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“A short stop over” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Old Poets' Corner
Ranked #1 of 1 Ashover B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gravesend, United Kingdom
1 review
“A short stop over”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

We visited for two days whilst we checked out a puppy with a local breeder. It was welcoming, the food very good, home cooked, non- pretentious and plentiful, a good variety of beer. I liked the house brewed ones. Pleased to find it dog friendly for when we collect and we may well return to walk the area.
They seem to have a good music venue too; only criticism as a guitarist - open mike night had too many mournful strummers but hey some people like Neil Young! Breakfast excellent. I hear they have a holiday cottage which might be worth considering.Cosy bar with log fires was good for winter afternoons/evenings. Clean comfortable rooms not luxurious but very acceptable.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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English first
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137 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed here for one night as it was a little treat to ourselves for our wedding anniversary, Ashover, a picturesque Derbyshire village being a 25 minute drive from home. We first visited The Old Poets a couple of years ago and fell in love with the bar/dining area's, with 3 open fires, gorgeous home cooked food, quaint and cosy decor, so you can imagine how pleased we were to find that we could b&b here too. We received a very warm welcome when we arrived, checking in at the bar was no hardship as the real ales are excellent. The room was very pretty and clean and we slept surprisingly well, the breakfast was amazing, with all the trimmings including thick succulent bacon and local free range eggs, what more could you ask for? Tom, the duty manager could not do enough for us, even though he was busy, he always made time for us and was very friendly and polite throughout the whole of our stay. We cannot recommend this place highly enough, but not too much as we don't want it to be too busy for our next trip here which hopefully, won't be too far in the future…:-)

Room Tip: Ask for the Wheatcroft room, this was our room and was nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris W
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Keele, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

The pub itself is excellent --good plateful of well priced food --plenty of choice with the beer and whilst a good number of ciders on the list with well known names could do with dropping the lower % types in favour of say Millwhites -- Gwynt y Draig - Janets Jungle Juice etc
Rooms --small but very clean and attractive and the Burns room above the kitchen led to a 6am wake up on Monday morning !!
The bad start was down to poor staff service who were rude in the extreme in response to a simple request. This really spoiled the Wedding Anniversary .The management did ,however, put the matter right the day after.
The car park seems to be permanently full of locals parked up so perhaps a "residents only " slot could be created. Can recommend a visit -- you will not be dissappointed

Room Tip: Do not stay in the Burns Room
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mike P
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Kuah
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

Great accommodation on the edge of the Peak District ! Spent a three night break here with friends in order to enjoy some winter walking. Although the weather was not brilliant the thought that we could return to accommodation next door to a CAMRA pub where lots of real ale warmed the soul, was a real treat and made every step of the walk worthwhile. The accommodation was spacious, warm and catered for all of our needs. Only comment to make was that rather than having four bunks in one room having a further single bed in the third room would be much better for smaller parties. However did not distract from our stay and we would definitely return

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Essmack
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

We were a party of 4 adults 3 kids and 2 dogs staying in the cottage over the new year period. On arrival we had a very warm welcome in the pub where we had Sunday lunch. We then settled into our cottage which was very clean and had all the facilities we needed.
The weather for the next 2 days was terrible but we still made a point of going on several long walks with the dogs safe in the knowledge that we would be returning to the warmth of 1 of the 3 open fires in the pub to enjoy a pint of their owned brewed beer. In fact we go so comfortable and were made so welcome that we actually had several pints of the 10+ locally and own brewed ales they had on tap. It was just great.
On New Years Eve we wanted to eat in the restaurant but they couldn't fit us in, but this was not a problem because they offered to make our dinner and then actually served it to us in the cottage. You can't get much better than that.
Overall we had a very special memorable time and would highly recommend the cottage and the pub.
Thanks guys you did yourselves proud.
The Murrays & The Wilsons

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Iain M
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay with your dog .beautiful rooms,lovely staff,and fab pub.the really nice thing your dog can join you for meals in the bar area ,which are all home made and delicious.If you like walking there are walks 1min away .The village is really beautiful,can even have pub crawl BUT poets is the best Loved it so much booked again .They also have a cottage for rent next door right next to their own brewery MAGIC

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 555mogs
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

I went here with a coach load of Wycombe fans on the way to our game at Mansfield on Saturday. It was brilliant. First the main attraction. For me it's the ciders, 14 in all, 5 I had left to try and it was mission accomplished. 2 or 3 of them were brewed in the village and were very nice. Also for real ale fans there are 12 on tap, as well as Belgian bottled beers, fruit wine and lots more besides,

Food was also decent, the home made sausages were delicious. I had the beef and horseradish ones. They normally come with mash and peas, but they were more than happy to swap for chips and mushy peas. I also had a great treacle pudding. Prices were reasonable, £8.50 for my mains and £3.95 for pudding.

I hope to return here again, and whether you are a foodie or just fancy a pint, it's well worth a visit.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Old Poets' Corner
Address: 1 Butts Road, Ashover, Chesterfield S45 0EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Chesterfield > Ashover
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Ashover
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Traditional British pub in the heart of the Peak District. Surrounded by beautiful walks and spectacular views. We offer five en-suite rooms and also have a three bedroom cottage attached to the pub. Only a short drive from Bakewell, Matlock and Chesterfield you will always have plenty to do. We offer an excellent menu and a warm welcome and our staff will do everything to make our stay memorable. ... more   less 
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