Cavendish Hotel

“Fine dining on the Chatsworth Estate” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BASLOW, DERBYSHIRE

Official Rating
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Our Inspector's view

This stylish hotel dates back to the 18th century, and the comfortable public areas are adorned with paintings from the Duke's extensive art collection. The Gallery restaurant is traditionally decorated with a smart modern twist, and in season menus feature lamb and game from the estate. You might begin with cod loin and satay sauce, cooled by coconut yoghurt. A neatly plated, colourful dish of Moss Valley pork belly comes with homemade black pudding, sage mashed potato, Swiss chard, broccoli and peppered pineapple. ‘Simple presentation and perfect execution’ sums up a dessert of banana, walnut and caramel soufflé with silky dark chocolate sorbet.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Cavendish Hotel
Church Lane, BASLOW, DE45 1SP
Phone : 01246 582311

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 4.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.00
  • Dinner served until: 8.00
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 22
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 12
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Derbyshire

The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.

The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.

The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.

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