We decided on a short break to North Derbyshire and chose this hotel after looking at the Tripadvisor reviews; our experience echos the others who had a lovely stay. The hotel has only been open for a few months, and they are still working out a few things, but the fact that the staff are the friendliest I've come across in a small independent hotel makes this place stand alone in terms of superb hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble, and a few extra touches were lovely- for example, in our welcome envelope there was a print off of the BBC weather forecast for the next few days- we REALLY appreciated that, and were thankful we remembered our umbrellas!
The hotel and rooms are contemporary in style (which is v different from other places in this part of the world- most are traditional and quite chintzy) I LOVE the bathrooms and i'd do my own at home just like the ones at Peak Edge if I had the money. The bed was huge and super comfy. Breakfast the next morning was copious, with bacon, eggs and sausages from the local farm shop.
This is a beautiful part of England with loads to see, do and visit in the surrounding area; we will definitely go back and stay at Peak Edge again.
We had dinner at the pub/bistro next door, even though we read some patchy reviews here on Tripadvisor. Some of the food was outstanding (the "hedgerow rabbit wellington" was amazing, the "duo of local lamb" melt in the mouth delicious, both served with locally grown vegetables, and generous portions) But there are a few duds on the menu...my "posh prawn cocktail" was very disappointing, and the bread (actually slighty stale bagels!) served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar is an insult to what SHOULD be served- the brilliant breads and butters made in this part of the world. It seems as if any time local produce is used, this place excels. My tip to the chef would be to focus on the local- the quality of what's available in N Derbyshire is outstanding and this place could be a real champion for local produce with a bit more thought.
What made our meal so memorable despite a few disappointments was, once again, the staff. The chap behind the bar was very funny and friendly and went the extra mile with our pre dinner cocktails and our dessert wine; the maitre d' was v professional and looked like he was in his element; waitresses charming, and everyone seemed to get stuck in to ensure diners were well looked after. The owner (who was helping to clear plates- always a good sign!) has a real talent for finding great staff, which, let's face it, is often the weakest link in the hospitality industry. If all the food could be as sparkling as the staff, this restaurant could be be a real gem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peak Edge Hotel is a new Modern Boutique Hotel which has recently been awarded a 4* AA accreditation. The hotel was built to complement the existing Red Lion Bar & Bistro. All 26 bedrooms boast picturesque views over the beautiful Derbyshire country side. The bedrooms include 4 Luxury Suites, Accessible and Family rooms as well as beautiful Feature Rooms with glass Juliet balconies overlooking the lake. The hotel is finished to a high standard throughout with facilities including air conditioning, LED flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi throughout. ... more less
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