all year except 2 weeks Jan.
lounge, bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, ½-acre garden on the river, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 10 at weekends.
allowed in bedrooms only (food and water bowls provided).
 per room B&B from £190, D,B&B from £265. À la carte £45. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In well-kept gardens reaching to the River Derwent, where wild trout dart through the water, this stylish 17th-century manor house is run with ‘high standards’. Owners Lord and Lady Edward Manners live at nearby Haddon Hall; the staff are ‘friendly’, ‘efficient’, ‘helpful’. Choose among individually styled bedrooms, each with a modern marble bathroom and an antique piece or two. (Rooms facing the busy road have double-glazed windows.) ‘Overlooking the garden, our lovely, quiet, superior room had a good-sized bathroom with plenty of storage space (though the shower could have had better water pressure).’ Eat in: chef Dan Smith’s ‘generously portioned’ modern dishes are ‘first class’. ‘We enjoyed a tender venison cobbler; lamb rump came with a brilliant dish of peas, lettuce and baby onions braised with cured lamb belly – the tastiest vegetable dish I’ve ever had.’ ‘Excellent’, sophisticated pub classics (burgers and wild garlic gnocchi among them) may be taken in the bar with a local ale or custom cocktail. Don’t forget Fido: dogs are welcomed with treats and a bowl, even a biscuit at turn-down. (PA, and others)
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"Fireside" Special Offer
Relax fireside at The Peacock and enjoy dinner in the bar, an overnight stay and breakfast for just £235 per room per night (based on two sharing). Offer valid Sunday to Thursday from September to November.
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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.