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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn
Ranked #8 of 13 Castleton B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

We called in here for a pint after a busy day touring the area. It was recommended by our guide at the Treak Cliff Cavern nearby. Located in the centre of Castleton. Parking on the road nearby. The road through the village is narrow and busy, so take care.

There are 6 pubs in Castleton and it's only a small village.

A pleasant place to quench your thirst. Plenty of beer choice. The barman recommended a light "daytime" ale, which was perfect. I could have easily sunk a few!!

Dogs and children welcome.

Stayed: April 2013
Thank NeilandBarbara
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Stayed here recently (my husband had confused this inn with the Cheshire Cheese Inn in Hope down the road where we had intended to stay because it is great) -- do not make our mistake!

Friendly staff and old/traditional pub, but:
- food very average (in evening, we asked for rare steak - knowing it would be slightly overcooked anyway, we got back an overly well done steak - tasteless and grey throughout, with peas and average chips); locals must know this as dining room was empty on Saturday night. The rest of meal was average (cheese board was just about as good as Sanisburys/Waitrose staple, which i can easily source myself and in the tasteless range of strengths i.e. don't expect ature cheese), although the pear/cinnamon chutney was decent)
- no decent cider on tap (which is usually something we really like in local places, which you do not get in London as much) and very poor wine list (wine by glass served from tap - Stowells)
- BBC radio on in the background in dining room on Saturday night (really not great ambiance!)
- microscopic room for £70 but decently clean and tempermental but ok shower, very soft matttress fyi

In the morning, there were 2 waiters and 1 cook for about 14 rooms.... You can just imagine delay in getting served although the waiters were very nice (but super stressed) and did the best they could. And selection of breakfask buffet was average (grapefruit slices must have included fruit from at least the previous day as they had started fermenting).

In short, come for a drink in bar area but go elsewhere for accommodation and food!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ReviewerofTrips
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We drove through the village a couple of times before settling on this pub, late afternoon during the Easter holidays. You are spoilt for choice for pubs in Castleton, but Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese stood out.
The pub has a welcoming facade. Inside it is kitted out with quality (Axminster?) carpets and comfortable chairs. It has the feel of a quality country hotel. Because we had children with us, we had to go into the restaurant. Furnishings were the same high quality as the main bar, but it was a little less cosy.
There was a range of local beers (that I had sadly never heard of). The pint I had was okayish, but I felt I was not tasting it at its best (hard to tell though, as it was not a brew I was familiar with). Service was a bit on the frosty side (not just with us).
We looked at the menu, but prices seemed high for what was being offered and we chose not to eat there. The meals we saw later made us feel we had made the right decision.
We left disappointed. There were several posters in the pub however advertising for additional staff. When this is addressed, it may be a really nice place to relax.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Garry H
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

My husband & I stayed in room 7 the most expensive £95 per night, which is really expensive for the quality of this room, the room was nice, four poster bed, the linen &towels very clean, the rest of the room was quite dusty.

One of the mugs was chipped, had to ask for a toilet roll, very mean with tea/coffee/ milks. No biscuits on the second day were left.

The biggest gripe was outside our room, had own access off the main road, there is a covered recess , the pub patrons use this to smoke in, right outside our bedroom window, on our last night a group of young men were messing about one was stripping off. We asked them to move on, fortunately they did, I'm disabled & found this quite distressing, the owner should gate this area preventing this kind of problem.

We told the staff the next day as were paying, just got an " oh sorry bout that" said they would tell the owner Gary, a price reduction would have been a better apology.

Read the reviews carefully before choosing.

If you are disabled the bath is very high, no bath mat is provided.
We love the area, just won't stay there again,

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ChristyM889
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We arrived in Castleton on Friday afternoon, 15 March 2013, to stay at the Hollowford (outdoor) Centre for our church's Weekend Away (great bible teaching from the wonderful Alec Motyer). We went to the Cheshire Cheese to have a drink and use the WiFi to Skype with our son in Abu Dhabi. As we arrived, we realised that we hadn't, as we were supposed to, brought towels. We asked the barman, who checked with the owner, who allowed us to take two really nice fluffy towels, leaving a £20.00 deposit. We were indeed grateful. We enjoyed the bar again on Saturday afternoon, watching Italy beat Ireland in the Six Nations competition on the day before St Patrick's Day. Thanks so much for your help. In view of the reviews, we will come back to stay and use the rooms next time.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Ian L
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and had really great break. The hotel is a lovely old building and the pub was always busy whilst we were there. Our room was quite small, especially the bathroom which required careful planning when you wanted a shower! The food was good but not exceptional, breakfast in particular was at best ok. The pub served several real ales and all the staff were friendly and helpful, free wifi was available in the bar but we couldn't connect from our room. Overall, a good place to stay while exploring this part of the peak district, but there are loads of places to eat close by and its worth checking them out.

Room Tip: Room 6 was small but at the back of the hotel. Another couple stayed in one of the font rooms but it...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dave T
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We popped in for an impuse meal when driving through Castleton and decided to stop. The menu looked like typical pub fare but we were extremely impressed with their homemade meals. A pint and soft drink and two massive meals came to £24. My wife had a chicken cobbler and I had the Innkeepers pie, and both were fantastic. Generous sizes and and well cooked food, very comfortable pub with a great selection of real ales and malts. Looking forward to going back with friends and a designated driver (not me!).

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank mogwai84
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Address: How Lane, Castleton, Peak District National Park S33 8WJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Hope Valley > Castleton
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Castleton
Price Range: $102 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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