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The Mill Wheel Inn
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Guests staying at the Mill Wheel Inn can expect a truly authentic experience that embodies all the rustic virtues of traditional village life. Bright, airy and ever-so homely, each of the 4 en-suite rooms are awash with a lively mix of period charm and contemporary style. Designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, every room comes fully equipped with all the luxuries and conveniences one would expect, including complimentary Wi-Fi access, TV with freeview channels, comfy beds, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. Twin rooms are available on request.
Known as Derbyshire’s best kept secret; the Mill Wheel’s Restaurant has garnered an impressive reputation among seasoned diners for its impeccable cuisine and relentless commitment to quality. The platitudes speak for themselves, from rave reviews, an AA rosette accreditation and a Five Star Food Hygiene rating; this is a restaurant that is sure to seduce even the most discerning of foodies. Specialising in traditional English cuisine, the mouth-watering menu offers a tantalising array of delicious dishes; all created using the finest locally-sourced seasonal produce. What’s more, the pub has featured in the Camra’s Good Beer Guide and serves a distinguished selection of locally brewed real ales. With friendly and efficient service, stylish surroundings and great food & drink at a reasonable price it hits all the right notes, creating a dining experience that is both unique and memorable.
Intimate, rustic and surrounded by some beautiful scenery, the Mill Wheel Inn is the perfect venue for hosting special occasions and celebrations including weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. Factor in some especially outstanding cuisine and the success of any event is practically guaranteed.
The Mill Wheel Inn is nestled in the peaceful village of Hartshorne in Derbyshire. Burton-on-Trent is just a 15 minute drive, Derby is 25 minutes away and it is only 20 minutes from the M1. Both Derby and Burton benefit from excellent rail links to the rest of the country. For those flying in, East Midlands Airport is but a 20 minute drive, alternatively its 40 minutes to Birmingham Airport. The Mill Wheel Inn is perfectly positioned for those wishing to take advantage of all the wonderful attractions that the local area has to offer. Not a 10 minute drive away is the ‘un-stately home’ of Calke Abbey replete with peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards. A dramatic testimony to those country houses that did not survive, it offers a fascinating insight in to the journey from grandeur to decay. A little further afield is Staunton Harold Reservoir. This 210 acre reservoir features a delightful wildflower meadow and provides ample opportunities for scenic walks, bird watching, fishing and various water sports. For action-packed fun, Conkers is situated at the heart of the National Forest and is home to a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities that are sure to keep the whole family engaged for hours – whatever the weather. Looking for a spot of retail therapy? Then look no further than Burton upon Trent. Featuring a spectacular three enclosed shopping centres visitors can find everything from the latest household names to a whole range of specialist and independent retailers. Burton upon Trent is also known as the capital of British brewing and is home to The National Brewery Centre, offering a dedicated museum, fascinating tours of the brewing process and of course, a chance to sample some of its great local ales.