I had a lovely stay at the Crown Inn. It's the only place of note in the village (hamlet, really), but is set in beautiful countryside. Very warm welcome, comfortable room finished to a good standard, and quality food. I spent the evening in the bar, and the staff could not have been friendlier. The food is also reasonable priced, considering the quality. Breakfast is served from 7.30, which was perfect timing for me as I had to work. Everything cooked to order. Lovely.
Only downside was a slight damp problem in the en suite - it looks like the Expelair hasn't worked for a while.
Definitely recommend if you're in the area, whether it's for Alton Towers or you want to explore the Derbyshire/Staffs countryside.More