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Bar, British, Pub
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely friendly pub with beautiful view. The barman was very friendly and helpful. The food was very very good. We would definitely recommend and we will definitely be back.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Couple's weekend away in the Peak District. Friday night dinner. What a lovely place. Has to be five stars because it simply does exactly what it promises extremely well. Great location with decent views, friendly service from the owners, and very well executed food. All...in a happy atmosphere. The pies are excellent as advertised and my partner loved her pork. Short but smart wine list. Absolutely excellent and thoroughly recommended. We'll be back for sure.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in after doing a walk in the area and found the staff to be friendly and the Guinness very good. Quite a few people were eating and the reviews are good so would defo come back and try.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Bridge Inn and Derwentwater Arms Team, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you 😊

Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

Pre booked for Easter Sunday for a group of 15 (including a baby in a high chair) and two dogs. Olivia co-ordinated our meal choices in advance. On the day the welcome, food and service was excellent - despite the pub being very busy. We...have dined here before and the food has always been very good - better than usual pub food. Thanks again for accommodating all of us on one big table. Excellent!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024 via mobile

Fabulous views, great service & the pies were amazing - worth a trip just for those as both delicious. Hugely recommended

Date of visit: March 2024
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Bridge Inn and Derwentwater Arms Team, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2024

Thank you so much for your recent review at the Derwentwater Arms. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit and out homemade pies :) We look forests to welcoming you back soon. Kat

Reviewed 21 March 2024 via mobile

Just enjoyed a relaxed, fun lunchtime meal with friends at the Derwentwater Arms. Great food, beer and staff. Hard to choose what to eat as there were so many good options. Staff were attentive, helpful and friendly. What’s not to like. Our third visit -...we will certainly be back. Thank you!!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Bridge Inn and Derwentwater Arms Team, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2024

Hi, Thank you for taking your time to review us at the Derwentwater, we are so pleased you enjoyed your recent visits with us. It is great to hear you enjoy our beer, food and service 😀. We look forward to welcoming you back again...More

Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

After an horrible experience at a pub not to far from here, ( no names but it has a fox in it), we come across this gem of a pub, fantastic staff, lovely atmosphere, the food was amazing, we all had fish and chips, was...probably the best we've had. Can't praise the whole meal enough, unfortunately we're home tomorrow otherwise would have come again, but no doubt we will be back at some point, thank you all at derwentwater for an enjoyable evening which was much appreciated by my partner as its her 50th tomorrow, as for the puddings wow, and you must try the sons ice creamMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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kat keogh, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2024

Hi! Thank you for your recent visit and your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us - happy birthday to your partner. I will pass all your kind words of praise on to our team and let Arthur know you...More

Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

Another drive out to a beautiful part of Derbyshire, lovely pub, welcoming staff and a wonderful menu using local ingredients cooked by a chef that cares. I may sound like I’m on commission but I can assure you I am not. We love the Derwentwater...Arms, wish it was closer but worth the 45 minute drive every time. The specials board is always good. The Korean chicken, seafood bucket, corned beef and bacon chop all delicious. Can’t recommend this place enoughMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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kat keogh, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2024

Good Morning :) Thank you for taking the time to review us here at the Derwentwater Arms. I am so pleased to hear such glowing feedback! Tom and the team work hard to source locally, use locally and prepare everything fresh on-site; we are delighted...More

Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights for a weekend away after hubby had to be in the area on business on a Friday. Stayed in ‘Baslow Edge’ which was warm and cosy with a comfortable bed and a modern en suite shower room. Breakfast was continental...placed in the bedroom with juice, yoghurt, fruit and croissant with butter and jam. Plenty of beverage supplies with a refresh station on the landing. And bottled water too. Ate in the restaurant both nights. First night I had one of Tom’s pies - beef and horseradish and hubby had the fried. chicken - we shared a Bakewell pudding for desert. Food was amazing. Saturday evening we shared a starter of mushroom and macaroni bites with the most tasty blue cheese sauce. Hubby had the toad in the hole with venison sausage and I had the small haddock and chips. Again - a most excellent meal. On the recommendation of the staff we took a walk on Baslow Edge and thoroughly enjoyed the view of Chatsworth in the distance. Also visited Eyam, Derwent Water and Buxton. We are considering a move to the area and will definitely stay here again on any house hunting trips. Thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Bridge Inn and Derwentwater Arms Team, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2024

Hi, Thank you so much for your recent visit and your review :) We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and loved our food and our team were helpful :) We find ourselves very lucky with where we are located - so...More

Reviewed 9 January 2024

We came here due to the good reviews and we not let down, staying in Baslow so only 5 mins drive. We were shown to our table by our very pleasant young girl, we shared camembert between the 3 of us which was really nice....Our mains consisted of a haggis and chicken pie and my wife had steak pie which came with creamy mash and fantastic root vegetables, these were "proper pies" a pie comes with a crust on the bottom not meat in a dish with a slice of pastry on the top. Our daughter had a turkey Sunday roast with all the trimmings, even though she is a fussy eater she demolished the lot, great meal and the 2 young girls who served us were a breathe of fresh air. We will return.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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kat keogh, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2024

Hi, Thank you so much for your review 💗 We really appreciate you taking your time to share your experience. We are pleased you enjoyed your food and service during your visit - I will pass it in to our team. Our chicken and Haggis...More

Reviewed 5 January 2024

Great find. Excellent lunch for a bedraggled group of walkers. Great menu and friendly staff. Made us very welcome

Date of visit: January 2024
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kat keogh, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2024

Hi, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our food, staffing, and what we had to offer. Thank you for your custom. Kat

Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

This hotel let itself down by its appalling customer service by the introduced owner "Tom". We arrived to a freezing cold room with the radiators off. It took a good hour to get to warm up. We made a coffee and to our surprise (and...horror) the coffee was that old it had congealed and crystallised into what looked more reminiscent of a chemistry set ingredient (see pictures). This was the same on the self-serve counter in the hall. The shower didn't work properly and was impossible to use. It cycled red hot to freezing cold every 20-seconds. This was all fixable and would have avoided this negative review but here's what happened next: In the morning I politely, (and it WAS politely), reported the issues to "Tom". His immediate response was this: "You booked through Booking.com so you need to take it up with them and if you post a negative review we will contest it." In fairness, the coffee was later refreshed and the checkout lady the following day was delightful and for this reason you are getting a second star but I certainly won't be returning, you failed to deliver the advertised supply and your customer service is diabolical.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Bridge Inn and Derwentwater Arms Team, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2023

Thank you so much for reviewing us :) I am so pleased I can pop the otherside of the story together. This blogger emailed us.2 weeks ago saying he needs the premium upgrade free as he is a travel reviewer on a £60 room. We...More

Reviewed 9 December 2023

Enjoyed a fantastic meal with friends. Menu comprised of some pub classic dishes plus some interesting specials, including partridge and pheasant dishes. All homemade pies and even the Christmas puddings!! Bar staff and waitresses were all very attentive. Thoroughly recommend .

Date of visit: December 2023
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Bridge Inn and Derwentwater Arms Team, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2023

Hi, Thank you so much for taking your time to review us. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed our menu and homemade Christmas Puddings - they are really delicious. I will let the team know how well they have done. Many thanks, Kat

Reviewed 3 December 2023

Planned to stay a couple of nights to coincide with a visit to Chatsworth House. Our room was first class, very warm and had the usual extras like tea and coffee. We booked the restaurant for evening meals and the food was excellent. On our...1st night I ordered the chefs steak and ale pie and it was to die for - just great after a long days slog round Chatsworth. Breakfast was a good hearty English feed which was just one of several breakfast choices. The staff were friendly and attentive and made the service special. Overall we would highly recommend this Inn to any visitor to the area..More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Bridge Inn and Derwentwater Arms Team, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2023

Good Morning, Thank you for reviewing us here at the Derwentwater Arms. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyednyour recent stay with us. Tom's pies are soooo good aren't they? I am pleased to hear you enjoyed them. I am glad you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 15 November 2023 via mobile

Staying not so far away, we were looking for somewhere to lunch, so we called in to see what was on offer. There seemed to be plenty of options on the menu, and we were looking for a lite lunch, so we opted for the...sandwiches. I went for the 6 qoujon sandwich with salad, and my wife went for the pork and apple sandwich with salad. Both were very good and tasty. We enjoyed it that much and with the good menu we came back in the evening. This time, I decided to try one of the pies on offer, which came with mashed potatoes (chips could be ordered) and vegetables. My wife went for the fish and chips. Again, both were excellent. The young staff were very friendly and efficient. Its position is off the main road, but in plain siteMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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kat keogh, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2023

Morning, Thank you so much for your review - we are so pleased you found us to try our amazing award winning pies! They are so good - my current seasonal favourite is Pheasant, Bacon and Mushroom. It is great to hear you enjoyed both...More

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Derwentwater Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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