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The Bowden

Worksop Road | Hotel Van Dyk, Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4TD, England
+44 1246 810219
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“roast dinner” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Worksop Road | Hotel Van Dyk, Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4TD, England
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Lovely lunch spoilt by a table of moaners. Typical my food is cold cos it wasn't the temperature of the sun They then ate the replacement and still compained pricks

Thank Clare S
Reviewed August 3, 2017

How is this place still open! Staff are just awful. My son said they stare at you all the time. They speak to you as if you are an inconvenience to them. And my word - 2 hours to have a quick bite? Its inexcusable....More

Thank delilahbags
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Treated to a splendid lunch by friends for my birthday. Ages of guests ranged from 71 years to 2 years. Good food, excellent service by efficient and friendly staff without their "overdoing" the friendly bit. One gripe - my very tasty fishcake was served on...More

Thank Sandy91Chesterfield
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We visited again on Friday evening and I must say the food was exceptional. I had the hake with vegetables and potatoes and it was lovely. I decided to treat myself to a dessert and that was fantastic. It was a strawberry meringue, beautifully presented...More

Thank Jan SW W
Marc W, Managing Director at The Bowden, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so please you enjoyed your visit to us again and we look forward to seeing you again soon Marc

Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Went for my FREE birthday meal on the 6th July food was amazing and so was the service! Debbie was amazing , so helpful and nothing was to much trouble! We have booked to come for Christmas Day and can't wait ! Would highly recommend...More

Thank Lindsey B
Marc W, Managing Director at The Bowden, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review and I am so pleased you enjoyed the food, yes I agree Debs is amazing and an asset to the hotel. We are so pleased you have booked your Christmas lunch with us and we look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed June 1, 2017

We decided to go on spec for dinner tonight having not been for a few months We discovered that since November they now take bookings for the grill via the internet or telephone .We had a lovely dinner the restaurant was fairly busy and they...More

Thank sue f
Marc W, Managing Director at The Bowden, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

It's great to see your lovely review about our hotel and it's great that you have become frequent diners again. Thank you again for your nice comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Marc

Reviewed May 28, 2017

We attended a party and stayed the night. Excellent food and entertainment. We stopped in the Woburn room, we had a good sleep, nice and well equipped. The staff were very friendly from the receptionist to the bar staff and catering staff in the evening...More

Thank minNewark
Marc W, Managing Director at The Bowden, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, food and entertainment. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Marc

Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Finest restaurant in the area. Fully trained professional staff. Meals are well cooked and offers quality for all tastes.

Thank Brian W
Marc W, Managing Director at The Bowden, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Marc

Reviewed April 7, 2017

Really helpful service. I had nachos to start, which were really tasty and of course home made. My husband had duck salad and said it is one of the best salads he has had. I had pork belly and it was cooked to perfection crackling...More

1  Thank Karon P
Marc W, Managing Director at The Bowden, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you for your lovely comments on our hotel. We look forward to seeing you again soon Regards Marc

Reviewed March 27, 2017

Here we were exactly one year on and again on Mothering Sunday. We like this restaurant because of its no-fuss, no need to make a reservation and the quality has always been very high. We arrived soon after opening at midday since we needed to...More

Thank David B
Marc W, Managing Director at The Bowden, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you for your comments on our hotel. Regards Marc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Worksop Road | Hotel Van Dyk, Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4TD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Chesterfield  >  Clowne
  • Phone Number: +44 1246 810219
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