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Devonshire Arms at Pilsley

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Chatsworth Estate, Pilsley, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1UL, England
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here on both of the nights that we stayed in Pilsley. It is a village pub serving food to match; it's not fine dining just because it happens to be on the Chatsworth estate. The menu is pitched about right - about 5 or 6 starters and same for main courses. On one night there was a fish... More 

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Thank ReeneHolds
Jade R, Manager at Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, responded to this review

I enjoyed reading your review and am thrilled about what you had to say (noted regarding the batter) we hope to deliver a friendly, warm and comforting stay in all areas and we feel that well behaved dogs can add to that atmosphere we create. I hope you managed to have a walk around our beautiful countryside and I very... More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a weekend away and we were very surprised at the quality of the decor in the room. It was spacious and the bed was comfortable. Only thing lacking was the pillows, I like a firm pillow and the feather pillows were too soft and there was not alternative in the room to try. The restaurant is nice... More 

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Thank Warren P
Jade R, Manager at Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I understand your concerns which have been taken on board. Do come back to stay with us soon! Kind regards, Jade More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely two night stay.Pleasant helpful staff,good food and beautiful rooms.Ideally situated for Chatsworth,Bakewell and the rest of the Peak District.Highly. recommended,we will undoubtedly return.We have visited the area many times for cottage holidays we will stay here in the future

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Thank K G
Jade R, Manager at Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, responded to this review

A pleasure to have you stay with us! Come back soon! More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very comfortable break,good food and a lovely well appointed room. Staff friendly and helpful can't fault it. Well situated to explore Chatsworth and surrounding area. Nice country atmosphere in the pub with good local ales and a roaring log fire

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Thank pogue2015
Jade R, Manager at Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. I think you summed us up perfectly! Thank you and hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just to quick. Two courses were done in less than 45 mins. My pie had clearly been warmed in the microwave with dangerously hot chicken and soggy pie top. Our starters arrived within two. Minutes of ordering. The veggie options were good.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Jade R, Manager at Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I understand that when it is quiet at the inn, meals can arrive too quickly when you are out for a more leisurely evening. It has been noted and acted upon. I hope this doesn't deter you from visiting us again in the near future. Kind regards, Jade More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Stayed for a night after a fantastic visit to Chatsworth house. The room was in the Farm house (hilltop) and when showed to our room we beamed with delight at this four poster bed room with a new fantastic bathroom with bath and separate shower. The room, rate and overall experience was fantastic! The girls in the main pub looked... More 

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Jade R, Manager at Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, responded to this review

Fantastic! That's a real joy to hear. Thank you so much for your comments (Hilltop is my favourite room too) and we hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards Jade More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I booked this as a quick break for my husband and I between Christmas and New Year, on our arrival at 12:30, which was too early to check in which we knew, it was suggested that we go over the road to the Chatsworth House farm shop and grab a coffee, which I didn't understand, why could we not grab... More 

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Thank Dawn O
Jade R, Manager at Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your review. I appreciate you taking the time to do this and we value the information our customers leave about us. On this occasion I can but apologise for the experience you had. I think your comment about these things being 'seemingly small' is incredibly accurate; it's these 'small' things that really make your stay memorable,... More 

Hedon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Really nice place to stay staff were very helpful & freindly our room the Birchills was a lovely large room with a great bathroom. We booked a table & the food was again very good. Good choice of real ales on tap in the bar. Dog friendly Would stay again, thanks to all the staff for a lovely overnight stay... More 

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Jade R, Manager at Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, responded to this review

Really lovely to hear! So glad you found our inn to be everything you wanted. Kind regards, Jade More 

Lancs
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have just returned from an overnight stay here. We wanted to visit the Chatsworth Christmas Market but as the traffic is always so busy on the Sunday we decided to book an overnight stay so that we could get to the market early . We have been undecided for a long time about staying in a hotel with our... More 

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Jade R, Manager at Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting your lovely comments. We are dog friendly and we find that a lot of our customers do enjoy being able to bring their dogs with them into the pub. Hope we can welcome you back soon, Kind regards Jade More 

Macclesfield Cheshire
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Visited here after the Chatsworth Xmas market. Looking forward to something warming on a very cold day. Firstly why wasn't the fire lit? Ordered the soup which tasted very bland as is potato based soup. But it said it was with garlic! Too much cream for my liking. Portions were average, as was the food. Pleasant staff.

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Thank Jeanniebeenthere
Jade R, Manager at Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review. Our fire should be burning brightly! (We are having some issues causing the wood to burn far too quickly and then go out!) We should be rectifying this problem very soon. As for your meal, I hope we can provide you with something more satisfying next time you come to see us. Kind regards... More 

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