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The Peacock

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Bridge Street, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1DS, England
01629 813635
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Bakewell on our way to Chester and this place had been recommended to me by one of my friends who had eaten and stayed here previously - turned out to be a great tip! The place was busy but we were able to find a table quickly, the drinks selection was really good, and the food was great too,... More 

Thank Mikey0000
thepeacockbakewell, I'm not Jack Nicholson. I'm not Marlon Brando. But I do mumble, at The Peacock, responded to this review

Although you found a little gem Mikey0000, and we thank you for your kind words, please don't give the impression we are dog friendly - outside yes in the beer garden, but we don't allow dogs inside the Peacock. I don't want to sound rude or ungrateful, but I wouldn't like to think customers turn up to the Peacock with... More 

Chandler, Arizona
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

After visiting Chatsworth all day, we went into Bakewell for dinner...we'd seen The Peacock while strolling around town the day before. The pub is very lovely inside and the bartenders and servers are extremely friendly. We were lucky enough to grab the last table...the place was packed! My husband had fish and chips and I ordered an egg salad sandwich... More 

Thank mom-2-4boyz
thepeacockbakewell, Cheerfulness in most cheerful people, is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline, at The Peacock, responded to this review

Chatsworth House and the Peacock go Hand in Hand mom-2-4boyz, Quality assured in a word ( well two ), but nether the less Quality! It's amazing how anyone can find Chatwotrth House not to their liking, much the same as the Peacock, so we just put it down you can't please all the people all of the time, but you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We visited The Peacock on a busy Saturday night, as as we walked in we realised we'd be lucky to find a table but luckily a waitress came up to us and sorted us a table within a few minutes and gave us menu's as well as pointing out the specials. It was pay as you go and order at... More 

Thank Katie A
thepeacockbakewell, The path to cheerfulness is to sit cheerfully and to act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there, at The Peacock, responded to this review

You basically say everything as we mean to be seen and accepted Katie A so a massive thanks for posting a lovely thought out constructive review. The staff here are lovely and even under very trying circumstances do their best, as I say in very stressful circumstances, and I guess that is sometimes the price to pay when the Peacock... More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The food was value for money, especially as we are all vegetarian. Good choice of vegetarian food on the menu. We weren't disappointed with the portion sizes either. Staff are friendly and attentive. We will definitely be coming again.

1 Thank sangeeta m
thepeacockbakewell, Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body, at The Peacock, responded to this review

Fantastic simple review saengeeta m, so a Big Thank You for saying it as you saw fit. More 

Sheffield England
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Visited here for the first time this week as we were in Bakewell and wanted somewhere nice to sit in the tea time sunshine. Yes the food is a little expensive for tea time food, but probably what I would expect in Bakewell. I had the fish finger sandwich (more like fish fillets) and my partner had the cheese steak... More 

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thepeacockbakewell, The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up, at The Peacock, responded to this review

I feel if we gat a Fantastic vote of confidence for the food you were served Mark_Helen_8 then that's good enough for us, if it's good enough for you. Thanks for the review, always appreciated! More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

An average meal at an expensive price for a pub meal.The pie lacked seasoning and flavour.The portion size is large but a personal hate is food served on a wooden board,but all in different containers,little baskets and a pot--not easy to eat but looks good!

6 Thank Dave D
thepeacockbakewell, When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself, as who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides, at The Peacock, responded to this review

I feel Dave D the day you came to the Peacock and you saw your food was being served on a wooden board that because of your hatred of being served in this fashion, your taste buds must have come out in sympathy, because I can categorically say the homemade pies made on the premises here at the Peacock have... More 

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231 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We've just spent a lovely few days in the peaks , Buxton , Hartington , Bakewell , Tissington etc and we've had some delicious meals in some really nice pubs & restaurants , however the creme de la creme was the Peacock ! Really nice helpful staff and inside especially spotlessly clean . We sat outside in the glorious sunshine... More 

Thank Mike W
thepeacockbakewell, Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend, at The Peacock, responded to this review

Mike W - you are also of a deserving 11 outta 10 as you post an honest unassuming review of the wonderful food we know we serve at the Peacock, despite the views of Chairman Biw-n-liw who sits below you with his ignorance of the fantastic SFC we serve - yes 100% chicken breast with southern fried flavouring that for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My friends and I, all staying in Buxton on business decided to venture to Bakewell for dinner one evening. After wandering around the town we settled on The Peacock as the exterior was very inviting and the menu looked pleasant, although very expensive. However, with prices similar to Heston's Michelin Starred pub, The Hinds Head in Bray we were reassured... More 

15 Thank Biw-n-liw
thepeacockbakewell, There are some things that money can’t buy…like manners, morals and integrity, at The Peacock, responded to this review

Ok Biw-n-liw let's not cut to the chase here as your review is some what personal and vindictive from your perspective, not forgetting untruthful and this I assume as you think you are better than the rest of us as you condemn the Peacock - a traditional English Pub, note the word Pub, for not giving you table service and... More 

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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Another lovely meal out with family led us to visit this beautiful pub in the heart of Derbyshire. We were treated to an awesome evening of food, rich in flavour. Fantastic staff who were really helpful too.

1 Thank MrsHSD
thepeacockbakewell, Loyalty is the strongest glue which makes a relationship last for a life time, at The Peacock, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review MrsHSD as you say it true and to the point, because you know what you are talking about, and that compares with us as we know what we are talking about when serving awesome food in a pretty traditional pub in the heart of the Derbyshire peaks. More 

Wythall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Because of it's location this is a popular pub. However, the Landlord is more interested in filling his tables with people who wish to spend a fortune on his menu options, rather than those that wish to simply have a drink! On two occasions when ordering a significant round of drinks he was reluctant to serve and more interested in... More 

8 Thank Martyn K
thepeacockbakewell, The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so, at The Peacock, responded to this review

This pub as you put it Martyn K is popular for many reasons and your totally subjective review is just an opinion from your perspective and in all honesty is farcical on that level alone. We are busy as a business because we commit and do our job right in a day and age where just serving a drink to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 27
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Bakewell
  • Phone Number: 01629 813635
The Peacocok is a 200 year old, and very typical English pub set in the Centre of Bakewell Town.

We offer accommodation varying from lovely traditional type rooms in the old stables fully converted with en-suite bathrooms (showers only) inc full English breakfast if booked direct with the Peacock as opposed to third party web sites - Book direct with the Peacock to achieve a better deal.

The Pub has a very varied menu that is all prepared and cooked on the premises by very skilled competant chefs with many fantastic specials.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?