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“Probably the best food in the area - just come here to eat”

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East Lodge Country House Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Rowsley
Certificate of Excellence
Matlock, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Probably the best food in the area - just come here to eat”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Suggest you book if you want a table for lunch. This hotel should appear under restaurants as well.
We didn't stay here, we just came for Sunday lunch for my wife's 40th birthday. There were 8 of us, x2 parents, wife and I and our 2 children (8+ 11). We were made to feel welcome from the moment we stepped through the door. The large conservatory has plenty of seating whilst you select from the menu. The menu was "traditional British". However the quality of the food was out-standing. A good wine list and not too overly priced. The dining room was quiet with plenty of space between the various guests. The staff were helpful but not intrusive. At over £30/head with only 1 bottle of wine in that price , this is not the cheapest meal you are going to eat. But with such great food and service go and treat yourself.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here in September. Everything was perfect. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The room was spacious with lovely views and had a huge bathroom with roll-top bath, large shower cubicle and television! The food was exceptional. We chose the Tasting Menu and each course was presented beautifully and absolutely delicious. We didn't have to travel very far as we live in Derbyshire, but if you were planning to visit the Peak District and wanted somewhere very special to stay, we would have no hesitation in recommending East Lodge.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Our son's wedding was held in August, before which we visited and ate twice. Everything worked, the location is stunning and the staff are brilliant. The wedding weekend, from Friday tea to Sunday breakfast was a delight. As a wedding venue, we couldn't give more praise.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

My husband and I returned to visit this venue two years after our wedding there. We had a lovely relaxing stay and all the staff were friendly, helpful and polite. The food was lovely. I hope to go back to what will always be a special place for us and will always have the biscuits!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We called in at East Lodge Hotel we were on our way to look at 2 other hotels a very pleasant young girl showed us round but we said we would carry on and look at the 2 we had in mind
but we liked what we had seen at East Lodge so back we went and we were not dissapointed we had a very spacious and well appointed room on the ground floor plenty of light and room to move about comfortable seats to sit and relax in after our days sight seeing The food was very good breakfast excellent we thought the dinner menu very limited and did not change it would be nice to have one other choice each night the same as you do with the sweet menu There was a relaxing and peacefull lounge and bar area to sit and have a drink andcoffee the staff were very helpfull nothing was to much trouble for them The hotel was in a nice setting green fields and the gardens were well worth walking round Wecertainly enjoyed our stay with them and there was also pleny to see and do round thet area of Derbyshire

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Stayed at this wonderful hotel for a Chatsworth break recently. Wonderfully peaceful setting. Very attentive and helpful staff who anticipated our every requirement. Lovely room. Great food. Will definitely be going back - hopefully soon!
Pam Blackham

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Dubai, UAE
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

My family and I decided to have Sunday Lunch at East Lodge yesterday (Aug 26, 2012) as we had dined there many times over the past several years, including private family dining events for several guests. We have always enjoyed our meals at East Lodge, and the place is beautiful and in a fabulous country location. We have recommended East Lodge as a place to dine to many friends. However, our experience yesterday has left us bewildered and bitterly disappointed. The food was absolutely awful and in the case of the grouse starter and roast pork main course, totally inedible. Both had to be returned. But even the food that was edible was distinctly average. I am very sad to say that we will never return to East Lodge and certainly will make sure our friends are aware of the catastrophic decline in standards. Maybe the chef had a bad day or was pre-occupied with an event that was obviously going on at the time, but there are no excuses in this game, especially given the expectations and the prices. We did make our displeasure known to the restaurant manager, but I fear it fell on deaf ears, as the owner refused to even speak with us. All-in-all a pitiful experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: East Lodge Country House Hotel
Address: Rowsley, Peak District National Park DE4 2EF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Rowsley
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Rowsley
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Hotel Class:4 star — East Lodge Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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