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“Excellent in Every Way” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Peacock at Rowsley

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The Peacock at Rowsley
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rowsley
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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1,036 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
“Excellent in Every Way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic venue for a stay or lunch or dinner. We had an excellent lunch here during the Xmas / New year period. From start to finish our experience was nothing short of perfect. First we we invited to the bar area for pre dining drinks. The excellent and comprehensive wine menu included a special 2 bottles of superb wine for £150. This might sound expensive but for all the wine experts out there this represented very good value for money. The food was excellent as was the service. Throughout our stay the log fires were kept fueled such that the building was warm throughout. The management and staff we brilliant and I would not hesitate to recommend this establishment to anyone. Judge for yourself and vist.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Peak District, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Very nice old buliding, lovely decor.

However thats where the good points end. As soon as we walked in we felt we were pressured to have lunch by 3 seperate members of staff. There was no time to relax or think as they were all over us like a rash. Our 6 year old just wanted a bowl of chips ( £4.25 for about 12 chips) but the waitress kept suggesting he tried various other things with it and in the end she got her way as he went for 2 rations of bacon at which point the price went up fom £4.25 to £6.95!
My partner and I opted for the £6.95 club sandwich which, whilst tasty, was presented in bread about as big as my thumb. Total rip off all round.
The staff seemed desperate to get us to eat, the barman was about as warm and welcoming as a dose of flu and the food was horrendously over priced. Lets just say we will not be returning.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Derby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Very disappointing stay, if you want to be ripped off, then it's the place for you! Booked fireside dinner but the lack of logs being put on the fire it was going out and the Rooms are freezing cold also promised a fan heater twice that never appeared, food is below standard, frozen chips, low quality meat, given 2 small water biscuits with cheese as my dessert. pinot grigio £10 a glass at the bar, the special offer wine in the bar £150.00 a bottle. Cannot get a decent picture on tv in room. Did not have breakfast as the food not to our standard and also thought you would get a hot cooked breakfast. We were charged for drinks in the bar that we did not have and had to pay for them. We were looking forward to our stay as this hotel has been awarded AA 3 stars.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

We visited the Peacock the first weekend in December. A lovely hotel with very helpful and friendly staff. Dinner was amazing and especially for me being diabetic when the chef prepared a special sugarless dessert for me on the two evenings of our stay. In our booking information the breakfast was described as a buffet breakfast, a better description would have been a cold buffet breakfast or even continental breakfast the only two hot items included in the bed and breakfast rate were porrdige and waffles. Hot dishes eg. boiled eggs, bacon and egg the usual breakfastly items were charged extra to your account. Nevertheless we enjoyed our Ruby Wedding celebration at the Peacock Mrs.Jean Butterworth,Todmorden, West Yorkshire

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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1 Thank jean b
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is a lovely old inn, and I loved staying there.I look forward to staying there again as I make frequent business trips to the area. Because it is a little out of the way, and nothing much goes o around there, the clientele seem to be quiet and self-contained people.

The restaurant is out of bounds unless there is an event that justifies the price tag, but the bar food is as good as other places' restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bokkop
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Rowsley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

We are regular visitors to the Peacock and have always found the staff to be welcoming and friendly with nothing being too much trouble. If ever the bar is full we have been well looked after in the lounge. The food is delicious and this is one of our favourite places to spend an evening.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Yorkshire
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58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We dined here with friends at lunch time and had a very enjoyable meal. The food was well presented and delicious. My issue would be the price which was a little excessive for what amounted to very nice sandwiches and a side portion of chips. We did share a sweet tray of assorted desserts which was again delightful. However £130 for lunch for 5 people including 2 rounds of drinks is a bit steep. That said it is a very nice restaurant and the staff were very friendly apart from the barman who was a little distant.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ZC12
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Property: The Peacock at Rowsley
Address: Bakewell Road | Peak District, Rowsley, Peak District National Park DE4 2EB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Rowsley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Rowsley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Peacock at Rowsley 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1652 and a hotel since 1820, The Peacock has 14 bedrooms plus one suite and three dining rooms. The hotel has been awarded 3 Red Stars and 3 rosettes from the AA. Informal dining available in our cosy and atmospheric bar Monday through Saturday lunch and fine dining in our restaurant Monday through Saturday evenings. Private dining available with no extra charge. Excellent dry fly fishing on Derbyshire Wye. Located on A6 in Derbyshire Dales. Excellent walks. ... more   less 
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