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“Excellent Lunch in period surroundings” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hassop Hall

Hassop Hall
Hassop Road, Peak District National Park, Bakewell, England
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Ranked #2 of 46 Restaurants in Bakewell
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Staffordshire
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40 restaurant reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch in period surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

One enters the Hotel Grounds by passing a classic Greco-Roman chapel [now a RC Church] and then by driving down a walled passage with beautifully coloured stone on either side.There is a good car-park with views over the fields and valley.

Lunch here starts with a sit down and drink in the drawing room surrounded by period furnishings and paintings. The Dining Room is similarly furnished and, having a window seat , we had lovely views down the valley.

There was a comprehensive menu and the service was respectful prompt and friendly. There were many waiters.

The food was very good and had well developed taste - not your average anodyne serving. We finished off with apple crumble and custard - back to adolescence

We tried to return two days later but they were fully booked. A great experience and the charges were not unreasonable. Will go again soon.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This was a very nice place to eat and although pricey well worth the money. The food was excellent and service was outstanding. There are a couple of items on the menu that you have to pay a little more for but there is that much choice that you don't need to. Would definitely eat here again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Fine dining with special service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Where can I start? There were 5 in our party and we had booked it about 4 weeks previously, following a recommendation. We were not disappointed!
The setting is like a scene from 'Pride & Prejudice' with Elizabethan gardens, extensive views and large trees surrounding the Hall. We were treated specially, nothing was too much trouble, and all the staff were friendly and professional. The food was mouth-wateringly good with lots of choice and there were nice touches like the petit-fours after the meal and complimentary bottled water. The portions were not small either. It was certainly a special meal, made extra special by the staff there. At about £45 per person ( 4 courses with drinks before meal and wine) it was excellent value and certainly a place to return to.

Visited July 2013
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Skegness, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“fantastic eating experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

11 of us had dinner here and it was excellent the staff all very smart and polite the food was to die for starter prawn cocktail the best i have ever had and i have been eating out for 60 years followed by fish soup better than any i have had including france spain and all coastal resorts in the uk then lamb chops superb the whole evening was lovely thanks to the staff at hassop hall

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reading
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“Classic venue for the perfect Sunday lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I had the great pleasure of celebrating my mothers 85th birthday, alongside with my 92yr old Aunt and my partner (half that age) at the delightful Hassop Hall. The setting both inside and out is as genuine 'country house' as it gets. It is not in anyway pretentious and does not try to be anything other than a well run family business.

The service was excellent and smiley and the food was truly memorable. The roast lamb was one of the best I can recall, mouth watering from first to last and complimented by good quality ingredients, well cooked and simply presented. Clean plates all round!

Starters were simple but again tasty and the pudding trolley was worth ensuring you had a little room left. The wine list was interesting but great to see a selection of half bottles for a table with two non-drinkers and a designated driver.

Their fixed charge for this whole experience was great value in my view and that's why they probably had every table booked, plus two large private parties at the same time. Worth noting that despite that volume of guests, they coped well with the service. I really look forward to another visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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