The Peacock at Barlow

Barlow, Derbyshire

With its own onsite Collyfobble Brewery, this modernised old coaching inn is set in a Peak District village with the appropriate former name of Barley. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

With its own onsite Collyfobble Brewery, this modernised old coaching inn is set in a Peak District village with the appropriate former name of Barley. A reader felt proud as a peacock of his choice to stay there. ‘It is very good,’ he wrote. As you enter from the car park, admiring the sculptures, nothing about the place says ‘pub’, but descend the stairs and you find a popular local with a ‘glass-fronted extension and distant views to the east’. The air is relaxed, with dogs and children welcome. The bedrooms – four on the first floor, four in a barn conversion – are each named after a hop, and are high-spec, with a coffee machine, a minibar fridge, air conditioning and a swish bathroom with a bath or walk-in shower, or both, and touches of wit or kitsch. In the dining room, the food is good pub grub, with Derbyshire bangers and mash, fish pie, curries, a choice of vegan dishes. After a night of the Collyfobbles you will be wanting the full English with ‘golden bread’, or smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and tarragon, served until 11 am. ‘Service was friendly, business booming, with a full house of diners (and dogs).’ (RG)

Hotel details

Address

Barlow
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S18 7TD
England

Telephone

01142 890340

Bedrooms

8. 4 in barn conversion. 2 on lower floor with step-free access, 2-bedroom self-catering cottage.

Open

all year.

Facilities

orangery dining area, tap room (open fire and lounge area), brewery with tasting/function room, in-room TV (Sky), terraces (outdoor seating), large car park, EV charging, wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in all public areas including upper terrace, not brewery.

Children

all ages welcomed, no extra beds, children's menu.

Dogs

in cottage bedrooms only (no charge) and all pub areas.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £110. À la carte £30.