My wife and I booked a KGB deal at the Lantern Pike staying two nights, the first being valentines day. We arrived mid afternoon and were shown to a room at the rear of the hotel, purportdly a twin, this room would have been small for a single, we were unable to pass each other it was so tiny. The ceiling also had a beam coming to a point at about 5 foot six inches from the floor, as I am 6 feet 2 inches it was a constant problem. The cleanliness of the room was excellant, that is the only positive I can give for the accommodation. Stella the landlady did try to move us to another room but was obviously told she could'nt, even though we saw no one else staying in the hotel that night and only two tables were set for breakfast.
The KGB deal was for bed and breakfast and dinner on the first night, we came down for our evening meal and had decided to have the special Valentines day dinner and ask for the inclusive evening meal to be moved to our second night, we were told as KGB customers had to eat in the bar, not the restaurant!!!!! however we could still have the special valentines meal albeit in the bar. When challenged we were told by the waitress the restaurant was fully booked, Stella however felt we didn't really want to be in there as it was 'full of young ones canoodling'. We decided to order our inclusive dinner instead of the valentines meal and were given a special KGB menu, the choice was limited with many of the items carrying surcharges, we decided on liver and onions, fhe meal was very extremely poor, as nearly all the comments on this inns reputation for food were excellant I can only assume the meal we received was of an inferior quality because we were KGB customers. We stayed in the bar for an hour or so and had a couple of drinks, the few locals who were there were friendly and good company, Stella went out of her way to make us welcome, but there the staff friendliness ended.
Other than breakfast, which was excellant, we did not eat or drink in the hotel again, choosing a local hostelry in the nearby village of Hayfield.
In summation a very dissappointing break and as a frequent user of last minute voucher deals, the worst we have ever experienced. These kind of deals help keep a business ticking over in the off season, and in our experience we have frequently been upgraded to the best room available to showcase the hotels facilities, the LP obviously felt as KGB customers we should be given the worst in both accommodation and food.
I apologise to Stella for the negativity of this review as she did try her hardest to make us welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the Peak District National Park, this delightful Inn dates back to the building of the turnpike from Old Glossop to Buxton in 1792. Today, the resident owners extend a warm welcome to all who visit their country hostelry, good food, a well balanced Wine Menu, well kept real ales and comfortable bedrooms. Ideally situated for great walking or touring. We are Hayfield's ONLY main entry in the Good Pub Guide 2009. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lantern Pike Hotel Little Hayfield