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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped for a meal, and given the prices (£12 to £15 for a main) we thought that it would at least offer decent food. Unfortunately it took almost an hour to be served. The rice that came with the curry was barely cooked and most of the vegetables were raw, and the sauce (which had to be requested) was... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Husband and I had the most fantastic wedding reception in July 2014 at the Monsal Head Hotel. We could not have asked for any more from Keith, Hannah and the whole team. They were on hand to help us throughout the whole planning process to make the day so personal and special to us. From day one we really... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an excellent 3-course in the restaurant with my wife, children and in-laws. The food was excellent and not too expensive. The children's menu and portions were pleasing and generous respectively. The restaurant was very pleasant, just the in-room bar that was in need of some titivation. Would particularly recommend the cheeseboard which had some home-cooked treats! The cocktail apples... More

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

Dear David C, Thank you for your tremendous comments about the food. We pride ourselves on having an excellent menu, and I'm very pleased to hear that we lived up to your expectations! You are correct with your comments about the in-room bar, and please be assured that we are hoping to rejuvenate this as soon as possible. We look... More

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for dinner and were delighted with the food and service. After having a drink in the beer garden overlooking the beautiful Monsal valley, we were seated in a large dining room and given the menus. We all opted for fish dishes, these ranging from the pub classic 'fish and chips' to my delightful and beautifully presented sea... More

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

Dear TeaaaDrinker, Thank you for your excellent review! I am pleased to hear that you all thoroughly enjoyed your meals! I have to agree that the sea bass is a tremendous looking dish, and you are not the first to be stumped by the baby Chinese apples! I have to say that I agree with your comments about our sticky... More

Kettering, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit of a lifesaver, as we got lost and could not find our friends cabin we were supposed to have that weekend. What a find. We had a lovely room, tastefully decorated, big modern shower and comfy bed. The breakfast was gorgeous and the staff were very helpful and really went out of their way to be accommodating. The rate... More

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

Dear Jon D We are so glad that you got to us just before the doors were locked for the night.. and we hope that you managed to find your friends eventually! hope to see you again soon.. but hopefully next time planned and a lot less stressfull for you! Kindest Regards Rebecca Cocker Duty Manager, More

Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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199 reviews 199 reviews
73 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely walk from Tideswell into Monsal Head. Had a picnic so just had house bellini cocktail, it was delicious homemade mango, basil and lime cordial with prossecco. Sat in the garden of the stables bar. Food going by looked great, maybe next time.

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

Dear Gill H Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our delicious homemade cordial. You will have to return again soon to try our new homemade peach cordial.. or maybe one of our monsal mojitos! Kindest Regards Rebecca Cocker Duty Manager. More

Deal, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to stay at the Monsal Head Hotel as we know the Dale well and thought my Father would enjoy a break here. The family room could do with bring refreshed but was clean and tidy and could fit 4 without to much trouble. The staff were friendly and polite and the food was some of the best we... More

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

Dear Steven B Thank you very much for posting such positive feedback. It is fantastic to hear that your stay was an enjoyable one. It was a pleasure looking after you, your family and guests. We are in the process of renovating the entire hotel at the moment, and I can assure you that room 7 is on the list... More

St Austell, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice beer garden with good food and a range of real ales. The food was very nice, but on the three visits we made over three days, the first order was wrong, but corrected immediately, the second was slow because they lost the chiity, but were very apologetic. The real ales were well kept and very enjoyable. On one... More

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

Dear Stephen296074, Thank you for your review about your recent visit to to the Monsal Head Hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your food and I will pass on your comments to the Chefs, as well as the feedback about the ales and service to the rest of the team. Also, all the staff here adore dogs and... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 nights in this amazing hotel from the moment we got there we were treated so well room more than comfortable, food delicious, staff friendly polite and helpful. Views need to be seen to be believed in fact that is the case for the whole hotel. We will definitely return at some time

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

Dear Anne W, Thank you for your recent review about your stay at the Monsal Head Hotel. There is not much else I can add to the comments you have made except that I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and you found everything to be to a high standard, I have to agree the view here is... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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458 reviews 458 reviews
79 hotel reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used this as base for three days walking with 3 of my 4 grown-up sons, having visited previously with just one of them for a single night a few years back. We were very well looked after - they even called me and prepared sandwiches for us as we were going to arrive too late for dinner! The rooms (4... More

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

Dear GrumpsDC, Thank you for your recent review, I remember you and your sons well and it was a pleasure to serve you breakfast (and no I haven't managed to watch the youtube video yet, sorry!) I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and Katie was more than happy to arrange for you to have some food for... 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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The Monsal Head Hotel is situated at the peak of the Monsal dale. The hotel itself is steeped in history whilst the Stables bar which has stood the test of time for over 200 years still holds the quirky values today as it did then. Offering a fine selection of beers supplied by local micro breweries. Food is of the highest offering with everything from light bites to hearty meals with an enphasis on good quality local produce all made on the premises. ... more   less 
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