Main Road, ELLASTONE, DE6 2GZ
George Eliot set her first novel Adam Bede in Ellastone. In this bucolic corner of Staffordshire, between the wooded Dove Valley and the shapely Weaver Hills, is where you'll find The Duncombe Arms, a notable dining pub. Classic and contemporary architecture now blend seamlessly in the sturdy old inn. Over a glass of Duncombe Ale or Addlestones cider consider a comforting menu of pub stalwarts enhanced with modern dishes; start with braised pig's head terrine before enjoying perhaps pan-fried Icelandic cod fillet, rope-grown mussels, crispy potatoes and warm tartare sauce. Finish with toffee bread and butter pudding and Granny Smith sorbet. The wine list is extensive.