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Callow Hall Hotel

Mappleton Road, Mappleton, ASHBOURNE, DE6 2AA

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What's not to like about this quintessentially English Victorian country-house retreat in 44 acres of woodlands and gardens on the edge of the Peak District National Park, overlooking the Dove Valley and Bentley Brook? Its ivy-festooned walls enfold an old-school set up of antiques, opulent fabrics, fancy plasterwork and oak panels galore, and the vibe in the elegant dining room isn't about to rock that particular boat. A sure-footed kitchen team still does things the old way, smoking and curing meats and fish in-house and doing all of its own baking. The result is country-house cooking in the classic mould; dinner starts with a textbook lobster bisque served with crème fraîche and chives, and a little skewer of tiger prawns and scallops, then moves via an intermediate course - gilt head bream with tomato and black olive tapenade - to mains, perhaps boned roast quail with home-made sausage stuffing, kale, cranberry and apple and rich game jus. To close the show, warm raspberry and blueberry frangipane tart comes with an exemplary vanilla ice cream.

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Tel: 01335 300900
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Open/closed

Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Traditional British
Chef: Joseph Grayson
Number of seats: 70
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £16.00
Sunday lunch: £28.50-£32.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
Callow Hall Hotel, Ashbourne

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A515 through Ashbourne towards Buxton, left at Bowling Green pub, then 1st right
Nearest station: Derby

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