The Devonshire Arms Pilsley

The Devonshire Arms, Pilsley, Bakewell, United Kingdom, DE45 1UL
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Lunch Opening Times
Monday-Sunday: 12pm to 2.30pm

Dinner Opening Times
Monday-Saturday: 5.00pm to 9.00pm
Sunday : 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Excludes Bank Holidays

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Devonshire Arms Pilsley

The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley is a traditional English inn specialising in great food, excellent ales and comfy rooms.

The food on offer in the dining is a very sophisticated take pub fare. Chef Patron Alan Hill sources local ingredients, most of which come from the Chatsworth Estate itself. The drinks on offer in the pub include great local ales on tap, including Chatsworth Gold.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

We had a lovely stay in the Devonshire Arms. The rooms are well done with taste and quality. The restaurant offers various and delicious dishes with local products, above the food you usually find in country pubs, including the breakfast. Everybody was charming to us. A place that we will clearly remember and recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Lovely meal as always, in my favourite restaurant! Friendly service and delicious food.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Lovely meal (outstanding pub grub!), fine ale (the Chatsworth Gold is a cracker) and friendly service in a great location just a stone's throw from Chatsworth. Our first visit based on a recommendation that our son had from work colleagues. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area. A little gem.

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

Suited us perfectly for a quiet lunch in lovely surroundings with good food and service.

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Visited On Monday, 17 June 2019

Excellent meal ....one of the best ever and a lovely evening to celebrate my friend and my birthday. Thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

Amazing food, staff very welcoming, a relaxing environment, a perfect way to spend an evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

So very nice to spend Father's Day at the Devonshire arms Pilsley. We felt really looked after by Tracey and Billie -Jo. We are already thinking about coming back again! A credit to yourselves and your staff. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Very well organised with no fuss regarding check on or check out. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Really friendly staff

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

A great Sunday lunch

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Found the whole experience a little underwhelming, not enough staff, food was quite average, soup was good but pie and tagliatelle was not great, quite tasteless and under seasoned, chips had obviously been reheated. We didn't have a dessert but decided to order 2 x Baileys on ice instead, there was only enough for one of us.

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Wonderful experience. Ritzy feeling !

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Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

Yummy pub food and charming service. Wish the Devonshire Arms was nearer London.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Lovely location, everything you would expect at a good English country pub/hotel

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

A thoroughly enjoyable stay, myself and partner loved every minute of the weekend. Friendly staff and amazing food & drinks

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Most excellent food by Chef Alan Hill. Amazing farmhouse rooms & complementaries

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Good food, especially the homemade pies.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

We had a fabulous stay at The Devonshire Arms, Pilsley. A beautiful hotel, we and our little dog were made very welcome by the lovely staff - nothing was too much trouble. We had a beautiful four poster room with lovely treats and toiletries and we ate in the hotel bar along with our little dog and it was delicious as was our breakfast. Thank you to all at The Devonshire Arms.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

On the last few occasions the choice of food has been excellent. This time there were no specials. Soup was not very good. Quite watery. Chicken was excellent but accompaniment was sparse. Very few butter beans and hardly anything else. Please go back to your excellent choice of menu. Thank you

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 May 2019

We found the food very average, 2 of us had steaks which lacked flavour and the sauces were really runny. Arriving early for a drink there isn't really a bar area you can use and our table was by the kitchen door and physically very narrow for 4 peoples plates. The service was friendly but overall considering the reputation and publicity not the special meal we'd anticipated.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Lovely evening with friends. Good quality fresh food.

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Visited On Monday, 27 May 2019

A superb dining experience with a friendly but professional service. A delicious array to choose from on the menu. Will definitely recommend and visit again.

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Visited On Monday, 27 May 2019

Great pub great food but sadly understaffed which led to long waits and forgotten items that were ordered (at Sunday lunch)

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Visited On Monday, 27 May 2019

Food excellent, atmosphere great, service 5+ value for money excellent.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Following an excellent stay at the Cavendish Hotel some years ago, when everything was perfect, we decided to try one of the other hotels in the group, the Devonshire Arms at Pilsley. What a different experience, completely chalk and cheese! The visit started well with a welcome from the manager, Adam, and we were shown to a lovely “deluxe” room with many extra touches, one of which is free wifi. Unable to access this we were told that the wifi signal was poor everywhere, and we found that it never reached our room. The evening meal, basically a pub par meal with typical choices of steak pie, gammon, fish and chips, and other dishes, was well presented and enjoyable. Retiring to probably the softest mattress I have ever slept on, we found that the room has no window, so, as it was extremely warm, we had to sleep with the fire escape door propped open. Not to everyone’s liking! Breakfast, the next morning, was somewhat chaotic, as they were very short staffed, and we later heard that the chef had not come in either. Dinner that evening was the same menu, but breakfast on the second morning was a disaster. One poor girl, called Bobby, valiantly tried to serve everyone on her own. Although four more couples came in after us, we were the last to be served, and our meal took over an hour and a half. When I finally went to the kitchen to find my toast I discovered poor Bobby had had to abandon the diners completely and was now expected to deal with all the guests who were checking out. Another girl, who had appeared from nowhere, was not helping serve breakfast but actually clearing away all the pastries, jams, etc, even though there were still four occupied tables! How can a hotel of this quality run out of tea pots on both mornings and have to serve a teabag in a ceramic mug of hot water, although the look on the face of the elegant lady who had ordered Earl Grey with lemon said it all. And why, when the situation became out of control, was nobody brought in from another hotel in the group, to provide the level of service expected from an establishment of this reputation. But my biggest complaint has been made before on TripAdvisor and obviously has not been addressed by the management. We had booked dinner, bed and breakfast which was just under £60 more than straight bed and breakfast, £242 as opposed to £185. That money was then credited against my meals. If I spent more than that I had to pay the difference, but if I spent less the hotel kept it. Heads you lose and tails you don’t win! Had I just booked B&B and paid for my meals as I took them I would have saved some £15. This is a beautiful part of the world that we will be visiting again. However, there are many other B&Bs in the area for half the price, and I suspect far better service.

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