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The Moat House, Stafford

Lower Penkridge Road
Acton Trussell
Postal town: Stafford
ST17 0RJ
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Moat House

In the absence of a village pub, the Moat House has made a fairly good stab at a replacement, with a largely self-contained adaptation of an old building adjoining the main hotel. Lots of Tudor effect beams and stuff but quite comfortable albeit with slight hotel overtones. Beers in fair form were IPA, Speckled Hen and a local guest. Very handy for a relatively unpubbed bit of canal.

On 6th June 2011 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Moat House

This is a very large hotel, restaurant and bar complex next to the canal and with stunning gardens and ponds - great for weddings really, in fact we were looking at booking it. It is built on an early medieval platform, but the bar/manor house is a mix periods dating from the medieval, with what look like Jacobean chimney stacks. Much of the complex of course is modern.

The interior of the bar - i didnt see the restaurant, a part of which is in the conservatory, or eat - is an open plan room, with ceiling and support beams, partly partitiond by them and a brick hearth feature. The decor is white/red and white/green and some 'clay', with undressed brick and a large stone fireplace feature that just lacks the lady of the manor spinning, wondering if her husband will make it back from the Olde Trip to Jerusalem. There are some small tapestries and hunting trophies on the walls. The seating is comfy, with sofas and a couple of 'booth' areas. The service was very good, the clientele mixed - most outside enjoying the sun in the gardens.

Beer; tap stuff with Peroni and GK IPA and a good Spekky Hen on handpull. It isn't cheap - £4 for the Peroni

This is not a pub, it is somewhere to go for a special drink or meal. I enjoyed it because of the grounds, but one was enough!

On 28th July 2010 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Wynne Route
Penkridge, 3.02 miles, 58 min walk (show)
Stafford, 3.93 miles, 1 hr 15 min walk (show)
Hednesford, 6.5 miles, 2 hr 5 min walk (show)
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6th Jun 2011, 23:08
Review submitted by Graham Coombs
28th Jul 2010, 14:02
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