This is the second time we have stayed at this lovely period hotel. A lovely warm welcome was given, luggage whisked away and refreshments offered. The room was spacious, tea and coffee is provided but you need to ring down for milk, which is brought up straight away. There are the usual slippers, gowns, etc expected of a hotel of this nature, and the toiletries provided are Aveda.
The bar is full of character, low ceilings, roaring fire, great service, although there was no bottled lager to increase the choices available.
We ate in the restaurant and the food was good quality, indespersed with delightful amuse-bouche. Although we were a loud party of six, there was no frowning by the staff at our slightly too loud banter, and no trying to rush us out of the restaurant when it was getting really late.
The bed and pillows were very comfortable, and with blackout curtains it would have been easy to lie in longer.
Breakfast was also really good, and they were happy to make changes to the menu provided. Again, we stayed longer than we should have, but were not rushed out. We then stayed on for coffees in the public areas, none of which were charged for.
If you are going to visit Chatsworth, get your tickets from reception as they are 20% discounted. It also has extensive fly fishing facilities, and tons of walks in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1652 and a hotel since 1820, The Peacock has 14 bedrooms plus one suite and three dining rooms. The hotel has been awarded 3 Red Stars and 3 rosettes from the AA. Informal dining available in our cosy and atmospheric bar Monday through Saturday lunch and fine dining in our restaurant Monday through Saturday evenings. Private dining available with no extra charge. Excellent dry fly fishing on Derbyshire Wye. Located on A6 in Derbyshire Dales. Excellent walks. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Peacock At Rowsley Hotel Rowsley
- The Peacock At Rowsley Derbyshire