Visiting Derbyshire during COVID-19
Thinking of visiting Derbyshire this summer?
Derbyshire is the home of the UKs first national park – the Peak District National Park. Glendon Bed and Breakfast is located in the picturesque market town of Matlock and is just a few miles from the boundary of the national park.
Staying at Glendon during COVID-19
The one thing a B&B needs is guests, so It is fantastic to be open again after just over three months. Our first guests have stayed at Glendon this week and it is great to know they felt welcomed, enjoyed the hospitality but could also see the precautions we have taken, as unobtrusively as possible, in relation to COVID19. One of the great things about Glendon is the space, so it easy to maintain social distancing in a relaxed way.
Matlock is open for eating and drinking locally
We have had a number of enquiries asking about places to eat locally. Having the time to go out for dinner and relax is one of the lovely things about being on holiday. There is good news on this front as many of the local places to eat and drink have reopened already or have plans to do so.
Maazi, our local Indian restaurant is open now. As the restaurant is large, they are still able to accommodate a number of diners and maintain social distancing. Our first guests went this went this week and it was lovely to hear that they found the staff friendly and enjoyed their meal.
The Red Lion pub, just across the road from Glendon has also reopened. They are serving food Tuesday to Sunday. There have been some alterations to their menu, but again our guests who went for a meal this week enjoyed their food and felt well looked after. Just up the hill, opposite St. Giles Church is the Duke William pub. They have reopened and serve food early evening and during the day on Sunday,
On Dale Road, just a short walk through the park, Viva, the Italian restaurant and Millers Bar and Grill have both reopened. Again, we heard lots of positive feedback from our guests previously so it is great to have these open again.
Stones restaurant is also open again. Stones serves a varied menu of British contemporary food and it the ideal place for a meal for a special occasion. Stones is very busy, particularly at weekends, so a reservation well in advance is usually needed. On occasions, if they have had a late cancellation, you may strike lucky.
From around mid-July the Remarkable Hare will be reopening. Over the past months the Remarkable Herd has been refurbished and will offer a Brasserie dining room. Herd, a grill restaurant, with views over the river form some of their tables, is planning to reopen at the end of July.
Many of the bars in Matlock have also reopened. And of course, with the summer evenings we also have plenty of seats outside Glendon where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine.
We do recommend booking in advance and you can find details of these places on our website.
What’s open to visit in Derbyshire?
The gardens at Chatsworth House have reopened, Haddon Hall is holding its summer artisan market the final weekend of July and Crich Tramway museum is open on selected dates. There are a range of other attractions open with more to follow. Visit Peak District and Derbyshire have a good range of information about attractions, events and opening times.
We have our fingers crossed that we are about to see a return to some lovely weather. So that makes a visit to Hall Leys park, just at the side of Glendon, ideal. And on a nice evening it is the ideal spot to enjoy fish and chips.
And of course, the one thing that Derbyshire has plenty of is space. With stunning and varied scenery there are many wonderful places to visit. Recently we have enjoyed walks at Sheldon, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell, High Tor, Birchen Edge, the Longshaw Estate and Carsington. As well as enjoying being out and about there is some stunning scenery.
Booking your stay
If this sounds good, it would be lovely to welcome you to stay at Glendon. There are many points over the summer where we have good availability. If you are just thinking about your plans, you can check dates immediately online on our booking page – if there are any specific dates you are interested in just enter them to see our availability. Or you are always welcome to give us a call on 01629584732.
At this time, we have a minimum stay of two nights or more. And for guests who book 4 or more continuous nights there we offer a discounted rate on all our room types. Again, you can see the discounted rate online.
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