We booked mid-week for an evening meal, having heard encouraging reviews. We were welcomed and shown into the 'sitting-room' for pre-dinner drinks. Quirky decor, but the small room was ok for our group of four. The Owner/ hostess was very professional and served us all the evening.
Menu choice was from a set 'three-course' choice. Very promising.
Soon after being shown to our table in the bar/dining room, our starters arrived. We all immediately commented on the blandness and lack of seasoning. This was echoed when the steaks arrived. Interestingly, the salt cellar on the table was empty; so maybe others had needed to make seasoning adjustments too?
Only one other table was occupied in the room, and this quiet atmosphere continued until we paid.
The cost of the set course menu was reasonable, but the drink prices were quite high for bottled ale. Wine quality was a little disappointing.
Probably won't make a return booking.
- Also Known As:
- Hodgkinsons Hotel Matlock Bath
- Hodgkinson's Hotel And Restaurant Matlock Bath, Derbyshire
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Independently owned period townhouse with 8 guestrooms and 20 seater restaurant, centrally located In Matlock Bath, ideal for access to Matlock, Bakewell, Chatsworth House, only 20 mins from the M1. ... more less