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“Warm and friendly welcome, delicious food”
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Bull I' Th' Thorn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hurdlow B&B and Inns
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We were delighted with the flexibility of Jane and Mike. We needed to unpack before 2pm as we were attending a nearby wedding at 3pm. This wasn't a problem. After driving for three hours, we had lunch (I had scotch broth) - really tasty and hot. Lee the chef is brilliant - true artiste. Mike and Jane both friendly and helpful, couldn't wish for more. Comfy four-poster bed, very good sleep. Fantastic breakfast, I couldn't eat all of it. Highly recommend this coaching inn. Lovely period furniture, adding to the experience. April 2014

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Staying here is a wonderful experience owing to the place being full of such character. Mick, the Landlord, is completely obliging & nothing's too much trouble. The food is amazing & plentiful, with lots of choice including vegetarian options. Prices were very reasonable so our whole weekend was great value for money. If you love dogs the addition of Jake & Charlie, Mick's two old Labradors, hoping that someone would leave them some sausage at breakfast was just adorable. Our party is a group of gay women & we can vouch for how gay-friendly this place is. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

If you want to stay in a hotel where everything is the same as any other hotel, where there is no character, no atmosphere and the menu is boring then this is not the place for you. However, if you want to stay in a unique hotel which is steeped in history, has the most amazing character and atmosphere and you get a lovely welcome and great individual service from a lovely set of people who really value where they live then come and stay here! In addition the food is great and, as a vegetarian, I had loads of choice and a delicious veggie breakfast too. Couldn't ask for anything nice and will be coming back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Gertie50
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

If you like corporate style places where you can get the same menu all over the country then this place is not for you at all stop reading now and go in premier inn site.
If you however like the very friendly sort of place and like the slightly quirky you will love this place.
Mick is the landlord and very friendly and helpful and will get things just right for you and your partner. though to look at him you would not guess he owned the place. What le lacks in sartorial splendour he makes up in bucket loads in other ways.
The bar is cosy and the antiques around the place will keep you looking for hours and wondering what they were exactly used for.
The food was very good indeed I had a mushroom starter then the mixed grill, a word of warning about this one don't have a starter as its like an episode from Man V food, the surrounding hills took a week to restock with live stock when one of them has been ordered, Enormous, huge, gigantic, don't come close to the size of meal that is set before you. However, tasty ,well cooked and presented, superb and filling do.
The beer is lovely the prices are reasonable and everything is lovely and clean but not sterile.
We had a four poster bed for the night with Antique furniture in the room the looked wonderful the en-suite was large and well presented but do water the plants in room 3 as they needed it when I was there.
Other guests were equally friendly and out going which I think was down to the place its self as you all can chat to each other just like being with friends at home. We commented on this and they all agreed.
In total the bill was 95 pounds and worth every penny, now you don't get that said about
the chains.
Look out for the dogs, 2 labs one deaf as a post old and laid back, the other young and very full of himself and greets you as a long lost friend, with a cacophony of dog like noises they were great.
next time I am up that neck of the woods/ hills I will stay there again for sure.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Nice wee place, with the building dating back over 1000 yrs. If your into medieval history this is a must to go to.
The landlord/owner Mick was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the property..
Good real ales and even better food, with good ....no ....huge portions. Well done Chef!

The room was fine and had all we required, the shower could perhaps benefit from re-grouting but once again had all we required.

Close to Asbhourne, Backwell and Buxton it is ideal location.

We must go back if only to look at all the medieval trinkets and ornaments .....which are genuine and priceless. Unfortunately we only had 2 days but next time could be longer.

Room Tip: Nothing to do with rooms but if your into history you must go for a visit.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

from the very moment we arrived Mick made us feel right at home. Set in beautiful countryside in a great spot. Such a warm and friendly environment enhanced with fantastic service throughout by Mick and his loyal team,a true gent who cannot do enough for You. Beautiful old pub with fantastic history. The food was second to none( with a great vegetarian range for my wife) the best we have ever experienced whilst away. Must also give a mention to Charlie and Jake, proper entertainers. If you want a pristine,soulless experience stick to Premier Inns, but if you fancy a wonderful time give the Bull a go and you wont be disappointed. Thanks once again and We will be back soon.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

A gorgeous place to stay. Mick was a wonderful host and Jane who works there and showed us to our room was warm and friendly. The inn itself is situated in a glorious part of the Derbyshire moors and you feel you have entered a different world.

The food is freshly prepared and we had a wonderful hearty dinner. Breakfast, prepared by Mick himself was second to none.

Beautiful medieval coaching in and Mick gave us a tour and a history of the rooms and building.

If you feel you need to escape every so often from the hustle and bustle of life, take yourself to this delightful setting and I promise you won't be disappointed, you will leave feeling you have just had a little peace of heaven here on earth!!!

Room Tip: the inn itself has only three bedrooms but their is a field for caravans and campers with hook ups...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Ashbourne Rd, Hurdlow, Peak District National Park SK17 9QQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Hurdlow
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