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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.
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.
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.
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!
Popped in for Sunday lunch with some friends and found the staff attentive, the food cooked beautifully and setting splendid - Rob and his team have certainly made a stunning impact at the Maynard and we look forward to a return visit. Definitely recommend the Roast Beef!!
Thank you for making us feel so welcome today. Excellent location, excellent service and excellent food. Highlights from our menu choices were the Sardines, Venison Ravioli, Lamb Tagine and Katsu Curry. We will be visiting again soon.
We had a really lovely three nights at the Maynard, with dinner each evening to save driving, and we couldn't have been happier. The welcome was so warm, even for our boisterous dog, and the food terrific. We booked a fairly low-end room but it was extremely comfortable - next time we'll try to book one with a view, since it is so stunning. We made a good tour of the menu and the food was without exception delicious, beautifully prepared and presented. Just lovely! We'll do our very best to be back soon.
Our 2 night stay with family, was excellent. Great service, wonderful food and amazing views. The full package.
Last week my husband and I went to the Maynard to celebrate our second wedding anniversary (we got married there) and had a wonderful time! The staff were really friendly and attentive,particularly our waitress Kate, and the food was wonderful! I would definitely recommend anyone in the area to treat themselves to a meal here!
We stopped here for a family lunch after a hike in Pedley Gorge. The food and service was excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful, and service was prompt. The menu has some excellent choices and all our meals were of a high standard of presentation and of a good quality. The desserts were also excellent and between us we had a Vegan Cheesecake (very oaty!) a pistachio tiramisu and a chocolate brownie - all of which were fantastic. The decor is smart and modern, we ate inside as it was raining but the garden also looked good with plenty of seating.
Very enjoyable lunch at the Maynard. Decent weather (for a change) meant we could sit outside in a lovely garden setting. Food good, excellent beer and wine choice, all served by Siobhan who looked after us excellently.
This was our second time visiting the Maynard for a meal and both times have been fantastic. Food was delicious and the service mainly from Kate but from all staff was great! Would highly recommend and will be visiting more.
A great meal out served by a delightful girl Kate. Hake and Salmon, BlueberryCheese cake to die for and icecream and berries delicious. A lovely meal beautifully presented. Will be back
I cannot say that I have been before but I have driven past a good few times, I had seen the place advertised on Instagram and I thought it looked amazing so as I had planned a day out for a walk and paddle at Padley Gorge I thought there would be no better way to start the day than a good breakfast. The service was prompt and really friendly, The food was gorgeous - This was defo the best black pudding I have had with a breakfast! The decor and atmosphere is really welcoming and chic. I cannot wait to visit again!
Had Sunday lunch here after not being for about 10 years. It has really changed! The menu was excellent with a wide variety of choice, so something for everybody. The service was attentive and pleasing, being served by Abi & Ellie. We liked everything we were served with... a lot! My only complaint is that the lack of soft furnishings makes the noise level high. We were seated in the upper level of the restaurant.
Decided to try out this restaurant having not been to The Maynard Arms for a long time. Our servers - Lexi and Sam - were welcoming, friendly and receptive to our needs. We'd definitely recommend the sirloin steak - fantastic flavour, & cooked exactly as we'd requested. The atmosphere was bright and airy with a good vibe. In spite of the driving rain and wind, the view of the Hope Valley from our seats was spectacular. Well worth visiting.
We enjoyed a very pleasant evening meal in the comfortable dining room, with great views over the garden and surrounding valley. Menu choices were interesting and varied, and the food that arrived was excellent with generous portions and great flavours. Staff were helpful and efficient; our main waitress, Lexi, gave us helpful advice about menu choices, remaining attentive without being instrusive throughout the evening. Covid 19 guidelines were in place so we felt safe and relaxed. We look forward to coming again!
The staff and management were attentive, friendly and helpful. We celebrated our daughters 18th with close family and friends, the Maynard provided a fantastic brunch for us all. They respected social distancing and gently reminded members of our group to adhere to the guidance too. The tables were distanced into bubbles but we felt together. Thank you helping make this celebration an event to remember in these strange times.
I dined here twice and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was easy to find and also park up.
Whilst staying in Grindleford, as a family we visited the Maynard twice. The first time for food and drinks and the second for drinks in the beer garden with entertainment. Both times we were served by Kate, a fantastic waitress- no request was too big for her and she was very attentive and friendly. The food was brilliant and drinks were perfect. The entertainment on the Sunday (x factor singer and pianist) were brilliant, we didn’t want to leave! Will definitely return if we ever visit Grindleford again.
came to grindleford for a country walk and came across this restaurant/ hotel. the staff were fantastic, really friendly and attentive. the best beer garden we’ve ever been to, views of the peaks and the fantastic pub building. the Sunday roast was perfect, couldn’t fault it! will defiantly be returning
I have not stayed at the Maynard but will be very soon. I called to arrange for a bottle of wine to be put in my daughters room on her arrival for her birthday. I spoke with a charming lady called Charlotte who went above and beyond what seems to be the norm these days. She even offered to put a personal note with the bottle and ensure that any cards which had been arranged would also be in her room. Well done Charlotte, this is why it is called hospitality!!
Just called in for lunch today What an awesome experience Great beers Wonderful food Breathtaking views Lovely helpful and friendly staff Felt very safe with all the safety precautions in place Brought back lovely memories of 21 years ago when we got married here Thanks to all the staff Your doing a great job
We were staying at The Maynard and decided to eat at the hotel restaurant every evening as the food was exceptional quality and the menu was extensive enough for us to try something new each evening. The restaurant also caters for vegan/vegetarian and gluten free diners.
Had a lovely 2 night stay Enjoyed every minute Room spot on with a great view Had evening meal first night Both had the fillet steak I can honestly say The best steak in years hoping to come back one day Kevin and Diane Cottingham East Yorkshire
We are here as part of a stay at the hotel and could not fault the food or service. Both were excellent.
We ate here all 3 nights of our stay and found dishes that appealed to us enough to have something different each evening. My wife found the Sea Bream and Samphire Risotto sublime and the most tender fillet steak and had it twice. My Belly Pork Croquette was stuffed full of tasty meat. The handmade Brisket and Cheese Burger was one of the nicest I have had for a while.
Had read about the "New" Maynard locally following its purchase and refurbishment earlier in the year. We had been intending to go for lunch at the legendary Grindleford Station Café but when we got there discovered they didn't take cards and we didn't have any cash on us so we continued on our Padley Gorge/Longshaw walk and then drove to the Maynard for lunch. My lambs liver and mash with a side of red cabbage was excellent and my wife really enjoyed her steak baguette with a side of sweet potato fries. Shame after all the effort the new owners have put in that they now have to close for a month.
What can I say about this amazing place? Rob has brought the village a venue like no other. Atmosphere amazing. Staff fantastic. Love this place.
Whilst living locally have only recently stumbled upon the Maynard following Rob's recent purchase. Have not yet had the opportunity to eat in the restaurant (booking had to be cancelled due to lockdown rules). However, have had a number of takeaway meals in the last few weeks including Sunday lunch. All have been excellent. Great quality and expertly cooked. The Maynard, under Rob and staff, is a great addition to the area and we look forward to eating in the restaurant on a regular basis once we are through these challenging times.
We had a take out meal to finish cooking at home. 3 courses plus chocolates! Not only was it delicious, sushi and duck breast for starters, teriyaki salmon for mains and chocolate fondant and pear crumble but the gluten free dishes were clearly marked, which is so reassuring. Thanks for making such a treat during lockdown.
We were highly delighted with the 3 course takeaway and complimentary chocolates. All courses were really delicious with minimal work needed to complete the preparations at home. The menu provided a good choice and we settled on the sushi starter, beef Wellington main and chocolate fondant dessert. We were not disappointed. In fact, very impressed! The complimentary chocolates were the ‘icing on the cake’ as they were homemade and just so pretty. It was a real treat and an experience we would happily repeat in future years. We are now looking forward to visiting the restaurant when it is able to reopen.
Family meal , excellent atmosphere sitting outside in the sun, everyone happy- staff & customers having a really nice time. Fantastic service, food was excellent. Good menu , good choice. Plenty of GF options which can be a issue for my Dad. Everywhere spotlessly clean , staff can't do enough for you to make sure you enjoy your experience.
We had a lovely Sunday lunch sat outside in the sunshine. It was great to see so many people out enjoying themselves after such a long lockdown. The staff were excellent (Arron served us). It was well organised & the food was cooked to perfection. I can recommend the roast pork, it came with all of the trimmings and was delicious. The live music set the atmosphere and it was a perfect afternoon out. Thank you
Super lunch in the garden, very busy which was great to see. Duo playing who were excellent. Katie our waitress was friendly and attentive. We will return.
First time in The Maynard and YOU have to go! It’s the cutest spot with amazing food. The Maynard is to die for. IT WAS FIRE!! The service we received was so amazing and we will definitely be back again. They made us feel welcomed and gave us an amazing experience. Big thank you to our waitresses Kate and Abi very personable and efficient service.
Really enjoyed our first dinner inside since lockdown. Great food and excellent value. Thanks to Kaye and Siobhan who looked after us so well.
Six of us enjoyed a memorable first venture post lockdown and what better way to celebrate than to experience a truly excellent lunch at this beautifully refurbished hotel. The menu was expansive and imaginative, offering a wide choice for every taste. My husband and I chose twice baked cheese soufflé followed by rabbit wrapped in parma ham - both were absolutely delicious and very well presented. Special thanks go to our two delightful waitresses Kate and Abbie who were super efficient and personable. We shall certainly return!
Called in to celebrate my partner's new job , lovely warm welcome by staff on the main entrance, we asked to be seated in the garden area, stunning view with well maintained gardens. We had a fantastic member of staff called Abi who made our afternoon even more special. Thank you Chris and Lindy
One word. Fab! Called in today for Sunday lunch with the family. Food and service was amazing. Special thanks to Nancy.
We had a lovely famiy meal sitting in the sun. The moules was outstanding. Skinny fries done to perfection. And great to have normal menus and service rather than Instagraming a robot app in Bolivia
Visited the Maynard on Sunday for the first time since its reopening. The decor is really lovely and the food was very good. The place was extremely busy due to the wonderful Bank Holiday weather, but there were plenty of staff who were very attentive without being overbearing. Thanks in particular to George & Kate.
We really enjoyed our visit and hope to return. We arrived by bicycle in the afternoon and were able to order a meal. We were also able to keep our bikes safe inside the pub. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the meals seemed reasonably priced.
We drove from Derby to come to the Maynard and it was absolutely worth it. The starting sharer was delicious and the home made chips were perfectly cooked. Every member of staff we interacted with was a delight to speak to and incredibly helpful. The atmosphere in the restaurant was just right with the tables spaced far enough part to feel private. We can’t wait to come back.
Had a very pleasant lunch here sat in the sunny garden. Staff friendly and helpful. Lunch was excellent and faultless. Not the cheapest but I don’t mind paying for quality. Toilets modern and clean. Inside dining area looked really good. Social distancing and sanitising good. Recommended
Had an evening meal here and it was lovely . Sardines to start followed by crispy duck in sweet and sour orange sauce . Desserts were delicious too
The food was wonderful and just the right quantity so we were able to fit dessert in as well! Efficient and pleasant service, attractive surroundings.
Really nice restaurant. The staff were friendly, Abi in particular was a joy, great energy and very helpful. We ordered the duck orange (wow!) And a beef brisket burger (also very good!), Thoroughly enjoyed the food and place. Agreed we would definitely be coming back next time we visit.
When we pulled up to The Maynard, we were overwhelmed by how beautiful the building and the scenery were! Set in the stunning Peak District hills, we had the perfect weather for our special occasion meal here. The food was delicious, with different and interesting flavour combinations and presented beautifully. I would 100% recommend dining here for a special occasion.
We were there as part of a wedding group. Food and facilities were great, although some parts in the bar are getting a little worn looking, however the service was amazing! Nothing too much trouble and the staff were always friendly and smiling. Can't remember having such good service!
Good food, good atmosphere, really great staff. Would definitely recommend and wish we had found it earlier in the holiday as we would have returned.
Booked a table at very short notice. Fantastic food, great service, very reasonably priced, lovely environment. Highly recommend.
Popped in for a quick drink with a friend, lovely staff and top class service. Kate took care of us outside and recommended a sharer dessert which we couldn’t turn down. When the weather became cold and the midges came out we asked her to transfer inside, to which she was so accommodating and kind. She’s a star ⭐️
We ate in the bar area, the service was friendly and the food was delicious. My son loved his fish goujons and my fish was cooked perfectly. The sharing platter we had for a starter was amazing! A good selection of drinks and the waiter was very knowledgeable.
Really great dinner and breakfast. Highly recommend the mushroom risotto - the best I have had anywhere
Lovely resturant to meet friends . Wonderful and varied menu with fresh local ingredients . Staff are very attentive ,we were served by a lovely young man called Bertie who was very polite and had good local knowledge.
Had a fantastic Sunday lunch with family. The food was amazing and the service was great; nothing was too much trouble. The selection of desserts was lovely. Such a wonderful setting. Looking forward to returning soon. A big thank you to the staff looking after us - (I think Luke, Charlie and Jack??? Sorry if I’ve got the names wrong!). Definitely recommend.
We went for dinner last night. Lovely décor and facilities. Varied and interesting menu choice for both food and wine, beautifully cooked and presented, and plenty of friendly attentive waiting staff. We had a great evening and highly recommend it. Do book and go and try it.
Great, friendly service on a busy evening. Lovely views of the mist descending over the hills. We enjoyed our food - dessert was the best, we had the selection of mini desserts. Tip: Go before your booking time to allow time to park - they're changing parking rules soon. We got a space quickly but it was busy.
Enjoyed excellent food in a lovely setting with great service. The views across the valley are spectacular with a lovely terrace if the weather is warm. Beautifully prepared and presented food with plenty of veggie options.
We dined with you last Saturday, very impressed with everything you had to offer, food, ambiance, staff, all amazing.
We called in on chance and was pleasantly surprised by how well we were treated from start to finish. They found us a table for 6 people, which surprised me, as we didn’t book. This place is beautiful and charming without being pretentious, the decor and furnishings all fit with the setting. The staff were friendly and attentive and the menu drinks and quality of food were absolutely stunning. I would highly recommend and, will be returning again very soon. Thanks Maynard, we had a lovely time.