Pub Food in Stafford

Stafford's best place to eat, drink and sleep is a one-stop shop. In the centre of town, this former coaching inn has a brasserie-style restaurant, two bars (cocktail and traditional courtyard; the latter hosts live music in summer) and a cafe-tearoom. Some of its 31 beautiful rooms (doubles including breakfast from £110) have original stone fireplaces and wooden beams.

Parking is limited but free for overnight guests.