Fischer’s at Baslow Hall

Baslow, Derbyshire

The style is 17th century and the interiors Jacobean, but Max and Susan Fischer’s manor house in ‘stunningly beautiful’ grounds on the edge of a Peak District village was built in 1907. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The style is 17th century and the interiors Jacobean, but Max and Susan Fischer’s manor house in ‘stunningly beautiful’ grounds on the edge of a Peak District village was built in 1907. House bedrooms (refurbished since last year) are individually styled. Haddon, overlooking an arboretum, has a new bathroom. Rutland has a sitting room with a ‘very comfortable sofa’, ‘a bathroom with a really deep bath’, ‘a comfortable bed with effective reading lights’, a view of the ‘impressive vegetable garden’. More contemporary-style annexe rooms have their own walled garden. All have a coffee machine and organic toiletries. Max Fischer and James Payne create ten-course tasting menus for omnivores and vegans. The three-course menu might include pan-braised halibut with fennel, orange and langoustine bisque or sirloin of Baslow beef. ‘Dinner was everything others have written effusively about.’ The staff are ‘charming and helpful’. A new sound system is likely to divide opinion. Breakfast includes ‘freshly squeezed juice, wonderful granola, perfect kippers, and honey from hives to go with fresh croissants’. (Andrew Warren, and others)

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.

Facilities

lounge/bar, main dining room, 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, no under-8s in restaurant.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £185–£265, double £260–£339, D,B&B £366–£496. Set menu £78.50, tasting menu £90.