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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My sister got married here this July and the family stayed at the Monsal Head for the whole weekend. All I can say is that it was the most perfect weekend! The location was beautiful and the rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. The wedding itself was absolutely perfect. She had the evening reception in the main restaurant and the... More

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

Dear Natalie S Thank you very much for your positive feedback. Its great to know that you all enjoyed everything as much as we did, and that all the hard work paid off! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Rebecca Cocker Duty Manager. More

Derbyshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The following is given as constructive criticism as this has always been one of my favourite pubs. I can only say that I felt disappointed after our last visit. The food in the Stables was ok, definatley not up to scratch, personally, I felt the bar has lost its ambience, although it was a cool night there was no fire... More

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

Dear de-jaykerry Thank you for your review. Regarding your food, it is a terrible shame that you were unable to bring your issue to a team members attention, giving us a chance to rectify this. We are now taking it upon ourselves to check weather reports and the heating daily, and we will have the fire ready to go should... More

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The beer festival was excellent, very well organised with lots of great cask to try. We went into the stables bar for food, and that was faultless. They clearly have a chef who takes pride in their food and presentation. The service was also great, with helpful and friendly staff. However, the management need a little work!. . . we... More

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

Dear johnthecritic10 Thank you for your response. Yes, the beer festival was a massive success, and our food is of an excellent quality. Our chef does indeed take pride in all that he prepares and serves to his customers. With regards to your comments about the management, My general manager, the landlord 'prattling on at great length' was explaining to... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic weekend the Monsal Head Hotel. The stable bar is cosy and welcoming, the views are beautiful, the beer was fantastic and Keith and Hannah were incredible welcoming and attentive hosts. Would recommend a visit.

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

Hello Sarah P, Great to hear you had a fantastic weekend with us and your feedback regarding myself and wife Hannah is amazing, we only get the opportunity of being good hosts by having a great team to cover our backs should we wish to mingle with guests and also by having such as yourselves that visit us and wish... More

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133 reviews 133 reviews
55 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch sat outside the stable bar. We both had salads which were more than ample in size. Home made scotch egg to start was good. It was busy but adequately staffed. I felt it was all ok but lacked any wow factor. Location makes it really.

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

Dear davidSolihull, We appreciate your genuine feedback and by your 131 reviews see that you like to leave your opinions wherever you go which is great. We thank you for your 3 stars also and also the complements on the food as you are definitely stating the food was enjoyable. You also point out that it was very busy but... More

Ripley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time at the beer festival this weekend. The food was lovely and the service was friendly and efficient. There was a good range of real ales and ciders to try out. Will definitely visit again!

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

Dear 448Hannah_123, Please read feedback from myself left for GilliStew and go buy your outfit today and we will see you in February!!!!!!! Regards Keith Robson General Manager More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fabulous time at the Beer Festival! There were loads of different ales on, new ones each day. The food was yum and there was even an open bar for 5 mins! Super friendly management. Will be back!

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

Dear GilliStew, Thank you for joining us over our 3 day beer festival, the whole event was a huge success. Please feel free to join us on our next beer festival which takes place on the 7th and 8th of February 2015 which will be called "Summer in Winter" which will be organised by myself and my team but will... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never been to the peak district and chose this pub for lunch. Their are great walks around there. The staff were fun and friendly. The local micro brews were outstanding and we had some of the best food outside London in years. Huge and delicious portions. Three people each having two courses and an alcoholic drink came to... More

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

Dear richstokoe, WOW!!!!!! Best food outside London in years that a great accolade and really appreciated our chefs were smiling all afternoon after reading your review. We certainly look forward to your next visit where I am sure we will have another exciting batch of our local micro brewery ales on for you to try. Regards Keith Robson General Manager More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table here for four for a birthday lunch on an August Friday. We were the only customers, which felt a bit strange - they were cooking bar meals too for the bar next door. Food was excellent, lots of interesting flavours on one plate, eg houmous and tapenade and artichoke hearts. It was a funny mixture of... More

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

Dear jotomalin, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit and all feedback has been shared with our team. We are agreed with yourself regarding your food we do pride ourselves on giving one of the best food offerings in the area and are constantly looking at ways to maintain and improve every day. Presentation wise we are still... More

Clay Cross, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Monsal Head Hotel for 2 nights for my daughter's wedding at the end of July this year. Keith, Hannah, Katie and the rest of the staff were nothing short of brilliant. Always attentive, nothing was ever any trouble for them. The meals we had were fabulous - I have read a review from someone saying that... More

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

Dear Wendy M, Sorry it has taken a while to respond its just that Hannah and myself have finally managed to take enough time from our busy schedule to also get married. I appreciate you defending us with regards our food offering, I guess you cant please all of the people all of the time but when we get over... 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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