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Surrounding The Maynard, we’re blessed with beautiful scenery, idyllic countryside and a warming sense of community filled with vibrant culture and historical heritage. A tranquil and inviting haven right on our doorstep. From picturesque towns to sweeping vistas, country fairs and expansive parkland, The Maynard is the perfectly located to discover the wonders of our glorious Peak District National Park.
Below are just a few of our favourite local beauty spots, beloved attractions, and activities most popular with friends and visitors of The Marnard. For more ideas for places to visit and things you can do, drop by and let us give you some friendly insight into our local knowledge.
Grindleford has the most fantastic walks and is perfect for those embracing the outdoors. We are blessed with such stunning scenery such as Froggatt & Stanage Edge, Padley Gorge, Longshaw Estate, Higger Tor within a stone’s through. The Maynard is the perfect spot to meet for a hearty breakfast, great coffee or a well deserved pint, pre or post walk.view more
Standing on the east bank of the River Derwent, Chatsworth House looks across to the low hills between the Derwent and Wye valleys. The house is set in expansive parkland and backed by wooded, rocky hills rising to heather moorland. It contains major collections of paintings, furniture, Old Master drawings, neoclassical sculptures, books and other artefacts. The Maynard is in great local proximity should you be visiting for the annual country fair, horse trials or RHS flower show.view more
The picturesque historic market town of Bakewell is just 6 miles away from The Maynard. Perfect for a day of exploring, try a Bakewell Pudding or visit the majestic Haddon Hall, which has been used as a film set for blockbuster films such as Pride & Prejudice, The Other Boleyn Girl, Jane Eyre and The Princess Bride.view more
What our visitors say
Me and my partner arrived at short notice with little knowledge of the hotel and were pleasantly surprised. The staff were really friendly and helpful, really professional too. The quality of service and the complimentary items in the room deserve mentioning, they were a much higher quality than I expected it to be for a 3* establishment. The newly refurbished bar and restaurant was spectacular - can’t wait to see the bedrooms when they’re done! The rooms were really comfortable, clean and spacious. We would definitely come again!
Fantastic night away, ended up eating three times due to the great range of dishes. All of which were cooked to perfection. Me and my partner were so spoilt for choice that we ended up having 4 starters and ended up mopping up the plates. Strongly recommend to anyone looking for a night away or food in the Peak District!
We went for a Saturday evening meal. It was the first time we’ve been to The Maynard (newly revamped) and we will definitely be returning. The food was very good, with some interesting vegetarian options, and Abi and Kate who served us were both friendly and professional. The restaurant is smart, the environment relaxed, with some nice views of the garden and beyond. All in all, a very nice evening.
We have enjoyed eating her on several occasions. The food is always excellent. A wonderful choice of wines at sensible prices. Service which is superlative! Friendly. Fast. Attentive. Congratulations to Abbey & Sarah who made our visit extra special.
We spent two nights at the Maynard and enjoyed every minute. Our room was spacious, with a new bathroom and the biggest bed I've ever seen which was as comfortable as it looked. The wifi was good which makes a change! Breakfast was excellent. We ate in the restaurant both nights as we liked the food and there was plenty of choice. The Maynard has been revamped and everything has been done to a high standard with great attention to detail. What really made the difference though is the team - everyone we dealt with was friendly, helpful and good at their job and made our stay something to remember.
During the current lockdown, The Maynard are providing a takeaway service, with the cuisine theme changing each week. The Sunday Roast was cooked to perfection, and this weekends Katsu Curry was incredibly flavoursome. The Maynard takeaway is becoming our weekend ritual, and we’re already looking forward to next weekends burger offering. Also, NHS staff currently eat for free, which is a touching gesture of thanks. Highly recommended!
We have really enjoyed the takeaway menus prepared by The Maynard during Lockdown. The Thai curry and the Katsu curry were full of flavour and the Sunday roasts were both generous and delicious. A highlight on V E Day was a beautifully presented afternoon tea! These takeaways are a very welcome treat, well priced,excellent service and very good food! Thank you!
During the Covid 19 lockdown my family and I enjoyed the burgers to take away tonight. It was superb, and the beef brisket in particular was delicious! The collection process was so well organised and efficient, and it is excellent value for money with huge portions! We’re very excited to come and eat in person when we are allowed to!