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Rafters at Riverside House


Fennel Street
DE45 1QF
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Welcome to Riverside House Hotel - a 14-bedroom hotel, situated on the river Wye in the picturesque village of Ashford-in-the-water, Derbyshire.


Riverside House Hotel is a 14-bedroom hotel, situated on the river Wye in the picturesque village of Ashford-in-the-water, Derbyshire

Riverside House is the proud owner of 2 AA Rosettes; we are also included in the Michelin Guide 2022 and boast three unique dining rooms. 

Our main dining room seats up to 30 guests, our Range Room is a traditional dining room with the original features of the house. Our private dining room is the perfect venue for a private party of 8-14 guests. .

Nestled in the heart of the Peak District, this former shooting lodge consists of two Superior bedrooms, Rafters & Kingfisher. Four House Rooms on the 1st floor of the original Grade II listed building & 8 bedrooms in the Garden Wing extension. Four on the 1st floor overlooking the River Wye & four on the ground floor that benefit from French doors leading to their own private patio area with direct access to the garden & river. Now headed up by the team behind the Iconic Rafters Restaurant in Sheffield, Rafters at Riverside House has undergone  full refurbishment.



Following a high number of late cancellations and no shows we have taken the decision to introduce a deposit policy.
To secure all bookings we require a £10 per person non refundable deposit. We do not accept provisional bookings and the deposit will be taken upon booking.
We have a 7 day cancellation policy. Inside this time deposits are non refundable and non transferable. Outside of this time deposits are transferable should the date no longer be suitable. In the event of a cancellation, at our discretion we will refund the deposit if we can resell the table.

Book Tickets


  • 2 AA Rosettes
2 AA Rosettes



  • Disabled facilities
  • Independent wheelchair users

Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating


  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Television available
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

THURSDAY - SATURDAY- 12.00 - 14.00
our restaurant serves our 2 or 3 course lunch menu whilst our more casual relaxed Garden Menu is available to enjoy in our gardens and bar.

SUNDAY - 12.00 - 17.00
Sunday lunch menu including our famous slow roast Wagyu Beef.

WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY - 18.30 - 20.30
our 2-3 Course dinner menu is available, for parties over 8 we have a private dining room.

We ask you arrive 30 minutes before your reservation so you can enjoy a drink in our bar

Our Bar & Garden Menu is served Thursday-Saturday 12:00-15:00pm. No reservations are required for this menu


Map & Directions

Road Directions

A 5 minute car journey from Bakewell, Ashford in the Water is just off the A6.

Coming from Chesterfield it will take around 30 minutes to drive to Ashford in the Water driving past Chatsworth House on the A619 and then onto the A6020.

From Sheffield following the A621, onto Sheffield Road and then following the A619 past Chatsworth House and onto the A6020.

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