Peak Edge Hotel
What We Love
- An award-winning hotel and gastropub on the edge of the Peak District, with breakfastGetting a taste of what makes this hotel a Gastro Pub of the Year 2016 winner
- Exploring the nearby Peak District National Park, one of the UK’s most popular walking destinations
- Cozying up by the roaring fire after a long bracing walk
What To Know
- Standard rooms are pleasantly spacious and well-appointed
- The hotel is conveniently located for those looking to explore more of the English countryside, especially Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Hardwick, and Matlock
- Free WiFi can be a bit patchy
Much more than a bistro with rooms, the four-star Peak Edge Hotel complements its award-winning dining with top-notch accommodations. Rainfall showers, four-poster beds and countryside or lake views are just some of the attractions that await at this Gastro Pub of the Year 2016 winner.
As its name suggests, this AA-rated hotel is on the edge of the stunning Peak District. Within reach of this national park’s rivers, spas and moors, plus the market towns of Chesterfield, Buxton and Bakewell, you’ll easily see why this region is regarded as one of the UK’s favorite walking and rambling spots.
Following a day of exploring, you can pamper your own natural beauty in the on-site spa, which offers treatments by Dermalogica, Fake Bake and O.P.I, or celebrate yet more of the local landscape in the bistro’s regionally focused menu.
How to Get There
3 nights at this hotel was good good especially its location relative to the Peak District attractions - Chatsworth, Hardwick, Matlock and Bakewell as well as for walking the various 'Trails' nearby. The hotel is functional but with adequate facilities including the adjacent restaurant and pub (the Red Lion). Staff were helpful. Room was clean.
There is a small safe in the room but it is not secure in that it could be removed and carried away without effort - more a deterrent than a 'safe'!!
We stayed at the Peak Edge hotel for 2 nights while visiting the RHS Garden Show at Chatsworth. The hotel is really well placed for Chatsworth being about a 10 minute drive away.
Rooms at the hotel are a good size with a large ensuite - we were in 107 which was a superior double room. Bed was comfortable although pillows need to be changed more often and for ours this was the case. Some of the furniture will need replacing/ touch up soon - headboard with large areas of colour missing and the bedside tables were in similar need of treatment. The room had air conditioning which was a big plus as the weather was very hot during our stay. The room had a nice outlook onto a grassed area and pond which is obviously used for wedding photos.
The Red Lion pub attached to the hotel is where dinner and breakfast was served and the food was all to a very high standard as was the service in the restaurant. We ate there on both nights and both breakfasts and enjoyed all meals there and would say that staff are well trained.
There were weddings going on both nights we stayed there but we didn't hear any noise at all similar to other reviewers so positioning of the bedrooms in relation to the function suite must be good and similarly soundproofing is good.
The hotel has a large car park which is very convenient. Wifi was acceptable.
Just been to Peak Edge Hotel for a friends wedding. It is based just behind the Red Lion, where the reception was to be held. What a great place! Staff were brilliant, and so helpful. As we were coming up from Stevenage, I phoned ahead as we needed somewhere to change for the event and leave our stuff. They said they would try to sort something out and not to worry. We arrived early and they had, the room ready for us. What a relief, we could dump our stuff and change for the wedding in comfort. This was so appreciated after a long journey.
The wedding was held at a nearby church and the reception at the complex. It was brilliant location for a wedding; it was held in the main building and in the beautiful grounds. The hotel section was slightly apart from this on one side.
We booked a superior double room, and I have to say it’s one of the best rooms we’ve ever stayed in, in the UK. We have had many disappointments; usually we pay a fortune for a UK stay and the rooms are mediocre at best. But this wasn’t. It was comfortable, clean and modern, with a great view. We retired early as the reception was going on till midnight. Even so the room was quite and we could hear nothing of the main event.
I can not say enough about this place and we intend to return so we can explore the surrounding area at our leisure, which look stunning and totally new to us. Thank for all you did, it made it a real break and made the wedding a memory never to forget.
We stayed here 3 nights for a visit to the Chatsworth RHS show for which the hotel is well situated (about 7 miles) and is also a good base to explore other places in the Peak District. The views and the grounds are lovely.
Our bedroom was large with plenty of storage space, a large bed and a modern bathroom with separate bath and shower. Although shampoo and conditioner are provided, I was surprised to find no shower gel and body lotion which you would expect from a 4 star hotel.
We ate a couple of times in the adjoining Red Lion. The food was excellent and the service smooth, friendly and efficient. I would recommend it if you are staying here.
The breakfast is also provided in the Red Lion. It was good, but not the widest selection that I have seen. For example, there is no muesli or thick yogurt. Eggs other than scrambled are cooked to order and so are fresh, but there can be a bit of s wait.
There was a wedding on when we were there, but we were not disturbed at all.
Lovely pub and we got to enjoy the best Sunday lunch outside. Lovely terrace to the rear of the pub. Beautiful pink beef, perfect Yorkshire pudding and roasties. Great friendly service, lovely wine glasses.There was also a wedding on and just shows how consistent the kitchen are to still produce such a great lunch. Will defo be back