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“Friendly, traditional and good food, although the rooms vary.” 4 of 5 stars
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   How Lane, Castleton S33 8WJ , England   |  
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Ranked #7 of 13 Castleton B&B and Inns
Northampton
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“Friendly, traditional and good food, although the rooms vary.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

We stayed here for two nights at the end of October. As expected and described, the pub is cosy and traditional. The staff are friendly without being intrusive and the discounted rate we were offered was good value compared to other places nearby. We ate in the restaurant one night and the food was very appetising - and not overpriced. Breakfast was nothing to write home about, just standard full English with bacon too salty for our tastes.
After reading the other reviews, I was a little apprehensive as we were taken to our twin room - nimber 9. It was fine, apart from a couple of cobwebs and a little too much dust in places. The room was a decent enough size and the bathroom was clean. There was no view from the window, in fact it opened onto a breeze block. But old pubs with accommodation are surely bound to be restricted by size and age, meaning a variation in the type of rooms ? We were quite happy with our room which we only slept in after all.
As someone else pointed out, this is the only real pub in Castleton, the others being more restaurants. It's a comfortable place to sit back in and enjoy a few pints. The 'Heartbeat' sixties CD might get on your nerves a bit, or not, depending on your taste in music. There is parking available opposite and I would recommend Castleton as a base for exploring the High Peak District.
All in all, a good choice!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

We were welcomed like old friends rather than visitors. The staff were helpful and attentive. As this is the only real pub in Castleton it is frequented by locals as well as tourists which creates a lively and comfortable atmosphere. The manager organises quiz nights (among other things) which are well attended and much enjoyed.
It was good to see that both manager and staff value their customers and enjoy providing excllent service with good humour and enthusiasm.
We have recommended it to friends who will visit this week - I do hope it hasn't changed!

  • Stayed August 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

We booked over the telephone, well in advance of our visit, taking advantage of the three for two offer, then waited with patient anticipation. We were welcomed, on arrival, by Alex, who, besides being a lovely, kind person making us welcome from the minute she met us, is one of the most hardworking people we have seen in action. This description also applies to Catherine, who like Alex is a tremendous asset to Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn. When we met Gary, the manager, his calm, friendly personality made us feel really at home and he shares this style with his excellent team. Every meal was delicious, especially the Full English Breakfast; the ales and wines were all very good and our room was very comfortable, affording a great night's sleep. We enjoyed three superb days!

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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HULL
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

Found this little gem whilst travelling on business, what can I say, the choice of real beer was fantastic and well kept. The staff were really friendly and the food was fresh and tasty. I didnt think places like this still existed, it was like going back in time. The rooms were comfortable and well kept, the bar/restaurant was cosy and welcoming
If you like good beer and honest down to earth pub grub then this is the place for you
Well done to everyone you should be very proud, I will be back in the winter, hopefully Ill get snowed in!!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2010

I booked our stay here by telephone after selecting this hotel as my favorite choice, and we were not disappointed.
Although the room was a little basic we found it comfortable, clean and homely. The service was second to none, nothing was too much trouble for anyone.
The food was excellent, and the smaller portions were more than adequate. The beers were some of the best i have ever had - the mark of a very good Landlord!
As the days passed we became more and more fond of Ye Old Cheshire Cheese, and by the time we had to leave we had decided that we will be coming back soon.

Thank you Landlord and staff for a fantastic time!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2010 via mobile

After having finally finished work late on a sunday we managed to set off for Derbyshire.

Worried we would be late arriving at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn we called to let them know "no problem just ring again if you think you'll be later than midnight & I'll wait up I live on the premises" said Gary the manager.

Got there in time for last orders so got a couple in after being shown to our room by Alex the bar person she gave us a very warm welcome.
On returning to the bar for our drinks we were introduced to the owners John & Karen , Gary the manager & Guy the chef. Who were genuinely pleased to see we had arrived safely as if they had awaited the arrival of one of there own family.

After a great nights sleep got up for a shower in the en-suit then breakfast full english (continental if you'd prefer). As I'd left my wife to enjoy a peaceful lay in which she deserved totally I asked if I could take a pot of coffee back to our room for her " not a problem " said Alex, even though there are tea and coffee making facilities in your room .

The day was set and of we went for day out in the village and surrounding area.
Then back to the Cheshire cheese for a great meal, they have a great menu making it hard to choose but if you like prawns try the garlic & chilli king prawns for starter & steak with the bacon & stilton for main.

After that enjoyed a quick walk and back for some of there traditional ales & beers if you can't choose one let them suggest one for you to try. Then either enjoy a quite evening sitting in the bar or chat with the locals who are some of the friendliest people you could wish to meet and make you feel like you belong there and if you don't believe me just read the writing above the front door as you walk in and I quote " There are no strangers here, only new friends to meet " never a truer word written.

So when you go there do me favour say hi to all our friends for us John & Karen , Gary & Catherine , Guy , Alex , Dave & Andy to name a few just incase we don't manage to get back for another break before christmas.

P.s.
If you find that you need something to do on a monday evening and you fancy yourself at pool then tell them I said it was ok to take my place on the team if I'm not able to make it tell them 6-1JOHN said it was ok.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

Nice people,nice welcome,good food and excellent ale - try the Chatsworth Gold.
Brilliant walks around Castleton and area, and this is an ideal place to stay if you want to refuel and relax after working up and appetite and a thirst. Special mention for the ever present and hard working Alex.
Can't comment on other rooms but we stayed in room 7 and that is excellent.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn

Address: How Lane, Castleton S33 8WJ , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Hope Valley > Castleton
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Castleton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn 3*
Also Known As:
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Hotel Castleton
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn Castleton, England

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