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Monsal Head Hotel

Monsal Head, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NL, England
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Monsal Head Hotel
Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Bakewell
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice beer garden with good food and a range of real ales. The food was very nice, but on the three visits we made over three days, the first order was wrong, but corrected immediately, the second was slow because they lost the chiity, but were very apologetic. The real ales were well kept and very enjoyable. On one... More

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derbyshirew, Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stephen296074, Thank you for your review about your recent visit to to the Monsal Head Hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your food and I will pass on your comments to the Chefs, as well as the feedback about the ales and service to the rest of the team. Also, all the staff here adore dogs and... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

2 nights in this amazing hotel from the moment we got there we were treated so well room more than comfortable, food delicious, staff friendly polite and helpful. Views need to be seen to be believed in fact that is the case for the whole hotel. We will definitely return at some time

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derbyshirew, Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anne W, Thank you for your recent review about your stay at the Monsal Head Hotel. There is not much else I can add to the comments you have made except that I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and you found everything to be to a high standard, I have to agree the view here is... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
440 reviews 440 reviews
76 hotel reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Used this as base for three days walking with 3 of my 4 grown-up sons, having visited previously with just one of them for a single night a few years back. We were very well looked after - they even called me and prepared sandwiches for us as we were going to arrive too late for dinner! The rooms (4... More

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derbyshirew, Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GrumpsDC, Thank you for your recent review, I remember you and your sons well and it was a pleasure to serve you breakfast (and no I haven't managed to watch the youtube video yet, sorry!) I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and Katie was more than happy to arrange for you to have some food for... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Saturday and very impresses. Lovely food and fantastic service. The young lad that served us was very friendly and knowledgeable about the local ales on offer. He even demonstrated a wobble head photo for us! Would defiantly recommend you call in for food and drink ! Lucia

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derbyshirew, Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 30lucia, Thank you for your recent review, it is always lovely to hear the enjoyable experiences our guests have had. Here at the Monsal Head Hotel we always aim to provide every guest with the best customer service possible and I will pass on your lovely comments to the team who were on shift on Saturday and in particular... More

Rotherham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance for dinner, we waited 15 minutes for drinks 40 mins for starter there was a dire shortage of staff to serve the amount of people in the restraunt although the food was good when it did arrive the waiting was far too long even for a relaxed evening meal. Improvements will have to be made before... More

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derbyshirew, Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michael B, Thank you for your review about your recent visit to the Monsal Head Hotel, I will ensure your positive comments regarding the food are passed on to the chefs as the food here really is excellent! I would like to offer an apology on behalf of all of the team regarding the service which you experienced; we... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprise weekend for our 26th wedding anniversary from my husband. We have walked in this area many times and brought our bikes this time and the weather was perfect. The hotel is in a perfect location and we enjoyed a Friday to Sunday break with dinner, bed and breakfast. The food was delicious for breakfast and two evening dinners. The... More

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derbyshirew, Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Teresa W, Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at the Monsal Head Hotel; it is a pleasure to read your comments about the delicious food, accommodating staff and your experience of our Stables Bar as well as the extras which you found in your room! I will ensure all of these positive comments are passed on... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wouldn't have minded the shabbiness if we'd had better service. We stayed two nights with our dog and ate in the Stable bar both nights. The first evening was fine, lovely food and good service but the second night was a different story - just goes to show how important the shift manager is. If we hadn't drawn attention to... More

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derbyshirew, Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anne W, Thank your for your review regarding your recent visit to The Monsal Head Hotel. On behalf of the whole team I would like to offer our sincere apologies for the service which you experienced on the Saturday night in the stables bar. We were not aware that the summer would be arriving early causing the Saturday to... More

Buxton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is disturbingly good. The service is ridiculously friendly and efficient The Hotel is disappointingly comfortable and dog friendly The view is totally mediochre compared to the Alps The staff were disgustingly attentive in terms of making our stay a good one. We will be continuing on our way and may never visit the place again, in the pessimistic... More

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derbyshirew, Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear lotussound, Many thanks for your comments about the Monsal Head Hotel. I have to admit myself and the staff had to read your review a couple of times to work out if it was a extremely positive one or a negative one!! However, all the team enjoyed reading your comments and would love to welcome you back soon to... More

Lewes, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After enjoying some of the excellent local beers we decided to stay for dinner, and were very glad we did. We started with fish soup, as good as the best in France, home made hummus made really special by the addition of nuts, sundried tomatoes and toasted bread, and sumptuous duck terrine with cauliflower brulee. Mains were a melt in... More

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derbyshirew, Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susannah H, Many thanks for your lovely review, it is lovely to hear about your enjoyable visit. I will make sure that I pass on all of your comments to the chef's, team and Luke in particular who will be over the moon with your feedback. I have to agree that all the food here is mouthwateringly good, especially... More

Rillaar
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely welcoming and friendly staff, and a lovely room with stunning views over Little Longstone and the Monsal Dale. Due to time restraints we weren't able to visit the Stables bar, but we had an absolutely brilliant three course evening meal in the Longstone restaurant.

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derbyshirew, Manager at Monsal Head Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mark-Sabine, Many thanks for your lovely review about the Monsal Head Hotel. We pride ourselves on the customer service which we provide to all guests and I will ensure your comments regarding the food and service are passed on to the chefs and the rest of the team. I am pleased that you had a pleasant evening with us... More

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Address: Monsal Head, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Bakewell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Monsal Head Bakewell

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Monsal Head Hotel is situated at the peak of the Monsal dale. The hotel itself is steeped in history whilst the Stables bar which has stood the test of time for over 200 years still holds the quirky values today as it did then. Offering a fine selection of beers supplied by local micro breweries. Food is of the highest offering with everything from light bites to hearty meals with an enphasis on good quality local produce all made on the premises. ... more   less 
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