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“I Can Only Review Our Lunch Snack....Very Good”

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The Izaak Walton Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ilam
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“I Can Only Review Our Lunch Snack....Very Good”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Whilst in the Peak National Park and on our way to visit Casterne Hall (we are HHA members) we stopped at The Izaak Walton hotel for a light lunch snack (Chicken Liver Pate and Toast...Very Good and Ciabatta sandwich of Brie and caramelised onion..also very good. I would certainly like to try their restaurant judging by the snacks (well done). Their service was polite and friendly at the bar (there seem to be a nice atmosphere in the bar area for eating) and efficiently served to us outside in the garden (What a beautiful view of the Dales).

If we are in the area again we will visit The Izaac Walton

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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James K, Owner at The Izaak Walton Hotel, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Good Evening. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Chicken liver Pate and the Brie Ciabatta. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff and we look forward to welcoming you back when when you are next in the area. Best wishes, James
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

From start to finish we were well cared for by all staff. Shura was particularly helpful at check in and advising us about the hotel facilities and surrounding area. Lovely large rooms, super comfy beds and fabulous bathrooms. Breakfast was enchanting in the magnificent dining room.
Ross and Maria

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James K, Owner at The Izaak Walton Hotel, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Ross & Maria, We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay with us and I am very pleased to hear that you were well cared for by our staff with a special mention about Shura. We wish you a pleasant onward journey with the rest of your travels. Thankyou again for taking the time to review our hotel. With our very best wishes, James and The Izaak Walton Team.
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

What a wonderful experience.

Our congratulations to James, Amanda, Andy and Hayley
who have worked wonders in putting the IZAAK WALTON HOTEL back on the map.
Our stay on their first opening night was so special to us and to be welcomed
with such a friendly team made our stay a most enjoyable experience.

The following is a copy of our note left on our departure:
By hook or by crook we shall be first in the NEW book.
We would like to congratulate James, Amanda, Andy and Hayley
in their tremendous achievement in resurrecting the Izaak Walton Hotel
which would not have been possible without the help of their families and friends.
We were pleased to be there on their opening day 09 June 2014 and
we were made most welcomed by the staff.
The service, food and accommodation were excellent and the evening was
well supported by some locals who had heard of the re - opening.
Finally thanks to the two young ladies, Shura and Tori who attended to everyone.
Well done everyone.
Best of luck to all the staff
John and Jenny Hirons

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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James K, Owner at The Izaak Walton Hotel, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Dear John & Jenny. thank you for your lovely comments which I shall pass onto all the team. Congratulations also on being our first over night guests on 9th June. We hope to see you both soon. best wishes, James
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Ideal hotel for a romantic break. Very relaxing atmosphere, great countryside.
Hotel offers excellent food and drink with very friendly and helpful staff, nothing is too much trouble

Definately visiting again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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James K, Owner at The Izaak Walton Hotel, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Dear Martyn

We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us. I will pass on your lovely comments to the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. best wishes, James Keay
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is probably a 3 star hotel, in a 6 star location with staff who are so enthusiastic it is hard to tell if they are trying for 5 star service or it is just northern hospitality at its best.
We had a posh room at the end of a long corridor with fabulous views and a spa bath (sadly it had been turned off and I didn't see the switch!). The room was huge with every reasonable facility. Woken by the sheep, or was it the cows early in the morning, but why lie in bed in these surroundings?
Just a fabulously relaxing place to stay, made me wonder why I am being dragged off to Greece this summer.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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James K, Owner at The Izaak Walton Hotel, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Good Evening Mr & Mrs Pepper. Thank you for your lovely comments about your stay and the friendly hospitality you received from our staff. They will be delighted to hear the feedback. We wish you a wonderful holiday in Greece and hope to be able to welcome you back to the Izaak Walton Hotel again soon. Best wishes, James and all at The Izaak Walton.
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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

We were privileged to enjoy the first Sunday lunch of the new 'era'. It was great to be back in the Haddon Restaurant, the food was wonderful and it was good to see the new owners so excited about their first week. The car park was very welcoming, we don't recall having ever thought that in the past! We wish them good luck in the coming months, we will visit again soon.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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James K, Owner at The Izaak Walton Hotel, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Hello Ray and Sue. Thank you for visiting us on Sunday. So glad you enjoyed the Sunday lunch. Whilst slightly biased I have to agree it was excellent! These are very exciting times for all of us and the positive feedback makes the effort all worthwhile. Look forward to seeing you again soon. James
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We received a very warm welcome on the first weekend after the hotel was re-opened under new management. The hotel has a unique setting in the Peak District with fantastic views from every window. We got married here 11 years ago and are so pleased it is being loved back to life! The lunch menu is much improved and the quality of the food and service was excellent. Nice little extras such as a hand wipe to use after lunch and a biscuit and chocolate with your hot drink were appreciated. Everywhere has been freshened up and one of the owners was kind enough to show us a few of the bedrooms which are very spacious, especially some of the family rooms. Again the facilities in the bedroom are superb - tea and coffee making tray, iron, trouser press, TV and some bathrooms had whirlpools baths. We will not hesitate to return and stay when we get chance. Please visit and support the friendly and attentive staff to make sure this charming hotel is success!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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James K, Owner at The Izaak Walton Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Good evening Sian. Thankyou ever ao much for visiting us today. We are delighted that you enjoyed our Sunday lunch menu and the improvements that we have made. I will passion your compliments to the whole team. Thankyou for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you soon. James Keay
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Property: The Izaak Walton Hotel
Address: | Dovedale, Nr. Ashbourne, Ilam, Peak District National Park DE6 2AY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Ilam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ilam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Izaak Walton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Izaak Walton Hotel is a family owned Country House Hotel. Set in beautiful Dovedale just a short walk from the River Dove and the famous 'Stepping Stones.' The Haddon restaurant with spectacular views of 'Thorpe Cloud' serves a daily A La Carte menu. The bar is open daily from 9am to 11pm for lunches, afternoon tea and evening bar menu. We look forward to welcoming you soon. ... more   less 
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