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Monsal Head Hotel, Bakewell

Monsal Head
Little Longstone
Postal town: Bakewell
DE45 1NL
Phone: 01629640250
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Ian Mapp left this review about Monsal Head Hotel

Went to the Stables Bar where they had two ales from Pennine Brewing Co. on. Monsal Gold in average condition.

As you would expect, lots of families, with free range kids running riot.

On 17th April 2019 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about Monsal Head Hotel

Of the seven hand pumps available, five were in use on my recent visit, serving two from Bradfield, two from Buxton and Black Coral Stout from Hornbeam brewery. The stout was OK, but the Stable Ale, the "house bitter" brewed in Buxton was excellent.

It was pretty quiet when I was here, though I know it can get packed out at the weekend, with tables in the courtyard out front full of day trippers. The massive solid fuel stove must have been a boon for the horses on cold winter nights here, and wouldn't have gone amiss in this dismal summer, but it was unlit. One huge plus mark for me: no music! However, I have to say the service was dreadful, the one serving person disappearing into the back room for various reasons and not keeping an eye on the bar. The layout of the place, with booth seating in the original stalls, is not conducive to a proper pub atmosphere, but as a spectacularly sited tourist watering hole it does just fine.

On 23rd June 2011 - rating: 6
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Andy Ven left this review about Monsal Head Hotel

The Monsal Head Hotel is a 7 room hotel and restaurant. The Stables bar, an annex to the rear, is a rustic coverted stable with tables placed between the horses stalls, flag stone floor and a wood burning stove. It’s a welcome stopping place on the Monsal trail, with plenty of tables outside if you want some fresh air and a good view from the car park of the former railway viaduct, now a public footpath.

On handpull there was Bradfield Farmer’s Blonde, Bradfield Farmer’s Stout, Hornbeam Mary Rose (a nice chestnut-red bitter), Buxton Moor Top and Buxton Stable Ale (brewed for the hotel). Two handpulls were unused on my visit.

On 28th April 2011 - no rating submitted
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17th Apr 2019, 15:52
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17th Apr 2019, 15:07
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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