As a part of brand Chatsworth I expected better - and this place seems to have gone downhill a bit in the past few years. Bedrooms have nice decor and are very comfy - a pity about the broken window (which I was told was on the list for attention) - and the 2 Ctenocephalides which I found on the bedspread (thats what you get when you allow guests to bring pets!). Food was quite good if not a little pretentious - try eating a fairly tough Bransley chop on a bed of mash served in a pasta bowl, chef. Eating at the dining tables was rather like eating in a lounge on a easy chair, but watching the locals go by instead of the TV!
Staff training and their supervision by the manager of the day will be worth an investment (as apposed to more drastic action) by the Devonshires - knife on the left and fork on the right? a small queue at the bar when the lady bar tender is having a long cosy chat with a 'customer'.
No wonder it was so quiet and several friends from Sheffield no longer dine here.
2 course dinner for 2 and a couple of glasses of wine £80
What a shame, but its easy to see what needs to be done - come on Duchess get into action!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the Chatsworth Estate, Beeley is one of those picturesque unspoilt country villages. And The Devonshire Arms is one of those picturesque country inn at the heart of village life. But with a difference! It offers the charm and character of an historic inn with a warm and comfortable interior full of oak beams and stone crannies. Make your way through to the brasserie and be amazed at the contrast of the startlingly different décor with panoramic windows overlooking the village, the contemporary bar, the glass fronted wine store and colourful furnishings. And for the ultimate escape, why not stay in one of our eight stylish cottage bedrooms. ... more less
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