Good Hotel Guide Review
Part of the Duke of Devonshire’s Yorkshire estate at Bolton Abbey, the Devonshire Arms has grown from a 17th-century inn to a country house hotel with spa, fine dining and helipads. ‘Wonderfully located’ and much extended, the hotel mixes contemporary furnishings with period pieces, and has artwork from the Chatsworth collection. While ‘the hotel has a formal feel, the staff couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful’. Bedrooms range from ‘quite small’ rooms near the ‘not so quiet’ road or overlooking the garden to four-poster rooms, with some larger rooms in the 18th-century, more traditionally furnished wing. All come with fresh milk and coffee machines, and modern bathrooms with bath and shower. Dining is a choice between the casual Brasserie – ‘delicious, with good-quality traditional meals such as steak and chips’ – or the fancier Burlington restaurant. The latter’s short-choice menu offers ‘high-order’ cooking such as poached cod with razor clams and fennel, and aged Yorkshire lamb with pumpkin and oyster. After one of the ‘beautiful walks from the door’, return to afternoon tea. (See also The Cavendish, Baslow.)
Bolton Abbey Estate
40. Some on ground floor suitable for disabled.
all year, restaurant closed Mon–Wed eves, brasserie open all week.
4 lounges, 2 restaurants, private dining rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (indoor pool), gardens, helipads, EV charging, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £40.
allowed in some bedrooms (£10 per night), public areas, brasserie, not spa or restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £269, singles from £209. Set menu £75 (restaurant), à la carte £28 for two courses and £35 for 3 courses (brasserie).