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“Lovely place, lovely people” 5 of 5 stars
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Bamford, Bamford, Peak District National Park S33 0AX, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Bamford B&B and Inns
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“Lovely place, lovely people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Sadly due to snowy conditions the inn had gone from being fully booked to only having our booking (2 people) who hadn't cancelled, however you wouldn't have noticed as the friendly, helpful staff looked after us brilliantly.

Rooms have decent beds and they're clean, tidy and warm. They're basic but you're staying at a 19th century inn, on the edge of the ladybower reservoir what more do you want?

Food and beer are good, something for everyone and they don't scrimp on the portions.

Scenery, landscape, etc is beautiful. Walk round the reservoir or go and wander on the moors. If you like being outdoors then you won't be disappointed.

Was great in the snow and plan to head back during the summer to see it in a different season.

In summary if you want to go to this area you won't be disappointed staying here.

Thank you all for looking after us so well.

Cheers,
James and Gem

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Gloucester
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Everything about this place is excellent. Rooms are really clean and comfortable. The cooked breakfast is very good and there's lots of it. Nice big pot of tea with breakfast, everything as it should be. All the food I saw being taken out looked delicious and the parsnip and stilton soup was a proper hearty winter warmer. Great selection of cask ales and the welcome is fantastic. I'll be booking this place for a week later in the year.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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12 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

great location, good food, comfortable rooms(rooms in a seperate block but you are only outside for 20yds) and helpful staff. its food and drink are slightly dear but they have no competition nearbye. its a great base to explore a lovely area. cant see how you would be dissapionted here

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  • Stayed November 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

With its spectacular setting, this charming county pub is a great place to stop off whenever venturing over the snake pass. We stop here two or three times a year.

Without being bad, the food and beer is generally OK without being memorable. The beer is served through sparklers, which can disguise beer that is not in top condition. I asked for the sparkler to be removed, and my pint was cloudy and just about drinkable, but nothing more. I can’t recall having had a really good pint there. I also ordered the home made chips, which were greasy and very unpleasant. Some people like big chips fried in what appears to be old oil, but it isn’t to my taste. The Chicken and Mushroom soup was nice, with good chunks of chicken.

It’s a great place to stop off but I’m not sure I’d make it a destination pub, as the beer is rarely in top condition, and food is a bit pricey.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Five of us walked for 4.5 hours around the Ladybower reservoir on a cold and damp winter’s day (December 27th). Cold, tired and aching, we looked forward to a nice meal in a nice pub. One of the team, who regularly walks in this area, recommended The Ladybower Inn about 2 miles from the visitor centre.
The building is lovely and the inside even better; traditional. The staff are very pleasant and they lit the ‘real’ fire for us especially. The food was delicious and worth waiting for. I planned not to have desert… until I saw the Cheesecake!
The only down side was the only alcohol free beer in stock tasted awful; malty. A better substitute for alcoholic lager would have been Becks Blue which tastes like proper lager but this didn’t spoil my visit. A wonderful pub, wonderful staff and wonderful proper food! Thank you.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Everything about our 2 nights was wonderful- the first class breakfast, evening meal, the room. The only comment I would like to make is that we had booked Room 6, allocated for guests with pets, but sadly our little fella wasn't allowed in any area of the pub. We didn't want to leave him in the room alone in case he barked and disturbed anyone, so we chose to eat in another pub where dogs were allowed. We managed to leave him with someone for the second night, so we could sample the Ladybower's food. After our trek during the day, we would have liked a rewarding drink in the cosy pub, but we had to sit outside....and it was -3 that day! Apart from this inconvenience, it was lovely, but guests with pets, you need to be aware that they are not allowed in the pub.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This stay was part of a birthday treat for one of our party of four. It took us 4.5 hours to get here but wow was it worth it. The staff and accommodation were first class but most importantly the food was fabulous, awesome!!!!! Our stay was rounded off with a great walk by the dams. We will be back.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Additional Information about Ladybower Inn

Address: Bamford, Bamford, Peak District National Park S33 0AX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Hope Valley > Bamford
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Bamford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Ladybower Hotel Hope Valley

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