31st Jan - 15th April: An Overnight Stay For Two Including Cream Tea on Arrival & Cooked Breakfast For £52.85 At The Dog & Partridge Country Inn (Derbyshire) @ Groupon - HotUKDeals
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Close to the Peak District, for less than £27pppn + breakfast and tea and scones on arrival. It gets pretty good reviews as well.
As Harry Houdini unfortunately discovered the remarkably hard way, mapping out a great escape can be a lot easier than being padlocked in a bath made especially for Batman. Make a great escape without getting your hair wet with today's Groupon: for £52.85 instead of £135.50 get an overnight stay for two people in the Peak District, including cream tea on arrival and a full cooked breakfast each at The Dog & Partridge Country Inn.

Set in glorious surroundings on the edge of the Derbyshire, The Dog and Partridge Country Inn provides a perfect base for sight-seeing and walking holidays. With many notable attractions nearby such as Alton Towers, Matlock Bath and Haddon Hall, this quaint hotel has long been a popular hotel for walkers, ramblers and climbers in the Peak District, with a wide choice of walks, routes and climbs all within easy reach.

With today's deal Groupon customers can enjoy an overnight stay for two people in one of the Inn's cosy double rooms. Each has ensuite facilities and is equipped with a flat screen TV with Freeview as well as DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, clock radio, direct telephone, ample heating and hot water, all finished to a comfortable, homely standard. Cream tea will be prepared upon arrival, including tea, sandwiches, fresh scones and various local jams, plus a full cooked breakfast will be prepared the next morning.
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#2
Don't read the reviews it might put you off, well it did me.
#3
It was several years ago but I use to deliver milk to the kitchen of the D & P.
Yes great location etc and I cant comment on the rooms but from my experiences with the place I would be tempted to check the cleanliness of the kitchen before I ate there.
I have always believed that if you doubt the appearance of the cook - go elsewhere.
(no doubt someone will tell me it is "under new management" etc now (_;) )
#4
we once stoped here for evening meal after visiting Alton Towers....... very welcoming, food was very very nice my 4 year old (at the time) loved it too and was also made very welcome......sorry dont know what the rooms are like.
#5
Not very good reviews!!
We felt completely conned after our mini-break at the D&P. We booked 3 nights here with our 5 year old and 3 month old. We were extremely disappointed with the room, basically a wooden shack. The room was damp and both of our children came home with colds. We had to have the heating on (in August) to mask the cold inside the room. The decor inside was very tired and shabby; peeling paint and damp stains on the walls. The food...very overpriced, tiny portions, greasy breakfasts. We couldn't bear eating another meal here and so drove around in the evening trying to find another restaurant. The rest of the staff are friendly but their English was very limited. I tried to borrow an iron for my clothes but after waiting around for 15 minutes in the reception before being seen and then the girl didn't understand what I was asking for, I gave up. There was no telephone in the room. The location is lovely but the hotel's garden needs a lot of attention. Lots of garden play equipment for children but surrounded by stinging nettles. The ONLY good thing about this hotel was the location, the fact that it was 6 miles from Alton Towers. We were gutted we didn't just book a Premier Inn. We definately will not be going back to this hotel.


Mediocre hotel with very unhelpful manager

When we first arrived at the hotel, the hotel and surroundings were very pleasant. The inside was very nice when we walked in but the man (David I think?) I believe is the manager, on first encounter was very cold and unwelcoming, and was abrupt with staff.

The room itself was satisfactory. The restaurant was pleasant and the restaurant staff were friendly especially the south African gentleman who made us feel at home in the restaurant. The food was overpriced, the menu implied that the food would be fresh and of a much higher quality which made what we received disappointing. An example of the quality of the restaurant was chicken spring rolls, obviously microwaved and most definitely bought from a supermarket.

The day we left, there wasn't any hot water for showering due to the fact that the boiler had been switched off in our room. We complained to David, the manager who was completely unapologetic and implied that somehow we had turned the boiler off as he insisted that there was no other way this could have been turned off. This man's attitude left us feeling sour and unhappy with our experience at this hotel

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#6
I hope things have changed since 2009.:)

Read these - They are quite funny.


Dreadful Place! What can I say? It was the most dreadful B&B I've ever had the misfortune to stay in.

I solemnly wish we had paid the penalty and just gone home. The room was so awful it was beyond belief. The mint green carpet was matted every inch with white dog hair sprinkled with various stains I can only assume to be dog urine.

The walls were bright baby pink and the curtain catarrh coloured. The bed which admittedly had clean sheets (although these were also covered in dog hair) had been covered with a through so stained and faded it resembled a giant pair of old Y-fronts. Even the lamp shade (a replacement of which would cost about £3 from wilkinsons) was stained in several large places.

The shower would run either boiling hot or freezing cold. The restaurant which their site advertised as specialising in vegetarian and fish options was a trumped up over priced bar menu.For example I ordered vegetarian casserole and received three vege sausages in a dish with tomatoe sauce poured over and cheese grated on, this cost £10.50.

The windowsill next to us was dusty and had a broken lamp on it. The beer garden was admittedly nice and I believe there was good apparatus for children. There was also a good selection at breakfast although the menu stated in no uncertain terms that you should not ask for alternatives to anything listed which begged the question of its 'freshly prepared' nature.

Needless to say when we checked out they didn't ask if we'd enjoyed our stay, I can only assume they know better. Its honestly hard to believe a business like this can keep going in the economic climate

What can I say? I solemnly wish we had paid the penalty and just gone home.






The Dog & Rat more like - awful, awful place. STAY CLEAR Having just stayed at the Dog & Partridge, I am very aware that large numbers of "reviewers" have been getting 5* treatment in this dump. BEWARE FAKE REVIEWS - this place is so empty the staff spend all day writing false reviews on the web. The premises is used mainly by dogwalkers.

Hotel rooms were meant for humans, not for dogs, except this isn't a hotel. It's a seedy pub with some sheds out back. The place stinks of dog. It's dingy. It's dirty. It's awful. The food is awful. They've put a pretty picture on the website - you'll be staying in a shed out back, not some picturesque Stone Built Coaching Inn from the good old days.

The only sense of nostalgia you'll get is when a modern day Dick Turpin with a South African accent (or his awful missus) relieves you of £300 when you checkout.




Edited By: rizla01 on Jan 25, 2011 11:52: /
#7
Sorry to say it but avoid at all costs. This was a nightmare place,arrived at the dead of night about 10pm from Alton towers. The room/outbuilding was freezing,warmer outside i think! It was like entering your great great nans front room(who had been dead for about a 100 years) it was filthy,dusted and cramped. We decided to head over to the nice cosy warm pub for a drink and some food as they were still serving! YIKES!!! Scooby doo.....

We were greeted by Igor the butler,who sat us all down at the table. We waited 20 mins then he returned with menus "only a la carte 3 course menu" around 25.00pp. The ten of us could of just died and that included the 3 kids with us in highchairs. Not a bowl of chips,or sandwix in sight best part was we were all skint after the towers. So ten of us sat there,with igor standing over us....Dont ask how we survived!!!! AVOID THIS PLACE OR HAVE A FAST MYSTERY MACHINE!!

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