Bed and breakfast Matlock Derbyshire

Matlock Bed & Breakfast
Accommodation

Derbyshire Peak District
Tel:01629 733255

Guests at The Square & Compass are spoilt for choice for activities to do whilst staying. On our doorstep we have limitless walks through the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District; for something close to the pub, try a walk up to Stanton (location of the famous Nine Ladies stone circle), Birchover (to see Robin Hood’s Stride) or Winster, or for something a little further away, one only has to drive 7 miles to Coombs Road, Bakewell to pick up the start of the famous and stunning Monsal Trail, which takes in 8 miles of former railway line, including well-lit tunnels and an amazing viaduct. It is accessible by bike as well 

The Square & Compass is a historic inn that dates back to 1735 located on the edge of the Peak District and in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. We are a Robinson's Brewery of Stockport-owned and family-run pub serving great beer and wonderful home-cooked food made from locally-sourced produce. In addition to this we have five en-suite bed and breakfast rooms, a campsite and a stretch of river for which day fishing permits are available. We also have a beer garden and plenty of parking spaces and we host The Ale House Rocks Music Festival, a yearly event promoting local talent.

The former barn and farm cottage have been converted to provide excellent bed and breakfast en-suite accommodation. Guests can stay in one of our 3 double en-suite or 2 family en-suite rooms, complete with colour television and tea and coffee making facilities. Disabled guests are welcome to stay in our ground floor room which has easy access.

Guests will be greeted with a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival and, the next morning, will enjoy a full English breakfast with fresh fruit juice and cereal in our conservatory with views across the Derwent Valley.

By visiting The Square & Compass one is spoilt for choice for activities to do whilst staying. At the pub we have traditional pub games such as pool and darts, as well as a stretch of the River Derwent with day fishing passes available for £10, with trout, grayling, chub and barbel in the river. Rapid Horizons offer rafting, tubing and kayaking all year round on the river, water conditions permitting. On our doorstep we have limitless walks through the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District; for something close to the pub, try a walk up to Stanton (location of the famous Nine Ladies stone circle), Birchover (to see Robin Hood’s Stride) or Winster, or for something a little further away, one only has to drive 7 miles to Coombs Road, Bakewell to pick up the start of the famous and stunning Monsal Trail, which takes in 8 miles of former railway line, including well-lit tunnels and an amazing viaduct. It is accessible by bike as well as on foot.

The market towns of Matlock (2.5mi), Bakewell (6mi) and Wirksworth (7mi) are also on our doorstep. All three offer great shopping opportunities as well as all of the amenities that you would expect from small towns. Other shopping venues accessible for guests include Masson Mills (4.5mi), McArthur Glen Designer Outlet (16mi), Intu Derby (24mi) and Meadowhall shopping centre (26mi), as well as Chesterfield (10mi), Sheffield (20mi) Derby (24mi).


We are very lucky to benefit from being extremely close to two beautiful stately homes, Haddon Hall (4.5mi) and Chatsworth House (6mi), home of the Duke of Devonshire and the highly-commended Farm Shop. As well as offering beautiful interiors and gardens, the home have been used extensively as filming locations for film and tv, including Pride & Prejudice, The Wolfman and The Other Boleyn Girl. Please check the respective websites or ask in the pub for opening dates.

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Chatsworth House, by Craig Carter. Used under Creative Commons licence.

If beer is what interests you then the pub has a great range of Robinson’s cask ales for you to try. Within driving distance is the ever-growing Thornbridge Brewery, which produces Jaipur, a former Great British Beer Festival Gold Medal winner. The Brewery offers an on-site shop as well as brewery tours.

Everything described above is accessible from the Square & Compass by public transport or by foot. The main bus routes run along the A6 road, which is a short walk up Station Road from the pub.

This is by no means an exhaustive description, please ask staff in the pub to recommend any activities that might suit you. All of our staff grew up in the area and are always willing to impart advice local ‘hidden gems’ on our guests.