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The Izaak Walton Hotel

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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 84%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 377 reviews

Quality and comfort in a stunning location

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
Civil weddings

Often it is claimed that a property is in an idyllic location; this could not be truer than for the Izaak Walton Hotel. The 17th-century property named after the author of The Compleat Angler is nestled in the picturesque Dove Valley, dwarfed by the surrounding peaks known as 'Thorpe Cloud' and 'Bunster Hill', on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border. Bedrooms are attractively furnished and comfortably appointed. There are a number of small private sittings rooms and an oak-beamed bar in which to relax. Meals are served in the Haddon Restaurant or Dovedale Bar.

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  • En-suite rooms: 38
  • Family rooms: 6
  • Ground-floor rooms: 7
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 40


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Private fishing
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate: 130
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 100
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 80
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 40


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 120

Getting here

A515 onto B5054 to Thorpe, over cattle grid & 2 small bridges, 1st right, sharp left

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