If you're looking for a bite to eat in East Staffordshire, these places to eat near Burton and Uttoxeter are definitely worth sampling!

The Winery

This magnificent building dates back to the 11th Century, and offers lovely views of the River Trent which runs beside it.

Whatever type of dining experience you're looking for, The Winery has something for you, with five rooms to choose from.

There are the intimate booths of the atmospheric restaurant, perfect for a romantic bite to eat with someone special, or the splendid surroundings of the Laurent Perrier Room, which are ideal for larger parties.

You can admire original features like stained glass and mullioned windows in the Garden Room, look out over the historic gardens and terracing in the Mosaic Room, or feel the sun on your face in the alfresco dining area.

As well as beautiful backdrops, you'll enjoy great service and outstanding value, not to mention the exquisite fayre crafted from fresh, local ingredients, and a fabulous drinks selection including some of the best gins and wines around.

The Duncombe Arms

About as close to the Staffordshire-Derbyshire border as you can get, The Duncombe Arms in Ellastone is a delightful, historic inn which regularly features in the likes of The Michelin Guide and The Good Pub Guide.

The excellent menu, inspired by Head Chef Stuart Langdell's time working alongside Marco Pierre-White and at the Michelin-starred The Cross in Kenilworth, is packed with classic pub favourites made from the best locally-sourced ingredients.

The cheese board comes highly recommended, as does the 98-strong wine list and local ales on tap - including their very own Duncombe Ale.

Renowned for friendly staff and impeccable service, even for canine visitors, The Duncombe Arms is just three miles from Alton Towers, making it a great option for a relaxed family meal after a day of mayhem. 

It's also a popular haunt with walkers as the Staffordshire Peak District, including the delights of Dovedale and the Manifold Valley, not far away.

Denstone Hall Cafe

The cafe at Denstone Hall is the perfect place to relax with a coffee or indulge in some homemade treats.

Owners Rupert and Emma Evans are passionate about fresh, delicious food and using the provenance of their produce - the menu uses ingredients from 48 different Staffordshire and Derbyshire suppliers.

The extensive selection of classics and seasonal fayre includes a host of deluxe burgers made from their own beef, barista coffee roasted in Chartley, milk & cream from Wells Farm Dairy, Bradley, and ales and ciders from Staffordshire Brewery, Freedom Brewery and others.

Afterwards, enjoy a spot of browsing in the UK's Best Large Farm Shop Retailer, according to the Farm Shop & Deli Awards in April 2018, and take home a tasty souvenir made by the team in the cafe kitchen.

Why not call in after your visit to Alton Towers or Uttoxeter Racecourse?

The Royal Ruchi

Staffordshire's best Indian restaurant combines luxurious interiors with mouth-watering Eastern dishes and top customer service at a reasonable price.

Set in the heart of the pretty village of Abbots Bromley, the walls of The Royal Ruchi are adorned with Indian artefacts and treasures, while tradition is a big part of the menu, with only natural ingredients used, and no artificial preservatives, additives or colourings.

With a reputation for quality - for example in the exceptional naan breads - The Royal Ruchi is the only Indian restaurant in the county to offer tasting menus put together by Michelin-starred chefs.

The timeless North Indian dishes offer a rare chance to dine like a Maharaja, and if you desire you can do it in the private dining room with your own butler!

It's the perfect place to unwind after a day at the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, one of the country's quirkiest dance rituals, or a walk or bike ride at nearby Cannock Chase.

The Red Lion

A characterful and popular country pub, The Red Lion at Newborough offers modern, affordable British cuisine in a lovely setting.

Well-known for its excellent food - including an amazing Caesar salad according to one TripAdvisor review - and relaxed service, The Red Lion has an extensive menu of pub classics and an unparalleled selection of ales, wines and gins.

An extensive refurbishment has brought the interior bang up to date, guaranteeing a charming backdrop to your delicious meal. 

A short drive away from Burton-upon-Trent and attractions like the National Brewery Centre, St George's Park and the National Forest Adventure Farm, The Red Lion could be a great pitstop on your visit to East Staffordshire.

Man's Best Friend is also catered for in the bar area, with a few tasty treats on hand for the best behaved ones!

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Denstone Hall Café
Tea/Coffee Shop
Enjoy the atmosphere is this popular tea room

Winner - Gold Award - Enjoy Staffordshire Tea Room & Coffee Shop of the Year 2019. Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Café is beautifully situated on the Staffordshire/ Derbyshire border between the market towns of Uttoxeter and Ashbourne in the village of Denstone.

The Duncombe Arms
Gastro Pub
The well stocked bar at Duncombe Arms, Staffordshire

The Duncombe Arms is a beautiful, traditional country pub restaurant and is a great place to visit providing a delightful setting in which to enjoy a drink, some lovely food from our lunch and evening menus.