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Monsal Head, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NL, England
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Monsal Head Hotel
Ranked #2 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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Charlottetown, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I attended the Monsal Head Hotel for a 2 day stay in November. On arrival in the evening there was no one on reception and when I finally located the bell a very unhelpful young lady arrived at the desk. I travel extensively but this young lady made me feel that I was a huge pain in the bottom. The... More

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Fuengirola, Spain
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we had a lovely two hour walk and then went to the pub, we were thrusty and hungry! we were delighted to find that they were still serving food at 2pm, our dogs were very welcome, the place was superb, so warm with the fire on and the staff very lovely, specially the nice young chap behind the bar! Our... More

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Sheffield
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are many great things to say about this place: - the views, the cosy fire, the food is served all day long so great if you want a late lunch! We had a lovely warm welcome however service after that was dreadful! The waitress came over to clear a starter that wasn't finished but instead of going away &... More

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

Dear SheffieldButterfly Firstly I can not apologise enough for the many shortfalls that have occurred during your recent visit and I promise you now that this will be resolved and the person responsible held accountable. Negative service in this day and age is unacceptable as the guest is King and I see no reason why a member of my team... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights during half term and had a wonderful stay. The room was clean and comfy with a wonderful monsoon shower. The staff are friendly and efficient and the restaurant food was delicious. The breakfast was of a high quality too. With lovely views as well it all added up to a brilliant break. We walked to... More

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

Dear Sue S, We are really pleased that not only did you enjoy your visit at our hotel but you also enjoyed the surrounding areas. Having the Monsal Trail right on your door step is a wonderful thing, and yes Hassop station is a great stop off where I visit quite frequently when I take my 2 springer spaniels for... More

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regulars at the Monsal restaurant and the food continues to deliver every time. A firm favourite main is Rob's brilliantly inspired Rump of Lamb with roasted root vegetables served with tagine spices and apricot puree - we would challenge anyone not to love it. The lamb is consistently tender and the presentation is amazing. We must have had... More

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

Dear Nick S, Fantastic to see you giving us such a rave review regarding our food and I also know you are delighted by the small little touches of change that are happening in the Restaurant. I am sure it will be not too long before we see you again where your table by the log fire is assured. See... More

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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar next door was full to the rafters and we had rumbling tums after our long walk so we asked in the hotel if non residents were welcome. We were warmly welcomed in but surprised to see only one other table occupied compared to standing room only next door! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was also... More

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

Dear Twinsliders, Thank you for taking the time to respond regarding your recent visit. Our Stables bar is the main focus of the business during Lunch times as this is where most of the hussle and bussle takes place, with this in mind we are working towards making the restaurant more inviting to non residents especially as the Stables bar... More

Slough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From some of the previous comments we had no great expectations of Monsal Head other than the food. My friend had booked one night after researching it from her Vancouver home.We turned up early in the day and asked advice from 2 members of staff re walks. We didn't get the first man's name (on Reception) but he was welcoming... More

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

Dear rozbartlett, Firstly may I take this opportunity to apologise to the fact that you had no great expectations from our business but yet we did manage to deliver in all areas of your stay. All you points have totally been taken on board and all your fantastic feedback have been passed onto our team especially Tim. The Monsal Head... More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Called in at the halfway point on our weekly Sunday walk. We tried the Sunday Lunch (Roast Pork) and have to say that it was excellent in every way. Everything was freshly prepared and cooked to perfection - the chef should be commended on the quality of the food. The deserts are also absolutely delicious, I had a fruit crumble... More

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

Mackster40, Thank you for your wonderful words which i believe sums up The Monsal Head Hotel and Stables bar, we have been focusing on our customer service recently and are more than happy to hear that they delivered on this ocassion. Our food offering I am very proud of for the area and continuosly look at our offering to ensure... More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Whilst staying near Bakewell on our holiday this year we were recommended to visit the Monsal Head for dinner one evening. Before we set off I had a look at the reviews on TripAdvisor as we often do in unfamiliar surroundings. Reading some of the comments left by management on other peoples reviews made for some uncomfortable reading and it... More

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

Dear mike167, Firstly let me apologise for the delay in my reply it is just that i have only just returned from my honeymoon. Like yourself I too use trip advisor with my wife when choosing where to dine if I am in unfamiliar surroundings, I also generally choose from those establishments with high ratings for the area and with... More

Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

70 mile round trip for lunch????? Was it worth it? Oh yes! A far more innovative menu that expected. All four of our party ordered different three courses! All were splendid with first class service. Next door is a fine character public bar serving a more simple menu and a good selection of cask ales.

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

Dear David W 70 miles is a long way to travel for a lunch, so I am all the more happy that your experience was worth it! We are so glad that you enjoyed your food and service, both our stables bar and restaurant have the same menu, offering completely different atmospheres and completely different surroundings, joined together by one... More

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Additional Information about Monsal Head Hotel

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): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Monsal Head Bakewell

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