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5 days ago

It seems that our big old tree has suffered from the impact of being sliced and diced by concrete and steel, so is having a rather serious haircut.
Find out why here >>> thelaurels.co.uk/august-2015/
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It seems that our big old tree has suffered from the impact of being sliced and diced by concrete and steel, so is having a rather serious haircut.
Find out why here >>> https://thelaurels.co.uk/august-2015/
6 days ago

Perhaps it's just as well we're not opening until 17th May. The weather's a tad inclement today 🙄😁 ... See MoreSee Less

Perhaps its just as well were not opening until 17th May. The weathers a tad inclement today 🙄😁
1 week ago

If you’re staying with us, this centre of deliciousness is just over a mile away. Miss it at your peril, is all we can say 😁Just take a look at Helen’s homemade chocolate and toffee gateau!🍫🤤

It’s available on our specials this weekend (as long as our baking lasts!) alongside our usual line up of homemade lunches, light bites, cakes, barista made hot drinks and ice creams! And don’t forget all of our menu is available to takeaway as well as our covered outdoor seating in our woodland gardens!
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If you’re staying with us, this centre of deliciousness is just over a mile away. Miss it at your peril, is all we can say 😁

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Might give the'Towers' a swerve for a slice😁😁

2 weeks ago

Only a mile or so away from us. A great place to visit 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Only a mile or so away from us. A great place to visit 😊

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Best place to stay for Alton towers

4 weeks ago

A beautiful day for a wander around the village and up Cotton Dell 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

A beautiful day for a wander around the village and up Cotton Dell :-)
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David Walliams Gangsta Granny Ride
David Walliams Gangsta Granny Ride

2021 sees the long-awaited opening of the Gangsta Granny ride at Alton Towers. This ride is based on the best selling book by David Walliams, he of "I'm a lady!" fame, swimming down the Thames and a bunch of other stuff. Oh, I forgot X Factor. Yeah, that too. Here's a...

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Walking Staffordshire – The Churnet Valley

In the mistaken belief that things would probably be a lot drier in the woods, we decided to venture up Cotton Dell – a delightful wooded valley between the mayhem of Alton Towers and the tranquillity of Oakamoor. We were probably still a week or two away from the...

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Staffordshire Walks – Oakamoor & Whiston

The beauty of living where we are is the ability to walk in any direction, from our front door, and find ourselves in fantastic countryside. If you use the brilliant (and usually free) ViewRanger phone app, you can follow the route from here.  Just across the road...

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A Visit to Carsington Water

In keeping with my unhealthy interest in the weather, it struck me today that I wasn't sure where the term "Indian Summer" came from. I'd always imagined it was something to do with India and the fact the weather improved in September after the monsoons. But no,...

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The JCB Story

The JCB Story Some of you may know that JCB (of yellow digger fame) are based just up the road from us. If you’ve driven to Alton Towers via Rocester, the chances are you’ve passed their World Headquarters – a huge shed-like building with very picturesque lakes out...

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Drone Footage of The Roaches

Given that absolutely nothing is happening at The Laurels, in respect of fixing things that is, and that the weather was dry and warmish, we decided to take a trip to The Roaches. This isn't, as you may suspect, some hideous place where six-legged insects inhabit the...

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