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The Moat House

Lower Penkridge Road, Acton Trussell, STAFFORD, ST17 0RJ

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The Moat House is indeed moated, a part-timbered manor dating from the 14th century. Its seasonally changing carte might open with lobster and crab ravioli with chervil tuber purée, fennel choucroute and sauce armoricaine, or more straightforward asparagus velouté with duck yolk and mushroom brioche soldiers. Main courses can be complex too but equally satisfying: attractively presented pork tenderloin with peanut-crusted belly, an oriental-style sauce, king prawn, carrot and star anise purée and pak choi, or lemon sole not just given the meunière treatment but served with scallops, parsley root and chard. End with an inventive pudding such as Turkish delight cheesecake with rose water gel and chocolate sorbet.

Further information

Tel: 01785 712217
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Dates closed: 25 Dec
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Matthew Davies, James Cracknell
Number of seats: 120
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 3
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £18.00
3 Course lunch from: £21.00
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £16.00
3 Course dinner from: £30.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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M6 junct 13 towards Stafford, 1st right to Acton Trussell, hotel by church
Nearest station: Stafford

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