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Moat House

Lower Penkridge Road, Acton Trussell, Stafford, United Kingdom, ST17 0RJ
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Restaurant Opening Times:

A La Carte Menu
Monday – Saturday 12.00noon – 2.00pm
Monday to Friday 6.30pm – 9.30pm
(excluding Dinner Dance Party Nights during December)

Lunch Menu
Monday to Saturday from 12 noon – 2.00pm

Tasting Menu
Monday – Saturday 6.30pm – 9.00pm (excluding Saturdays during December)

Early Doors Menu
Monday to Friday 6.30pm – 7.30pm (excluding December)

Dinner
Monday to Friday 6.30 pm- 9.15pm

Gourmet Menu (6 courses)
Saturday Only 7.00pm – 9.30pm (excluding December)

Sunday Lunch Menu
Sunday Only 12 noon – 5.30pm

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Business Lunch
  • Bar
  • Accommodation

About Moat House

4 AA stars, unrivalled quality and service and over 600 years of history - The Moat House Acton Trussell is one of the premier hotels in Staffordshire.

This 14th century, moated manor house boasts sumptuous bedrooms, an award-winning restaurant and function rooms perfect for any occasion.

Nestling in the heart of rural Staffordshire, the grade 2 listed manor house has grown from a village pub and restaurant into an independent, award-winning hotel and restaurant without losing any of its unique charm or personality.

The family owned hotel now offers 41 excellently appointed bedrooms, conference and banqueting facilities that can accommodate from 2 up to 200 people plus a warm, friendly welcome.

Afternoon Tea is served daily 14.30 ~ 15.30pm Tuesday to Friday & 15.00 ~ 16.00pm Saturdays

Every Saturday Night in the Moat House restaurant is Gourmet Dining Night. A delectable 6 course menu served from 7pm

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Fine Dining, Sunday Lunch, British, Locally Sourced, Set Menu, Steak

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

1st class service from merie thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

We enjoyed a thoroughly excellent lunch at this fine restaurant, with its lovely setting, pleasant ambience, attentive service and of course very fine food. It’s always a pleasure to eat here and gets our firmest recommendation.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

This was my 5th afternoon tea here. The waitresses were very attentive and constantly offered extra tea or cake. The choosing of your tea is always a treat that never gets boring.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Excellent

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

The egg on my starter was slightly underdone, so it was wobbley. Couldn’t eat that bit. I also spoke with staff about it being my partners birthday. He never passed the message on to our waiter and my partner very nearly got no special treatment on his big day. I had to speak with staff again.

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

Excellent as usual

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Excellent food & very nice staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Our family went to the Moat for Sunday lunch everything was perfect the food was excellent, the service was very good the waiters and waitresses are very well trained and are always very friendly the restaurant looked superb very nice table decor,all in all very good it was a pleasant lunch 🥙

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Thought the 12&1/2% additional charge was a lot to understand. And expecting a tip also.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Below par for the Moat House

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Wonderful food, wonderful staff, wonderful surroundings.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

We booked private dining for 20 in the restaurant for a 30th birthday celebration, the room was made up lovely and balloons, cake and decorations were displayed exactly as we had asked. The MH staff made our guests feel welcome and dinner was served promptly and efficiently. The food was delicious, presentation and taste exquisite- great feedback from all guests, a first class dining experience. MH staff regularly asked if everything was ok and were very attentive to all which made the evening perfect.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Food was to die for. The staff were really friendly and the place in general is amazing. Although the staff were busy nothing was too much trouble

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Food was good value for money for the quality and choice. Service was excellent and the atmosphere and ambiance was lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

I wouldn't usually complain but we booked to have lunch at the moat house yesterday to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. We had held our wedding reception at the moat house. We have returned several times but eaten in the bar area. This year with our two sons slightly older we thought we would have a treat and sit in the restaurant to enjoy the views. However, I was disappointed to be seated at the furthest point from the windows, in between the entrance and the kitchen door. I did ask to move but was told the restaurant was fully booked. After we had eaten the restaurant was still only half full so it did feel like an excuse to keep us away from other guests simply because we had children with us. When it came to ordering food, I asked whether I could have the bbq pork starter that was advertised online on the fixed price menu, but was told no because in small writing online it states it is a sample menu only. I felt the choices on the day were not varied and disappointing. I felt given the online example the restaurant manager could have been more accommodating. For dessert we asked for an ice cream scoop each for the boys and was brought a full waffle and ice cream... and charged a full price for it. The waiter had appeared to listen to us but maybe it got lost in communication to the kitchen. Finally we were waited on by 5 different staff. I am all for team work but the number meant it wasn't a streamline service. For example, we asked one person for the bill at the end and whilst we were waiting we were asked if we wanted tea/coffee on two occasions by two different staff members. Overall, I was disappointed by our experience on what should have been a happy celebration. It was an expensive lunch out for us, the service wasn't great and I feel it was mean to seat us in the far corner of the restaurant away from the windows. Our two sons, although young, are well behaved and wouldn't have detracted from anybody else's experience. Perhaps it should be made an adult only restaurant. The experience has put me off returning to celebrate our anniversary in the future.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

What a fantastic afternoon tea - beautiful surroundings, fabulous food and impeccable service - we will be repeating the experience!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

I have been here quite a few times now and love it, food is great service is second to none and the place is super. I have been 3 times now for the Thursday steak night and super value

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

A very enjoyable evening.Service excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

We visited the moat house for a meal in the orangery restaurant to celebrate my wifes' birthday.Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant,we were greeted and made welcome by the staff who looked after us brilliantly during our visit,friendly ,kind,thoughtful and professional and the food was just amazing,delicious flavours,lovely presentation,stunning.My wife said it was the best meal and dining experience she'd ever had ,so a big thankyou to all concerned for giving us such a lovely evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Special thanks to Marie for making it an extra special day

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Lovely setting and attentive staff

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Excellent as always

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

I'm starting to sound like a worn out record but this is exceptional. Another excellent meal in lovely surroundings. Vanessa is fantastic - extremely professional and a very friendly and pleasant person. You can't better this - but when i come the next time you have ! Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Recently travelled from Solihull, arrived early so paused for coffee by a roaring log fire in the bar, had wonderful lunch in the lovely conservatory restaurant with views across the pond and canal, staff were so attentive even offering to take our photo. A great relaxing and memorable day, well worth the visit as we usually travel into Warwickshire or the Cotswolds for lunch, we will be returning very soon.

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