The Izaak Walton Hotel is a converted country house dating back to the 17th Century.

Located in the Peak District between two picturesque villages (Ilam and Thorpe) the AA 3star hotel is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, perfect for hikers, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Don’t worry if you prefer nothing more strenuous than a leisurely ride out to the countryside - you can enjoy breath-taking views of the stunning scenery from the hotel restaurant, perfect for long, lazy Sunday lunches.     

The hotel is named after the famous author of ‘The Complete Angler’ and combines warm hospitality with tradition. 38 unique rooms make the Izaak Walton an ideal choice for anyone looking to escape the frantic pace of city life.

The real jewel in the crown is the Haddon Restaurant, offering fine dining surpassing anything you might expect to find in such a rural location. It’s no wonder the place is fast becoming a hit with locals and visitors alike. Head chef Simon Harrison and Hotel Manager Shura Prince were delighted when the Haddon Restaurant received two AA rosettes and featured as one of Derbyshire’s top fine-dining restaurants. The stunning panorama of the Dovedale Valley is the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

With its low ceilings, exposed stonework and wooden beams, the Dovedale Bar & Lounge is ideal for anyone wanting to step back in time. The Izaak Walton Hotel brings to life a bygone era of innkeepers and taverns. Izaak Walton was the son of an innkeeper, so you could say that hospitality and the Walton name were destined to be linked. Izaak Walton is buried in Winchester Cathedral, but his name lives on in Ilam thanks to the hotel.

Why not book an overnight stay and forget about driving, sample local ales and brews available from the well-stocked bar. Relax and unwind before drifting off to sleep surrounded by nature, far away from the stresses of 21st century life.

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