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“nice little pub but..”
Review of Bull i' th' Thorn

Bull i' th' Thorn
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Hurdlow
Price range: US$5 - US$19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: A 15th century Coaching inn, with parts dating back at least a thousand years. An old farmhouse, much enlarged in the 1400s, The Bull i' th' thorn has welcomed weary travellers for many hundreds of years. Set in 15 acres of Peak District Parkland, with 4 Dining Rooms, outside seating, 360 degree views of the Peaks and Valleys, stuiffed with over 10,000 antique and curios items, including 5 GrandFather clocks - one dating back to 1741, with muskets, armour and armamentsdating from the Civil War. A great range of beers, wines, spirits and food, from snacks to gourmet specials from the "Specials Board". Also Medieval Feasts, Ghost Hunts - by arrangement, B & N accommodation in our 4poster and Victorian bedrooms. New owner jane townsend awaits your visit. Please call in and see us!!
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“nice little pub but..”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The pub is very nice with lots character . the staff were not the friendliest people iv meet . the camp site is ok but the toilets are a mess with doors missing no hot water . when i booked i was not informed about the biker rally that is taking place this weekend ..very noisy and not alot of room to camp

Visited May 2014
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Thank mark b
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, friendly staff”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stopped here early sat evening without booking.

The staff where friendly and helpful. The food , whilst freshly prepared arrived within 20 minutes and tasted perfect. Two ribeye steaks, tower burger and steak sizzler all arrived cooked correctly to our requests. Homemade chips and vegtables properly cooked without being over done.
All of this with an open fire, dog friendly ( all dogs stayed on the tiled part of the floor) and brilliant atmosphere.
We will be returning

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Khilton2000 .
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“disappointing”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

i'll try to be constructive..
olde worlde dusty over stuffed with repro tat
cushions and sofa covered in dog hair
(I own a dog and love him but in a pub where i'm eating dogs should be ON THE FLOOR)
food was average but usual £10/meal prices
despite asking where we should sit & being directed to a table - whilst we were sat eating waitress put a sign on our table saying it was reserved from 45mins from now = she didn't even have the courtesy to discuss this with us - simply put on the table and walked off.
it was freezing in there!
I will not be returning

  • Visited April 2014
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very tasty food and a warm welcome”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We pulled in here for a late lunch after visiting nearby Dovedale and was warmly welcomed by the landlord (sorry we didn't ask your name). We were immediately taken by the olde worlde atmosphere of the place which is full of brass, armour and weapons/tools displayed around a truely medieval fireplace. In fact, the landlord even gave us a tour of the other rooms which are even older whilst our lunch was being prepared.

Our lunch was delicious. I had Thai Green Curry and my husband had one of the burgers. Both meals were very tasy, hot and filling and very reasonably priced. The menu was huge so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

We enjoy visiting Dovedale and will definitely make a point of stopping here for lunch again. If you are in the area, would recommend you stop here as this is definitely a place to remember not only for the food and the welcome but the wonderful old artefacts on display.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank SandKA_10
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Telford, United Kingdom
1 review
“chill out break”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We needed a chill out break ,booked through late rooms.com .Very warm wellcome from Mick the proprietor. Our room was clean and very comfy and in the setting of this lovely old inn. Food was cooked fresh to order and very tasty, nice roaring fire kept us warm as time of year still chilly .Very well catered for as needed a gluten free diet nothing was too much trouble felt very at home will definitly return .

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank michael t
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