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“A long awaited trip to Chatsworth House” 5 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Chatsworth Estate | Pilsley, Pilsley, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1UL, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Pilsley B&B and Inns
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“A long awaited trip to Chatsworth House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

On a recent visit to Chatsworth we stayed at the Devonshire Arms in Pilsley. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the accommodation excellent and the food delicious - a varied menu and everything beautifully cooked. It was the perfect place to return to after two very wet days sight-seeing!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DevonshireHotels, General Manager at Devonshire Arms Pilsley, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Thanks I was really pleased to see that enjoyed everything we had to offer here at the Devonshire Arms.See you soon.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I only managed to stay one night as the rest of the week was fully booked but I'm so glad I took this option. I had tried to stay here before but it's obviously very popular so just keep trying! The village is really lovely and it's only a very short walk to the Chatsworth Farm Shop which must be the very bestof its kind in the country and well worth a visit. My room was comfortable, clean and beautifully decorated. The food was excellent and the service was very good. I'd accidently left a very precious photograph in my room when I checked out. Imagine my surprise when I walked into the next hotel bedroom to see my late husband's photo smiling out at me from the dressing table. The lovely lady from the Devonshire Arms had remembered I was moving on to the Cavendish in Baslow and took the photo round for me. Now that's service!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DevonshireHotels, General Manager at Devonshire Arms Pilsley, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Thanks for your great comments I will be sure to pass them on to the team.Hope to see you again in the near future.
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Winchester
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We searched all hotels and inns near Chatsworth for our five night stay and this seemed to be the best for our requirements - we were not disappointed!
A beautiful and spacious room (Birchills) awaited us with a lovely comfy bed and chairs, flat screen TV, free wireless internet and an excellent bathroom - lots of shelf space and a proper hanging wardrobe and chest of drawers with good overall lighting meant we had a very comfortable stay indeed.
We eat in the inn on all five nights with a good choice of dishes and daily roasts and specials and all food was very well cooked and presented - delicious eating every night and very reasonable prices.
I would certainly recommend this hotel to anybody looking for a reasonably priced short break in the Peak District.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DevonshireHotels, General Manager at Devonshire Arms Pilsley, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Great to read your comments the team will be very pleased that you enjoyed all we had on offer!Hope to see you again very soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

The devonshire arms sits in the most picturesque village imaginable. The food at the arms is of great quality, you certainly get your monies worth, and really is very reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and helpful, letting us leave our bags after we had checked out so that we didnt have to lug them around our day at chatsworth. I would definately recommend this B&B to couples, the decor is traditional but finished to a high quality contemporary standard, We would definately visit this B&B again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DevonshireHotels, General Manager at Devonshire Arms Pilsley, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
I was pleased to read about your stay with us and will definately be passing on your comments to the guys,its great that you enjoyed your birthday treat with us!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We loved the pretty little village of Pilsley and the Devonshire Arms was everything we hoped for and more. The staff were warm, friendly and very welcoming. All of the rooms are individually decorated. We stayed in Bramley which is categorised as a small double. It was tastefully furnished with a blend of traditional and modern furniture and lots of lovely little extras like bottled water, a cafetière with quality coffee and a selection of books. The bed was really comfortable and we were impressed with the quality of the bedding. The bathroom was immaculate and again the decor was very easy on the eye.

One of the best things about staying at the Devonshire Arms is the breakfasts. I'm not usually a great lover of cooked breakfasts but the sausages and bacon from the nearby Chatsworth farm shop smelt so delicious that I couldn't resist. We ate at the Devonshire Arms on both of the nights we spent there and, although the menu is quite small, we were pleasantly surprised. All of the food is prepared on the premises and the chef makes very good use of what is available at the local farm shop. In fact you can buy some of the meat products and preserves at the Devonshire Arms. The restaurant is always busy as this is a popular foodie pub with locals, residents and visitors alike. Food is simple, hearty and comes in extremely generous portions.

The Devonshire Arms is a real home from home and makes the perfect base for anyone wishing to visit Chatsworth House (a fantastic day out) which is just down the road.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DevonshireHotels, General Manager at Devonshire Arms Pilsley, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Wow another super review, I was really pleased to read you enjoyed all we had to offer,and thanks for the room tips too!!!!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This hotel is so gorgeous. Pilsley is a great little town close to Chatsworth. Great food in the pub! Great hospitality. The room was so cosy, quiet, clean and great bathroom. They had plunger coffee available in the rooms which was a lovely surprise. The room was beautifully furnished and very modern. If you want a real British countryside stay, then this place is awesome. I would stay here again for sure!

Room Tip: I have a feeling all the rooms here would be good. Ours had the name 'Bottom' in it. Hilario...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DevonshireHotels, General Manager at Devonshire Arms Pilsley, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Great review ,all our bedrooms are named by the Duchess whom chose farms on the estate hence Handley Bottom! :o) I will pass your comments on to all at the pub!
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southend on sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Just returned home after staying 2 nights at this hotel.If you are looking to stay in the lap of luxury you would'nt pick this Hotel, but read on, if you want a warm welcome, clean comfortable accomodation, friendly staff who care, good food, and a beautiful setting then you would pick this hotel time and again its just 2minutes from chatsworth farm shop and 5 minutes by car to chatsworth house.To see the house and gardens in one day you need 5/6 hours to do it justice we are most definately going to stay again and thanks to all staff

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DevonshireHotels, General Manager at Devonshire Arms Pilsley, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Thanks for the kind comments ,I will make sure I pass your thanks onto the team!
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Address: Chatsworth Estate | Pilsley, Pilsley, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1UL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Bakewell > Pilsley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Pilsley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Devonshire Arms Pilsley 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley is a traditional inn, serving well kept local cask ales and delicious freshly cooked food. The Inn offers the perfect mix of modern comfort with traditional pub character. Situated on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms is ideally located for a relaxing getaway when visiting Chatsworth House and Gardens and all the delights of the Peak District. The seven bedrooms are beautifully decorated, with modern en-suite bathrooms and comfortable beds. ... more   less 
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