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Red Lion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wirksworth
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a fab time at the red lion, perfectly situated for a walking and cycling weekend with plenty of choice of pubs for a drink before dining in the red lion. Staff extremely friendly and helpful, even storing our bikes overnight in a safe place. Rooms clean spacious and comfy bed although looking a little tired could do with a bit of a make over, but perfectly adequate for what we wanted. Would visit again for friendliness and location.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

The Red Lion is right in the centre of Wirksworth opposite the market square. It dates from at least the 1700's and still has the arch where coaches entered. (It now leads to the car park.) Our room was spacious with a comfortable bed and the usual hotel facilities. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. The pub downstairs was traditional with the usual range of drinks including very good ale.

Breakfast was taken in the "Lion's Den", the other side of the arch, with a range of freshly cooked dishes available. I tried the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, which I can definitely recommend.

All in all, a fine example of an old coaching inn with modern touches, without losing the ambience of the past. We found that booking directly with the pub saved money compared with using an agency.

Room Tip: Room 1 (our room) had a good view of the market square. Other rooms might be quieter.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

This is a town centre pub which offers accommodation. Our room was on the top floor and was spacious and comfortable with real filter coffee available (which is rare and a good touch). A very comfortable king size bed with duvet (a bit too warm for me). Shower room was a rather cramped but functional and the room decoration was not to my taste.

Breakfast was very good and served in the delightful ‘den’. The first night we had a meal in the pub which was good pub food. In addition, the pub offers freshly made pizza bread with whatever topping you want and must be worth a try if you fancy a pizza. There is a great range of real ales, well kept and served.

Staff were really friendly and helpful.

As mentioned, this is a town centre pub which is great for mooching around the interesting shops and little alleyways and quirky buildings but it can also be a bit lively in the evenings since this is a popular place where locals gather for the craic. I liked this place for its history, nooks and crannies, and the fact it dates back centuries. This is definitely not a plastic antiseptic place so don’t expect lifts and liveried employees. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Perfectly located for visiting Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and many other Derbyshire delights, this fine old establishment is an ideal resting place. Peter and his staff provide a nice easy-going atmosphere accompanied by friendly and efficient service. Spacious bedrooms with extremely comfortable beds & pillows. Ground coffee, cafetieres and tea-making facilities in each room are an added bonus. Do not expect smart chichi in this small town amongst the mills, but good pub-grub cooking and very decent comfort makes the Red Lion: RECOMMENDED.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stopped in for lunch on the way past and were surprised on all counts, but not in a good way! The food was overcooked, low quality and generally tasteless. The beer wasn't bad, but also not great, below average. On top of that the staff were unfriendly and not helpful. Goes without saying that we won't call again!

I'm not one for writing reviews, but this place was so bad I just had to say something.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stayed for the night at the red lion. What a gorgeous building full of history. Lovely staff. Lovely atmosphere. Beautiful room. Comfortable bed. Nice touches like bottled water and posh coffee in the rooms. Staff made the effort to make our stay enjoyable. Breakfast in the separate part of the building with a roaring log fire. Will definitely be going again.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Just come back from a family weekend stay at this hotel. It was a brilliant weekend away made better by the owner and staff who worked hard to please our party with nothing being to much for them at all. Breakfast in the morning all freshly cooked and brilliantly prepared. Rooms good standard clean and quaint. I would highly recommend this hotel to anybody wanting a weekend away with friends or family.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel

Address: Market Place, Wirksworth DE4 4ET, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Wirksworth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wirksworth
Price Range: $99 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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