Stay somewhere eggstra special this Easter
Easter is a very special time at the Dog and Doublet, our traditional inn located in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside. All around us, the signs of spring are emerging. Daffodils bloom and the hanging baskets are filled and raised – rather like our pints! We love to hear the soft sound of wood on leather, as the cricket season starts just across the road from us.
Drink in the view
Lambs are abounding at the Sandon Estate and the adjoining farmland that surrounds the inn. The heavier brews and winter warmers have been cast aside, as citrusy light ales and Aperol Spritz become the drinks of choice, particularly for thirsty explorers, after a springtime walk.
The kitchen at our country gastro pub is preparing flavoursome sharing boards and lighter bites to be enjoyed in the warmth of our glassed archway or sat outside on a sunny day. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays our ever-popular Classic Afternoon Teas are being enjoy in the restaurant and we’ve already seen a few brave souls in the beer garden, tucking into our savoury Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea, with the real ales going down well. Psst... afternoon teas are available 2.30-4.30pm and they’re not just for boys!
Enticing reasons to stay
We’d love you to enjoy an Easter break at the Dog and Doublet, so we we’ve put together some offers for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast from £150 with plenty of availability Wednesday-Friday. And we’ll put your little ones up for free - call us on 01889 508331 to enquire about our family rooms and “Kids Stay FREE” deal.
For thrill seekers...
Staffordshire boasts two fantastic theme parks in Alton Towers and Drayton Manor. With a one night stay you can take in both attractions for a thrilling Easter break. Or if you’re missing the poolside, how about including Alton Towers Waterpark or Waterworld in your Easter excursion plans. We’re sure you’ll have a splashing time, and all the parks are 30-40 minutes’ drive from the Dog and Doublet.
Crack open a bit of Easter animal magic! Head east by car for half an hour, to find the National Forest Adventure Farm. Here you can see lambing live, take an Easter Eggspress Tractor ride, and explore Bunny Woods – but do watch out for the Evil Egg Snaffler! We’re just 20 minutes’ drive away from the only place you can walk with free-roaming monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest. See if you can spot a monkey mum to be and follow the Easter Trail all the way to the primate play area.
and Point to Pointers!
It’s the Sandon Point to Point on April 16th an exhilarating equestrian event right on our doorstep. At the time of writing, we have availability the night prior but suggest making table reservations ahead of the day – a Dog and Doublet breakfast will set you up a treat.
Turn your day into an overnight stay
We hope we’ve pointed out some great things to do in Staffordshire this Easter. With so much of the action right on our doorstep, we urge you to transform your day into an overnight stay and make a cracking Easter break of it. Oh… and if you’re thinking ahead to a May holiday, do take advantage of our spontaneous bed and breakfast rate – only available 4 weeks in advance, with discounts of up to 30% off usual prices.