Netherstowe House is very proud to have been voted 'Restaurant of The Year' at this years Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards. Netherstowe House is the only establishment in Staffordshire to be listed by The Good Hotel Guide and has also received the Taste of Staffordshire award for 'Outstanding Service'.
Taste of Staffordshire
Taste of Staffordshire is the county's foremost marquee of taste and quality, celebrating and recognising Staffordshire's distinctive appeal through fine food and drink from local sources. All of the restaurants which are selected for the Good Food Awards competition have been accredited by Taste of Staffordshire and visited by professionally qualified restaurant inspectors who judge all aspects of their visit including quality of food and drink, service, presentation and use of local produce. Further to his visit, Michelin Star Chef Paul Gilmour commented that, 'Netherstowe House has a lovely boutique feel and a touch of class. Both main course dishes were stunning and the pork dish was a revelation'. The Good Food Awards described Netherstowe House as a; 'Fine dining venue in picturesque surroundings with fantastic rooms and apartments. Attentive service and friendly staff make Netherstowe House a great eating and sleeping experience not to be missed'.
Good Hotel Guide
We were greeted as if we were visiting notables; every possible assistance was given with a friendly smile.' Guide inspectors, who arrived (anonymously) in a 'bedraggled state' at Netherstowe House, were 'almost overpowered by the quality of the service'. The Grade II listed half-timbered red brick building is a converted 19th-century mill. The bedrooms are in the main house ('lovely, feminine, some with king-size bed and retro roll-top bath'); eight 'chic' apartments are in a 'sympathetic' modern wing. 'Our large apartment was well furnished, tastefully decorated; lots of natural lighting from Velux windows; a well-equipped bathroom.' The entrance hall/lounge has an imposing fireplace; 'pleasing' public rooms are 'elegantly' furnished and have comfortable seating areas. Chef Tim Barker's classic menu 'with a modern twist' is served in three dining rooms: 'The elegant Ivy room had a fin de siècle look (gold paint on the ornate plasterwork); the food and service were refined, the waiters wore white gloves.' More informal dining is in a vaulted cellar steakhouse. 'Good value,' readers agree.
Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay
This quirky hotel is full of surprises, not least its wonderful bedrooms that are an absolute steal, but also for its peculiar location on the edge of a 1970s housing estate. If the latter puts you off, don’t let it – the house is hidden by fine beech hedging and once up the drive you forget the outside world. Inside you fall immediately under the spell of some rather eccentric interiors that mix country house style with 19th-century colonial overtones. You’ll find varnished wood floors, roaring fires, tropical plants erupting with style, the odd chandelier. Gorgeous bedrooms are great value for money and come in an elegant clean style: beautiful beds, cool colours, old armoires. Bathrooms are fabulous. If you want something more contemporary, nip across the courtyard to the serviced apartments. They come with fancy kitchens but breakfast is included and the hotel is yours to roam. As for the food, it’s served in a couple of smart dining rooms, perhaps wild mushroom risotto, slow-cooked spicy pork belly, roast pineapple with mango salsa. There are good steaks in the colourful cellar bistro, too.
Netherstowe House is a stunning Grade II listed boutique hotel set in tranquil formal grounds, perfect for business and leisure guests alike. Guest bedrooms exude a traditional elegance and luxury including sumptuous suites for that special occasion. There is a choice of dining rooms, each with its own character and style as well as the bar and lounge areas. Guests also have the use of the well-appointed gymnasium. A perfect location to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing break.