Where to Eat near Alton Towers

Food & Drink

The small towns and villages around Alton Towers are blessed with a number of excellent places to eat after you’ve spent a day at the theme park.

These range from simple, but high quality, child-friendly providers of pub grub to specialist restaurants.

The list below provides you with what we think are the best places to eat near Alton Towers, in distance order from The Laurels B&B.

You can find their exact location, and a bunch of other useful stuff, on our custom map.

The Star at Cotton

Less than two minutes up the road from us, The Star Inn is a family-owned pub and restaurant. The current owners purchased the pub in January 2020 but couldn’t open until July because of COVID-19 . The building has recently undergone many improvements both internally and externally.

Excellent quality food with a small beer garden. Child friendly.

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The Bulls Head

At the Bulls Head, they are passionate about locally sourced fresh ingredients for our dishes and use local suppliers where they can. Their stone baked pizzas are packed full of flavour and use the best cuts of meats to give you the best pizza experience this side of Sicily.

Their steaks are hung and aged for 21 days and come in a 12oz Ribeye or 10oz Sirlion. They have plenty of options for Vegetarians, Gluten Free & Vegans so please take a look over the menu which changes regularly.

Good food and an excellent choice of gins!

Bookings – 01538 702307


The Queens at Freehay

Tucked away in the quiet village of Freehay and a few miles from Alton Towers is the delightful “Queens at Freehay” Public House and Restaurant. The charming building dates back to the 18th century and enjoys a pretty setting surrounded by mature trees and a well tended garden.

Stepping over the threshold, visitors will be pleasantly surprised to find a refreshingly modern interior with bright décor and elegant tables and chairs.

 Good quality food from a family run restaurant.

Bookings – 01538 722383


The Mughal

The Mughal is an Indian Balti Restaurant and Takeaway in Cheadle, based in the High Street, easily accessible with car parking and bus stops close by, just 4 miles from The Laurels

They offer a wide range of Indian Balti dishes, together with a wide range of curries; tandoori dishes; masala dishes; English dishes; and sundries. Their family friendly atmosphere ensures you of a very warm welcome and a memorable evening at the Mughal.

Great food, friendly service, with HUGE nan breads! They don’t have an alcohol licence licence, but there’s a Bargain Booze next door. They’re more than happy to let you bring your booze.

Bookings/Takeaway – 01538 755438


The Alton Bridge/The Talbot Inn

Alton Bridge is renowned for its food and warm hospitality – a local favourite for family suppers, romantic dinners and Sunday roasts.

They pride ourselves on their high quality, freshly cooked food, which is all sourced as locally as possible. Our menus are designed by their very talented in-house chefs, who are constantly updating the dishes to suit the seasons.

Large, kiddie friendly garden right by the river. A great spot in the summer.

Bookings – 01538 269709


Thornbury Hall

A delightful Georgian Grade II listed building with Tudor origins. The house was restored from near ruin in 1990 by Mohammed and Parveen Siddique, and converted into what is now recognised as one of the finest restaurants specialising in Pakistani cuisine.

The elegance of the house lends itself perfectly to the exotic eastern decor; historic artefacts, sparkling crystal chandeliers, and pictures of the ancient Mogul Empire. Thornbury Hall is set in the middle of the tranquil Staffordshire countryside, within easy reach of Alton Towers (3 miles)

High quality Indian style food, served exactly as you like it.

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The Red Lion

The Red Lion is a country pub with a country feel—everyone is always welcome and made to feel so.

Matt and Vicky bought the pub in 2006, and have not looked back in the years they have been there. In May 2011 they added ‘Reds’ Restaurant and are proud to say this is doing really well and going from strength to strength.

Lovely beer garden and renowned for serving excellent steaks! (Check opening times).

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