Stafford, United Kingdom

The Moat House

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • The hotel sits beside a canal & is built upon a mound that dates back to the Norman period
  • As well as holding 4 AA Stars, The Moat House Hotel also has a restaurant which holds 2 Rosettes
  • Weston Park stately home & The Ancient High House (the largest timber-framed townhouse in England) are within 20 minutes' drive of the hotel
  • It's 40 minutes' drive from Drayton Manor Theme Park & 50 minutes by car from Alton Towers

100% (6 Member Ratings)

"Everything about the hotel was fantastic "
Apr 20, 2016
Denbighshire, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is a 5-minute drive from Junction 13 of the M6. Stafford and Penkridge railway stations are both within 35 minutes' drive of the hotel, and offer transport links into London Euston, Birmingham and Manchester Piccadilly. The nearest airport is Birmingham, which is 45 minutes away by car. Parking at the hotel is free.

Rooms & Rates

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The Moat House Hotel is a 17th-century Grade II-listed property in the village of Acton Trusell, near Stafford. It has an "idyllic canal-side setting" -- according to The AA -- and sits on a Norman-period mound which was listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument for its national archaeological importance.

Cannock Chase, a 6-minute drive away, is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can hike the expanse of woodland or explore the remains of Staffordshire's coal mining past. The Ancient High House (the largest timber-framed town house in England), and Weston Park stately home are both within 20 minutes' drive of the hotel. Hoar Cross Hall and Moddershall Oaks spas are both within a 35-minute drive of the hotel, or if you're looking for something a little more adventurous, the hotel is 40 minutes' drive from Drayton Manor Theme Park and 50 minutes from Alton Towers.

Other sights include The World of Wedgewood (30 minutes' drive), Trentham Gardens and its Monkey Forest (30 minutes' drive), and The National Memorial Arboretum and The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford (both 35 minutes' drive). Moorcroft Pottery, which featured in "The Great Pottery Throw Down" TV series, is a 40-minute drive away, and Biddulph Grange Garden and The Peak District National Park are within an hour's drive.

The timber-framed hotel has 41 "stylishly furnished" (The AA) ensuite bedrooms, and a fine-dining Orangery Restaurant, which has two AA Rosettes and offers both à la carte and fixed-price menus. There are also conference rooms and a cosy bar, which has characterful beamed ceilings and a real log fire. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. There is no extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A 0 percent city/local tax will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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Enjoyed Most: Everything about the hotel was fantastic
Karl Apr 20, 2016 Denbighshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The hotel was very clean the staff where great and the. Food was fantastic
Martin Apr 12, 2016 Sutton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: A beautiful setting with excellent food. The rooms were also very good.
Other Comments: Excellent choice of food even in the bar and of a very high quality
Lynne Mar 14, 2016 Chepstow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Good location and friendly staff
Sue Mar 03, 2016 Englefield Green, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Excellent hotel and service
Kathy Feb 11, 2016 leeds, United Kingdom

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