Having finally got round to booking a long overdue trip to Kinder Scout, I opted to stay in Little Hayfield instead of Edale as I had done previously a few years ago. This was a decision which made a good weekend into a great one!
As we arrived in the morning we popped in for a warm welcome and a quick chat with Tom and Stella who were only too happy to check our planned walking route and point us off in the right direction.
On our return that evening I realised that we hadn't booked a table and the dining area looked pretty full! Not an issue though when the staff just strive to accommodate you without any faffing about!
The food was absolutely outstanding. Grilled pork with a Stilton sauce is welcome, hearty, moresome food. My partners chicken tagliatelle was fantastic too. All washed down with a pint of real ale, a perfect answer to the hunger and thirst from the walk up and down Kinder!
We always hear people saying that they don't make 'em like they used to, but if you want somewhere with character, tradition, cast iron fireplace, oak beams, stone walls, great food and superb service without any fuss, then do yourself a favour and book this!
However, if you are the type of person who actually uses a Corby trouser press then maybe you should find a soul-less Travelodge to suit you betterMore