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Reviewed 9 January 2024 via mobile

We visited the Horse and Jockey Wessington late afternoon to have a meal. The meal was absolutely awful. We had burgers which were soo over salted just could not finish our meals and sent them back! We were informed they are brought in and did...actually give us 25% off the bill. The chips were also salty! The pub was cold, no heating or log burner going. Has really put us off returning any time soon!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Regular visitor, usually quite good. Had fish and chips, the batter was uncooked inside. If you can’t cook fish in batter correctly, then you should not be in the kitchen. Please get it right, customers need consistency of quality, then they will keep coming back.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely family pub. Great for a stop off on the way to Matlock! Excellent service when talking through my dietary needs. Food was really good quality and nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

A cold & wet Sunday teatime found us searching for a cosy pub with food, having been here before but a while ago we thought we would try it. Not cosy and not warm however they could seat us quickly 👍 Husband had a burger...with chips and onion ring ! Yes ring 😂 which he said was cold but the burger was ok My pork roast came swimming in gravy which was a shock normally you get to add your own, I think it had been stood platted for a while hence the gravy to moisten it, not a great roast I wouldn’t order again in fact we won’t visit again. Too many disappointing mealsMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

Really tasty Sunday lunch, will definitely be back, only slight disappointment was that the menu states turkey with pigs in blankets but we only got the one ☹️ My husband had the butchers block and only one small slice of each meat.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

Came in for a couple drinks and some chips to share & pick. Two staff were on the bar, the general manager Conor and another woman. What an amazing place but completely let down by its staff. No smiles, ignored us when making conversation at...the bar when ordering drinks and had change thrown into my hand. Also noticed this was the same when other people were ordering. What a shame. My door matt at home has more personality and at least says welcome. They let this pub down after someone has done such a good job of the decor, design & food. Won’t come again,More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Food was really nice really enjoyed it staff were very nice to us and were very quick with service would definitely go again

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

We decided to spend the night outside of the bigger cities in England and chose the Horse & Jockey at Wessington. It was easy to find and there was no problem with parking. We were greeted at the bar and shown to our room by...one of the employees who dropped everything he was doing. (Great service). The room was spacious with 2 twin beds. Clean and well appointed. The bathroom, however, had a bad musty smell - we think due to the towel heater being on. We closed off the heat and it helped, but the smell lingered through the night and into the next morning. Unfortunate. The beds were of a good quality - good linens…but pillows to hard for my liking (can’t always please everyone). My partner loved the pillows. Instant coffee/tea/hot chocolate available with ceramic cups. Plastic cups for drinking —- glass would be nice. Our room faced the road, but there was not much noise during the night. We had dinner in “The Basement”. My partner had a pizza which was delicious and I ordered the salmon. The salmon was average - nothing to write home about, but it did the job. Wine was good. Dinner for two with wine was under 40 pounds - very reasonable. Service was fairly good. Breakfast is included, but I haven’t had it yet, so I might have to edit this review. Good value here for the money.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

Had an impromptu stop here on our way home and so glad we did! It’s a really lovely pub, nice atmosphere and friendly helpful staff. Really reasonably priced for the quality of the food served and the portion sizes. I had steak and ale pie...and chips and it was absolutely delicious. My husband had steak and chips and he said his was really good too. My son had chicken fillets and chips from the kids menu and he was happy too. Very glad we found them! Would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

The service, food and drink is excellent, the staff are friendly and everything comes really quick even though when they are busy. We hadn't booked but they fit us in straight away.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023 via mobile

Me and my partner visited here with my grandparents as a surprise meal for them, the staff were very welcoming and even tho we turned up 10 minutes early they still managed to get us seated at our table! The cocktails were lovely and very...good service🍸✨ We ordered starters which was absolutely stunning and we were not kept waiting long, we then ordered 4 total different dishes and we all said how amazing the food was and how good the presentation was. I want to say this is definitely one of the best places I have eaten❤️ Definitely will be visiting again!!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

Visited here for a meal last Saturday and really enjoyed it. Place is rustic with a good atmosphere and the staff were pleasant and friendly. We all ordered different dishes and everyone in our party of four enjoyed them, my haddock and chips was lovely,...fresh produce cooked well. The cocktails were delicious and a decent choice of beers. Will visit again.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023

I recently stayed at The Horse & Jockey as part of my best friends wedding. Myself, the groom and 2 other friends were staying the night before the wedding and had booked a table for food along with the grooms family. I ordered the Jockey...Burger and it was amazing. Cooked to perfection and the chips were also really really good. We stayed in the bar area and continued to have some drinks and play pool and darts. Darren was working on the bar and was really friendly and helpful and was chatting to us all night. The room I had was one of the double rooms and was really nice, clean and spacious. The bed for me, was really comfortable, but the following night, my partner said she didn't sleep too well. The morning of the wedding we had a complimentary breakfast and went for the house English (full English) again, really good quality food and very filling with a massive slab of white bloomer. All in this was a brilliant place to eat, drink and sleep. We didn't get discounted rates for the wedding being at The White Hart but even at full price I would pay it still. I also messed up and left my dental retainers in my room and when I got home, I called and was advised they held on to them for me and I was able to retrieve them later that day. 10/10 experience for me. and would 100% stay again!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 July 2023

Amazing food. Very busy (Sunday16th July) but manager's composure was impeccable. Very impressed with his ability to problem-solve, multi-task and smile. Lovely place. Dog friendly and nice welcoming touches for furry friends.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

Delighted to have come across The Horse and Jockey, a modern coaching inn which is well situated for the southern Peak District. The two night mid-week stay was well priced and included a lovely spacious room and excellent meals. The bar and restaurant were busy...at times but I take that as a positive. The staff did well. 2 x dinners and breakfasts were all excellent. Good cocktails tooMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Response from LindseyPearson2018 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately our hotel is not dog friendly however they are welcomed in our bar area. Kind regards, The Horse & Jockey Team.
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Response from LindseyPearson2018 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, dogs are welcomed in our bar area but unfortunately not in our main restaurant. We do however serve bar snacks and sandwiches for you to enjoy in the bar area. Kind regards, The Horse & Jockey... More
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The Horse & Jockey is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5