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Samuel Fox Country Inn Restaurant

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
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Updated 15/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 15/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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An attractive, light-stone pub with smart, cosy bedrooms and a dramatic, hilly backdrop: named after the inventor of the steel-ribbed umbrella, who was...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
About
The Samuel Fox Country Inn is conveniently located at the heart of the glorious Peak District National Park. It has four beautifully appointed letting rooms and since October 2012 has been in the hands of chef patron James Duckett. Having worked under some of our finest Michelin starred chefs and in top restaurant across Europe and Australia you may be sure of fine food. James's dishes are an uncomplicated interpretation of classical European and British cuisine. All his dishes are prepared on the premises using, wherever possible, fresh local produce. Whether staying on business, enjoying a weekend or midweek break in the glorious Hope Valley, seeking somewhere special to dine or just wishing
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary, Gastropub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews sea bream cauliflower soup tasting menu braised beef sticky toffee pudding three course meal orzo stone bass penne starters and mains gilt head bream panna cotta peak district outstanding food fine dining by the glass superb restaurant
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and wine was very good indeed, as were the staff BUT when you book a hotel and in the special request write that a quiet room is essential because we are light sleepers you dont expect, on check in, to be told this...request had only just been read,We booked it in june!! SO we were given a room right on the road and were kept awake most of the night by passing cars, wrecking the next day for us !! Shame , as the food quality and men was adventurous and excellent.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a two night stay here. The room was comfortable and clean, the staff were polite and helpful. we also had the 7 course taster menu one night, which was really good, and excellent value. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meal. Unusual menu with delicate flavours that complemented each other. Staff were welcoming and efficient and we waited just ling enough for our courses to go down before receiving the next one. Lovely touch at the end of the meal with ‘Happly Birthday’ written...on a plate served with chocolates.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here one mid-week evening when in area for a walking holiday. In terms of Covid 19 restrictions, there was a well signposted one way system, the tables were spaced well apart, staff wore masks at all times and customers wore their masks when...moving through the restaurant area. On arrival, the staff were friendly and well organised. The menu was £39.00 for three courses with a choice from four starters, four main courses and four desserts. There were also specials of the day. Our starters of cured mackerel with lemon, fennel and mustard and a terrine of chicken liver with black pudding and apple sauce were both well-presented and tasty. We both chose braised feather blade of beef in red wine with vegetables and a scrummy garlic mash. The beef was slow cooked and was extremely tender. Desserts comprised a raspberry crème brûlée and chocolate torte with pistachio and crème fraiche. All courses demonstrated very competent cooking in the kitchen. We had a very enjoyable evening.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited again after lockdown 2. Great to be back and food better than ever. Lovely welcoming front of house team too. Always an enjoyable experience whatever the occation

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked following the reviews and were not disappointed! A lovely welcome from MaryAnn followed by a bottle of Testulat Champagne and then the food. We had mackerel and also the goats cheese starters - we shared them as we couldn’t decide which was better!...Lamb and chicken for mains, both expertly cooked with complimentary flavours Andre finished off with the award-winning sticky toffee pudding. And all was really great value we will return!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

We went there for our anniversary. The food was amazing, staffs very nice and they even offered us some fudge for our anniversary! We had a 3-courses diner, we left the place very full. A lovely experience!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 31 May 2021

two super meals pre covid19 and a third coming up soon. And exciting choices on the menu. It needs to market itself better as from the road it is not likely to catch one's eye

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

We will definitely return to Samuel Fox. This hotel is great and the food in the restaurant is amazing, staff are friendly and very knowledgable about the food and wine on offer. We stayed in several hotels in the Peak District over 10 days and...the staff and food really stood out to us as exceptional. The breakfast is awesome, definitely one of the best we have had. The room was clean and comfortable.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 November 2020 via mobile

Superb food, friendly staff and lovely location. Been here a few times and always wonderful. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Michael B
25 September 2019|
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Response from SamuelFox | Property representative |
Hello Michael, Sorry for delay in responding. We're not dog unfriendly but we do not allow dogs inside the building out of respect for diners and residents. They are a common and very welcome accompaniment to those dining... More
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John L
28 February 2017|
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Response from SamuelFox | Property representative |
Open 12:30 - 14:30 Wed through Sat serving bar snacks and light lunches, except for Sundays when 2 or 3 course set price lunch offered from 13:00 'till late afternoon.
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helenwallace
23 May 2016|
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Response from RamblerAtHeart | Reviewed this property |
No dogs can stay overnight with gusts. However, not sure of bar policy. Ring them on 01433 621 562 to check - great food!
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Yes, Samuel Fox Country Inn Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Samuel Fox Country Inn Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4