The George Hotel

‘Delightful and characterful’, this centuries-old former coaching inn is ‘a happy ship’, Guide readers say. More

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The George Hotel
Main Road
S32 1BB
01433 650436

Hotel information




all year.


lounge/bar, restaurant, 2 function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, courtyard, only restaurant suitable for disabled.

Background music

light jazz in restaurant.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per room B&B £115–£184. Set dinner £33.50–£39.95 (plus 5% service charge on all goods and services, for distribution directly to staff). 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Delightful and characterful’, this centuries-old former coaching inn is ‘a happy ship’, Guide readers say. Eric Marsh, the owner, is ‘the perfect host, wonderful with everyone’; the ‘good-natured staff’ are consistently ‘friendly and helpful’. The hotel, in the centre of a historic Peak District village, is an effective mix of ancient and modern – a private art collection (‘which grows in leaps and bounds’) sits well against original beams and bare stone walls. Smart bedrooms (some facing the busy road) are ‘comfortable and well appointed’, with ample storage and a good bathroom. Commendable housekeeping, too: ‘Bottles of mineral water are regularly replenished, facecloths are changed daily.’ ‘Our ground-floor room did involve 37 steps up and down, owing to the age of the building, but staff helped with luggage.’ At mealtimes, choose from chef Helen Prince’s short, appealing menu, including, perhaps, lobster ravioli ‘simply bursting with sweet lobster’, or ‘a generous portion of well-cooked monkfish tail, firm and full-flavoured’, with cauliflower purée, cumin-spiced potatoes, charred lemon. ‘It’s all excellent, from breakfast to bar snacks to dinner.’ (Joan Rudd, PH)

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The George Hotel
Main Road
S32 1BB

Guest comments

'Delightful, characterful and comfortable. Very well appointed standard room, excellent food - dinner, bar snacks and breakfast. Friendly, helpful staff. ' - Joan Rudd - July, 2016
'A very happy ship. Eric Marsh is still the brilliant host, and he has a new General Manager in James Fair. The members of staff appear to feel that anything they can do to improve a visitor's stay is their responsibility. Our room, 16, had been completely renewed. Ceiling lights have been installed to provide very good light for reading in bed. Helen Heywood's kitchen is producing even better meals than last year. . ' - Peter and Kay Rogers - August, 2014
'It was a pleasure to return and to find it as reliable as ever! We had a big, comfortable, quiet room at the back, away from the busy road. The staff are exceptional, friendly and efficient. The food is good, we ate in on two nights. Only gripe, nouvelle-style cuisine is very pretty but often there is a lack of vegetables, and that was the case here. Brilliant cooking though. Our fourth visit, we will certainl be back. ' - Peter Anderson - August, 2014

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Tourist attractions

  • Bakewell

    Home of the pudding and a thriving livestock market.

  • Peak District National Park

    A beautiful area for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing or rock climbing.

  • Chatsworth House

    Known by many as the 'Palace of the Peak', this grand 17th-century house and is set in stunning landscaped grounds.