Hi There ! I hope I have made you want to discover Derbyshire in my previous articles! Now, I’ll talk to you about good deals!
Peacock at Rowsley: the most charming hotel
Because sometimes you have to give yourself a treat, I stayed one night at the hotel Peacock at Rowsley. It is very well located near Haddon Hall, Bakewell and Monsal Trail. I don’t have many things to say about the place despite the fact that it’s splendid! I loved the mix of both styles: vintage with its old typical architecture of the region, and modern with its decorations. The bedroom is spacious, the bed super comfortable and the surroundings are completely quiet: the perfect combo to chill. The garden is also very nice to relax with its sun loungers.
Dinner at Peacock
I recommend the restaurant at Peacock at Rowsley because you’re going to be amazed. The dishes are fine and tasty and to top it off, the chef works with local producers. I tasted the Goosnargh chicken (which was fabulously cooked), with its truffle-flavored vegetables and bacon gratin, and the lamb with its vegetable gratin. The portions are reasonable, and the food was so good that I didn’t even have to take a dessert. And since I had a night with breakfast, I guarantee you that it’s the best salmon with poached eggs on toast breakfast I have ever eaten!
Some food specialties from Derbyshire
You need to stop at Bakewell to taste the famous Bakewell pie. For those who don’t know what it tastes like: it’s a frangipane pie, jam and icing sugar with a candied cherry on top. A true delight!
Another specialty is the Hog Roast which you’ll find especially at fairs like Ashover. This is a pork burger with an apple sauce. If you like the mix between sweet and savory food, you’ll love it!
So is your mouth watering now?
Bon appétit (or as we’ll say in Normandy “ayiz la goule en papène”)!
|Peacock at Rowsley : from £205 per night (breakfast included)
Dinner at the Peacock : £50 (starter and main dish)