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“Fantastic Location!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Maynard

The Maynard
Main Road, Grindleford S32 2HE, England
44 01433 630321
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Price range: $41 - $73
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The highly acclaimed AA rosette restaurant is the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the Peak District. The restaurant and alfresco dining area overlooks lovely gardens and enjoys panoramic views of the Derwent Valley.A wide selection of quality wines is available and there are always several vegetarian and vegan options on offer. A wide range of meals and snacks are also available in the Bar. Visit our website for sample menus or call to make your reservation.
London, England, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Wow! What a setting! Amazing country hotel & 2 rosette restaurant set in gorgeous rolling hills on the edge of the Peak District only 25 mins from the centre of Sheffield.

Nice decor overlooking a pretty garden. Restaurant serves quite sophisticated Englishy food. Choice of 8 starters and 9 mains. Unusual presentations, starters were good but mains all a bit bland unfortunately.

Early week service was a bit slow to say the least. Only 2 tables but for long periods there were no serving staff in the restaurant No bread offered when we sat down but when we asked it was a really interesting section of home baked rolls. Wine list was good.

Overall a nice evening. I'd recommend for an occasion and go for less adventurous dishes fish & chips and Shoulder of lamb looked good. Location definitely makes it worthwhile!


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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a lovely restaurant fantastic views, food to match have dined in both bar and restaurant the food in both have care and attention to detail

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MaynardHotel, Manager at The Maynard, responded to this review, 5 days ago
Thankyou for your postive review of The Maynard.

I'm very pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us and I am delighted to hear it has been this way on every occasion. I'm glad you found the food, both in the Restaurant and Bar area, to be of a high standard, we are proud to have been awarded a 2AA Rosette and we hope this is reflected throughout all our food services.

I hope we can welcome you back to this beautiful part of the Peak District in the near future.

Kind Regards
Hugh Skelton
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“Relaxed fine dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Maynard for an evening meal whilst staying in Grindleford for a holiday. We've done a bit of fine dining before and we felt the food here was very good and the deserts were amazing. I have never tasted sour cream ice cream before and I thought that was fabulous! We didn't know before we arrived that we would also get an amused bouche and pre desert in between meals so that was a lovely addition. It was formal but very relaxed also and we had a lovely view of the hills and garden.

Visited May 2014
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MaynardHotel, Manager at The Maynard, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your positive review of The Maynard.

We pride ourselves on the high standard of food and service provided by all our staff and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your dining experience.

I hope you enjoyed visiting the area, and I hope we can welcome you back to The Maynard in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Hugh Skelton
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“Excellent service, beautiful surroundings, delicious food and value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This restaurant can really do no wrong, I visited here again with friends after walking in the beautiful surrounding countryside. We had lunch on the terrace over looking the garden, the waitress was polite and attentive the food was fresh and delicious. We will definitely be calling in again fantastic value for money.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MaynardHotel, Manager at The Maynard, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review of The Maynard.

I am very pleased to hear that you found the service provided by our staff to be attentive and courteous, and our food value for money while maintaining a high standard of quality and taste.

I am also glad to hear that you managed to take advantage of the wonderful views that can be seen from our garden terrace while dining. I hope we can welcome you back to The Maynard very soon.

Kind Regards
Hugh Skelton
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“Small portions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Disappointing. Despite the meal being tasty, our Sunday lunch portions were very small. Not value for money.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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