Stayed in a twin room with a friend while cycling the Transpennine Trail. The owner was very helpful in sorting us out with some storage space for the bikes and advising us on the best way to get back on the Trail the next morning.
The room itself was somewhat small, although that was not unexpected given the nature and age of the building. The twin room had no toilet or shower facilities - just a washbasin. Shared bathroom facilities are down the corridor. The double rooms both have showers and the larger double also has en-suite facilities. As there are only two rooms that would need to make use of the shared bathroom I can't imagine it would ever get too busy! Our twin room cost just £50 B&B.
On the night we stayed we were the only guests and we were made welcome to use the shower in the double room over the corridor from us rather than having to use the bathroom further down the hall.
The bar downstairs is very nice - spacious, cosy and plenty of proper real ale. There is also a dining room for more formal eating but we ate in the bar. The food was excellent - rump steak cooked just as ordered with plenty of fat chips and a delicious whisky and stilton sauce from the specials board.
Breakfast in the morning was excellent, a nice large full English with all the trimmings. Plenty of cereals, toast, fruit were also available.
Padfield itself is an interesting place, a former mill town sitting on a hill on the north-west boundary of the Peak District, near Glossop. The scenery nearby is stunning, in particular nearby Longdendale, home to a series of reservoirs built in the 19th century. The Transpennine Trail follows the route of an old railway up the valley, which is an interesting, easy route from which you can strike out on more challenging rides and walks on higher ground.
- Also Known As:
- The Peels Arms Hotel Glossop
- The Peels Arms Glossop, United Kingdom