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US$16 - US$132
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 50th celebration for 20 in one of the private rooms, the service was fantastic, every one of the team went out of their way to make sure we were looked after and had a great time, the food was all delicious and...beautifully presented; we had the a la carte menu which we pre ordered. The venue really is lovely. Thank you to all the team for making it such a special night!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb Al a carte meal. Excellent service and venue Personally I would rate this restaurant as one of the very best in the region. A must visit restaurant

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service and the food was also in the same quality category. Chris and his team made us very welcome as per normal. Would I visit again? Of course I would!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shocked at the service charge added to our bill, bad enough paying £5.50 for a pint, then you get charged another 10%, making it £6.05 😮, if we had known, our party of 8 would have been split into 2 groups of 4, even kids...drinks at £1.75 get the 10% added to them, we prefer to give tips to the waiter, not the restaurant, would go again, but not as a groupMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 28 October 2021

My husband and myself had our 10 year wedding renewal at The School House on 2/10/21. We had excellent service right from the day we booked our special day, Julie ensured all of our wishes were met and nothing was too much trouble, she was...always there to answer any questions. On the day it ran like clockwork thanks to the amazing work of Chris and the team, we had 100 guests for a 3 course sit down meal . The food was amazing and everyone thoroughly enjoyed everything, service was outstanding. We had 160 for an evening buffet and the food once again outstanding, many of our guests saying it was the best buffet they had ever had. Thank you Julie, Chris and all of the team for making our special day perfect. I would recommend The School House to everyone, if you would like outstanding service, food and venue this is the place. Thank you John & Julie DainesMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 20 October 2021

We are regulars here because it’s our favourite restaurant. It has a leisurely pace so food and company can be savoured. It has a lovely outlook over the stream and open countryside. There was no doubt we would choose it for our golden wedding anniversary...meal with the family. Not least because of the 20 guests 25% were VEGAN. The School House catered for them as a matter of routine as it has the best VEGAN MENU outside of a full vegan restaurant. The choices for everyone else were good and varied. Everyone enjoyed the meal and unhurried service. It worked a treat as we knew it would. Not the place to come if you’re on your hour’s lunch break. We chose to have 4 tables in a square so that we could see everyone. It was in a separate section at the end of the main restaurant. We had drinks on the patio before and lingered there afterwards. Perfect!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 17 October 2021 via mobile

Staff very friendly no problem there. We were both ill after eating here. We complained and were told it was our fault because the food was too rich. Will not return.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 11 October 2021

We had my husband's 60th birthday here,the staff were excellent,food was excellent,and one person by the name of Chris made the evening extra special he was so helpful and funny he made the evening to remember.Thank you all at the school house.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 6 October 2021

After having to postpone from last year due to covid had a wonderful lunch today. Everything was lovely from the moment we walked in we were made very welcome by Chris (great sense of hummor).I Good was excellent as was the service nothing too much...trouble. Well done to all the staffMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2021

We went here with some friends to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. The staff were friendly and attentive but not too fussy. Drinks were served promptly and we were given plenty of time to review the menu before ordering. I chose scallops followed by lambs...liver. Both were superb and cooked just to my liking. My wife had the shortcrust steak pie and said it was fantastic - packed with meat and not just gravy. The atmosphere in the restaurant was good - there was a large party celebrating a 50th party in the adjacent room, but the doors kept the noise to a minimum. The restaurant looked very clean and tidy/Covid friendly. Overall a fantastic evening was had and we'll definitely be going back for more.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Response from John J | Reviewed this property |
It’s probably better to speak to the hotel management for accurate information.
9 July 2017|
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Response from CazzaStaffordshire | Reviewed this property |
we booked the separate room for Sunday lunch for my Dads 80th. staff were great very attentive we did not have to wait long food is lovely
11 April 2017|
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Response from BoardingPass262990 | Reviewed this property |
No you can’t stay there but at the Holiday Inn Express is just down the road
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The School House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5