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“Charming and Great Value for Money”
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Bentley Brook Inn
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Reviewed July 3, 2006

In all honesty, this is no 5 star establishment but to its credit it does not pretend to be. What it does provide is wholesome honest food, decent accommodation and great charm and conviviality.

We organised a group stay (there were 10 of us) and we thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality offered. Food and drink were great. On the first night there was a limited choice of vegetarian dishes but after a brief conversations with one of the members of staff this was rectified the following evening. Breakfast and dinner were both extremely satisfying and the choices of wine, beer and soft drinks extensive.

The outside terrace was a good meeting point before and after our evening meal. Our rooms were basic and decor certainly a throwback from the 70s! Most importantly, although there was an abundance of flowery curtains, frilly bedspreads and patterned wallpaper, facilities were extremely clean. Only 2 of our rooms had showers and they didn't work very well but I actually enjoyed taking the time out to have a bath so did not miss the shower.

We paid £100 per person dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 nights and given the quality of the food and out enjoyment over the weeknd I find this extremely good value for money. The Bentley Brook Inn is undergoing a plan of refurbishment and no doubt by 2007, the 70s style rooms will no longer exist but I also am certain that next time we stay we won't be paying £100!

  • Stayed: June 2006
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1  Thank Fondofgoodtravel
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Reviewed December 4, 2005

Nice place, but not as peaceful as I had expected - between two main roads, so a bit of noise from that. Room was tiny, and to be honest, a bit depressing. Clean enough, but really in need of updating - a very dodgy looking gas heater on the wall with a naked pilot flame near to the curtain! This may have been perfectly safe, but it worried me a bit.

Having said all that, the staff were very friendly and efficient, and the breakfast was probably the best I've ever had in any hotel/B&B - they cure their own bacon and make their own sausages, as well as brew their own beer! Dinner was pretty good too.

In summary, I'd say if you're not too fussed about your room, and don't expect to be right out in the wilds, it's not a bad place to stay - maybe a little overpriced for the standard of the rooms. Has the potential to be a really great place to stay if they updated the rooms!

  • Stayed: December 2005
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2  Thank Jillytub
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Reviewed June 19, 2005

The location is excellent near Ashbourne in Derbyshire. It has a superb garden where you can eat and drink resident or not. They brew their own Beer Leatherbritches which is always in first class condition and reasonably priced for an excellent product. Food is absolutely superb. The rooms are a bit small but it is an old inn not some awful purpose built plastic Amercian copy. Staff great occaisionally a bit eccentric. All in all a brilliant place in a beautiful area of the Peak District. There are walks and cycle trails all over and you can soon escape from cars and traffic. Kid issues, There are children in the garden but this is to be expected but they don't tend to dominate proceedings in the bar and restaurant as these are fairly small so spoilt kids having tantrums are soon removed with suitable embarresment. Highly recomended as something different from the usual run of the mill hotels.

5  Thank Allan R
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Additional Information about Bentley Brook Inn

Address: Fenny Bentley, Fenny Bentley, Peak District National Park DE6 1LF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Fenny Bentley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Fenny Bentley
Price Range: $115 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bentley Brook Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small Inn with 11 en suite bedrooms. We are fully licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies and have a large function room. Located just outside the town of Ashbourne, close to the Tissington trail and Dove Dale. ... more   less 
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