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The Dog & Partridge Country Inn & Hotel

Town End Lane, Swinscoe, Ashbourne DE6 2HS England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Travellers' Choice
The Dog and Partridge Country Inn is set in glorious surroundings on the edge of the Derbyshire / Staffordshire Border. This Peak District Hotel provides the perfect base for sight-seeing and walking holidays. This Derbyshire Hotel has been owned by the same family for over twenty years. And is renowned for the clean and spacious Derbyshire Accommodation located in the grounds of the inn – all on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Our location provides a great holiday base for those wanting to explore Derbyshire or Staffordshire; for businesses needing a meeting or conference venue in a small Derbyshire Hotel or for guests wanting a great night out or a party venue at a Peak District Hotel. With many notable attractions such as Alton Towers, Matlock Bath, Chatsworth House, Carsington Water, Haddon Hall and the lovely market town of Ashbourne only a short drive away, landmarks like Dovedale, Beresford Dale and the fantastic Derbyshire Villages Ilam, Hartington and Tissington – famous for the well dressings – are also within easy reach. The Dog and Partridge Country Inn has long been a popular base for walkers, ramblers and climbers in the Peak District, with a wide choice of walks, routes and climbs of varying distances and degrees of difficulty, all within easy reach of this Peak District Hotel.
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Claire Cairns wrote a review Oct 2020
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I had the worst nights sleep here. Ineffective heater for a room within an outdoor cabin. Still awake at 1am due to the extreme cold (face felt like that when camping) that I called for someone to fix the problem. We were shattered from Alton Towers that really we should have been zonked out. Another electric heater and blanket given. Didn't help that the bedding was also stained (see picture). Was met with a very defensive, argumentative response from the man who worked front of house when I pointed the issue out in the morning.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Mary Stelfox, Owner at The Dog & Partridge Country Inn & Hotel
Responded 4 Nov 2020
Thankyou for taking the time to review. However we feel you are being extremely unfair. You arrived the night after your original booking date and we did not have any other rooms available apart from a double room that was not occupied. We offered you this and you declined as your tickets for Alton towers were not valid for the following day so you were going to go home. However one of our staff team managed to assist you in getting them changed to the correct date free of charge . You then advised us you would then take the room. As it was now quite late the rooms heating was switched on immediately however it does take a little time to warm up. As the room was not going to be occupied we don’t leave heating on unnecessary. We do have extra heating etc available if required and this was provided as soon as requested. We went out of our way to assist you and make you and your family as comfortable as possible. With hindsight we should have let you keep to your original decision of going home.
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Jet796902 wrote a review Oct 2020
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We are just home after two nights at the Dog & Partridge. Our family suite was clean, spacious and had great views. With two growing teenagers we each had a space to ourselves and to share. We were staying as part of a deal with Alton towers, having stayed at the Alton towers resort in the past we wanted to try a new venue and this did not disappoint. Irs only a 10 minute drive from the theme park. We had a lovely meal on arrival and fabulous breakfast each morning. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Mary Stelfox, Owner at The Dog & Partridge Country Inn & Hotel
Responded 4 Nov 2020
Thank-you for the great review we hope to welcome you in the future. Mary Stelfox
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hcruic wrote a review Oct 2020
Livingston, United Kingdom4 contributions8 helpful votes
Lovely comfortable hotel in a great location for travelling to Alton Towers, and the staff are very warm and friendly. The family rooms are nice and spacious but could maybe have more storage. Would recommend to anyone with kids. The current arrangements for Covid are well organised and the staff keep you right. Evening meal was lovely!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Janet D wrote a review Oct 2020
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom26 contributions8 helpful votes
Recently stayed at the Dog & Partridge Country Inn with our dog. Comfortable room and excellent staff. We were made to feel very much at home. Our dog was welcomed in the bar area which was where we had our evening meal. Food was excellent, reasonably priced and served with a smile. All Covid procedures in place, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return again. Many thanks to the Dog & Partridge team.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Carole P wrote a review Oct 2020
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Stayed Sunday to Tuesday, loved it. Great staff,good food and atmosphere. All other visitors with dogs were friendly and chatty. Made it a lovely experience. Stayed two years ago before this and will return again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
US$99 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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