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“Not quite as advertised”
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The Manifold Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Hartington B&B and Inns
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Just got back from a weekend at the Manifold, although we found the staff to be friendly and efficient i,m afraid the Inn left a lot to be desired. Bedrooms are cold, decor tired, furniture antique and the beds most uncomfortable.
Food was quite good but the breakfast varied in quality and quantity, first morning very good, second morning dissapointing and the best was to be had on the day of leaving.
Showers and hot water from taps seems to be an ongoing problem as is the central heating, our room was redhot, yet the en-suite radiator never got hot at all, our friends in the neighbouring room, the heating never came on at all during the stay, however if they let their shower run for 5mins, they got hot water.

Room Tip: As previously stated, all rooms bar 6&7 are outside in converted buildings.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Terry265
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manifoldA1, Owner at The Manifold Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2012

If a bedroom is cold the first thing to do is to turn up the radiator? Indeed, in the ensuite, the rad was turned off so it was very simple to remedy and hardly worth posting a poor review over?

Regarding the Antique furniture - they are meant to be Antique to reflect the fact that this is a 200 yr old inn. Im afraid we will never buy Ikea.

The only valid comment is that of the shower temperatures. When all 11 showers are demanded at once the boiler (and indeed most boilers) struggles at times. This system is being updated.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Called in twice during our stay at a local campsite,we were thankfully allowed to bring in our dogs without any fuss.The second visit we ordered food again our dogs were allowed as well. The food was lovely . Will definitely be calling again

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank teeny52
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed at the Manifold Inn for a short midweek break to look at the Dovedale and Manifold Valley area, for which it is in an excellent position being within 200 yards of the northern end of the Manifold Way. The place was well reviewed and had won several awards, including from TripAdvisor. It also had the advantage over just B&B that we could have evening meals without going out if we wished.

Everything was OK, but nothing outstanding, we did wonder if having won all the awards they had stopped trying. We were initially amused by the sign on the kitchen door..."If you dont like my cooking, then lower your standards" (or very similar words); well I have to say that a couple of times I had to do just that.

Breakfasts were good and I have to say that we did eat in on the 3 nights we were there. If you are a pie person, their steak and ale pie is ace, but do ask for extra gravy.

Would we stay again, yes we would, it was good but could so easily have been very good.

Oh did I say, mid week we got 3 nights for the price of 2.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank itsmjf
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Me and my husband had been to Alton towers scarefest we decided to pop in as driving past and see if they was still serving food this was at 9.30 so we expected a pack of crisps and a drink, to are suprise the young lady behind the bar said 'i could rustle you something up' and gave us 3 options to pick from we was delighted and went with the steak and ale pie it was delicious, there was a lovely atmosphere until a group of men came in they did smell alittle when talking to the young lady behind the bar we found out it was a local tug of war team who have won a numerous medals for england (who would have thought it meating celebs in local rural pub lol) with a warm fire and great ales my husband must have had 6 pints of the weinrights witch ment i had to drive home over all a brilliant homely pub will be returning

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Ideally located for exploring the Peak district. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We enjoyed good food and excellent service. The pub has a good range of real ales and also a good selection of wines.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Langdaleman
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We really don't have that much experience of hotels, inns, or pubs with accomodation, so when we booked to stay at the Manifold Inn, during the Folk Gathering in September 2012, it was for convenience and somewhere to lay our weary heads. What an unexpected delight it was. The room was large and airy, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The hospitality basket was well stocked and really tastefully presented. The toiletries in the en suite were good quality and not too highly perfumed. The towels were large and fluffy. All in all we wished we could have stayed longer.

The choices at breakfast were excellent and all the food really appetising. The service at meals, at the bar an throughout the entire weekend was second to none. The staff were all happy to deal with whatever turned up happily and with a smile. They had not previously encountered a folk Gathering on the scale of this one, but there were no problems. It seems that all of the artists and guests at the Gathering enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at this wonderful Inn in such a beautiful setting.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Wally and Lorna D
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Stayed at the the manifold inn for a business trip to nearby leek. The room was large with a nice firm bed that provided a good nights sleep. only downside was theroom was a little dusty in places. the food in the pub was served amazingly quickly and was very good. The manifold would be an ideal location to explore the surrounding area

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Philip C
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Additional Information about The Manifold Inn

Address: Hulme End | Nr Buxton, Hartington, Peak District National Park SK17 0EX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Hartington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Hartington
Price Range: $112 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Manifold Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Manifold Inn is a delightful 200 year old coaching inn and restaurant that offers warm hospitality and quality home cooked food for visitors to the beautiful White Peak. The mellow stone inn is positioned within its own grounds nestling on the banks of the Manifold River, opposite The Old Toll House which used to serve the turnpike and river ford. This beautiful listed building is positioned close to a number of popular walking and cycling routes, including the Manifold Trail, set amongst the famous Staffordshire Moorlands and Derbyshire Dales which offer some of England's most natural and unspoilt scenery. The Manifold Inn is the perfect place to use as a base for exploring the surrounding natural countryside of the White Peak area or to visit the local Market towns of Bakewell & Ashbourne or Spa towns of Buxton & Matlock and their surrounding attractions. Open all year round and all days most of the year we offer our guests a range of Ales, Larger, Cider, Wines and Soft Drinks. We serve a traditional English Breakfast to guests and in the Summer to Campers. A Lunch Menu is available and during the Summer a Snack Menu if you are just looking for a quick bite to eat. A full Dinner Menu and Wine List is available to be served in our Bar, Conservatory, Snug or Restaurant. We can cater for Dinner Party groups for around 40 guests. We offer 10 en-suite hotel rooms and a 2 bedroom holiday cottage to guests. We often have bookings from large family groups attending a birthday and wedding or walking and cycling groups who want to get to together and enjoy a weekend in the beautiful local area around the River Manifold. ... more   less 
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