lounge/bar, restaurant, 2 function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, courtyard, only restaurant suitable for disabled.
light jazz in restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 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.
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)
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.