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Dog & Partridge Hotel (Tutbury)

(Show map) Tel: 01283 813030
Hotel Policies
Check-in From 14:00 hours
Check-Out 07:00 – 12:00 hours
Cancellation/Prepayment Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.
Children Up to two Children under the age of 16 sharing a room with adults stay free of charge subject to the availability of a suitable room. Cots are available at most of our Hotels and at no extra charge. Please specify at the time of booking if a cot is required.  Any request for additional extra beds needs to be confirmed by management as this will be subject to availability and a room supplement may apply. Room supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. Please ring the hotel directly for further information.
Pets Pets are not allowed.
Accepted Credit Cards American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.


Bar/Lounge On-site bar & lounge
Restaurant Pub restaurant on-site
Hairdryer In-room hairdryer
Free Wi-Fi Unlimited free Wi-Fi available
Television Flat-screen digital TV
Free Parking Ample on-site free parking
Tea & Coffee Making Facilities In-room tea & coffee making facilities

Meetings & Functions at The Dog & Partridge
The hotel has a small function room for meetings and private dining. With excellent in-house catering and a tranquil location in Tutbury village, you can be sure to have a productive meeting or an enjoyable function.

About the Hotel

The ideal hotel for Burton on Trent and Derby
Burton on Trent is just 4 miles away and central Derby only 12 miles, so business travellers can relax at The Dog & Partridge Hotel after a day’s work. Guests using the hotel on business find it an ideal location within easy reach of the M42, M6 Toll and the M1, as Tutbury is less than 5 minutes from the A50 and less than 10 minutes from the A38.


A perfect hotel base for exploring Staffordshire and The Peak District
If you’re planning a holiday or short break, The Dog & Partridge Hotel has a wealth of great attractions and lovely countryside with easy reach. For families, the thrills and excitement of Alton Towers theme park, Staffordshire’s biggest attraction, are just 30 minutes away on the A50. For football fans, the new FA National Football Centre at St George’s Park is just 4 miles south of Tutbury at Needwood and offers a behind-the-scenes tour. The stunning countryside of the Peak District National Park, including White Peak, Dovedale and Ilam Park, offers a rich variety of landscapes for walking, rambling and cycling. The pretty market town of Ashbourne, just 30 minutes north of Tutbury, is known as the ‘Gateway to The Peak District’.

How to get here

Free Parking for guests
With a large car park adjacent to the hotel, parking is never a problem at The Dog & Partridge, and our quiet location on the High Street at the heart of Tutbury means that the shops and local amenities are close by.


How to get here
We are conveniently located just 2.3 miles off the A50 at the A511 junction, in the centre of Tutbury High Street, or 3.5 miles from the A511 junction on the A38. To find us by satnav, use the postcode DE13 9LS.

Area & Hotel History

The Dog & Partridge Hotel can be dated back to the 14th century, when it was the home of a wealthy family, and the hotel has played a central role in Tutbury village life throughout its rich history. It probably became an inn during the 15th century, catering for travellers and hunting parties destined for the ancient woodlands of Needwood Forest, a royal forest with wolves, wild boar and deer. It is likely that the name Ye Olde Dog & Partridge is derived from these hunting associations.


The inn prospered during the golden age of coaching with the opening of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch/Tutbury turnpike in 1753. The fast ‘Red Rover’ night coach from London to Liverpool stopped at the Dog & Partridge having passed through the Tutbury Tollgate. A turnpike milepost, indicating that London is 128 miles, can still be seen round the corner from the hotel on Burton Street and is Grade II listed.


Tutbury has long been fortified – the name itself is thought to originate in ‘Totta’s burgh’, an Anglo-Saxon word for a fortified place. The ruins of the Norman Tutbury Castle stand on a hilltop site that has Iron Age defensive ditches. Destroyed in 1264 and rebuilt by John of Gaunt, the father of Henry IV, this Grade I listed building housed Mary Queen of Scots in 1569 and again in 1585. During her imprisonment, she is known to have hunted with hawks and greyhounds on the River Dove and at Stockley Park in nearby Anslow.


The castle was finally destroyed after the English Civil War having sided with the defeated Royalists, creating the ruins that remain today.


The village hosted an annual bull run until the 18th century, when a bull was released into the streets by the Prior to be chased by minstrels attending the annual ‘court of minstrels’. Guests at the Dog & Partridge at the time had ringside seats, as the Bull Ring where the event finished was next to the inn.


Today, although the streets of Tutbury village are quieter, The Dog & Partridge Hotel continues to welcome guests through its’ historic doors as it has for almost 600 years.

Local Attractions

About Tutbury

Located just 3 miles out of Burton-on-Trent on banks of the River Dove, Tutbury is a tranquil village still retaining many fine Georgian and Regency buildings. Overlooked by the hilltop ruins of Tutbury Castle, the village has a number of antique and craft shops, as well as a range of local shops and amenities within easy reach of The Dog & Partridge Hotel, which occupies a central position on the High Street.

The hotel makes an ideal base to explore the many major visitor attractions and historic sites within easy reach of Tutbury.


Tutbury Castle (0.3 miles)

Owned by the Duchy of Lancaster, the Castle plays host to historical re-enactments and ghost hunts, led by curator and social historian Lesley Smith, better known as the resident historian on TV show Most Haunted. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned at Tutbury Castle twice during the 16th century, and the castle has a reputation for ghostly sightings. The Castle is open to the public every day except Sunday.


Alton Towers (18 miles)

Just half an hour’s drive from the hotel, Alton Towers is one of the UK’s most famous and best loved attractions. A great day out for the whole family, especially thrill-seekers, you can experience the thrills and spills of some of the world’s best rides and rollercoasters including Nemesis, Oblivion, Air, Rita Queen of Speed and 13.


Uttoxeter Racecourse (10 miles)

Hosting dozens of afternoon and evening jumps racing events throughout the year and home to the Midlands Grand National every March, Uttoxeter Racecourse has something to offer for everyone. The course also hosts Family Fun Days, Ladies Nights, beer festivals and events, markets and exhibitions throughout the year.


Peak District National Park (15 miles)

Managed by the National Trust, the White Peak Estate that forms the southern boundary of the Peak District National Park features spectacular scenery, limestone ravines and gentle rolling valleys. Walks along the River Dove through the idyllic landscape of Dovedale are especially popular with visitors.


Ashbourne (15 miles)

An ancient Derbyshire market town, Ashbourne is known as the ‘Gateway to the Peak District, and has many historic buildings and independent shops in its cobbled streets and marketplace. It still hosts an annual two-day Royal Shrovetide Football Match, where one half of the town plays the other through the town, with goals three miles apart.


Sudbury Hall (5 miles)

National Trust owned Sudbury Hall is a fine Grade I listed Restoration Mansion, once the home of the Vernon family. A 17th century building with a magnificent interior featuring a grand Great Staircase and Long Gallery, the Hall is also home to the fascinating Museum of Childhood, with eight galleries including a faithfully recreated Victorian street and galleries dedicated to life in a Victorian school and toys from ages past.

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