Good Hotel Guide Review
A traditional pub in a Peak District village, the former Old Pump now struts its stuff as the Peacock dining pub-with-rooms and onsite brewery. A long-time friend of the Guide was so impressed with his visit that it has been given a full entry this year. ‘A large car park leads to the first-floor entrance, with an imposing sculpture.’ Bedrooms are ‘tastefully designed and furnished, complete with robes, safe and minibar’, not to mention air conditioning, a coffee machine, smart TV, a Porcelanosa bathroom and White Company toiletries. Four rooms are in an adjoining converted barn. Each is named after a variety of hop. Fuggles has a wall of Timorous Beasties ‘Thistle’ wallpaper and a valley view. Boadicea has a dressing area, a freestanding bath and walk-in shower. The vibe is free and easy (dogs and children welcome – grab a table and eat when you like). A menu of hearty pub grub includes handmade pies, curries, Chatsworth lamb and Derbyshire beef. ‘I enjoyed promptly served vegan pumpkin and sage ravioli and succulent grilled salmon.’ Breakfast brings local sausages, farm eggs, smashed avocado and smoked salmon. (Robert Gower)
8. 4 in barn conversion. 2 on lower floor with step-free access, 2-bedroom self-catering cottage.
orangery dining area, tap room (open fire and lounge area), brewery with tasting/function room, in-room TV (Freeview), terraces (outdoor seating), large car park, car charging points, wheelchair accessible.
in all public areas including upper terrace, not brewery.
all ages welcomed.
in cottage bedroom and all pub areas.
per room B&B double £89–£249. À la carte £30.