The Peacock at Rowsley

In well-kept gardens reaching to the River Derwent, where wild trout dart through the water, this stylish 17th-century manor house is run with ‘high standards’. More

Contact details

The Peacock at Rowsley
Bakewell Road
Rowsley
Derbyshire
DE4 2EB
England
01629 733518

Hotel information

Bedrooms

15.

Open

all year except 2 weeks Jan.

Facilities

lounge, bar, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, ½-acre garden on the river, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 10 at weekends.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms only (food and water bowls provided).

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £205, D,B&B from £285. À la carte £45. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In well-kept gardens reaching to the River Derwent, where wild trout dart through the water, this stylish 17th-century manor house is run with ‘high standards’. Owners Lord and Lady Edward Manners live at nearby Haddon Hall; the staff are ‘friendly’, ‘efficient’, ‘helpful’. Choose among individually styled bedrooms, each with a modern marble bathroom and an antique piece or two. (Rooms facing the busy road have double-glazed windows.) ‘Overlooking the garden, our lovely, quiet, superior room had a good-sized bathroom with plenty of storage space (though the shower could have had better water pressure).’ Eat in: chef Dan Smith’s ‘generously portioned’ modern dishes are ‘first class’. ‘We enjoyed a tender venison cobbler; lamb rump came with a brilliant dish of peas, lettuce and baby onions braised with cured lamb belly – the tastiest vegetable dish I’ve ever had.’ ‘Excellent’, sophisticated pub classics (burgers and wild garlic gnocchi among them) may be taken in the bar with a local ale or custom cocktail. Don’t forget Fido: dogs are welcomed with treats and a bowl, even a biscuit at turn-down. (PA, and others)

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The Peacock at Rowsley
Bakewell Road
Rowsley
Derbyshire
DE4 2EB

Guest comments

'One of my favourite hotels. There has been a recent change of management but standards remain high. We had a lovely,quiet superior room overlooking the garden. Good-sized bathroom with plenty of storage space but a shower that was OK but lacked pressure. The food is excellent in the bar, the fine dining is a bit too fussy for my taste. Portions are generous. The hotel has seven miles of fly fishing available, a real bonus for an angler like me. Staff are well trained, efficient and friendly. We have stayed here probably a dozen times and look forward to staying again. ' - Peter Anderson - May, 2015

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