Have you been eyeing up this week’s Hotel of the Week? So have we all… Luckily for you, C&TH are giving readers the opportunity to win an overnight stay there! Enter our competition now for the staycation of your dreams…

The Duncombe Arms – Ellastone, Staffordshire

When Johnny and Laura Greenall drove past the boarded-up 19th-century inn that had once been the hub of their nearest village, they dreamed of giving it a new lease of life. After a renovation that included creating a state-of-the-art kitchen and a light-filled dining space, they opened in 2012.

The Duncombe Arms

Now, it’s a Michelin Guide restaurant with a garden (a new pergola with a retractable roof has recently been added) that serves up pub classics and modern British fare. Everything from the bread to the ice cream is homemade and the impressive 200-strong wine list has been developed with Bibendum. After dinner, guests can stroll to Walnut House, only a few seconds away, where ten cosy country-chic bedrooms are full of homely comforts.

The Duncombe Arms

There are also two lovely rentals: the Garden Cottage in the grounds of the Wootton Hall Estate and The Old Barn, just behind the pub, both sleeping up to six people. On the edge of the Peak District, close to the market towns of Ashbourne and Uttoxeter, this is a fantastic base from which to explore the area.

The Duncombe Arms

Doubles from £170

+44 (0)1335 324275; duncombearms.co.uk

Competition closes at midnight on 29 September 2021


A two-night stay for two people at The Duncombe Arms and a complimentary dinner on one night.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Dinner includes three courses and a bottle of house wine
  • Block out dates include weekends, UK bank holidays, Christmas and Easter
  • Prize available to be claimed one year from winning date
  • Travel to and from The Duncombe Arms is not included in the prize
  • Entrants must be UK residents, aged 18 years or over.
  • This promotion is not open to any employees of the The Duncombe Arms or any of their affiliate companies, their families, agents or anyone else connected with this prize draw.
  • Prize is non-refundable, non-transferable and non-exchangeable and there is no cash alternative offered.

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