Review on Peacock at Rowsley

Originally the dower house for nearby Haddon Hall, the Peacock was recently acquired by Haddon's owner Lord Edward Manners and has been inventively refurbished as a small luxury hotel. It boasts seven miles of fly fishing on the Rivers Wye and Derwent - both famous around the world for their stocks of wild rainbow trout and native brown trout.

The Peacock's restaurant is also gaining a reputation for its food, thanks to the arrival of chef Dan Smith(who learned his trade with Tom Aikens). Local ingredients and elegant flavours are hallmarks of his cooking, and his menus are peppered with inventive contemporary ideas.

Among the repertoire of starters you might find warm rabbit salad with carrot and Sauternes jelly or roast skate with cauliflower purée, balsamic shallots and pickled grapes. Main courses maintain the European theme in the shape of duck breast with prune and confit duck boulangère, walnut and pak choi or halibut with roast garlic risotto, artichokes and cep velouté.

A full menu is available for vegetarians, and the choice of desserts could run to hot chocolate fondant or apple parfait with hot apple and cinnamon beignets, blackberry compote and granola. The wine list does its job admirably.

There are three dining rooms which all overlook the pretty garden.

Peacock at Rowsley is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA Guide

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Modern European


Dan Smith

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Mon-Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Peacock at Rowsley

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 60 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (15 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Peacock at Rowsley
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