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Mappleton, Ashbourne DE6 2AA, England
(01335) 300900
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good but not exceptional

We first visited Callow Hall about 20 years ago and have revisited on various occasions until it started to go downhill a few years ago. The meals had been very special at first but became less so as time went on. When we heard that the owners of East Lodge had taken over, we were pleased, having... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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English first
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Callow Hall for afternoon tea for my mums 70th birthday. After researching the internet we chose Callow Hall based on the photos of the afternoon tea. However, what we got was nothing like the photos and we were left very disappointed. In fact, I followed this up several days later with the hotel manager Diana Thompson and she... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We first visited Callow Hall about 20 years ago and have revisited on various occasions until it started to go downhill a few years ago. The meals had been very special at first but became less so as time went on. When we heard that the owners of East Lodge had taken over, we were pleased, having had several brilliant... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Greeted by friendly smiling staff and led to a table with stunning views , we visited for Afternoon Tea today, and was not disappointed! With classical music in the background ,A lovely display of cakes, scones and lemon posset arrived, all home made and fresh dainty sandwiches which were delicious and plentiful, the staff came to see if we needed... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited Callow Hall for lunch on Mothers Day, we were warmly greeted and settled into a reserved area in the bar, served drinks quickly and our menu choices taken in good time. The food was served quickly and was first class. We stayed and had coffee and drinks after, all of which was of a high quality. All round... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had a very good afternoon tea at Callow Hall a couple of weeks ago. The staff were very attentive and the cakes and sandwiches were good. We were met at the front door by a smiling waitress and made to feel special and very welcome.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

An elegant and beautiful hotel with stunning views - but that was it. We visited for Sunday lunch with family and left very disappointed with the meals that were served. The selection was good with a wide choice for a set menu, but the meal served was awful, with some meats and vegetables served cool/tepid and definitely not of a... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very enjoyable couple of hours with good food, elegant surroundings and Downtown Abbey-esque waiter service. Views were spectacular - especially surprising since Ashbourne town centre is just two minutes drive away. Admittedly we went when quiet but get your timing right and you will feel like the Earl of Grantham

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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My partner and I decided to come out to Callow Hall for a lovely trip out and Sunday Lunch as a treat. Upon arrival I was impressed ... The grounds and Hall itself look magnificent! We were greeted at the door by lovely smiley waiters, led to the bar area for pre-dinner drinks, whilst looking out over the gardens. Our... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

This is the first time we have been to Callow Hall. The New Years Eve Celebration dinner was excellent with fine food served for each of the eight courses by friendly attentive staff. All in all we could not fault the evening, well done to all the team.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Very busy we were put in a room with two tables in a very large room felt very bear .Would of liked more sandwich we had to ask for some music to be put on .I have been for lots of afternoon teas and this as got to be the worst so no I wouldn't got back

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  • Address: Mappleton, Ashbourne DE6 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: (01335) 300900

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