Wedding Guest Information

 

We look forward to welcoming you to The Ashes, please find the following useful information.

How to find us

The RED PIN marks our entrance which is directly off the main A53 Leek Road, please do not use ‘The Village’ or ‘Gratton Lane’ to access the wedding venue.

The RED PIN marks our entrance which is directly off the main A53 Leek Road, please do not use ‘The Village’ or ‘Gratton Lane’ to access the wedding venue.


Using Satellite Navigation

SatNav’s are great but unfortunately do not always get you to our main front entrance and can take you for a scenic trip around the lanes, it all depends on the make and age of your SatNav!

Our postcode is ST9 9AX – this is our dedicated postcode for the front drive and should bring you to our front entrance which is directly off the main A53 Leek Road (please do not use ‘The Village’ or ‘Gratton Lane’).

Alternative postcode is ST9 9BA – no.381 – this should bring you to ‘The Black Horse Pub’ which is 100yds along Leek Road from our entrance.


From the M6 south

  1. Leave at J15 and join the A500 for Stoke-on-Trent.
  2. After approximately 5 miles exit up the ramp onto the roundabout and leave at the 4th exit towards Leek on the A53.
  3. Stay on the A53 for approximately 6 miles and after passing through Endon and leaving the 30 mph zone, you will pass the petrol filling station and the Black Horse Public House on the left, and shortly afterwards on leaving the 40 mph zone, you will see our main entrance on the left.

From the M6 north

  1. Leave at J16 and join the A500 for Stoke-on-Trent.
  2. After approximately 7 miles exit up the ramp onto the roundabout and leave at the first exit towards Leek on the A53.
  3. Stay on the A53 for approximately 6 miles and after passing through Endon and leaving the 30 mph zone, you will pass the petrol filling station and the Black Horse Public House on the left, and shortly afterwards on leaving the 40 mph zone, you will see our main entrance on the left.

From the M1

  1. Leave at J 23A (from the South) or J24 (from the North) and join the A50 for Stoke-on-Trent.
  2. Follow the A50 for approximately 40 miles and then at the large roundabout after passing Britannia Stadium on the left, take the third exit and join the A500 towards Stoke-on Trent.
  3. Continue on the A500 for approximately 2 1/2 miles, and then exit up the ramp onto the roundabout and leave at the 4th exit towards Leek on the A53.
  4. Stay on the A53 for approximately 6 miles and after passing through Endon and leaving the 30 mph zone, you will pass the petrol filling station and the Black Horse Public House on the left, and shortly afterwards on leaving the 40 mph zone, you will see our main entrance on the left.

Taxis

PLEASE ENSURE YOU PRE-BOOK YOUR TAXIS

The Ashes closes at 12am (midnight), we kindly ask all guests to vacate the by 12.30am when the main front gates are locked.

Due to the limited parking on-site to preseve the historic importance of The Ashes, we urge you to consider alternate means of travel to and from the Ashes, this also means you do not need to worry about collecting your car the following morning with a sore head!

Taxi Listings

Where to Stay

Choice of Guest Accommodation Nearby

Given The Ashes close proximity to Alton Towers and The Peak District there is an abundance of local guest accommodation ranging from very clean comfortable cost effective B&B’s, lovely boutique hotels and even a brand new Premier Inn housed inside a completely renovated grand Victorian Pub in Leek.

Please visit our ‘Accommodation Listings’ for more details AND SHARE with your wedding guests to easily provide them with fantastic Local Information, Taxis, Directions & Amazing Local Accommodation, see a summary of this great website below;

Booking Accommodation

We do not have accommodation here at The Ashes, please use this Guest Information Website to find local accommodation and contact them directly to make a booking.

Please check with the couple if they have block booked any accommodation for their guests on their wedding night.

Accommodation Listings

Useful Information

Dietary Requirements

If you have certain dietary requirements again please advise the couple whos wedding you are attending so they can notify us of requirements.


Disabled Access

We have good disabled access here at The Ashes, please contact us for specific details.


Car Parking

Free car parking is available for wedding guests on the day of the wedding, unfortunately we cannot accommodate trailers, caravans, camper vans etc.

For your convenience if you are driving to The Ashes and are having a drink you may leave your car overnight, it is not possible to stay in vehicles overnight.

The gates will then be open from 6am until 10am the following day for collection of any cars which have been left overnight.


Arrival

Guests normally arrive around 30minutes prior to the ceremony, but if you arrive earlier please note we do not have a public bar open or food/refreshments for sale, we can recommend the following including The Black Horse (100yds along the main road). This is also a great place to start if you are staying locally for a few days or want to arrange to meet up the following morning.

Local Eateries

Finish Time

The Ashes closes at 12am (midnight), we kindly ask all guests to vacate the by 12.30am when the main front gates are locked. Please ensure you pre-book your taxis.

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