The Shoulder at Hardstoft
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This 300 year old country inn is nestled in the picturesque Derbyshire countryside close to the market town of Chesterfield and only 10 minutes from Junction 29 of the M1 offering free Wi-Fi and parking. With its 2 AA rosette restaurant and bar, welcoming log fires and cosy 4 AA Star rated rooms it suceeds in combining a rustic ambiance with a contemporary twist.Providing qulaity food and accomodation at accessible prices, The Shoulder at Hardstoft is a refreshing oasis in the rural splendour of Northeast Derbyshire. Whether it is a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area, or a quality pub lunch if just passing through, visitors can always expect their stay to be a memorable one. For those unique occasions a dedicated function room is also available, ideal for birthday celebrations, wedding receptions, or christenings. With facilities to accomodate any size or budget, a range of delicious catering options and the support of a team of friendly yet professional staff, guests are free to relax and enjoy their special day. Business meeting facilities are also offered, with space for up to 60 delegates seated around tables or 100 presentation style.Each of the Hotel's four immaculate en-suite rooms are tastfully decorated and fully furnished to a very high standard. Every care has been taken to ensure that even the most discerning guest has everything they need to guarantee a comfortable and relaxing stay. Each room comes complete with free Wi-Fi (accessible throughout the property), flat screen TV, hairdryer, work desk and tea and coffee making facilities. Included in the price of a room is a delicious home cooked Derbyshire breakfast. For those eager to explore the many local points of interest, the chef can also prepare a delicious packed lunch. No stay is complete without first sampling some of the wonderful food on offer. With a sublime à la carte menu, a daily selection of fresh fish dishes, a grill menu and full Sunday lunch options a well as some tasty bar snacks and imaginative sandwiches, there is truly something for everyone. The Hotel prides itself on using only the highest quality ingredients, all of which are locally produced and sourced. The restaurant itself is bright and airy and decorated in a contemporary yet tasteful style whilst the well-trained staff provide a delightful service, delivering food that looks almost as good as it tastes. There is also a large pub and lounge area, featuring roaring log fires in the winter. They always have five local cask ales on tap with a Cask Marque and a comprehensive wine list with a carefully selected choice imported to suit their foods.Despite its quiet countryside location, the hotel is only a 15 minute drive from both Chesterfield and Mansfield town centres, or alternatively 35 minutes from the cosmopolitan cities of Sheffield or Derby. Situated just 10 minutes from Junction 29 of the M1, and with free on-site parking it is the perfect getaway for visitors to the local area. The Shoulder at Hardstoft has long been a popular choice for travellers looking to escape to the scenic bliss of the Northern English countryside. Within a short distance of the hotel, visitors can explore the Elizabethan grandeur of Hardwick Hall, an architectural marvel largely unaltered since its construction in the 1950's. Also nearby is the Five Pits Trail, a five and a half mile off-road surfaced route, perfect for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders wanting to take in the striking scenery and local heritage and wildlife. Chesterfield itself is a bustling market town, renowned for its famous Crooked Spire Church and proximity to such wonderful attractions such as the majesty of Chatsworth estate, the beautiful gardens at Renishaw Hall and the fairy-tale heights of Bolsover Castle. For those seeking the ultimate outdoors experience the Peak District, Britain's first National Park and home to some of it's most breath-taking scenery, is only a 30 minute drive away.PLEASE NOTE THE RESTAURANT IS CLOSED ON SUNDAY EVENINGS.