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“Never fails to impress” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Peacock at Rowsley

The Peacock at Rowsley
Bakewell Road, Rowsley, Peak District National Park de42eb, England
+44 1629 733518
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Rowsley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $91
Cuisines: Bar, English
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Description: A perfect spot for visiting the Peak National Park, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. The Peacock is located in the small, pretty village of Rowsley. We serve delicious food both lunch and dinner in the warm and cosy surroundings of our atmospheric bar. Our 3 dining rooms overlook our gardens and lunch is served from 12 noon til 2 pm and dinner from 7pm to 9 pm (8.30 Pm) on Sunday. We offer something for everyone from a bowl of homemade soup to our fine dining experience in the evening and we have been awarded 3 rosettes by the AA. Reservations for our dining rooms and first come first served for our bar. We look forward to welcoming you. The Peacock at RowsleyBakewell Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire. DE4 2EB
Baslow, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Never fails to impress”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, heritage tomatoes and goats cheese curd, mussels cooked in bakewell best bitter with toasted treacle bread, pan fried sea trout and a to die for sundae. Excellent service, beautiful location. Not cheap but worth every penny.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Sunday lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

First of all, please make sure you get the right Peacock! There's one in the middle of Bakewell and one up at Owler Bar, all within 10 miles of each other and I wouldn't be surprised if some of the reviews of the Bakewell Peacock were from people who dined here.

Anyway, lovely Sunday lunch! Turned up without a reservation to be offered a table in the bar, which was spot on. Don't let the uniformed staff put you off, sometimes that can be a recipe for stuffiness, you may begin with the feeling you might be underdressed for the occasion, but the truth is you're in very professional unpretentious hands so relax and enjoy. The food was lovely, chicken tender and moist with a fantastic smoked mash potato, I need the recipe, its sublime. The vegetarians in our group would have preferred another veggie option other than just the risotto, but they did all have the risotto and enjoyed it. Note this refers to the Sunday lunch deal not the main menu which obviously has more veggie choices. Great wine selection with bottles for all tastes and wallets. Puddings equally top notch - moist orange sponge and a trio of delicious ice creams (best vanilla ice cream I've ever had). A bit pricier than your average pub grub but totally worth the extra.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent menu, staff and dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

The Peacock at Rowsley is my favourite place for lunch, it's like going back 60 years, to a time more elegant and respectful. The quality of the food is top of its class.

Visited February 2014
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Martinborough, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Delights & surprises”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

NOthing to dislike! It was all just wonderful, unexpected & so delicious. Gracious service was so pampering.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Oldie, but a very goodie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went for lunch and arrived quite late. We stayed for about 2 hours and never felt rushed, even though the staff must have wanted us to leave. All of the food was incredible on all four courses. The wine list is good and fairly priced. The service was very good. Will go back

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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