Bakewell, United Kingdom

The Rutland Arms Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The Rutland Arms Hotel was built in 1804 & is said to be the birthplace of the Bakewell pudding
  • You'll be following in the footsteps of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens & Lord Byron who have all stayed at this hotel
  • Chatsworth House & Haddon Hall, where 2005's "Pride & Prejudice" was filmed, are both nearby

97% (130 Member Ratings)

"Friendly staff and the excellent food"
Apr 01, 2016
Knottingley, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is a 40-minute drive from Sheffield and a 90-minute drive from Manchester. Parking is free at the hotel.

The Peak Line 218 from Sheffield Interchange takes an hour and costs £6.50 each way. There's also a bus from Manchester Central Coach Station which leaves for Bakewell every hour. This journey costs £7.50 and will take about two hours.

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The Rutland Arms Hotel is a Georgian property that was built in 1804. It's located in Bakewell, a busy market town in the Peak District National Park, and if you stay here you'll be visiting a property that's steeped in both history and tradition. Not only is The Rutland Arms Hotel the reported birthplace of the Bakewell pudding -- the thing that Bakewell is "probably best known for", according to Lonely Planet -- butit's also hosted the likes of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, JMW Turner and Lord Byron.

This stone-built property is reportedly where Jane Austen stayed while writing "Pride and Prejudice", and Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House, which feature in the 2005 film adaptation of the novel, are both within a 15-minute drive of the hotel.

Bakewell is "ringed by famous walking trails" (Lonely Planet), so it's a great base for those that appreciate the great outdoors. There's a 3.5-mile circular route along the Monsal Trail to Hassop Station, returning across fields to Bakewell. The spa town of Buxton and Matlock, Derbyshire's county town, are a 20-minute drive away.

The hotel's Square Restaurant serves locally sourced produce and you can expect to find chicken, salmon and cheeses on the menu. All bedrooms feature country-style furnishings, a television, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. There's free Wi-Fi throughout.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour security
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request and in some rooms only: free of charge for children aged 2 and under, £10 per night for children aged 3 to 12. This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel

Pets: Pets are allowed on request in the Courtyard rooms only: £10 per stay, flat fee. Pets are allowed in the bar and lounge area, but not in the restaurant.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and are charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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130 Member Reviews
(97% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Attentive service
Eric Apr 01, 2016 Market Drayton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Friendly staff and the excellent food
Other Comments: It would have been nice to have been offered a free glass of dine, particularly as I didn't spend the £25 allowed for dinner, I asked but was told I couldn't spend the difference on wine. I thought this was a tad mean.
Dorothy Apr 01, 2016 Knottingley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Nothing pretentious. Home from home.
Julie Mar 31, 2016 Ollerton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Attentive service at all times
Eric Mar 31, 2016 Market Drayton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Rutland arms is a very good hotel
Other Comments: On arrival at the hotel i was told that my details hadn't been forwarded to the hotel, which was a pain as i hadn't bought the card i used with me and only had cash spend for the weekend, and is also quite embarrassing i may add!! this resulted in me having to get a picture of my card from home after a 2 hour wait and using that which isn't really up to standard! i use travel zoo quite a bit and it is not something i like to complain about!
Stuart Mar 29, 2016 St Helens, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Friendly staff and comfortable surroundings.
John Mar 29, 2016 Stafford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The variety of meals both restaurant and bar, the beer, central location and friendly service.
Other Comments: Restaurant meals offer a modest choice and suited us fine. Bar menu includes some good value items including two daytime meals for £12.90. Tuesday is curry night with 2 main courses for £10. The quality and freshness surpassed many an Indian restaurant. Staff were very obliging and friendly, the usual local and international mix, and were cheerful in their service and clearly happy working together.
John Mar 25, 2016 NORWICH, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Had a meal in the bar as restaurant was full. Served well by Pete.
Other Comments: Central location. Comfortable wide bed.
David Mar 25, 2016 Colne, United Kingdom
Other Comments: Friendly staff and very good value food.
Gillian Mar 24, 2016 Solihull, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The food was nice, the staff were friendly and helpful.
Other Comments: We stayed in a courtyard room for two nights. The room was adequate, everything you needed, however the carpet was in need of a clean, there was a large stain by the door. The bathroom was a bit on the small side but it was clean and the shower was good. The bed was huge, comfortable and we slept well both nights, it wasn't noisy at all. We woke around 7am when you couldt hear the traffic from the main road. The car park was a bit tricky, it was just across the road from the hotel and difficult to find unless you already knew, which we didn't. Had to park at the side of the hotel and nip in to ask, but the receptionist kindly came outside to show us and gave us a parking pass. Overall it was an enjoyable 2 night stay in an old hotel with a certain charm. We particularly enjoyed a nightcap in the lounge area by the cosy fire.
Michael Mar 24, 2016 Barnsley, United Kingdom

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