The Lathkil Hotel
School Lane, Over Haddon, Bakewell, DE45 1JE
The Lathkil Hotel is a place of tremendous natural beauty, overlooking a limestone dale with views across fields and woods to Youlgreave. Known locally for its wonderful offering of delicious food The four recently refurbished en-suite guest bedrooms are bright and modern and boast all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. The next morning you can enjoy a wonderful breakfast made using locally sourced produce. We visited on a warm, balmy evening and were promptly shown to a table by an open window where we could enjoy a pleasant breeze. The extensive menu boasts a mixture of pub classics like steak and kidney pie, and imaginative vegetarian and fish dishes. All the meat used is supplied by a local butcher and the quality is evident in everything that comes from the kitchen. Spoilt for choice, we struggled to decide between the tasty options. My husband chose to start with a deliciously creamy mini Camembert served with pear chutney and crusty bread. My chicken parfait came with a redcurrant glaze and brown toast and was exquisitely rich. To follow, my husband tucked into hearty venison and blackberry casserole, while I enjoyed a satisfying butternut squash and spinach lasagne with garlic bread. The dessert menu was tempting and we selected both a summer pudding and a Maltesers chocolate crunch with ice cream. An enticing selection of Derbyshire cheese was also on offer, showcasing Hartington Stilton and High Peak mild Cheddar. Our meal was delicious from start to finish and the staff were attentive throughout. With a cosy log burner in the bar and an outdoor terrace that’s perfect for al fresco tipples, this venue is sure to be a delight at any time of year. We finished the evening with a walk through the village, which was beautifully lit by the sunset.