As part of our #LoveEastStaffs celebration this week (Mar 14-20), here are some great places to eat in the Borough. Why not book in for a post-lockdown treat?

The Duncombe Arms

Where: Ellastone, Ashbourne, DE6 2GZ

The lowdown: a delightful inn on the Staffordshire-Derbyshire border, The Duncombe Arms is renowned for its classic pub favourites, friendly staff and impeccable service. Popular with families refuelling after a busy day at Alton Towers, just three miles away, and walkers relaxing after exploring Dovedale and The Manifold Valley.

Open for takeaway? No

Outdoor dining? Yes, the garden will be reopening from 12th April for table service

Website: https://www.duncombearms.co.uk/

Denstone Hall Café

Where: Denstone, nr. Uttoxeter, ST14 5HF

The lowdown: an airy, contemporary space, the café at Denstone Hall is the perfect place to indulge in a homemade treat or a coffee and catch-up with friends. Choose from the extensive selection of classics and seasonal fayre, made from locally-sourced ingredients and freshly-prepared on the premises.

Open for takeaway? Yes, options include Sunday roasts and afternoon teas

Outdoor dining? Yes

Website: https://www.denstonehall.co.uk/

The Meynell Ingram Arms

Where: Abbots Bromley Road, Hoar Cross, Burton upon Trent, DE13 8RB

The lowdown: a traditional country pub in the heart of the East Staffordshire countryside, The Meynell Ingram Arms has a stunning outdoor space, including garden rooms perfect for gatherings of six people or less. Perfect for a quick after-work tipple, light lunch, or a hearty meal for that special occasion.

Open for takeaway? No

Outdoor dining? Yes, open from 12th April for outdoor service, with a reduced menu

Website: https://www.meynellingram.co.uk/

Hoar Cross Hall

Where: Maker Lane, Hoar Cross, Burton upon Trent, DE13 8QS

The lowdown: with a host of culinary venues for guests and non-residents to choose from, Hoar Cross Hall offers top-notch cuisine in sumptuous surroundings. Savour the heavenly afternoon teas in the Long Gallery, fine dining in the AA Rosette Ballroom restaurant, or head to Hugo’s and Henry’s for a delicious lunch.

Open for takeaway? No

Outdoor dining? No, so why not plan your visit for after 17th May, when indoor hospitality will be allowed to reopen?

Website: https://baronseden.com/hoar-cross-hall/food-drink

The Waterfront

Where: Barton Marina, Barton Turn, Barton-under-Needwood, Burton upon Trent, DE13 8AS

The lowdown: a warm welcome awaits at The Waterfront, where you can tuck into good, honest pub food as you soak in the beautiful views of Barton Marina. An excellent way to round off a day of shopping at the marina’s boutiques, or accompany an evening at the cosy, independent cinema.

Open for takeaway? No

Outdoor dining? Yes, in the garden and terrace, with new al fresco booths also available from 12th April

Website: https://waterfrontbarton.co.uk/

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The Meynell Ingram Arms
Gastro Pub
The Meynell Ingram Arms

Highly Commended - Enjoy Staffordshire Pub of the Year 2019. A traditional country pub with a menu of stunning, locally sourced food and a vast range of drinks, including local ales, an array of gins and fine wine.

The Duncombe Arms
Restaurant - Casual Dining
Bar area at Duncombe Arms

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.

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.

Hoar Cross Hall
Spa Hotel
Wedding in the Meynall Suite

Hoar Cross Hall combines the sumptuous pleasures of staying in an elegant English Stately Home with the facilities of a superb modern Spa Resort.

The Waterfront at Barton Marina
Restaurant - Casual Dining
Traditional Fish & Chip by the marina

At The Waterfront you can enjoy great pub food in the restaurant - or dine alfresco on The Quarterdeck.