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Monsal Head Hotel

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Monsal Head, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NL, England
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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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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I ate here on a wet miserable Bank Holiday and had great food with my family. The food was cooked to order and was value for money and full of flavour. We booked ahead and had first class service and full flavoured ribs!! The Monsal trail is nearby so the restaurant makes an excellent starting point for any walking trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've ended up here a couple of times having walked the Monsal Trail and down by the river. It is always busy, as you would expect, but staff are helpful and friendly, and there is always a good selection of beers available (personal favourite is the Monsal Gold). Handy little beer garden and fab views across the valley to the... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a two-night, bed, breakfast and dinner stay in the Hotel. The location is remote, but the hotel forms part of a two-building complex including 'The Stables Bar', a converted stables (just to be clear) with the regular selection of pub grub and drinks. Not five minutes walk away is the Packhorse Inn, a small and rustic gem with... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for a birthday meal and the food was lovely. The children's menu has all of the usual favourites and my daughter ate all of her pasta with gusto! I had the burger which was huge and tasty :-) Good food and a glorious views - what more could you want?

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay at the hotel, just called in for a pub meal. The service was good but I don't know how the food at this pub got a certificate of excellence. I have eaten there twice, the first time it was mediocre. The second time was terrible. I had fish and chips. The chips were undercooked and hard. There... More 

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife booked a two night break for us and the dog without checking on Tripadvisor. I had a look at some of the poor reviews and my first inclination was to cancel and book somewhere else. Due to short notice and the fact it was August, we didn't find any suitable alternative, so decided to go anyway. Expectations suitably... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in a group of 12 with 4 children and 8 adults. We booked at short notice for Sunday dinner and were seated in the large restaurant room on our own. We were allowed to bring a dog which we were told was not normally allowed. Although pleasant enough it was all a bit deserted and the bar looked... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've given this hotel "average" because I suspect that if it wasn't in such an amazing place, it would have to up its game, although having said that, the food was surprisingly good....but I did say "surprisingly"! So, why the contrasts?The hotel building and general presentation needs some love and attention. Others have commented on the rotten windows. The pictures,... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location - we walked down to the viaduct to work up an appetite for the lovely dinner. Bar was really busy but we sat outside in the evening sun - glorious! Hotel room was well equipped and newly refurbished although we were at the back overlooking the car park so missed out on the views of the countryside setting.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't stay at this hotel but ate in their stables restaurant. There were 5 of us and we all decided to have the roast lamb, that was until the people on the next table had theirs served and promptly sent it back because the meat was raw. We ordered the fish and chips and guess what...the chips were completely... More 

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