Stayed on business for 1 night in the area so this is a DB&B review not a wedding or function. I can certainly see why this hotel is so popular for weddings it's a beautiful building and the gardens are lovely and interior is well decorated, clean, tidy and with decor for a country house. Some people may think it's chintzy and tired perhaps but I thought was in keeping with the period theme.
Checked in but a little inconvenient that the room 207 was miles away from reception with narrow corridors, stairs windy turns etc so if you are disabled or require assistance then no lifts in this old building and many rooms are quite far away, so bear that in mind. Anyway got into room with real key and it was large nice outlook, clean, tidy and well appointed. Bed a little hard for me but comfortable. No aircon and heaters are convectors.
Went to the Old Coach House for dinner, had to book although it was pretty empty, a little irritating that the staff member grouped me with other single people in one part of the room quite close to the other lady who was sat right in front and I could sense her disappointment that with more seating options staff insist on putting you where they want. Anyway menu I thought was traditional country house food on a typed menu and fairly small choice perhaps for some but I took the tempura prawns, nice tasty small salad but prawns were largely tasteless. Chose roast and had a lovely beef roast although it was a tad not hot enough to be honest but I still enjoyed it a lot and nice portion size.
I found the restaurant far too bright and not very 'cosy' all the lights were all brightly on which I thought spoilt it a little. Restaurant staff excellent.
Breakfast was excellent and high service.
Didn't use spa etc but assume it's good.
Nice hotel and would probably stay again.
Oh wifi - bit of a faff with a printed log in and password but quite strong and steady signal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ringwood Hall Hotel is a beautiful Georgian grade 11 listed Manor House set in 29 acres of grounds, with six acres of award winning formal gardens. The hotel is easily accessed from junctions 29 & 30 of the M1, with free parking for over 150 vehicles. The hotel is set at the gateway to the magnificent Peak District National Park, while Chatsworth House, Bolsover Castle, Hardwick Hall and the many varied attractions of the Peak District are within easy travel. Ringwood Hall Hotel offers 74 en-suite bedrooms including several suites, four posters and ten feature rooms which have king or queen sized beds, power showers or corner baths. The hotel has a unique Victorian kitchen garden where herbs and vegetables grown are used in the food served in our Coach House Dining Room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ringwood Hall Chesterfield
- Hotel Ringwood Hall