Good Hotel Guide Review
A Peak District former shooting lodge ‘in a pretty walled garden’ on the Derbyshire Wye, this hotel has been completely refurbished by new owners, restaurateurs Alistair Myers and Tom Lawson. Our inspector’s ‘very appealing’ main-house bedroom, Kingfisher, had a draped king-size four-poster, wicker chairs in a bay window overlooking the river, ‘a glitzy ottoman matched to cushions’, an espresso machine, fresh milk in a flask, Yorkshire artisan chocolates. One niggle: the shower over a roll-top bath was half-hearted. Among eight Garden Wing rooms, three are dog friendly and open on to a private patio with direct garden access. After drinks with ‘quality nibbles’, dinner, from a ‘short but tempting’ menu brought ‘excellent canapés, superb Orkney scallops, madras purée, yuzu and coconut, ‘chicken with exquisite morels, leeks and chicken-fat mash’. Cooking was ‘highly skilled’, the staff throughout ‘warm and helpful’. At breakfast there were ‘delicious yoghurt pots with a strawberry and rhubarb compôte’, a full English and full veggie, fresh croissants and freshly squeezed orange juice. ‘The setting is lovely. We really enjoyed our stay.’
14. 8 in Garden Wing, 4 on ground floor, 1 to be adapted for wheelchair.
all year, Wed–Sun for rooms and dinner, lunch Sat & Sun. Closed 25–28 Dec.
bar, snug, reception seating, restaurant, private dining room, in-room smart TV, civil wedding licence, large walled garden, terrace, EV charging, adapted toilet.
'relaxed modern music' in public areas, radio at breakfast.
all rooms are doubles, no Z-beds, children's menu at Sun lunch.
allowed in 3 garden rooms (£25 per stay) and at 3 designated tables, must be on lead and not left alone at any time.
Amex. MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £200, singles from £180. Fixed-price menu 2 courses £60, 3 courses £75, tasting menu £95.