The Tawny

Consall, Staffordshire

‘Perfect if you want your own space and all the services of a hotel’, The Tawny promises bucolic bliss; porters whisk guests by buggy to huts, tree houses, boathouses and retreats in 70 landscaped acres. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Perfect if you want your own space and all the services of a hotel’, The Tawny promises bucolic bliss; porters whisk guests by buggy to huts, tree houses, boathouses and retreats in 70 landscaped acres. Our inspectors were impressed by the former colliery site, transformed over 50 years by the late William Podmore, with six lakes and numerous follies. A tree house (‘really more a chalet on stilts’) was ‘the epitome of contemporary chic, with a stand-alone bath by a floor-to-ceiling window so you could wallow with a lovely lakeside view’ and a ‘generous free minibar’. A deck had ‘a shower and a metal bath big enough for four’. In the glass-fronted restaurant, where ‘vertical gardens climb the walls’, dinner proved a revelation. ‘My son couldn’t stop raving about the beef brisket in buttermilk with dill popcorn, until his empty plate was replaced by lobster with a Parmesan and bisque croquette.’ Equally good were breakfast with a ‘range of muffins, creamy yogurts, local cheeses, cooked dishes’ and lunch of tapas, flatbreads. ‘Every mouthful of every meal was a winner.’ ‘A beautiful place to enjoy nature with contemporary comforts.’

Hotel details

Address

Consall Gardens Estate
Consall Lane
Consall
Staffordshire
ST9 0AG
England

Telephone

01538 787664

Bedrooms

55 across the site (chauffeured buggies). 1 suitable for wheelchair.

Open

all year.

Facilities

restaurant, games room, 2 lounges, 70-acre estate (woodland, lakes, follies, outdoor heated pool), spa treatments, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilets.

Background music

soft, mainly light jazz.

Children

all ages welcomed, family rooms, under-16s £50 per night.

Dogs

allowed in Glade Huts, Boathouses, Feathers lounge, max. one small-to-medium dog (£30 per night).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £230, family from £520. À la carte £60, tasting menus on certain dates £80. Min. 2-night stay on Sat.