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The Peacock At Rowsley, Matlock, Derbyshire

The Peacock At Rowsley

4.7
4.7
234 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
As you walk into the Peacock you get the feeling of history, built in 1652, the hotel was originally used as a dower house for Haddon Hall. The link between the two survives today as Lord Edward Manners brought the hotel back into his estate in 2004, the hotel has many pieces of unique furniture and art work from the Estate. The Bar is another step back into the past with a copper topped bar and untouched surroundings, the extensive cocktail and drinks list can be enjoyed in the bar or lounge before dinner. Our restaurant team have been the proud bearers of three AA rosettes–the top ten percent in the country. We offer both an indulgent, fine dining menu & a more relaxed bar menu to suit most tastes or moods. We serve truly local ingredients including organically-reared beef & lamb from the Haddon Estate. We are open for lunch in our bar and restaurant Wednesday to Saturday and dinner in our bar Tuesday to Friday and dinner in our restaurant Tuesday to Saturday.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00–13:45 Dinner Mon–Sat 19:00–20:45 Sun 18:30–20:15
  • Phone number
    01629 733518
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Head Chef Dan Smith
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining rooms are ideal for celebrating intimate wedding breakfasts and family occasions, with a charming outdoor seating area ideal for pre-dining drinks during the summer months.
  • Private party contact
    Rhiannon Le Beau: 01629 733518
  • Area
    Matlock
  • Cross Street
    Bakewell Road
  • Parking Details
    There is ample parking to the rear of the hotel
  • Public Transit
    Transpeak buses and The Sixes buses stop directly outside the hotel
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Lighter lunch menu

    £35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our 3 course lighter lunch menu includes a full size starter and dessert and a half portion main course. Ideal for those with a lighter appetite. Available for lunch Wednesday- Saturday

What 234 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Derbyshire

    Best Overall

  • Derbyshire

    Best Food

  • Derbyshire

    Best Service

  • Derbyshire

    Best Ambience

  • Derbyshire

    Best Value

  • Derbyshire

    Good for business meals

  • Derbyshire

    Good for business meals

  • Derbyshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Derbyshire

    Good for special occasions

234 Reviews
  1. GillG

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely pleased with our evening dinning for a celebration. The birthday card was a lovely touch. Five stars all round and only one comment about overly creamy desert choices from one of us. Just a little disappointed not to see choice of splendid local cheeses showcased but a very minor comment.

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  2. Fimo

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food service excellent could do with music a little louder so not hearing other peoples conversation just getting the right balance But had a wonderful meal and very relaxing coffee in the lounge afterwards The staff were really attentive without being intrusive, will definitely be back and have already recommended to friends

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  3. Buntseatwell

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb experience impeccable food, wine and service .

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  4. rebeccaw

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebration of a70 th birthday, staff attentive, choice of food lovely, loved the food in between . Thankyou, a memorable meal

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  5. ChrisF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food - a miscellany of tastes and flavours. An imaginative menu

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Mid week lunchtime date with my husband. We are in our 50s and he took me to cheer me up. First the good - Staff were friendly and welcoming. We had a drink in the bar before going through to the restaurant. The bar is cosy and charmingly olde-worlde but the fires werent lit in either the bar or lounge. We found the food to be average - my medium steak was overdone and my husbands venison pie had minced venison rather than chunks. The puddings were OK but conflicting flavours tbh. Nothing was inedible or bad enough to complain about it’s just expensive given the quality and all a bit blah. The dining room is austere and you are sat in rows. The acoustics are terrible and you can hear every conversation in the room. It all felt very conservative and too old even for us over 50s.

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  7. RichW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Genuinely outstanding food and excellent, attentive service. Our first visit to the Peacock at Rowsley definitely won't be out last.

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  8. MargaretE

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and attentive table service in a beautiful setting.

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  9. ClareH

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the taster menu with the additional wine parings. The taster menu was outstanding and extremely good locally sourced quality ingredients. The experience as a whole was magical. The Sommelier was really attentive and great varied parings from global wines. In terms of the interior of this lovely old building I found the decor tasteful and had a lovely welcoming feel. Tables nicely spaced and the dining room was intimate enough.

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  10. BethanyG

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    An enchanted evening was had by all. The knowledgeable waiting staff delivered the delicious food with grace and panache. A bit of classical guitar in the foyer was a lovely touch.

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  11. JonathanG

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and excellent service - cannot fault the meal that we had.

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  12. VivienneB

    Miami - Dade

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lunchtime visit, so only small a la carte menu available. Everything was very flavourful and beautifully presented. The main criticism was lack of sauce, both with the main course and dessert. The beef ravioli perhaps needed more seasoning and the pasta quite thick and tough, and again the venison pie was served quite dry, a small jug of gravy jus would have lifted it.

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  13. SarahA

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful setting, lovely atmosphere, food and service. We couldn't have asked for more. A truly memorable experience.

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  14. KathleenD

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit to the Peacock and it was an extremely pleasant experience. Every member of staff was delightful and the setting is tasteful and comfortable. The food was excellent, both taste and presentation, which is reflected in the price. It is fairly pricey but we believed it was good value and will certainly visit again.

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  15. IanH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Staff are professional and pleasant. Light lunch is just the right quantity of food.

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  16. SarahD

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing. This was my first visit but I will definitely be back. Food and service were impeccable - thank you

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  17. juliev

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lighter lunch menu was good value and tasty. Very small restaurant meant lack of privacy, especially with one gentleman slightly fiddly using choice language.

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  18. DarrenHall

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service in a beautiful hotel / restaurant

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  19. JACQUELINE

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. Our meal was delicious. Lots of flavours that complimented each other - delicious. The cocktails were fabulous.

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  20. JackC

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a pleasure to dine at the Peacock. The warm and welcoming lounge is matched by the excellent and attentive staff and following delicious canapes (which are always varied and differ at each visit) the Hotel provides both bar and fine dining plus vegetarian menus giving a splendid choice of tremendously well cooked and beautifully presented food. There is a good selection of wines by the glass or bottle. We have been regulars, travelling from West Yorkshire, for many years and often stay for a couple of days to try more of the menu choices. If you have never been it is well worth a visit for some of the best food in Derbyshire

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  21. FelicityH

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for the 3 course lighter lunch, delicious and wonderful relaxing atmosphere, would definitely recommend.

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  22. NickC

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely welcome, fantastic food, superb wine accompaniment and very good service. Recommend the tasting menu and wine pairing. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion. Also recommend a cocktail in the bar beforehand!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We tried the lunch menu and was not disappointed…. Good food with plenty of flavour. Marvellous service from the staff who were very knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. Will return to try the evening menu soon and possibly stay over too!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was far too complicated. Flavours were good but need’s simplify

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  25. ValerieC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, in very tasteful surroundings. Staff were marvellous

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  26. KathrynS

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience all round. Beautiful food, service and atmosphere

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  27. JackC

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Peacock is a shining jewel awaiting diners in Derbyshire. The food is presented in two menus; a restaurant and bar selection of courses which diners can mix and match and eat in either the comfortable dining rooms with their original Mouseman walnut tables or the cosy snug bar. Last night we sampled both menus. Before the meal came two outstanding amuse bouche's including a delightful Bao bun stuffed with hot and tasty beef. From the bar menu, my wife had a delicious Keen's cheddar cheese and onion soup with grapes and tiny crispy croutons which I was fortunate enough to taste whilst from the restaurant menu, I had a ballotine of the creamiest buttery duck liver with tasty curled slices of duck breast and cherries. Following this, a very tasty vegetarian dish with potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli and for me, the most tender roll of chicken breast stuffed with a herb/chicken mousse and served with tiny girolle mushrooms and sweetcorn grains and sauce along with a confit egg yolk. Superb! We had a terrific half bottle of Nappa Vallet Silverado and some champagne. At the end we were too full to sample the puds....but from previous visits we know they are great. The service is super. Friendly and knowledgeable and the whole evening delightful. Congratulations to the management, staff and especially the chefs who are hitting well above their current three AA rosettes. They deserve a star and certainly have one from us! If you have never been make it a go to place. They also have very comfortable rooms at reasonable prices and serve qa great breakfast!

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  28. AndrewO

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent, however the restaurant itself just felt a little stark and regimented

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  29. RachelT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely superb evening dining for two. Everything was faultless- food, ambience, extremely attentive service. Can’t wait to return.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location. Staff were very friendly and attentive. The dining room was nice and cosy. The Lighter Lunch menu was nice but it did not totally meet the expectations.

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  31. Marinbianchi

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food in a lovely old building. Quite formal and has that Special Occasion feel, but too good to save just for special occasions. A must visit venue

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  32. DJCP

    Warwickshire

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyable dining experience with excellent food and great service

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  33. peterh

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and attentive staff, the food was lovely, the drinks a little over priced, but the whole experience was enjoyable. Notwithstanding the drink prices we would still go back for a special occasion

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  34. JasonG

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was ok. Slightly underwhelming room and ambience. Service ok. Nice welcome.

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  35. Benjamin

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional staff and food. Highly recommend

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  36. Hannah

    Derbyshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and drinks, lovely friendly staff. Excellent, as always.

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  37. TimS

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food and service was excellent Not so some of my fellow diners, loud, mannerless and ignorant

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  38. JohnB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food - impeccably presented - superb service - and to the accompaniment of a skilled guitarist!

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  39. DerekB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely lunch, good food and service, great setting. Will be back.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining experience & memorable milestone birthday celebration.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Peacock At Rowsley is rated 4.7 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Peacock At Rowsley

The Peacock At Rowsley, Bakewell Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2EB

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bakewell Road
  • Area
    Matlock
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00–13:45 Dinner Mon–Sat 19:00–20:45 Sun 18:30–20:15
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    There is ample parking to the rear of the hotel
  • Public Transit
    Transpeak buses and The Sixes buses stop directly outside the hotel
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Head Chef Dan Smith
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01629 733518
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining rooms are ideal for celebrating intimate wedding breakfasts and family occasions, with a charming outdoor seating area ideal for pre-dining drinks during the summer months.
  • Private party contact
    Rhiannon Le Beau: 01629 733518
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