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Red Lion Hotel
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

My partner and I, driving to Bakewell from our South Wales home, overnighted at somewhere we had never previously heard of: Wirksworth. The Red Lion, a 17th-century coaching inn which retains much of its former charm, stands in a prominent position overlooking the town centre. We stayed in Room 1 on the second floor. Those nervous about the possibility of conflagration take note: there is no fire escape. Nor does the premises have a reception desk. You check in via the attractive high-ceilinged bar, one popular with locals yet not noisy on that account. Although there is no lift, you would have little difficulty finding someone to hump your suitcase upstairs if you could not do it yourself, such is the convivial nature of the place. While our accommodation was a centuries-old room, it had most of what a modern hotel has to offer: comfortable king-size bed, flat-screen TV, even a cafetiere and a new packet of filter coffee. The en suite was clean and bright. The shower did not disappoint. Overall, then, a reassuring experience, reinforced by a first-class breakfast next morning in a second bar with a good many Edwardian and Victorian touches. Wirksworth would seem, to an outsider, engagingly quirky: a blend of ancient and modern which is easy on the eye. Its individuality and atmosphere would be well worth exploring.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed at The Red Lion as we were visiting the local steam railway. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Our room (No.1) was large and comfortable and, for the price, most acceptable. We ate at the hotel on the first night. I had trout which was perfectly cooked and my partner had steak which he enjoyed apart from it being served with 'oven' chips. We did'nt enjoy our first breakfast as it was a bit fatty but smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on our second day made up for it. We would stay with them again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

We stayed here for two nights, the whole place smelt musty and our bathroom smelt really badly of damp, also musty. It was in need of decorating with wallpaper peeling off the walls. Breakfast was ok but dinner was not good the first night - a long hair in one meal, a replacement meal was given however was still charged for it! We ate in Matlock the second night. The Landlord was very friendly however we won't be returning!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

We've stayed at a number of places in Derbyshire and this "does what it says on the tin". Being an old building, the rooms are nice and large but mind your head occasionally if you're tall. Unfortunately we we're straight above the bar, and you could hear everything until shut down. Glad it wasn't too late a night!

We had food there too. Plenty of it on your plate. Matched the cost and just what wa needed on the day.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Took my Landrover in for a service at DLS .Great place to stay in centre of wirksworth nice room ,comfortable bed ,and great breakfast with an open fire in the restaurant .Great hosts who waited up for our late arrival .
Look forward to a longer stay next time

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Chris E
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