We needed to meet friends somewhere between Manchester and Sheffield, and chose Bakewell and The Peacock on account of many good reviews and a promising menu. I confess a part of me was hoping for something to complain about so I could get a strong rebuttal from the publican, but sadly this was not the case, the food was simply wonderful. The menu was full of tempting choices, and I went for the fish pie. My wife chose a steak and ale pie, and our kids opted for F&C and a cheese burger from the children's menu. The pub was full but we had plenty of room around our table, the food arrived after a short wait, seven meals pretty much at the same moment, and portions were excellent (so excellent I could not manage a pudding), my fish pie was very tasty and full of fish, prawns and mussels covered with a cheesy mash. Luckily it was so good, as I had a pang of regret when I saw our friend's salt n'pepper squid and prawns with noodles - a real plateful. Not only was the food tasty and substantial, it was all beautifully served. I am mystified how anyone can score this establishment less than 4, and for me it was well worth top marks. Staff were also very professional, most looked under 25 years old to me (and more like 18-21) and they deserve particular praise for their hard work and competence. Highly recommended for adults and families.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Peacocok is a 200 year old, and very typical English pub set in the Centre of Bakewell Town. We offer accommodation varying from lovely traditional type rooms in the old stables fully converted with en-suite bathrooms (showers only) inc full English breakfast if booked direct with the Peacock as opposed to third party web sites - Book direct with the Peacock to achieve a better deal. The Pub has a very varied menu that is all prepared and cooked on the premises by very skilled competant chefs with many fantastic specials. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Peacock Bakewell Hotel Bakewell