The George Hotel is situated in a prominent position on Main Road in Hathersage. Sitting on the main thoroughfare for the Hope Valley running from Hathersage to Castleton, it is the ideal base for exploring this stunning area.
The George Hotel, or ‘The George’ as it is known, is believed to have been first built in the 14th or 15th century as an alehouse serving the packhorse trains travelling between the quarries of Castleton and the city of Sheffield. This traffic increased and boomed in the 1700s as packhorses brought in metal from Sheffield to be made into buttons and needles at the newly-formed factories in the village. At this time the George became known as an ‘inn’.
The George was then owned by the Duke of Devonshire. It was sold to the Eyre family in 1839 and then on to James Morton in 1841, when it became known as a ‘Hotel’. It is also around this time that Charlotte Bronte was known to have frequented The George and she based her novel ‘Jane Eyre’ on the village, its surroundings and the characters she met.
The present owner Eric Marsh has owned The George since 1996. Eric is a hotelier of over 50 years’ experience and still supervises the operation of the hotel supported by his wife Liz and their four children.
Staying at The George Hotel
If you’re looking for the perfect place to rest your head whilst exploring and enjoying the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales or even the city of Sheffield, The George provides first class service and luxury accommodation.
The George Hotel offers relaxing and beautiful surroundings with great food and rustic charm, along with easy access to the many attractions of the local area.
Whatever your reason for visiting The George, there is a choice of great value standard and luxury accommodation that will ensure that you are well rested and looked after.
The George Hotel’s largest rooms are the Superior rooms, offering more space and a higher grade of bed so you are assured the best possible night’s sleep. Each room is individual in design and layout, featuring bespoke, hand made furniture, with the charm and personality you would expect from a 500 year old coaching inn.
For the ultimate in comfort there is the Master Suite which also features the original stained glass window of King George himself. The little things can add extra luxury to your stay, including high quality toiletries and complimentary bath robes for use during your stay.
The George Hotel’s Standard rooms have been recently refurbished and have all the features and facilities you need for a relaxing stay.
Some of the standard rooms can also be set up to accommodate families, so please do get in touch for details.
Ground Floor Rooms
The George Hotel’s ground floor rooms have also been recently refurbished. These rooms are at road level, closer to the main hotel areas and offer the traditional coaching inn experience.
Just imagine those travellers from hundreds of years before, on their journey from the South to Manchester, stopping off at The George on the way for a friendly pint and a comfortable bed.
Please note, these rooms are only accessible via stairs and the windows are at the road level.
Fine dining at The George Hotel
The George Hotel has a well-known and well-loved fine dining restaurant. The historic building and contemporary decor provides wonderful surroundings in which to enjoy mouthwatering British cuisine.
The Restaurant at The George has carved an impressive name for itself over the last 18 years. It does this by sticking to the ethos that “any great stay needs great food and drink”, so we offer a delicious traditional menu with a modern twist and exceptional service.
The George Hotel can offer a range of dining options and packages, from afternoon tea to all-day dining and even private dinners.
Exclusive private dining
Our private dining options are a decadent affair, but why not go one step further and hire the entire premises for your next party or event? What could be better than hosting your very own ‘house party’ in the historic and luxurious surroundings of the George Hotel?
So whether it’s a party for friends, family or business associates, you can be assured of a great event. You can have sole use of the award-winning restaurant, public areas and bedrooms for the duration of your stay.
When you choose private dining with George, our team will help you to organise those all important finishing touches, and our chef will also be on hand to discuss your dining requirements.
Weddings at The George Hotel
The George Hotel is a beautiful wedding venue, located in the picturesque and historic village of Hathersage in the Peak District. With flexible packages to suit your needs, we’re confident that our unique hotel and dedicated team will help create special memories for both you and all your guests. Get in touch with our team for your perfect day.
A quality conference venue
Successful corporate events require two things; great organisation and a great venue. Sheffield is a bustling business centre, but sometimes it’s nice to treat your associates and colleagues to something a little more special. By choosing The George Hotel as your next conference venue, you can enjoy the tranquility of the Peak District and the charm of Hathersage village, breathing new life and fresh air into your corporate event.
Hathersage sits at the Eastern end of the beautiful Hope Valley. Overlooked by wooded hillsides, heather moorland and rugged gritstone edges, the village is incredibly popular for outdoor pursuits. Stanage Edge above the village offers world-class gritstone climbing and great views.
The beautiful River Derwent flows just to the south of the village and many paths and trails into the hills are accessible from the village. Hathersage also has its own train station offering regular links to the rest of the valley and beyond on the main Sheffield to Manchester line.