Welcome to The Upper House

A warm welcome awaits you…

The Upper House Hotel is steeped in local history, built in 1845 for Josiah Wedgwood’s grandson, Francis the hotel has
been lovingly converted into a luxury character property.

The hotel has 24 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms and is set in 10 acres of woodlands and beautifully landscaped gardens. The Upper House
provides a restful haven for individual guests, a stylish backdrop for weddings and receptions and an impressive, peaceful environment for company meetings or family and friendly get-togethers, large or small.

Covid19 – adapting for the future…

We’re pleased to assure you that we remain in Tier 1 (medium), part of Stafford Borough Council (updated 23.10)

Whilst we will ensure that all government guidelines and requirements are met and risk assessments carried out, you will still be able to enjoy all that we have to offer; our expanse of beautiful gardens and our rural location with Downs Banks and canal walks from the bottom of our drive, plus a host of local attractions on the doorstep.

We have always been committed to providing our guests with an experience that will stay with them long after they leave and, although we have to adapt for the future, you can be confident that a warm and welcoming Upper House experience awaits you.

15% of all Food & Drinks…

We’re excited to be running our very own ‘Eat Out To Help Us All Out’ throughout September and October. Available every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Book your table to avoid disappointment.

Steak and chips dinner at our restaurant

Get away with our Autumn Staycation…

£120 per person (£20 supplement for sole occupancy)


  • One of our lovely king or twin rooms
  • 2 night stay with full English breakfast
  • 3 course dinner on 1st night (some supplements may apply)
  • Complementary room upgrade and late check out, when available
Check room availability
  • No hesitation in recommending this superb country house hotel - from the warm welcome and help from the staff to the bar, breakfast and delightful rooms with uninterrupted countryside views.

    Oakvet | Midlands, United Kingdom
  • Warm welcome at the end of a long day. Lovely setting, friendly staff and spacious, comfortable room.

    Johanna T | Wells-next-the-Sea, United Kingdom
  • The bedrooms are fantastic and the bathrooms are clean and modern. The hotel is tastefully done and the staff are excellent.

    kaka17koko | London, United Kingdom
  • Staff are very friendly, the food is gorgeous and well presented. We cannot wait to come back for an evening meal!

    Jemjake | United Kingdom