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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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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Bakewell
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I’ve been eating at this place for years. But something has changed. The Specials Board was sparse. The old favorite burger with a slab of Stilton is now something akin to a hamburger and the ribs although full of flavor (nice sauce) was not the best cut. Can we have it back as it used to be please? However one... More 

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Derbyshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not our first visit, it will not be the last. Having stayed in many 'high-end' hotels (the Langham, Fairmount, Shangri-La) I can honestly say that I would choose this place over all of them. The hotel is small and is immediately adjacent to the Stables Bar. Our room was traditionally furnished, slightly dated but with a real charm.... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking the dales and stopped at the pub for a drink. The views and location are fantastic. It has great views over Monsal Dale and a great place to start a walk. The pub has a large and pleasant outdoor seating area. The place is ok. It was midweek and with only a few customers it took ages... More 

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Bakewell, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have often eaten at the Monsal Head in the past but on a previous visit (about a year ago) we thought the standards had dropped. Went there for a meal to celebrate my birthday and they have gone right back up again - in fact I think the food was better than we have ever had there. I had... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a drive up and woo the view and drop is amazing . Make sure you take a coat as its a it windy but well worth the chill . There's also a really nice little old pub there which sells great beer and the food looks good and they have a really nice seating area outside . The only... More 

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Long Stratton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across the hotel while motorcycling around the Peak District and managed to get a room (no.2). Really nice room although it could do with updating and it has the smallest bathroom ever with a shower that didn't work properly. It has a really nice alcove with a table and chairs to sit and look out over a fantastic view.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having previously only used the hotel to dine. We decided to spend a night after seeing a good deal online. It was good to see David was still there and remembered us from our previous visit. The food was amazing and the room (room 5) has the best power shower I have used in along time. The hotel is very... More 

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

Having reviewed the hotel earlier this year I heard that new management had taken over so I thought I would pay it a list. What a change. The manager has got a new team of staff who seem to want to be there. The beer selection is more local that it use to be and tastes a better than previous... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit this hotel fairly often because we love it and have rated it 5 star previously. Unfortunately we are being generous with 2 this time. We missed Keith the previous manager a lot, he was brilliant. He made a point of making everyone very welcome and you couldn't help but warm to him, nothing was too much trouble. The... More 

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Elstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night on a Friday. We had a room with a view over the Monsal dale which was stunning. The room was perfectly nice with a comfortable bed. Breakfast in the morning was very good with a wide range of things to chose from. The only thing I would mention is that the shower wasn't great!... More 

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