What a fantastic stay we had here. Only managed one night but we were greeting warmly on arrival at lunchtime - enjoyed a nice pub lunch in the bar area and then checked in.
Rooms were delightful, the furniture was in keeping with the age of the building but all amenities were included and the room was nice and spacious. Quickly managed to connect to the wireless network (free access) and then got ready to go out (a family member was getting married at the East Lodge hotel around the corner which was nowhere near as nice!) After returning from the reception party very late the hotel staff were still up (which was surprising considering the hotel was pretty small) We got up for breakfast at about 9am and were pleasantly greeted by the manager who showed us to our table and asked how we slept. She asked if we had got the newspaper we had requested (which we had) and left the servers to get us drinks etc.
Three of us ordered cooked food (myself a full english, my mum scrambled eggs and my sister scrambled eggs with smoked salmon) My mum had to ask the waiter to take her eggs back as they were very salty! The staff made light work of this and a few minutes later a fresh batch was brought out. After we had eaten we checked out which was simple and departed. The hotel has nice grounds with the river literally at the foot of the garden. Fly fishing can be done locally and they have all the kit available at the hotel. All in all we very much enjoyed our stay and would definetley return!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Peacock At Rowsley Hotel Rowsley
- The Peacock At Rowsley Derbyshire