The Peacock Hotel is the epitome of understated English style and from the moment you walk through the main entrance you know you have arrived in a true oasis of calm.
I was only at the hotel for a meeting with a prospective new client, so my review doesn't cover their rooms or food, but it was the perfect place to talk shop over coffee and perfectly baked shortbread biscuits. The coffee pot held at least 4 generous cups of coffee and just about lasted the hour-long meeting. As for the price, at £4.50 per person I thought that the price was good value for money, especially considering where you are and that you're served at your table.
The service was unfalteringly professional but never stuffy. I have never understood why staff at high-end hotels and restaurants are sometime more 'sniffy' than any of their guests; remember who is paying the wages.
Add in free WiFi and you have a place that you could happliy work from all day -- or at least think about work as you survey the opulent surroundings, whilst you plan your next visit.
- 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