The Duke of Wellington

Reviews


Our holiday cottage was close by so we didn't hesitate to call into our local. We wasn't disappointed at all and such a perfect place. From ordering to receiving our food, it was with such ease. Staff were warm and friendly and the food was great. The food was wholesome, nutritious and perfectly presented. The costs won't dent a hole in your wallet, too and such good value! We were allowed to take our dogs (2 11 month old puppies) into the restaurant, they've never been in a pub before and were so welcomed and well behaved. So would we go again? YES, most definitely

-review by Simon Harrison

 

Our holiday cottage was close by so we didn't hesitate to call into our local. We wasn't disappointed at all and such a perfect place. From ordering to receiving our food, it was with such ease. Staff were warm and friendly and the food was great. The food was wholesome, nutritious and perfectly presented. The costs won't dent a hole in your wallet, too and such good value! We were allowed to take our dogs (2 11 month old puppies) into the restaurant, they've never been in a pub before and were so welcomed and well behaved. So would we go again? YES, most definitely
Dawn, Just got back today from Matlock, stayed here in Room No 7, could not praise this place enough, fantastic room very clean and all you needed, incredible staff and service, amazing food, will definitely be back.

-review by Dawn Savage

 

Dawn, Just got back today from Matlock, stayed here in Room No 7, could not praise this place enough, fantastic room very clean and all you needed, incredible staff and service, amazing food, will definitely be back.
We recently stayed overnight in room 3 which we found to be most comfy. Everything you could need was to hand in a very pleasantly decorated room. For dinner we both had the Ribeye steak which was cooked to perfection at a very reasonable price. The staff were excellent and the whole ambience of the pub was superb. Breakfast did not disappoint either, freshly cooked and presented well with extra toast and tea being offered. We can highly recommend a stay and meals at this most welcoming establishment.

-review by Anne & Tony

 

We recently stayed overnight in room 3 which we found to be most comfy. Everything you could need was to hand in a very pleasantly decorated room. For dinner we both had the Ribeye steak which was cooked to perfection at a very reasonable price. The staff were excellent and the whole ambience of the pub was superb. Breakfast did not disappoint either, freshly cooked and presented well with extra toast and tea being offered. We can highly recommend a stay and meals at this most welcoming establishment.
Spent a lovely night here with our family wedding party. The welcome was great, our room was lovely and comfortable, as was confirmed by other family members. The morning breakfast was exceptional. Plenty of tea, coffee, fresh orange. Also continental breakfast, as well as full English. Fresh strawberries, cereal, toast, yoghurt. Our lady host was lovely. Helpful, pleasant, attended to everything for us as a large party. I would come back and recommend this fantastic B&B to anyone.

-review by Tina & David

 

Spent a lovely night here with our family wedding party. The welcome was great, our room was lovely and comfortable, as was confirmed by other family members. The morning breakfast was exceptional. Plenty of tea, coffee, fresh orange. Also continental breakfast, as well as full English. Fresh strawberries, cereal, toast, yoghurt. Our lady host was lovely. Helpful, pleasant, attended to everything for us as a large party. I would come back and recommend this fantastic B&B to anyone.
spent a lovely night here to celebrate our anniversary, we stayed in Rm 6, comfortable double bed, coffee/tea facilities, tv, shower en suite and the room was pleasantly decorated which is in an outside block which were stables but have been refurbished to a high standard. Towels & toiletries supplied too. 10-15 min walk to Matlock but a good steep hill on return so well ready for a drink when you arrive back but very friendly pub and meals were lovely, 2 for £10, we had the burgers served with fries & side salad and enjoyed it. The following morning I had the continental, my hubby the full English and good value so would highly recommend staying here as very friendly welcome, lovely comfy rooms & great food all at reasonable prices. Thankyou

-review by Michelle & Peter Purvis

 

spent a lovely night here to celebrate our anniversary, we stayed in Rm 6, comfortable double bed, coffee/tea facilities, tv, shower en suite and the room was pleasantly decorated which is in an outside block which were stables but have been refurbished to a high standard. Towels & toiletries supplied too. 10-15 min walk to Matlock but a good steep hill on return so well ready for a drink when you arrive back but very friendly pub and meals were lovely, 2 for £10, we had the burgers served with fries & side salad and enjoyed it. The following morning I had the continental, my hubby the full English and good value so would highly recommend staying here as very friendly welcome, lovely comfy rooms & great food all at reasonable prices. Thankyou
Spend a lovely night at the Duke of Wellington for my partners birthday. Made to feel very welcome by Elizabeth. Room was very cosy and very tidy. The evening in the pub was excellent with the locals very friendly and the morning breakfast was superb. We enjoyed it so much that we are returning for my birthday in May. Lee & Michelle

-review by Lee Tryner

 

Spend a lovely night at the Duke of Wellington for my partners birthday. Made to feel very welcome by Elizabeth. Room was very cosy and very tidy. The evening in the pub was excellent with the locals very friendly and the morning breakfast was superb. We enjoyed it so much that we are returning for my birthday in May. Lee & Michelle
Superb Accomodation ,Wonderful welcome ,very friendly . the food was first class & Breakfast was beyond compare,all in all a wonderful weekenf 20/22nd march 2015,also dog friendly, will definitely be coming back Kev & Wendy

-review by Kev & Wendy Stokes

 

Superb Accomodation ,Wonderful welcome ,very friendly . the food was first class & Breakfast was beyond compare,all in all a wonderful weekenf 20/22nd march 2015,also dog friendly, will definitely be coming back Kev & Wendy
Just spent the night here, and had a wonderful break, with good food, a comfortable room, and a brilliant hostess. Thank you we 'll be back.

-review by Lynne Hardisty

 

Just spent the night here, and had a wonderful break, with good food, a comfortable room, and a brilliant hostess. Thank you we 'll be back.
Great Food, great service, keeps getting better and better. Free WiFi too :)

-review by Marie Therese Webb

 

Great Food, great service, keeps getting better and better. Free WiFi too :)
Despite booking mix up we were found a room.Room clean and tidy , food excellent.owners very friendly . Would recommend no problem.Hope to return one day.regards RIchard Perkins, West Midlands.

-review by Richard Perkins

 

Despite booking mix up we were found a room.Room clean and tidy , food excellent.owners very friendly . Would recommend no problem.Hope to return one day.regards RIchard Perkins, West Midlands.
We stayed at the Duke of Wellington last night and really had a great time. The room was lovely and clean, our yorkshire terrier was made welcome without issue, he even accompanied us for breakfast in the pub. Locals were friendly and helped us to find a local taxi to take us down to Matlock Bath and back where we had a lovely afternoon. The price was fantastic, we will definitely go back. Sue and John Musso

-review by Sue Musso

 

We stayed at the Duke of Wellington last night and really had a great time. The room was lovely and clean, our yorkshire terrier was made welcome without issue, he even accompanied us for breakfast in the pub. Locals were friendly and helped us to find a local taxi to take us down to Matlock Bath and back where we had a lovely afternoon. The price was fantastic, we will definitely go back. Sue and John Musso
Stopped off for a meal, after a day out at Crich Tramway Museum on 26th May 2014. We had the ham, egg, chips and peas, which was great value for money at £10 for 2 meals. Good portions with lots of meat. Will be back, when in the area again.

-review by Paul S

 

Stopped off for a meal, after a day out at Crich Tramway Museum on 26th May 2014. We had the ham, egg, chips and peas, which was great value for money at £10 for 2 meals. Good portions with lots of meat. Will be back, when in the area again.
Room was clean and tidy shower was hot, bed was comfortable . Slept like a baby! Nice walk down to Matlock harder walk back up the hill, good quality ales and food.

-review by Leon Fletcher

 

Room was clean and tidy shower was hot, bed was comfortable . Slept like a baby! Nice walk down to Matlock harder walk back up the hill, good quality ales and food.
Loved it beautiful clean friendly place fully recommend it xx

-review by Gary Peacock

 

Loved it beautiful clean friendly place fully recommend it xx
Loved it beautiful clean friendly place fully recommend it xx
Friendly, clean n cheap
 

-review by Gary

 

Loved it beautiful clean friendly place fully recommend it xx
Friendly, clean n cheap
 
Room was clean and tidy shower was hot, bed was comfortable . Slept like a baby! Nice walk down to Matlock harder walk back up the hill, good quality ales and food
 
 

-review by Leon

 

Room was clean and tidy shower was hot, bed was comfortable . Slept like a baby! Nice walk down to Matlock harder walk back up the hill, good quality ales and food
 
 
Very clean food and breakfast excecellent well done chef! Landlady lovely person and so friendly and also her husband . We wish you both the best off luck - keep up the excellent work !!
There is nothing too say but only good things - would recommend to a friend.
 

-review by Chris

 

Very clean food and breakfast excecellent well done chef! Landlady lovely person and so friendly and also her husband . We wish you both the best off luck - keep up the excellent work !!
There is nothing too say but only good things - would recommend to a friend.
 
On our way out from work we popped in for a quick meal and drink. Food and service was very good I really enjoyed the thai fishcake and chips. The wine was a reasonable price for a large glass so my group of ladies were very happy! The interior was cosy with a nice open fire, would definately call in again.

-review by Morgan Rymell

 

On our way out from work we popped in for a quick meal and drink. Food and service was very good I really enjoyed the thai fishcake and chips. The wine was a reasonable price for a large glass so my group of ladies were very happy! The interior was cosy with a nice open fire, would definately call in again.
Had a great stay rooms are simple but comfortable and everyone was friendly and welcoming. I'd happily return which says it all.
Nice pub, food and room and friendly.
 
 

-review by David

 

Had a great stay rooms are simple but comfortable and everyone was friendly and welcoming. I'd happily return which says it all.
Nice pub, food and room and friendly.
 
 
Came here with my girlfriend for the weekend and glad we stayed here! We stayed in the big room and it was great! We both had a warm welcome and got offered some maps and advice for things to do. We came to meet some old friends from school so we came home quiet late both nights and nobody seemed to mind. We'll definitely be staying here again next time we're in Matlock!

-review by Jill Brackenbury

 

Came here with my girlfriend for the weekend and glad we stayed here! We stayed in the big room and it was great! We both had a warm welcome and got offered some maps and advice for things to do. We came to meet some old friends from school so we came home quiet late both nights and nobody seemed to mind. We'll definitely be staying here again next time we're in Matlock!
I have recently stayed at this hotel and I have to say it was fabulous. The moment we walked in we were made to feel very welcome.
Maybe it was the landlords Irish charm and friendliness that hooked us.
the room was lovely like a barn conversion with vaulted ceiling very modern and very clean.
I will certainly be returning.

-review by Edward Pratt

 

I have recently stayed at this hotel and I have to say it was fabulous. The moment we walked in we were made to feel very welcome.
Maybe it was the landlords Irish charm and friendliness that hooked us.
the room was lovely like a barn conversion with vaulted ceiling very modern and very clean.
I will certainly be returning.

Just returned from 2 nights at the Duke of Wellington in Matlock and we had a fantastic time. Stayed with my husband and 8 yr old daughter and 18 month old son. We were made so welcome by  the landlord and landlady who, despite it being a very busy friday night in the pub, took us straight to our room. We had a family room which consisted of a lovely big main bed room with a huge bed plus a little annexe room with bunk beds for the kids - perfect rather than cramming everyone into one room like most places do!!!!

We then went to the pub for something to eat - the food was delicious and very very reasonably priced - put it this way even our very picky daughter cleared her plate!!

Breakfast in the morning was just brilliant, cereal, toast and a cracking full english with as much tea, coffee and juice as you wanted - a brilliant way to set you up for the day!

All in all we had a brilliant time and to be honest can't remember the last time we were made to feel so welcome anywhere, it's certainly not always the case when you have young children.

We have made another booking to go back over the christmas period and are really really really looking forward to it - I would say to anyone staying in the Matlock area stay at the Duke of Wellington, I doubt you'd find many better and certainly none friendlier!!


-review by Claire Shipman

 

Just returned from 2 nights at the Duke of Wellington in Matlock and we had a fantastic time. Stayed with my husband and 8 yr old daughter and 18 month old son. We were made so welcome by  the landlord and landlady who, despite it being a very busy friday night in the pub, took us straight to our room. We had a family room which consisted of a lovely big main bed room with a huge bed plus a little annexe room with bunk beds for the kids - perfect rather than cramming everyone into one room like most places do!!!!

We then went to the pub for something to eat - the food was delicious and very very reasonably priced - put it this way even our very picky daughter cleared her plate!!

Breakfast in the morning was just brilliant, cereal, toast and a cracking full english with as much tea, coffee and juice as you wanted - a brilliant way to set you up for the day!

All in all we had a brilliant time and to be honest can't remember the last time we were made to feel so welcome anywhere, it's certainly not always the case when you have young children.

We have made another booking to go back over the christmas period and are really really really looking forward to it - I would say to anyone staying in the Matlock area stay at the Duke of Wellington, I doubt you'd find many better and certainly none friendlier!!

I stayed here on Business for two nights and enjoyed it much more than the usual Hiltons and Marriots. Granted – the rooms are basic but the bed was very comfy! 

The Dinner in the Pub was great both nights. The rooms are quirky and lovely. It was spotless, but some attention needs to be put to the Bathrooms, just a quick job of replacing the Silicon around the wet areas and maybe some re-grouting of the tiles. 

Overall, very impressive for such a small place and if the wedding party the day before didn't have ruined all the Irons I would have been able to Iron my shirt too :)

-review by James Rice

 

I stayed here on Business for two nights and enjoyed it much more than the usual Hiltons and Marriots. Granted – the rooms are basic but the bed was very comfy! 

The Dinner in the Pub was great both nights. The rooms are quirky and lovely. It was spotless, but some attention needs to be put to the Bathrooms, just a quick job of replacing the Silicon around the wet areas and maybe some re-grouting of the tiles. 

Overall, very impressive for such a small place and if the wedding party the day before didn't have ruined all the Irons I would have been able to Iron my shirt too :)
My partner and I stayed at The Duke for a 3 night break, and it's a fabulous place, well deserving of all the positive reviews. From our arrival, when we were greeted with coffees and a great intro to the sights of Matlock and Matlock Bath, to a friendly farewell on our last day, our stay at The Duke was a great experience.

Dave and Joe are so lovely and friendly, and the food is fantastic - I wish we could have stayed longer so that we could try more of the breakfast options, however the full cooked breakfast was fabulous. Try the cask ales, and do stay for an evening meal if you can; it's like dinner with friends.

Our room was a good size in the cottage behind the pub, which was a lovely studio room. The room had a (nice!) but small bathroom, which wasn't a problem for us.

To sum up, thank you Dave and Joe for a lovely trip; we have recommended you to our friends, and look forward to returning soon.

-review by Victoria Backhouse

 

My partner and I stayed at The Duke for a 3 night break, and it's a fabulous place, well deserving of all the positive reviews. From our arrival, when we were greeted with coffees and a great intro to the sights of Matlock and Matlock Bath, to a friendly farewell on our last day, our stay at The Duke was a great experience.

Dave and Joe are so lovely and friendly, and the food is fantastic - I wish we could have stayed longer so that we could try more of the breakfast options, however the full cooked breakfast was fabulous. Try the cask ales, and do stay for an evening meal if you can; it's like dinner with friends.

Our room was a good size in the cottage behind the pub, which was a lovely studio room. The room had a (nice!) but small bathroom, which wasn't a problem for us.

To sum up, thank you Dave and Joe for a lovely trip; we have recommended you to our friends, and look forward to returning soon.
My 3 friends and i stayed here for 1 night, we had rooms 5 and 9 and they were both lovely, very clean, comfy and quite quirky. We weren't rushed to check out and all staff were really friendly. i would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay in matlock. It was great value.

-review by Lyndsey Matthews

 

My 3 friends and i stayed here for 1 night, we had rooms 5 and 9 and they were both lovely, very clean, comfy and quite quirky. We weren't rushed to check out and all staff were really friendly. i would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay in matlock. It was great value.

My fiancé booked us a one night stay in this lovely little b&b, rang up that morning for the same evening, luckily they had a spare room. On arrivel, we was shown to our room which was seperate from the pub itself which I found very cosy. The rooms where just adorable. The bed was the comfiest I'd ever slept in which was fab. The next morning we went for our breakfast which was outstanding. The table was already layed out waiting for us, we was given a jug of milk, juice and coffee which was lovely and was supriced of the three course breakfast as we wasn't expecting much. We received cereal, a full English breakfast and toast the service was fantastic. I can't understand the bad reviews. We would deffinelty stay at the duke of Wellington again! Recommended!!


-review by Maria Jameson

 

My fiancé booked us a one night stay in this lovely little b&b, rang up that morning for the same evening, luckily they had a spare room. On arrivel, we was shown to our room which was seperate from the pub itself which I found very cosy. The rooms where just adorable. The bed was the comfiest I'd ever slept in which was fab. The next morning we went for our breakfast which was outstanding. The table was already layed out waiting for us, we was given a jug of milk, juice and coffee which was lovely and was supriced of the three course breakfast as we wasn't expecting much. We received cereal, a full English breakfast and toast the service was fantastic. I can't understand the bad reviews. We would deffinelty stay at the duke of Wellington again! Recommended!!

We visited for one night on our way further north.We found the location to be good , you can easily walk into town, although there is a challenging hill coming back! There are also pleanty of walking routes nearby.The town is pretty, with good views of the peaks. Matlock has a range of restaurants and shops.
The accommodation was comfortable, with sky television, heating -which was individually controlled and efficient. The Landlady and landlord were friendly and helpful and were always working. We ate in the restaurant which served good value' pubgrub'. My husband aslo rated the real ale as pretty good

-review by Deborah Cole

 

We visited for one night on our way further north.We found the location to be good , you can easily walk into town, although there is a challenging hill coming back! There are also pleanty of walking routes nearby.The town is pretty, with good views of the peaks. Matlock has a range of restaurants and shops.
The accommodation was comfortable, with sky television, heating -which was individually controlled and efficient. The Landlady and landlord were friendly and helpful and were always working. We ate in the restaurant which served good value' pubgrub'. My husband aslo rated the real ale as pretty good

 

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