Places to go out & eat & drink in Alton
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Alton

Places to eat & drink in Alton.

Although this once quiet village has been made famous world-wide by Alton Towers, one of Britain's top tourist destinations situated on the opposite side of the Churnet valley, it still has other attractions for the visitor.

Alton Castle was built on the site of a Norman castle. It was begun in 1847 to a design by the architect Pugin (of Houses of Parliament fame). It is thought that the Earl of Shrewsbury wanted it constructed to house priests but Pugin was not enthusiastic about the idea of a castle to house priests and it was left incomplete.

The Catholic Church in Birmingham now owns it and uses it as a Catholic youth centre offering a variety of outdoor activities. The idea for Alton Towers came from the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury but Pugin was a great friend of the Earl's nephew, John Talbot, who succeeded him as 16th Earl.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Alton or surrounding areas.

Alton Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc


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The Raddle Inn, Quarry Bank, Hollington, Nr Tean, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 4HQ
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The 'Olde Worlde' country inn and restaurant is nestled in a bank overlooking Croxden Abbey and the surrounding countryside.

There are no busy roads, so you can relax in the vast beer garden and enjoy one of the most magnificent views in England, and yet you are just five minutes away from the top tourist attraction in the UK - Alton Towers.

Pets by prior arrangement.

Parking available.

Children welcome.
Establishment FacilitiesEstablishment FacilitiesTel: 01889 507278    Fax: 01889 507520
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Piggery & Friends Restaurant at Peakstones Inn

Peakstones Inn, Cheadle Road, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DH
Tel: 01538 755776     E-mail:

16th Century inn and accommodation. 5 minutes from Alton Towers. Bar food or a la carte menu served in our uniquely themed restaurant with the walls and ceilings completely covered with over 1,000 cuddlies. Chef Patron.
Type: Restaurant

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