We stayed in Leek for 2 nights for my daughter's wedding at The Ashes, who recommend The Peak Weavers as a place to stay. We wanted somewhere convenient and quiet with parking. My wife is very fussy so I was a bit apprehensive. She and her sister both loved it. The house is tastefully laid out and decorated, immaculately clean, everything works, and the accommodation is comfortable and very quiet (in a quiet road very close to the centre of Leek). We were looked after carefully but unobtrusively. Unfortunately I had to eat in Stoke on the Friday night. I got back to find my wife and her sister enthusing about the lovely dinner I had missed: the reputation of this restaurant is clearly very well-deserved. I was however, able to enjoy the full English breakfast. All at very reasonable prices. What more can I say? The other reviewers are right!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1828 for a local mill owner the Peak Weavers Rooms & Restaurant stands in its own grounds close to Leek town centre. It was sold by the Wardle family in the 1860’s and became the convent to the Catholic Church. For nearly 120 years it remained so until in 1978 it was converted to a Guest House and restaurant. The Peak Weavers Rooms & Restaurant takes its name from its close proximity to the Peak District and from the industry that shaped the town of Leek. Fine examples of weaver’s cottages can be seen on King Street, their third storey catching optimum hours of daylight to enable Leek’s women of yesteryear to work their looms from dawn to dusk. In 1999 husband and wife team, Nick and Emma Bettany, took over the Peak Weavers Rooms & Restaurant and set about restoring the period property to its former glory. An ongoing policy of refurbishment has resulted in the bed and breakfast accommodation being graded at 4 Star by the English Tourism Council and the AA. The 40 cover restaurant, under Emma’s guidance, is a previous “Taste of Staffordshire” award winner and has subsequently been awarded an AA Rosette. In September of 2005 the Peak Weavers was judged runner up in Staffordshire Small Restaurant of the Year by a panel of RAC food inspectors. Also in 2005 Peak Weavers Rooms & Restaurant attained membership of the Peak District Cuisine initiative in recognition of its support for local producers, the first, and currently only restaurant in the Leek area to do so. Breakfast is served in the restaurant and also makes good use of local produce. For the business traveller wireless internet access is available throughout the Guest House and is included in the bed and breakfast tariff. The accommodation is completely smoke free. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Peak Weavers Rooms & Restaurant Leek, Staffordshire