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“An evening at a Country Pub at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pack Horse Inn

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Pack Horse Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 New Mills B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Northamptonshire, England
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“An evening at a Country Pub at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were staying near New Mills in a B&B and were pointed towards The Pack Horse as a good option for a relaxing pub meal - we were not disappointed.

the Pack Horse is an attractive and welcoming pub. We arrived fairly early on a Friday evening and were able to grab a table in the bar - we wouldn't have wanted to be much later. It's probably best to book if you want a table in the restaurant area but I think the food is the same and we were happier with the ambiance of the bar.

The staff were friendly and welcoming - the landlord even helping me with the name of the supplier of his outside festoon lights! A good range of real ales is stocked and were in top condition when drunk.

The menu was varied and interesting, with a separate list of curries also available, listed on a chalk board near the door.

Rather than having a starter, I spotted little bottles of cashew nuts behind the bar - a steal at 85p! - which we nibbled on while waiting for our food.

Our food was excellent and in huge portions - my wife's Lamb Henry (what's a "Henry" you may ask! It's a slow cooked shoulder) was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed the chicken dish I chose. The range of traditional puds was too tempting to resist - though we did ask for one pud and two spoons.

All in all an excellent evening.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

I and various relatives stayed for two nights in mid October. Rooms large and immaculate, dinner very good and breakfast outstanding. Even the weather was good, although local footpaths were either muddy, soggy or obscured by local vandals.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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banbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Really lovely location, massive breakfast lasted us all day. Rooms spotless, good en suite facilities and very friendly welcome. Fresh fruit and tea/coffee making facilities in the room on arrival. Fresh milk left in a flask along with bottled water. Stayed for two nights and couldn't have asked for more.

Room Tip: This room was over the Kitchen but did not bother us and was nice and warm with no need to have heat...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

We found this fabulous inn on line. This has to be one of the nicest finds! From the moment we stepped in the door, the welcome was lovely. We were quite late in arriving,food was offered but declined as we had already eaten. Our room (12) was excellent, so spacious and with a bowl of fresh fruit,flask of milk for the very generous selection of beverages,sweets,bathrobes and slippers.The (executive) room was huge,with a large twin basin bathroom. Cleanliness was not in question-it was spotless. And so peaceful! The view next morning was lovely, across the valley to one side and up the hillside the other (dual aspect windows). Breakfast both mornings was plentiful-we had to order less on second morning as still full from meal at the inn previous evening. We had booked a table in the dining room, this was a good move as the place was full-always a good sign. Try the lamb henry, it was delicious, but be warned,make sure you are hungry!! All staff were so friendly-this kind of establishment is hard to find.Well done Pack Horse Inn-others take note. Thanks for a wonderful stay-no problems in returning if in the area again.Phil and Julie

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

visited a few weeks ago, wonderful meal, the chef is brilliant, very friendly atmosphere, kids welcomed...sign saying mobile phones must be off, nice touch in this day and age...would highly recommend the location, fod and welcome..in fact, will be going there again today!

Room Tip: didn't stay this time, just visiting the area, and used this site for a recommendation
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

As we lived about 2 miles from the Pack Horse until just over 2 years ago, we didn't need to stay there of course. Then we moved to Essex, but still have family in the High Peak area.
What a find! It's a beautiful building in a beautiful location, set in the hills on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border.
A very warm welcome on arrival set the mood for our 1-night stay. We were given a very comfortable cottage-style room, with a hallway and en-suite bathroom, where we found many extras such as a bowl of fresh fruit, sweets and toiletries above the usual standard.
We had Dinner in the restaurant (we could have eaten in the adjacent pub) and that too was excellent. Breakfast was a delight too. All this complemented by a very friendly and efficient staff.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Enfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

We had a 2 night stay at the Packhorse inn. Seems to be a popular local pub which is always a good sign.The room was good sized and very clean. The food portions were generous and well cooked. Overall, the pub, gardens and car park were tidy and well cared for . Good management here and we will visit again.

Room Tip: we had a cheaper room as it was the only one left and it was still good
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pack Horse Inn

Property: Pack Horse Inn
Address: Mellor Road | High Peak, Peak District National Park, New Mills SK22 4QQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > New Mills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in New Mills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Pack Horse Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A traditional inn , family owned for over thirty years. Located on the edge of the Peak district yet convenient for Manchester, Stockport and Sheffield. ... more   less 
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