Local Amenities 

Below I have listed a selection of possible places to stay and eat within easy reach of Norbury Junction should you be looking for accommodation whilst on one of the Dovetail courses. As a guide for travelling, Eccleshall is approximately 12 minutes drive from Norbury Junction as is Newport - just over the county boundary in Shropshire.

At short notice, it may be possible to book a night or two onboard one of Norbury Wharf’s canal boats moored at the wharf. Please check with Norbury Wharf for last minute availability.

If you are staying locally over a summer weekend, you may like to combine a course with one of Norbury Wharf’s evening fish & chips cruises along the delightful Shropshire Union Canal aboard their 70ft narrow boat ‘Shropshire Star’.

Further down the page there are listed a number of local attractions that may be of interest if you were to be staying in Staffordshire for a longer break.

I hope you find this information helpful if planning to come on a Dovetail course.



Norbury Wharf Holiday Cottage / B&B

The Wharf, Norbury Junction, ST20 0PN


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The Little George - Eccleshall

1, Castle Street, Eccleshall, ST21 6DF


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Eagle House B&B - Eccleshall

Cross Butts, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6AX


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Eccleshall B&B - Eccleshall

3, Stone Road, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6DN


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The Dorm B&B - Ellenhall nr Eccleshall

The Old School House, Ellenhall nr Eccleshall, Stafford, ST216JQ


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The Kings Arms - Eccleshall

17, Stafford Street, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6BL


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The Swan at Forton - Newport

Eccleshall Road, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8BY


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Premier Inn - Newport

Places to eat:

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The Kings Arms - Ecclesahll

17, Stafford Street, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6BL


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The Old Smithy - Eccleshall

Castle Street, Eccleshall, ST21 6DF


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Royal Oak - Eccleshall

25, High Street, Eccleshall, Staffordshire ST21 6BW


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The Swan at Forton - Newport

Eccleshall Road, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8BY


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Three Fish - Newport

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The Quarter - Hanley

65, Piccadilly, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1HR


Local places of interest:

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Shugborough Hall (National Trust)

Milford, near Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0XB


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Trentham Gardens

The Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8JG


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World of Wedgwood

Wedgwood Dr, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9ER


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Sugnall Hall & Wall Garden

Sugnall, Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6NF


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Cannock Chase

Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ


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Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

Bethesda St, Hanley Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW


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Ancient High House

Greengate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2JA



New Vic Theatre

Etruria Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 0JG