Having visited the Yorkshire Bridge Inn some years ago and at that time were met by the Proprietor with a friendly welcome and chat about the local area. On this occasion the very shabby reception area was "manned" by a lady who was obviously multi tasking including mopping the floors, serving breakfasts and acting as receptionist. Our request for a "nice room" was met with "we're busy"! A couple of times we visited the Reception with queries or requests and most of the time there was no-one available. Our wet towels were not replaced even though placed in the bath and the following day were only replaced with one bath towel instead of two. We had to seek out one of the bar staff to ask for additional towels but were advised there was no-one at reception that night to respond to our request. Thus whilst the Inn is a lovely place to visit with excellent rooms - the lack of staff and disappointing house-keeping lets the place down. The Proprietor needs to upgrade the Reception area and ensure that someone trained in hotel management or reception duties is employed to look after guests rather than expecting cleaners to multi-task. The food was decent "pub grub" and the breakfasts okay, however the smoked haddock was awful, and the poached eggs hard, along with tepid coffee. Our first impressions of the Yorkshire Bridge Inn were dire because of the poor Reception. However if the owner were to sort out the Reception and employ someone "front of house" with a cheery welcome and iron out the minor housekeeping anomalies - then this would be a lovely place to stay. I probably wouldn't stay again but only because the Inn is a little isolated for my tastes but excellent for walkers who don't want to travel around. Thus Mr Proprietor - you need to get your act together!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a glorious location, The Yorkshire Bridge Inn is an ideal base from which to explore the exceptional beauty of the Peak District.The quality and integrity of our food & drink is something special. We have fine food prepared using fresh local produce.We have 14 bedrooms offering comfortable accommodation, as well as a variety of bars and dining areas with a friendly atmosphere enjoyed by all ages. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Yorkshire Bridge Hotel Bamford