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Peacock at Rowsley

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‘Manners maketh man’: and very successfully too, if I may say so, even if the finished article does need the occasional makeover. Having benefited from that experience Manners made Peacock: yes, it’s a colourful tale. Having been brought back into the family fold after a lapse of forty-five years, the fabulous bird has truly come home to roost. India Mahdavi has transformed the rooms, and antique furnishings from Belvoir once again sit happily alongside the Inn’s log fires and mullion windows.

Managers Ian and Jenni Mackenzie ensure that there is no pique in the Peak District, and visits to nearby Chatsworth, Matlock and Haddon Hall come highly recommended. There are no flies on Gordon Ramsey trained Chef Mathew Rushden, but plenty on the nearby rivers Wye and Derwent, where the hotel owns ten miles of superb dry fly trout fishing. While Lord Edward battles to keep the draught out of nearby Haddon Hall, his guests happily drink it, hand-pulled from the wooden barrels in the cellar below.


Ratings/Awards: AA 3 Star
Number of Rooms: 16
Number Ensuite: 16
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Chef: Mathew Rushden

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Sample Menu:

Jerusalem artichoke soup £5.75

Chicken, pork, duck terrine, toasted sour dough bread £7.90

Ravioli of spinach, ricotta, smoked almonds, pistachio cream £7.25

Crab and avocado tian £8.50

Monk fish, saffron risotto, chilli jam, smoky bacon £9.50

Assiette of first courses £9.25


Fillet of beef Rossini £27.00

Confit of belly pork, roasted garlic mash, cinnamon sauce £21.75

Sea trout and scallops, linguini, pesto £21.95

Cannon of lamb, glazed potatoes, redcurrant jus £22.50

Duck breast, potato rösti, burnt orange sauce £21.50

Halibut, celeriac and mashed potatoes, roast garlic sauce £21.50


“Peach Melba” £6.95

Apple brulée £6.95

Pineapple tarte tatin £6.95

Assiette of desserts £7.50

An artist’s palette of ice cream £7.25

A selection of cheeses, wakes cakes £6.75

Welsh rarebit, pickled walnuts £5.75


Are you vegetarian? Please ask for our vegetarian menu

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