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Population: 3500
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The Brookhouse
"The Brookhouse ... and declining service. After twenty years of regular patronage of the ‘Inn’ we have now removed it from our already assigned ‘lower option’ from family, friends and ..." More

The Brookhouse
"I can't help feeling that the official description of this hotel is stretching things to the limit. The village, whilst not unpleasant, is not the sort of thing you get ..." More

The Brookhouse
"As a restaurant connoisseur i have travelled the globe for excellant restaurants and hotels but The Brookhouse Inn & Hotel is a recurrent place where i feel i can go ..." More

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Just a mile or so northwest of England’s brewing capital, Burton, Rolleston is easily reached via the nearby A50 cross-country route or the A38 running from the edge of the Birmingham conurbation to Derby and beyond. The village was reputedly settled in the 7th century, and still has several ancient elements to it including a pub which may well date back to the 11th century, and the 13th century church of St Mary’s, though an earlier incarnation predated that pub. For several centuries the Mosley family of Oswald fame (or infamy) were lords of the manor. The railway came to Rolleston in 1848, though until 1894 it didn’t actually take passengers, and closed during the 1960s: a legacy in the form of a nature trail along the man-made valley built for the line is not a bad swap. Academics and historians argue about the origin of the village name, said to be a corruption of either Rudolf’s toun (farmstead) which would make it a Saxon foundation from before the Danelaw; or Hrodwulf’s toun, making it Scandinavian. Victorian and Edwardian, and later post-war development expanded the village, increasing the population to the current level of approximately 3500. In addition to the usual village amenities of several pubs and a few shops, Rolleston’s thriving community life means it has a cricket club and several other social centres, and its location provides riverside and brookside frontage hard to equal in Staffordshire.


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Brookhouse Hotel (0.04 miles)

Brookhouse Hotel

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Set in a beautiful country garden, this distinctive hotel offers excellent food and good quality beds, and is convenient for East Midlands and Birmingham airports. North of Burton-On-Trent, just off the A38/A50, ... More

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Dovecliff Hall Hotel (1.08 miles)

Dovecliff Hall Hotel

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Grade 2 listed Georgian House built in 1790 7 acres of gardens with views of the river Dove and weir.The magnificent air-conditioned restaurant and ... More

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Hilton House hotel (1.74 miles)

Hilton House hotel

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Hilton House Hotel is a Georgian period family home converted to hotel use in the 70's and gradually adapted and modernised within over time. The hotel was bought by new ... More

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Dog & Partridge (1.84 miles)

Dog & Partridge

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Situated in the heart of Tutbury, this splendid 14th century building, steeped in history and full of character, boasts traditional open log fires and oak beams. Just a stone’s throw away from ... More

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Tudor Rose Guest House (1.87 miles)

Tudor Rose Guest House
Welcome to Tudor Rose Bed and Breakfast. We are situated in Hilton which is close to the historic village of Tutbury and near Burton on Trent and Derby. We offer first class luxurious accommodation. In ... More | visit website
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Delter Hotel (2.21 miles)

Delter Hotel

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The Delter Hotel is fully centrally heated and offers colour TV with freeview, WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities in all bedrooms. All prices include Full English Breakfast. ... More

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Three Queens Hotel (2.84 miles)

Three Queens Hotel

The warmest of welcomes starts when you walk through our doors and are greeted by our friendly staff. After deciding on the time of your morning call, whether you would like morning tea, coffee or ... More | visit website

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Ramada Burton Upon Trent, Newton Park (2.87 miles)

Ramada Burton Upon Trent, Newton Park

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Set in 8 acres of beautiful gardens, yet only 2 miles from the A50 link road between the M1 and M6, this traditional country house hotel boasts superb views over the ... More

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Grail Court Hotel (2.98 miles)

Grail Court Hotel

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In the town centre of Burton upon Trent, in the heart of the Midlands, this hotel and restaurant is a historic Grade II listed building, dressed in Arthurian décor. The Grail Court ... More

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Unicorn Inn (2.98 miles)

Unicorn Inn

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gastro pub, a la carte restaurant, country pub with 8 hotel rooms, set in a rural village, 3 miles from the centre of burton on trent, 11 miles from derby ... More

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