The Lathkil Hotel is one of the most perfectly located country pubs in the Peak District National Park! Situated in the tiny Derbyshire village of Over Haddon, only two miles from the historic market town of Bakewell, here you’ll find old fashioned hospitality, great food and beer, and the most spectacular panoramic views over the beautiful Lathkill Dale.
The Lathkil Hotel has four beautiful en-suite bedrooms, all finished to a very high standard, providing comfortable Peak District holiday accommodation in the heart of the countryside. All rooms have a flat screen TV/DVD, personal mini bar/fridge and tea & coffee making facilities.
Two of the rooms are King-size double rooms, situated at the front of the hotel, enjoying a huge view of Lathkill Dale and beyond. One can be split into a twin room on request. One has en-suite bath and shower facilities and one has an en-suite walk-in shower.
Two further double rooms are located to the rear of the hotel, both with en-suite shower rooms.
For the comfort of all guests, the rooms are non-smoking. Dogs are allowed in certain rooms by prior arrangement only.
The breakfasts at the Lathkil Hotel are legendary! Served in the bright, airy dining room, with those fantastic views, the full breakfast boasts sausage and black pudding all locally obtained from the New Close Farm shop, just across the fields, and smoked bacon from Critchlow’s of Bakewell. Add in local free-range eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, and speciality Derbyshire oatcakes, and you’ll be set up for whatever the day holds! Alternatively, smoked haddock or kippers are available. This is all in addition to assorted juices, cereals, yoghurt, toast, fruit, tea & coffee.
At lunchtime the food is served buffet-style, with everything laid out for you to choose from. There is a wide choice of home-made food, from light choices such as soup with a crusty roll or filled rolls with a salad garnish; through to main meals like venison casserole, lasagne or a ham salad, as well as vegetarian alternatives, all accompanied by a range of salads or delicious chips and peas. There is also a great selection of puddings.
Lunches are served from 12 noon till 2.00pm Monday to Friday, and 12 noon till 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
A more extensive a la carte menu is available in the evening.
On Friday and Saturday evenings, the restaurant is invitingly laid out to accommodate diners. From Sunday through to Thursday, patrons can eat in a more informal setting, either in the dining room or in the bar.
In the summer months it is also possible to eat on the Beer Terrace, which has amazing scenic views.
The Lathkil Hotel – The Bar
The bar has traditional wooden beams, a huge fire and a cosy, inviting atmosphere, the perfect place to relax after a day exploring in the Peak District. Enjoy guest beers from the likes of Whim Ales, which is brewed locally in the village of Hartington, and Peak Ales beers, brewed on the Chatsworth Estate.
Other visiting ales come from local breweries such Bradfield Brewery, Abbeydale Brewery, Kelham Island Brewery, Storm Brewery, RAW Brewery, Barlow Brewery, and those further afield like Adnams Brewery, Blue Monkey Brewery, Wincle Beer Company, Northumbria Real Ales, Castle Rock Brewery and Titanic Brewery, to name but a few.
The Lathkil Hotel – Surroundings
Over Haddon is a small but very picturesque Peak District village, set peacefully amidst the rolling fields of the White Peak and located on a hill overlooking the beautiful Lathkill Dale.
There is no shortage of lovely walks from the Lathkil Hotel down to the River Lathkill, and the routes down are well sign-posted. The River Lathkill is particularly clear, and its grassy banks make perfect picnic spots. From Lathkill Dale the river runs to join with the River Wye.
Over Haddon is also within easy walking distance of the pretty market town of Bakewell and the stunning country estate of Haddon Hall, the latter from which it takes its name.