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!
- Also Known As:
- Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Hotel Castleton
- Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn Castleton, England