Award-Winning Boutique Hotel and Restaurant
Our core purpose at Netherstowe House is to make people happy by delivering sincere, five-star hospitality. For us, the success is in the detail; from warm hot water bottles for enhanced winter snuggling, through to home comforts such as fresh milk in your room, we take pride in anticipating your every need. We are proud, and flattered, to have been reviewed by a number of prestigious industry experts; here’s what they said…
Taste of Staffordshire
Taste of Staffordshire is the county's authority on taste and quality, celebrating and recognising Staffordshire's distinctive appeal through fine food and drink from local sources. Netherstowe House is accredited by Taste of Staffordshire and was voted ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the Good Food Awards.
Following his visit to Netherstowe House as part of the accreditation process, Michelin Star Chef Paul Gilmour reported 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'.
Furthermore, the qualified restaurant inspectors who judged the The Good Food Awards were incredibly impressed by their experience at Netherstowe House, describing it as a 'Fine dining venue in picturesque surroundings with fantastic rooms and apartments’. They also reported that the ‘attentive service and friendly staff make Netherstowe House a great eating and sleeping experience not to be missed'.
The Good Hotel Guide
The Good Hotel Guide is one of the few truly impartial guides to hotels and B&Bs in the UK and Ireland. They constantly monitor, review and inspect properties, ensuring that standards are maintained. Netherstowe House is proud to be the only Staffordshire hotel to be listed in The Good Hotel Guide.
Guide inspectors, who arrived (anonymously) in a 'bedraggled state' at Netherstowe House, were 'almost overpowered by the quality of the service', stating they ‘were greeted as if we were visiting notables and every possible assistance was given with a friendly smile.'
Their review in The Good Hotel Guide states:
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’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, and the odd chandelier. Gorgeous bedrooms are great value for money and come in an elegant clean style: beautiful beds, cool colours, and old armoires. Bathrooms are fabulous. If you want something more contemporary, nip across to the Courtyard 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. Dishes include wild mushroom risotto, slow-cooked spicy pork belly served with 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.