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“Lovely location and excellent staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Devonshire Arms Pilsley
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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely location and excellent staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Spent a great 2 days in this lovely country pub. The staff were excellent and did everything they could to make it a great weekend, we had planned for a day walking and asked if they could do a packed lunch, they did not do this normally but chef organise lunch for 6 which was very welcome during our long walk. Although the bedroom was beautiful and had a fantastic comfy bed we did find there was no room to unpack, there was a small dressing table but the draws were not big enough to use. The only downside was the food although what we had was very nice it was very basic pub food, fish and chips, gammon, scamp and unless you liked fish there was very little on the specials boards, the chips were not even home made. The breakfast however was very tastey. All in all a great weekend and would definitely stay again but maybe eat elsewhere.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Hull
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

A lovely hotel where lots of attention given to detail and nice touches such as a cafetiere and real coffee in your room.Room well furnished with a comfy bed and well appointed bathroom.Very helpful and friendly staff . I'm a vegetarian and because Sunday evening the menu is more restricted than usual they prepared me a delicious veggie meal. Good breakfast with plenty of choice and everything top quality- the best marmalade I've every tasted!
In a great popsition on the Chatsworth Eastate in the same village as the farm shop so easy to buy lovely lunch food if you're out for the day.Pleasant walk to Chatsworth House.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Buxton
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed at the Devonshire Arms as we had been so impressed with the sister hotel at Bolton Abbey, and had been considering this as a venue for my husband's 40th birthday later in the year. We stayed on a Sunday night on a dinner bed and breakfast deal. On arrival we were greeted by a friendly local who recommended the food, which was a good start! Check in was OK, shown to our room which was small but beautifully decorated and fine attention to detail. The bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom was very elegant with power shower and massive mirror which made it feel much bigger. One nice touch (which I don't usually bother with) was 2 complimentary toiletries - shower gel and shampoo, which were actually very nice and I actually used them! No unnecessary / cheap toiletries which makes a refreshing change.
We went down for dinner, chose our meals after much deliberation, and were looking forward to the specials - steak and ale pie and another dish (can't remember now what it was!), only to be told that they had run out. This was a bit disappointing, as we'd come a long way specifically to try the food and there weren't many options left on the menu. However, we chose steak and gammon and chips. The food was freshly prepared and was nice but not outstanding for the price. Also the pub was very quiet, no background music, but they did have excellent ales at the bar. I suppose for a Sunday night, it is going to be a bit quiet.
I can't recommend the breakfast highly enough - it was delicious! Lovely local bacon, delicious sausage, perfectly poached egg - every last bit was finished! Possibly the best we've ever had.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Enjoyed a fabulous two-night stay in this fantastic village pub at the heart of the Chatsworth Estate. The Devonshire Arms team are so friendly and we received a very warm welcome. Our room (Dunsa) was beautifully decorated and appointed. There is real attention to detail and high quality throughout. We ate dinner and breakfast in the hotel on both days - the food is superb. Hearty pub fare, done with sophistication and delicious local ingredients. Pilsley is a ridiculously pretty village and literally across the road from the Chatsworth farm shop. I would highly recommend a stay in this wonderful location.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We have eaten at this cosy pub in the past and liked it, but had never stayed as we usually rent a cottage nearby. As we love the location, this time, we booked a room for an overnight stay. The pub has plenty of parking and overflow spaces and is situated in a wonderful little village which is also home to the fantastic Chatsworth Farm Shop and a lovely little interiors shop - Penrose. The locality is beautiful, and easy drive to Bakewell and lots of other locations. Chatsworth House itself is a few minutes drive away.

We had a small double room (Bramley), which was beautifully decorated in a classic modern style and looked out over the front of the pub at the pretty village street. The bed was comfy, bathroom well appointed and, whilst small, had everything we needed, including a decent sachet of fresh coffee for the morning tray. Breakfast, served in a cosy dining room, offered a good choice of ceareals, yoghurt, fruit, porridge and a well cooked Devonshire full breakfast. Staff were helpful and friendly. All in all, good value for money in a lovely location. If we stayed for more than one night, I would book a double or large double, but for overnight, the small room was fine. As you would expect of a normal pub on a summer's evening, there were some guests who were outside until a little after closing time whilst they finished their drinks. As our room faced the front we experienced a little noise from this (not a problem), but once they had gone home, it was very quiet.

Would we stay again? Definitely. We will be back as soon as we can!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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London
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5 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Spent 2 nights here. Made very welcome by the pub and all the locals (hadn't realised we'd arrived at the start of their village fair). Our room was lovely (Ewe close), bed was very comfortable and there was a large walk in shower. Breakfast was excellent, all sourced from the Chatsworth estate. Excellent base to explore the Peak district with lovely quiet roads and beautiful countryside. Took a walk to the Chatsworth estate. Really peaceful all through the park surrounded by sheep. Meals were good and all the pub staff were extremely helpful. Will definitely be back. Many thanks to everyone

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night. Room was fabulous with luxurious furnishings and a very comfy bed. Once arrived we did the Pilsley Walk down to Chatsworth house and through the local village of Baslow. 6 miles and took about 2 hours. The pub stops serving food at 9pm and we made it back with minutes to spare. Such a peaceful sleep, the location is fab. Breakfast is a must. Tasty ingredients from the farm. Set us up for the day. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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