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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited with friends for Saturday lunch. Really enjoyed the food - great presentation and great value for money. Made to feel very welcome.Lovely village location and dog friendly too. Would highly recommend.

Thank chrissie55
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290 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for lunch today and can highly recommend both the quality and value for money. The special steak and kidney pie was delicious and the tasters were very modern and interesting. The two/three course meal deals were very good value. We look forward to returning. One small thing please check toilet seat in the Ladies. It doesn't stay up... More 

Thank djne11026
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just been for a meal with my wife and 2 children, firstly the beer I had asked for ran out as the barmaid pulled it and I really didn't fancy any of the others so she asked me which one I would like to have, so I suggested a couple I fancied, went back to my table and she bought... More 

Thank Adrian T
Hayfield, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I moved to the village this year, my first experience of the royal was disappointing because the staff weren't serving they were busy talking in the kitchen. My second experience yesterday was a busy sunny day. I was served straight away by who I'm sure was the owner lady, very nice. For my second drink and to order food I... More 

Thank member110
Lisa M, Owner at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We were sorry to hear that you weren’t served in turn when you visited us last weekend. We did have three bar staff on that day but, as you mention, it did get very busy indeed. Our chef could see there were a lot of people waiting to be served and thought he would help... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

On a perfect summer day we could not resist the chance to sit outside in the attractive village of Hayfield and enjoying a traditional pub meal. It is a pity that only 1 table had any shade though as the sun was rather strong. My fish and chips was served quickly and the fish was excellent. Perhaps a few more... More 

Thank David F
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56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Hayfield is one of the most picture perfect locations I have been to. Simply breathtaking. The hotel is well priced and although the shower could have done with some updating, everything else was fine. There was a bit of noise until quite late but that's because it is also a popular pub. The breakfast was good and the room was... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stayed here for several nights last month whilst visiting the area. All staff were friendly and helpful and we found the food to be of a very high standard both for breakfast and evening meals. There is a large car park The bar has a good range of well kept real ales. The rooms are a good size, clean... More 

Thank waiorongomai
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

A walking group of 16 of us came here for lunch after a lovely walk over Kinder where the heather was at its very best. We gave our order in advance so all was ready on our return. Lisa, the manager was very accommodating and reserved us some tables on the lovely sunny terrace. The lunch was excellent quality, well... More 

Thank Salkins
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The hotel in itself was fine BUT and this is a big BUT and a warning for anyone who may consider booking a holiday there. The hotel holds wedding receptions and discos. We came back to our room 10.30pm after a very long day and looking forward to a good night sleep before embarking on a planned long hike the... More 

Thank lesleyread89
Lisa D, Owner at The Royal Hotel, responded to this review

We were sorry to read your comments and, as we did on the night, apologise that you were inconvenienced for 90 minutes by the music from the wedding reception in the function room last Saturday. Whilst you were aware earlier of the wedding reception taking place, we (erroneously as it transpired) thought, as you yourself were also attending another wedding... More 

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63 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We stumbled across this pub after a getting confused with our dates and being a little desperate for last minute accommodation for 6 people. Lisa and her staff were very understanding and caring. The meals were excellent- cheap and hearty pub fare. A good selection of beers and ciders on tap too - which we needed after a rather stressful... More 

Thank Aussiesinmaine

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Hotel is an 18th century coaching inn set in the picturesque village of Hayfield, the gateway to the Peak District's majestic gritstone plateau of Kinder Scout. The hotel is situated in the heart of the village by the River Sett, opposite St Matthew's Church and next to Hayfield cricket pitch. This impressive Grade II-listed building with its oak-panelled bar and lounge areas and seasonal log fire provides an informal backdrop to a wonderfully relaxed eating and drinking experience. Our friendly staff are on hand to provide a warm welcome and serve you traditional cask ales, fine wines and home cooked food. A magnet for locals, walkers and visitors alike, we also have five en-suite guest rooms, a dining room and large function room for private dinners, parties, meetings and other events. There is also an outside seating area and parking for 80 vehicles. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Hotel

Address: Market Street | High Peak, Peak District National Park, Hayfield SK22 2EP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Peak District National Park > Hayfield
Hotel Class:4 star — The Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ask if there is a disco etc booked”
 of 5 bubbles lesleyread89, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“room 6 has a super smart bathroom”
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“Room at the front was big”
 of 5 bubbles Rach1286, 10 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Let them know if you have any special requirements like a walk in shower.”
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“Book early and ask for a room with a bath :)”
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