Booked a table for two at the lantern pike inn, as we drive past it quite regularly on the way to my fiancées mothers house. Its a beautiful quaint country pub from the outside.
Upon entering the lantern pike, you will quickly realise that this is not a pub restaurant at all. The walls are adorned with memorabilia relating to Coronation Street (why, I have no idea at all!) We were shown to a table made from an old sewing machine, which I thought was a rather novel use for such a thing. We made our drinks order with the waitress and began to peruse the specials board, which is labelled the specials board, when in actual fact it is the menu.
My fiancée decided to order the pork, but wanted to make a change from blue cheese sauce to Dianne simply because of pregnancy, which wasn't a problem. The problem began when the workmen standing at the bar (which was situated to the right of our table) began to recite tales of vulgarity and use language which neither myself nor my fiancée would expect to hear when dining in a restaurant.
The food arrived and was very nice... nothing special. I personally expected it to be special given the price!
At one point, a patron of the bar (one of the workmen) walked straight past us, and decided to mention to one of his colleagues as he was directly next to our table, that he was going for a p**s!!! Lovely. Just what you would want to hear from someone stood next to your table in full workwear.
As is the title of this review, this place is a pub, it is not a restaurant, and far better experiences are to be had for the money we parted with for our food at this place. If you're looking for somewhere to have a drink after finishing work or meeting up with friends, I is probably perfect, but definitely not for a pleasant dining experience, and certainly not for a romantic evening!! One to avoid dining in!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the Peak District National Park, this delightful Inn dates back to the building of the turnpike from Old Glossop to Buxton in 1792. Today, the resident owners extend a warm welcome to all who visit their country hostelry, good food, a well balanced Wine Menu, well kept real ales and comfortable bedrooms. Ideally situated for great walking or touring. We are Hayfield's ONLY main entry in the Good Pub Guide 2009. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lantern Pike Hotel Little Hayfield