Good Hotel Guide Review
Well located for exploring the Peak District, Zoe and Chris Hipwell’s personable small hotel overlooks a bend of the River Derwent in the centre of a historic spa resort. Most of the restored features in the Georgian town house (ornate glasswork, a tiled entrance hall, the wood-and-glass bar) date to the ownership of Victorian wine merchant Job Hodgkinson, who stored his wares in the Roman-era cave. Bedrooms are traditionally furnished in period style; one has a four-poster bed and a roll-top bath; several have river views. There is a terraced garden with space to sit, and an intimate restaurant serving modern European dishes. ‘Excellent walks’ from the door; stately homes are within an easy drive.
150 South Parade
all year except Christmas week, restaurant closed Sun, Mon eve, except on bank holiday Sun and for guests who have pre-booked.
sitting room, restaurant with bar, in-room TV (Freeview), terraced garden, drying room, limited parking (parking nearby, permits supplied).
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, lounge, not in restaurant.
per room B&B £95–£165. Set dinner £28 (2 courses), £32 (3 courses). 2-night min. stay at weekends Easter–Oct.