Good Hotel Guide Review
This former 17th-century inn, which is part of the Duke of Devonshire’s 30,000-acre estate at Bolton Abbey, is today an impressive country house hotel, with fine dining and a spa. Its notable luxuries – antiques, stylish contemporary furniture, works of art from the Chatsworth collection – are complemented by ‘extremely helpful’ staff. Prompt, efficient service included a ‘fine glass of champagne’ for a swiftly corrected shower problem. Bedrooms range from being ‘quite small’ in the new wing near the road-facing front of the property or overlooking the garden, to four-poster rooms, with larger ones in the original 17th-century, traditionally furnished wing. All have fresh milk and coffee machines, and modern bathrooms with bath and shower. After a ‘beautiful country walk from the door’ choose either the smart Burlington restaurant’s creative taster-menu dishes such as cured sea trout and wasabi, and salt-aged Yorkshire mutton with salsa verde, or the colourful brasserie’s more casual style of ‘good-quality traditional meals such as steak and chips’. ‘We will stay again.’ (See also The Cavendish, Baslow.) (Max Lickfold, and others)
Bolton Abbey Estate
40. Some on ground floor suitable for disabled.
all year, restaurant closed Mon–Wed, brasserie open all week.
4 lounges/snugs, 2 restaurants (vegetarian menu), private dining rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa, 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 £270, singles from £250. Set menu £77 (restaurant), à la carte (for 2/3 courses) £30–£39 (brasserie).