Good Hotel Guide Review
With ‘superb views’ of spectacular limestone cliffs, Chris and Zoe Hipwell’s Georgian town house hotel near the River Derwent is ‘a haven, in a quirky town’. Most of the restored features (tiled entrance hall, ornate glasswork, the wood-and-glass bar) originate from the ownership of Victorian wine merchant Job Hodgkinson, who also made use of the cave (dating back to Roman times) to store his wares. Some of the traditionally furnished bedrooms have river views; in one, a four-poster bed; another a roll-top bath; in each, a handsome bathroom or walk-in shower. Modern British menus are served in the restaurant; breakfast options include an omelette, kedgeree or a full vegetarian. ‘Excellent walks, some challenging’, straight from the door.
150 South Parade
all year except Christmas week, restaurant closed Sun, Mon eve, except for guests who have pre-booked and bank holidays.
sitting room, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden, limited parking (road parking nearby).
radio (daytime), ‘lounge, easy listening’ (evening) in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms (£15 per night), not in lounge or restaurant.
per room B&B single £77–£125, double £95–£165, D,B&B £149–£209. Set dinner £27–£30. 2-night min. stay on Sat.