The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley

East Midlands Derbyshire Bakewell

  • From £190 a night
  • 13 Guest Rooms
  • Boutique Country Pub

A stone's throw from Chatsworth House, this popular pub has 13 stylish bedrooms and terrific food

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The Devonshires are very well-connected, and the Duchess of Devonshire has applied her great eye for design to the pub in this tiny estate village, a mere stone's throw from Chatsworth House, and even nearer to a peerless farm shop at the top of the lane. Pilsley is chocolate-box pretty, the soft sandstone buildings glowing in sunlight, and the inn has a stylish, contemporary vibe that makes it a tremendous place to stay and eat right in the heart of the Peaks.

The Dev (as it's known locally) has been here for 300 years. It's a great place to make yourself comfy before striking out for a tour around Chatsworth House. There's a collection of 13 stylish guest rooms in all, individually designed by the Duchess herself and divided between the main building and the next-door farmhouse. The rooms above the pub are slightly more contemporary, divided between Petite, Classic and Deluxe, while the farmhouse rooms are a bit more countrified, with plaid soft furnishings and four-poster beds. All are dog-friendly and come with good wifi, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Freeview TVs, comfy beds with good quality linens and en-suite bathrooms with toiletries. The Deluxe and Farmhouse rooms are more spacious and the Farmhouse rooms have larger bathrooms and some have walk-in showers as well as baths.

Like its sister Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants properties, food is taken seriously here. The menu is upmarket pub grub, beautifully cooked and presented, and makes the most of the produce from the Chatsworth Estate, featuring the likes of partridge breast with artichoke, venison with cabbage. local lamb shoulder and hogget loin, Chatsworth-raised beef and oxtail, plus good steaks and fish dishes, including classic fish and chips and crispy whitebait. Try the local faggots or beef and ale pie.

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Open all year. 


Double rooms with breakfast from £190 a night. 

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This special offer is exclusively for Sundays. Prices from £94.50 per person, including a bottle of Artelium English sparkling wine, £35 per person allocation towards food, and a Full Derbyshire breakfast. Available until 1st November 2024, subject to availability.
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Contact Website  01246 565 405  The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, Pilsley, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1UL

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  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Walking
  • Family rooms
  • Parking
  • Bicycle Routes
  • Dog-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Fishing
  • Hills & Mountains
  • Historic
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Sensational Views
  • Pub with Rooms

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We enjoyed the Devonshire Arms, and would definitely stay again, and happy to recommend.

We loved the premises, friendly staff, the beautiful village, countryside and setting. The bedrooms were very comfortable and relaxing, quiet and peaceful. It was lovely to be able to hear the birds singing in the morning.
Apr 14, 2024 by Robert

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