Fischer’s at Baslow Hall

Baslow, Derbyshire

Built in 17th-century vernacular style, with leaded, stone-mullioned windows and rich Jacobean interiors, Max and Susan Fischer’s manor house hotel is a brilliant Edwardian pastiche. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Built in 17th-century vernacular style, with leaded, stone-mullioned windows and rich Jacobean interiors, Max and Susan Fischer’s manor house hotel is a brilliant Edwardian pastiche. It stands in beautiful grounds with brimming borders, clipped yews and an arboretum. Luxurious bedrooms have period furnishings, heavy fabrics, perhaps a half-tester bed, home-made biscuits, a coffee machine and smart toiletries. ‘Our suite was splendidly shaped, with an initial sitting room. The bedrooms contained – hurrah! – both a proper full-length wardrobe and a decent chest of drawers,’ one reader relates. In an annexe, spacious, contemporary-style rooms have a private walled garden. Head chef Nathan Wall creates innovative dishes, using locally produced, home-grown and foraged ingredients. Maybe dry-aged duck breast, blueberry, broccoli; monkfish, leek, spelt, chanterelle; turnip, duck egg, spinach, Gruyère. ‘The famous tasting menu was every bit as delicious as we had anticipated, and the wine list contained real gems.’ ‘The staff couldn’t have been more diligent. The gardens are a delight.’ (John and Kay Patterson, AW)

Hotel details

Address

Calver Road
Baslow
Derbyshire
DE45 1RR
England

Telephone

01246 583259

Bedrooms

11. 5 in Garden House, 4 on ground floor.

Open

all year except 25/26 Dec, restaurant closed Mon, Tues.

Facilities

lounge/bar, main dining room (vegetarian menu), drawing room, wine room, function facilities, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 5-acre grounds, restaurant and lounge wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in bar/lounge and dining rooms.

Children

all ages welcomed, cots £10 per stay, no under-8s in restaurant.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £207, singles from £180. Set-price menu £78.50, tasting menu £90.