an excellent meal.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Stayed one night here. Great stopover just off the motorway (M6).
Room lovely and clean and spacious. Bar quite lively even though the hotel was quiet. Food delicious, especially the olives - best I have tasted for a while. The star turn however was the breakfast - a mountain of scrambled egg and smoked salmon cooked to perfection.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

We needed somewhere to stay to break a long journey in half and were pleased with our choice. The majority of the hotel is a large, modern extension to the original manor house so it wasn't exactly what I was expecting but it's all been done very well in sympathetic, period style. The decor is tasteful and the room was very comfortable and well appointed, with a window overlooking the barges on the canal. The motorway is quite close (very convenient for us) but we couldn't hear it. The hotel is obviously very popular with locals as a place to dine and get married and there was a wedding on when we stayed so it was very busy but the noise was kept to a minimum. We didn't dine there but the gourmet menu looked rather impressive. Breakfast was very good and the staff were very polite and efficient.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank blorenge
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had eaten here before last August and having really enjoyed that experience, decided to repeat it. We were not disappointed.
It was the evening of Bank Holiday Monday and the place was very busy, outside all the tables around the lake were taken, but we had no problem getting a table indoors. They told us at the bar, the food would take a bit longer than normal as they were extremely busy. This was fine - it did take a while, but it was worth the wait.
I had a chicken dish which was absolutely delicious, beautifully presented and just the right portion size. My husband had gammon and chips with a duck egg on top - again, this looked rustic but delicious and he enjoyed it. Our son ate pasta with garlic bread from the children's menu which was good too.
Service was excellent, the staff were friendly and attentive, and we enjoyed a quick stroll in the gorgeous grounds afterwards. The setting of this place by the lake is just stunning, especially if the sun is shining. Would definitely recommend eating here, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Stayed for a night and had a wonderful time. Beautiful bedroom, great service and the dinner was amazing, fine dining and fantastic value for money at £30 per person for 4 courses and coffee. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Lower Penkridge Road, Acton Trussell, Stafford ST17 0RJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Stafford > Acton Trussell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Acton Trussell
Price Range: $118 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Moat House 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Moat House Staffordshire, an independent, family run hotel with four coveted AA stars....a unique and very special place. The luxury Moat House Hotel boasts a canal side location in the picturesque village of Acton Trussell. It extends a warm family welcome which guarantees industry leading professionalism and service. Whether your need is for accommodation, fine dining, a wedding venue or the best in corporate hospitality, our beautiful, historical buildings provide the perfect solution. Close to junction 13 of the M6 and within a short drive of Stafford, The Moat House combines a taste of history with leading-edge facilities and unrivaled service. ... more   less 
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