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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Breakfast, Lunch
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Reviewed 7 November 2021 via mobile

We chose this hotel for its location Ideal for pulling your walking boots climbing over the style and off you go...right into the beautiful Derbyshire countryside ,with something for everyone challenging hills,beautiful Riverside walks with an abundance of wildlife so keep your eyes peeled The...hotel was warm and welcoming even on a cold November day The staff were very helpful and pleasant Our room was traditional warm cosy and clean The bed was big and super comfy The food was lovely in the bar restaurant, and the breakfast was cooked to perfection with a great choice All in all we loved it,and would definitely go backMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 31 October 2021

Maybe once a year, we drive the 20 miles out to the Isaac Walton Just to eat outside. To quietly enjoy a break from the stresses of life. Ok it was just tomato soup with a cheese and pickle sandwich on the side. Not fine...dining. But my wife and I took our time, sitting in the sun, watching hang gliders. The soup was Ok. The cheddar cheese sandwich was thick, and full of pickle. We didn't do any walking (again). But we returned home in a contented peace of mind. Until next year then.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2021

The hotel is clean and spacious, the rooms large with a very comfy bed and a beautiful view , the food was excellent, I have been in hospitality for over 40 yrs and if my team produced and served the quality that was coming out...of that kitchen i would be a very happy chappy, the staff were helpful and attentive. The location is set in a spectacular area with beautiful views and walks.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 15 September 2021

Popped in for lunch. Food was ok but very expensive for a club sandwich. Did have to wait a significant time for service at the bar despite the restaurant being quiet. Lovely surroundings though.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2021

We enjoyed a great overnight stay with dinner and breakfast. Faultless service and good food. Friendly staff throughout and a comfortable bed. We would certainly book here again.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 23 July 2021 via mobile

The hotel is in a fabulous location, it couldn't be much better. The staff are wonderful, nothing is too much trouble, the food is great too. My stay was really relaxing, perfect for chilling out and idea for walking. The bits that could have been...better (which given the price tag may not have been expecting too much), was for a slightly more modern feel. The hotel and its fixtures and fittings are looking a bit tired. The room was adequate, I loved the natural light streaming through the wall of windows. It was spotless too. The bathroom wasn't as good, a very artifical light, it was small and VERY hot and stuffy. The shower was dissapointing, I've seen more efficient watering cans, I'm not sure it was a shower problem or water pressure. I suspect the latter because it was much the same when I turned the tap on. One other thing of note, there are a number of fire doors in the corridor to get access to the room. If anyone allows any of those doors to close of its own accord the resulting bang can take you by surprise! I needed a night away to relax and rewind, and I did so thanks to the staff for being so helpful. I'd stay there again, but possibly if offered to stay for a little less. Would I get married here? No, really not sure I would.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 22 June 2021

Really cold rooms and when I complained in writing I got no response,I wrote to someone with a foreign sounding name like ayatallah

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2020

Two visits - both for coffee. Great coffee, and the (young ) staff were friendly and professional. The menu looked good but we were self catering elsewhere.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2020

The hotel is perfectly sited, a short walk from the Dovedale Stepping Stones Ilam village and Thorpe Cloud. The views from the hotel are superb, hills to the rear and the River Dove Valley to the front. All necessary COVID precautions are in place, which...was comforting. The COVID restrictions inevitably have some limited negative impact. For example, the restaurant menu (which was good) remained the same throughout our stay, but I believe that situation is already being addressed. Some of the rooms and decor appear a little tired and dated but this doesn't detract from the appeal of the hotel. All the staff are wonderful and couldn't have been more helpful. We will certainly go back there.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 30 December 2019

Shocking customer service,and the room was freezing cold,so much so that I could actually see my breath,I complained at 4;00 am via the phone and nothing happened so I went to reception and complained at 5:00 am ,the night porter did nothing I eventually fell...asleep with all my clothes on including my coat and D J plus three pairs of socks four shirts and four pairs of pants.In the morning I complained again and they did nothing so when I got home I penned a complaint and sent it off and didn’t get a reply. I’m absolutely seething and considering I paid £160 for a one night stay I feel somewhat annoyedMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3