My wife and I love going here - we try to at least once each year, if not more often. Fantastic range of real ales and ciders, served by well-trained, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Must make a personal mention here for Michelle. Little firecracker who really has a handle on absolutely everything going on around her. It was great to find her still working here this year.
Food always used to be good. Nothing special, just unpretentious, well produced grub served in decent portions. This year it's even better than we remembered.
Rooms tend to be a little on the small side, and you can easily find yourself with bumps and bruises trying to squeeze between the bed and the mantelpiece on the way to the en-suite bathroom in the dark! That being said, it's a really old place, full of character, so I wouldn't expect anything else.
Set just on the edge of Derbyshire's Peak District it's the ideal place to head for a weekend of walking, fantastic beer, food, company, open fires, pub dogs - you get the idea.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Old Poets` Corner Hotel Ashover