“Impressive building with fascinating history” - AA Inspector
PENISTONE, SOUTH YORKSHIRE
On the edge of the Peak District National Park, Cubley Hall was built as a country house in the 18th century and became a gentleman’s residence in Queen Victoria’s reign. It later became a children’s home before being transformed into its current role in 1982. Following that the massive, oak-beamed bar was converted into the restaurant and furnished with old pine tables, chairs and church pews, and the building was extended to incorporate the hotel, which was designed to harmonise with the original mosaic floors, ornate plaster ceilings, oak panelling and stained glass. Food-wise, take your pick from light bites, chalkboard specials and an extensive main menu listing pub classics, a selection of 'proper big' burgers and home-made pizzas. Otherwise choices include meat and potato pie; chicken and mushroom carbonara; chilli con carne; and oven-baked veggie tartlet. The hall is reputedly haunted by friendly Florence Lockley, who married there in 1904 and is affectionately known as Flo.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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About the area
Discover South Yorkshire
Traditionally a steel and coal producing centre, the decline of both industries in South Yorkshire has been replaced to some extent by tourism based around the area’s beautiful Pennine countryside. The county claims part of the Peak District National Park, whose hills and dales provide welcome space for the large urban populations.
South Yorkshire is made up of four districts: City of Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Barnsley is the county’s administrative centre, located on one of Britain’s richest coalfields. The town has an entry in the Domesday Book and was built on land belonging to the priories of Pontefract and Monk Bretton. Doncaster, originally a Roman station, is set on the River Don. It is known particularly for its racecourse, best known for the St Leger in September. In 1875, Charles Dickens watched it from the 18th century Italianate grandstand at the Town Moor racecourse. The Lincolnshire Handicap is held in March. The town also boasts fine Georgian architecture and Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.
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