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Monsal Head Hotel

Monsal Head, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NL, England
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Bakewell
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite the website suggesting that dogs are welcome, they aren't. There is a new general manager who decided during our stay to ban dogs from the restaurant ( fair enough) but also from the lounge area where they had previously been allowed. He also appeared generally irritated by requests for anything that disturbed his day. The rest of the staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped into the Stables bar at the Monsal Head hotel while walking in the area a while back and was very impressed: the staff were polite and friendly and the beers varied and interesting and the atmosphere warm and friendly with dogs allowed. I saw about 6 ales on tap along with 2 ciders and the lagers as well as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Ate there with some friends last year when camping nearby and as far as we all were concerned we overpaid for bland bland food! Not many options around there on a wet summers night so i think they know they have the market sown up. Swore I would never go back but ended up in there recently just for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We walked from Ashford in the Water to Monsal Head with our 2 kids (8 and 5), we had promised them a treat half way round our walk. The Monsal Head Hotel ticked all our boxes with ice cream for the kids and tea and a lovely piece of fudge for the grown ups. The service was fantastic and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

we headed up the steep path near the Monsal viaduct, towards the cafe but it was closed but we got a warm welcome at the Stable Bar. Muddy boots, dogs, kids are all welcome. Limited seating inside but really cosy, stalls! Good bear and nice loo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went to Beer festival on the sat 7th and enjoyed the place so much we went back again the next day. There was the loveliest cameraderie from all the visitors all afternoon and a lot of good beers on sale. We stayed all saturday evening where the place was buzzing with the Acoustic Trio Sideways. Everyone was singing and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our group of fourteen descended at the hotel for a meal after a wonderful walk in the Monsal valley. Even with such a large party, nothing was too much trouble and our orders for drinks and food were taken expertly, even informing us about the different beers and choices of soft drinks. The food was all freshly cooked and the... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The stables bar was packed the whole week end. Live music, great food and ales and a really friendly, welcoming staff. Treats for dogs, muddy boots and children all made very welcome. At one point on the Sunday afternoon 34 very cold children were ushered in by their teachers and helpers as they had been caught out by a sudden... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Having visited the stables bar which is part of Monsal Head hotel on numerous occasions we heard they were holding a beer festival, and that they had a great over night stay deal of £99 per couple, bed, breakfast and 2 course evening meal and a bottle of wine. We booked in for what turned out to be a fantastic... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Just been to the Monsal as I heard about the beer festival. So though I would go for a walk around the dale and finish with a nice relaxing drink at the pub. The selection of ales they had were all a good choice and I was very impressed with the music. ( if not a little to loud for... More 

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