If you are looking for good quality, very friendly and great value bed and breakfast accommodation near to Uttoxeter Racecourse and to Alton Towers, or for bed and breakfast in Uttoxeter then look no further. Your search could well be over. 

Uttoxeter has always been a thriving market town situated on the Staffordshire and Derbyshire border close to the river Dove. It has a charter dated from 1252 and a regular Wednesday market since 1309 when it once traded butter, cheese, meat and leather to London. 

A traditional English town where visitors can often submerge themselves in historical interests, natural wonders or modern thrills. There are attractions close by that appeal to people from all walks of life with no shortage of places to eat and absorb the English feel of the town. 

Things to do

Uttoxeter Town

Uttoxeter has its own ice rink, cinema and bowling alley. For children the Big Top indoor play area offers great entertainment on a rainy day. There is also the local park with large play area and some great country walks to explore. We can also recommend to you some wonderful restaurants within walking distance from us. 

Uttoxeter Racecourse

With regular race meetings, live music events and trade fairs at Uttoxeter racecourse, we offer the perfect accommodation. We are within close walking distance of the racecourse and have a large well lit car park that our customers can use free of charge.

Staffordshire Show Ground

We are approximately 12 miles from the county showground which holds events all year round including antiques fairs and dog shows. Remember we do welcome dogs here at Meadows Way Guest House for £10 per night.


Famous for setting in motion the industrial revolution, Derby has fantastic shopping and amazing historical sites. Such as the Cathedral, Museum and Art Gallery and the Silk Mill. Trains leave direct from Uttoxeter train station (a hop, skip and a jump away) and will deliver you into the city in approximately 30 mins.

Family Days Out

If its a theme park you are after we are less than 10 miles away from Alton Towers, home of CBeebies Land and water park Splash Landings. Trentham Gardens, a 25 min drive in the other direction, provides a full family day out with its own Monkey Forest, Gardens with adventure playground and shopping. Amerton Farm, Ashcroft Park, Llama Adventures and the Gin Distillery are just a few more of the many attractions close by.

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Peak District

Within 30 mins you can be in the beautiful Peak District National Park. Whether you want to cycle the Tissington Trail or try one of the many walking trails such as the Staffordshire Way, Meadows Way Guest House will provide you the ideal resting place after a full day in the Peak District.

Famous Faces of Uttoxeter

Dr. Samuel Johnson


The penance of Samuel Johnson is one of the most famous events in Uttoxeter history. Samuel Johnson's father ran a book store in Uttoxeter and as penance for not helping his father with his work, Dr. Johnson stood outside in the rain without his hat! This event is commemorated by the Johnson memorial in Market Square. 

Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE


Joseph Cyril Bamford, born in 1916 in Uttoxeter, founded JCB in 1945. JCB is the world's third-largest manufacturer of construction equipment. The first JCB was built in a lock up garage in Uttoxeter by Joseph from war-surplus materials. The Bamford family was also known for Bamford International Farm Machinery, a large employer in the town through to the early 1980s.  

Adam Peaty MBE


In the 2016 Olympic games Uttoxeter born Adam Peaty broke the world record to win the first Olympic gold medal of the Rio games. Adam is the only British swimmer to have completed the grand slam by holding all four major gold medals in the same single event at the same time, 100 m breaststroke.