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The Moat House

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

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A family-run hotel with conference and banqueting facilities, The Moat House is indeed moated, a part-timbered manor dating from the 14th century. Its Orangery Restaurant is bright and airy, with well-spaced tables, upholstered chairs and views over the canal; service is on the formal side, and there's a sommelier to advise on wines. The kitchen's a busy place, judging by the time and effort it puts into its output. The seasonally-changing carte might open with the luxury of lobster and crab ravioli with chervil tuber purée (the kitchen must have its own forager), 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 one of the inventive puddings such as Turkish delight cheesecake with colourful rose water gel and chocolate sorbet.

Further information

Tel: 01785 712217
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Open/closed

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.

 
 
The Moat House, Stafford

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

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