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Mappleton, Ashbourne DE6 2AA, England
(01335) 300900
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Rating summary
  • 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
DMS100
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were staying nearby at the Izaac Walton (disappointing- see review) and came here for my husband's birthday. We were seated by the window of the sumptuous dining room. Food and wine were excellent- highly recommend

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Derbyshire
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Went for a friends wedding. The food was absolutely beautiful. Could not fault at all. Buffet with beef and salmon on friday. Hog roast, hot dogs and steak pie and peas for night time buffet set meal of fishcake starter, beef with spuds and veg for main, bakewell tart with custard and icecream for pud. Everything was delicious. Chefs did... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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17 restaurant reviews
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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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  • Address: Mappleton, Ashbourne DE6 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: (01335) 300900

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