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. 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
A typical English pub serving cask ales and great food. Known locally for its homemade scotch eggs in a variety of flavours. 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
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 Tea Room
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.
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.
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
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.

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
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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
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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
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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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Alton Towers
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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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Drayton Manor Theme Park
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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.
The Ancient High House
48 Greengate St
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
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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.
Amerton Farm
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
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
19A 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)
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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.
Between May and August you may see s lot of unusual visitors in our village!
Acton Trussell
Between May and August you may see s lot of unusual visitors in our village!