Melvyn's Guidebook

Melvyn
Melvyn's Guidebook

Food Scene

A typical English pub serving cask ales and great food. Known locally for its homemade scotch eggs in a variety of flavours. Also fantastic homemade sausage rolls. A must try when you are in the area. The Star is located in Penkridge, a nearby village just s short car journey away, or if you are feeling energetic, you can walk there along the canal towpath.
The Star
Market Place
A typical English pub serving cask ales and great food. Known locally for its homemade scotch eggs in a variety of flavours. Also fantastic homemade sausage rolls. A must try when you are in the area. The Star is located in Penkridge, a nearby village just s short car journey away, or if you are feeling energetic, you can walk there along the canal towpath.
Stuart & Janet will give you a warm welcome to their free house. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and bar meals are also available. Check their website for opening times and further information. Situated in the delightful village of Haughton just a 15 minute drive from Acton Trussell.
The Shropshire Inn
Newport Road
Stuart & Janet will give you a warm welcome to their free house. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and bar meals are also available. Check their website for opening times and further information. Situated in the delightful village of Haughton just a 15 minute drive from Acton Trussell.
A tea room located on the outskirts of the village of Haughton just s short drive away. See website for more information and opening times.
Red Lion Farm
A tea room located on the outskirts of the village of Haughton just s short drive away. See website for more information and opening times.
You can dine here or just have a drink in this Michelin starred hotel and restaurant whilst watching the canal boats winding along the Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal.
The Moat House, Acton Trussell, Stafford
Lower Penkridge Road
You can dine here or just have a drink in this Michelin starred hotel and restaurant whilst watching the canal boats winding along the Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal.
Lovely restaurant in a beautiful marina setting. Often hold Murder Mystery Evenings and Comedy Nights
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Aston Marina Ltd
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Lovely restaurant in a beautiful marina setting. Often hold Murder Mystery Evenings and Comedy Nights
Based on Mill Bank, Nishad’s in Stafford welcomes your presence in our award-winning, contemporary Indian restaurant where one can enjoy healthy, modern and delicious dishes served with passion and flair. Besides our mouth-watering delicacies, our warmly decorated interiors & true Indian hospitality will catch your attention equally. Nishad’s is a place that is perfect for private dining, corporate meets, birthday celebrations or group booking. Join us or order online to enjoy the innovative and new flavours of India.
Nishads
30 Mill Bank
Based on Mill Bank, Nishad’s in Stafford welcomes your presence in our award-winning, contemporary Indian restaurant where one can enjoy healthy, modern and delicious dishes served with passion and flair. Besides our mouth-watering delicacies, our warmly decorated interiors & true Indian hospitality will catch your attention equally. Nishad’s is a place that is perfect for private dining, corporate meets, birthday celebrations or group booking. Join us or order online to enjoy the innovative and new flavours of India.

Sightseeing

The village of Haughton just a few miles drive Acton Trussell is well known for its Christmas Lights. From mid December to early January they are a must see. Each year thousands of pounds are raised for local charities.
Haughton
The village of Haughton just a few miles drive Acton Trussell is well known for its Christmas Lights. From mid December to early January they are a must see. Each year thousands of pounds are raised for local charities.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this vast area of forest is well worth a visit. Cycle hire is available from the information centre.
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Cannock Chase Forest
Birches Valley
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An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this vast area of forest is well worth a visit. Cycle hire is available from the information centre.
At the visitor centre on Cannock chase there is parking and a cafe.
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Cannock Chase Visitors Centre
Marquis Drive
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At the visitor centre on Cannock chase there is parking and a cafe.
An amazing place for children a short drive from Acton Trussell situated within Cannock Chase.
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Go Ape Cannock
Birches Valley
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An amazing place for children a short drive from Acton Trussell situated within Cannock Chase.
Alton Towers therme park is only a 26 mile drive from Acton Trussell do is easily accessible for a family day out.
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Torres Alton
Farley Lane
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Alton Towers therme park is only a 26 mile drive from Acton Trussell do is easily accessible for a family day out.
Drayton Manor theme park is just a 26 mile drive and ideal for a family fun day out.
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Parque Temático Drayton Manor
Drayton Manor Drive
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Drayton Manor theme park is just a 26 mile drive and ideal for a family fun day out.
Shugborough Hall just a 10 minute drive.
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Shugborough Hall
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Shugborough Hall just a 10 minute drive.
An historic building in Stafford town centre.
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The Ancient High House
48 Greengate St
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An historic building in Stafford town centre.
Well worth a visit
The Owl Sanctuary
Well worth a visit
Just 22 miles away is the Black Country Living Museum. It easy to spend a whole day here gently slipping back into the past.
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Black Country Living Museum
Tipton Road
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Just 22 miles away is the Black Country Living Museum. It easy to spend a whole day here gently slipping back into the past.
You can enjoy a meal or a drink at The Most House whilst watching the canal boats slowly moving along the canal, or if you are more energetic you can walk along the towpath to the next village of Penkridge.
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
You can enjoy a meal or a drink at The Most House whilst watching the canal boats slowly moving along the canal, or if you are more energetic you can walk along the towpath to the next village of Penkridge.
A lovely farm with tea room and a small railway, ideal for families with younger children.
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Amerton Farm
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A lovely farm with tea room and a small railway, ideal for families with younger children.
Skip to main content  Search Search Search Main navigation People    Leisure    Heritage Sites    Izaak Walton's Cottage Izaak Walton's Cottage    Opening hours and prices Izaak Walton, the celebrated author of the 'Compleat Angler', owned this charming cottage that nestles in the tiny hamlet of Shallowford, between Stafford and Eccleshall. His charming thatched 16th century half-timbered cottage will be of interest to anglers and non anglers alike. It offers a marvellous insight into the history of fishing and the literary talent of Stafford's famous son. Izaak left the cottage in his will to the people of his home town of Stafford, and now the museum pays homage to his illustrious life. Inside we learn about Izaak Walton the Merchant, Churchman, biographer, writer, angler, and Royalist. We learn of his great contribution to the genre of biography and his influence as an early conservationist. Within the cottage the period rooms are furnished to reflect the rural trappings of the 17th Century. There are also rooms dedicated to Izaak the writer and biographer and to the history and evolution of angling. The ground floor shop has a range of gifts, souvenirs and local arts and crafts. Nestled within the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, its tranquil environment is perfect for a calm and relaxing afternoon. Why not enjoy afternoon tea or an ice cream in the knot garden or let the children run off their energy in the paddock field. There is an events programme in the summer months and school and group tours programme on request. Weddings and Civil Ceremonies Izaak Walton Cottage is now an approved venue for small Weddings and Civil Ceremonies. Access for disabled people With support the Cottage ground floor and some of the grounds are wheelchair accessible.
Izaak Walton's Cottage
Worston Lane
Skip to main content  Search Search Search Main navigation People    Leisure    Heritage Sites    Izaak Walton's Cottage Izaak Walton's Cottage    Opening hours and prices Izaak Walton, the celebrated author of the 'Compleat Angler', owned this charming cottage that nestles in the tiny hamlet of Shallowford, between Stafford and Eccleshall. His charming thatched 16th century half-timbered cottage will be of interest to anglers and non anglers alike. It offers a marvellous insight into the history of fishing and the literary talent of Stafford's famous son. Izaak left the cottage in his will to the people of his home town of Stafford, and now the museum pays homage to his illustrious life. Inside we learn about Izaak Walton the Merchant, Churchman, biographer, writer, angler, and Royalist. We learn of his great contribution to the genre of biography and his influence as an early conservationist. Within the cottage the period rooms are furnished to reflect the rural trappings of the 17th Century. There are also rooms dedicated to Izaak the writer and biographer and to the history and evolution of angling. The ground floor shop has a range of gifts, souvenirs and local arts and crafts. Nestled within the beautiful Staffordshire countryside, its tranquil environment is perfect for a calm and relaxing afternoon. Why not enjoy afternoon tea or an ice cream in the knot garden or let the children run off their energy in the paddock field. There is an events programme in the summer months and school and group tours programme on request. Weddings and Civil Ceremonies Izaak Walton Cottage is now an approved venue for small Weddings and Civil Ceremonies. Access for disabled people With support the Cottage ground floor and some of the grounds are wheelchair accessible.
Lichfield Cathedral is a treasured landmark in the heart of the country that prides itself in offering a warm welcome to all our visitors. There is plenty to explore with over 1300 years of history in the only medieval three spired Cathedral in the UK. See a medieval wall painting, the famous Herkenrode stained glass, the Lichfield Gospels (700AD) and Lichfield Angel, as well as a packed and diverse programme of services, concerts and exhibitions.   What's more, the Cathedral is free to enter, although donations are welcomed and encouraged.
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Lichfield Cathedral
The Close
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Lichfield Cathedral is a treasured landmark in the heart of the country that prides itself in offering a warm welcome to all our visitors. There is plenty to explore with over 1300 years of history in the only medieval three spired Cathedral in the UK. See a medieval wall painting, the famous Herkenrode stained glass, the Lichfield Gospels (700AD) and Lichfield Angel, as well as a packed and diverse programme of services, concerts and exhibitions.   What's more, the Cathedral is free to enter, although donations are welcomed and encouraged.
The Severn Valley Railway is a tourist attraction and heritage steam railway operating full-size, mainly steam-hauled passenger trains for 16 miles along the beautiful Severn Valley between Kidderminster, Bewdley and Bridgnorth. As part of the experience, make a stop for discovery at The Engine House, our indoor visitor centre at Highley, home to our reserve collection of full-size steam locomotives. Take a fascinating journey behind the scenes, explore the interactive exhibits, let off steam at our outdoor play area and meet the locomotive that collided with a camel. If you are a railway enthuiast or simply looking for things to do with the family a trip to the Severn Valley Railway will provide fun for the whole family.
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Severn Valley Railway (Bridgnorth)
Hollybush Road
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The Severn Valley Railway is a tourist attraction and heritage steam railway operating full-size, mainly steam-hauled passenger trains for 16 miles along the beautiful Severn Valley between Kidderminster, Bewdley and Bridgnorth. As part of the experience, make a stop for discovery at The Engine House, our indoor visitor centre at Highley, home to our reserve collection of full-size steam locomotives. Take a fascinating journey behind the scenes, explore the interactive exhibits, let off steam at our outdoor play area and meet the locomotive that collided with a camel. If you are a railway enthuiast or simply looking for things to do with the family a trip to the Severn Valley Railway will provide fun for the whole family.
where traditional life and industry sat side by side at the dawn of the modern age. Visit Victorian shops and cottages, taste authentic food & sweets and join craftspeople demonstrating their trades in our recreated working town.
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The Ironbridge Gorge Museum
Coach Road
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where traditional life and industry sat side by side at the dawn of the modern age. Visit Victorian shops and cottages, taste authentic food & sweets and join craftspeople demonstrating their trades in our recreated working town.

Canal Boats

There is a pleasant walk along the canal towpath from Acton Trussell to Penkridge. Market day in Penkridge is Wednesday and Saturday. We highly recommend calling in at The Star pub where they sell there locally renowned and award winning scotch eggs in a variety of flavours.
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
There is a pleasant walk along the canal towpath from Acton Trussell to Penkridge. Market day in Penkridge is Wednesday and Saturday. We highly recommend calling in at The Star pub where they sell there locally renowned and award winning scotch eggs in a variety of flavours.
At Gailey Marine you can hire a canal boat and travel along the Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal.
Gailey Marine Ltd
At Gailey Marine you can hire a canal boat and travel along the Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal.
Another lovely place to hire a canal boat.
Norbury Wharf Ltd
Another lovely place to hire a canal boat.

Mountain Biking

Park featuring a variety of biking trails, from beginner to expert, plus a cafe and a cycle center.
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Cannock Chase MTB Trails
Birches Valley
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Park featuring a variety of biking trails, from beginner to expert, plus a cafe and a cycle center.
ago Some of the best if not The best Mountain biking trails in and around Stoke on Trent. Some purpose built jumps and flow tracks and great single track stuff.
Hanchurch Woods
Harley Thorn Lane
ago Some of the best if not The best Mountain biking trails in and around Stoke on Trent. Some purpose built jumps and flow tracks and great single track stuff.

Leisure Centres

Freedom Leisure manages Stafford Leisure Centre working in partnership with Stafford Borough Council. Our aim is to 'improve lives through leisure', providing affordable, inclusive and sustainable facilities.
Stafford Leisure Centre
Freedom Leisure manages Stafford Leisure Centre working in partnership with Stafford Borough Council. Our aim is to 'improve lives through leisure', providing affordable, inclusive and sustainable facilities.
Swimming pool and other leisure facilities
Penkridge Leisure Centre
Swimming pool and other leisure facilities
Indoor snow skiing & snowboarding centre with an ice rink, swimming pool & gym.
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SnowDome
Riverdrive
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Indoor snow skiing & snowboarding centre with an ice rink, swimming pool & gym.

Theatres

We offer a range of touring shows and in-house productions, covering big name acts and top touring companies to home-grown talent and our popular summer school shows.
Gatehouse Theatre
We offer a range of touring shows and in-house productions, covering big name acts and top touring companies to home-grown talent and our popular summer school shows.

Zoos

Woodland and meadows with 140 monkeys living in freedom, with forest path, info boards and videos.
Trentham Monkey Forest
Woodland and meadows with 140 monkeys living in freedom, with forest path, info boards and videos.