The Rutland Arms Hotel

The Rutland Arms Hotel dates back to 1804 and is set in the majestic Peak District National Park in the picturesque town of Bakewell. The hotel is perfect for those looking to explore the sights and sounds of the area as it lies equidistant from the beautiful towns of Matlock and Buxton and the Rutland Arms Hotel itself is nestled comfortably on the outskirts of the famous Chatsworth estate. The Rutland Arms lays claim to being the site where the world famous Bakewell pudding was invented, in the kitchens of the hotel itself. Bakewell is both an exciting place to visit and relaxing market town to explore, and it is full of history and sits in a stunning countryside setting. The AA describes the Rutland Arms Hotel as a welcoming place to visit full of friendly, attentive staff. They extend particular praise to the restaurant, noting that it serves "interesting fine dining in elegant surroundings." A number of the  rooms boast four poster beds and there are also a number of family rooms available.

Most important to guests is the quality of the food which is where the hotel's Square Restaurant comes into its own, continuing to impress diners with quality, style and presentation. Of the 35 individually styled bedrooms, it is believed that Jane Austen stayed in room number two whilst visiting Chatsworth and revising the final chapters of her novel Pride and Prejudice. Stay at The Rutland Arms and visit our famous neighbours at Chatsworth, just a few minutes' drive away

The Square Restaurant at the Rutland Arms Hotel is proud to be able to offer a huge variety of locally sourced fresh produce on their menus. By supporting local businesses such as growers, suppliers and tradespeople we are confident that you will find our food incredibly fresh and the taste will be absolutely sublime. The AA Rosette standard restaurant menus have won a variety of awards and are recognised as being excellent examples of culinary excellence in the Peak District. They are available throughout the day and offer a choice of local produce so you can sample the best that the region has to offer. The Rutland Arms Hotel is also open to non residents for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner which can be enjoyed in both The Square Restaurant and The Gateway by residents and non-residents alike. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for. As the Rutland Arms is situated in the finest walking and hiking area in the United Kingdom we recognise that there is nothing quite as satisfying as settling down to a fine meal after a day out in the fresh air enjoying the many sites and sounds the Peak District has to offer. Whether you are exploring the historic delights of Chatsworth or Haddon Hall, or are out and about trekking over the area's stunning countryside, we are certain that you will find the food offered by both The Gateway and The Square Restaurant to be of excellent quality. We hope you enjoy your meal at the Rutland Arms Hotel; our staff are here to help you and, if you have any questions or queries or wish to discuss special dietary requirements, please do not hesitate to ask.

Level access is via a ramp to a side entrance on request. There is level access throughout the bar, dining and reception areas.

There is a disabled toilet.

Accommodation: in 2014, level access downstairs bedrooms will be available.

Contact Details
The Rutland Arms Hotel, The Square
Post Code
DE45 1BT
Email Address
Contact Number
01629 812812