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Hotel The Bull i'th'Thorn (Buxton, United Kingdom)


Hotel The Bull i'th'Thorn (Buxton, United Kingdom)

About The Bull i'th'Thorn

The Bull i’ th’ Thorn is an 18th century Coaching Inn, positioned between Manchester and Derby. The hotel prides itself on offering a warm welcome to all its guests. Each of the rooms has been individually decorated and benefits from en-suite facilities. All rooms come with TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and other basic amenities. The hotel offers a campsite, complete with electric caravan and camping hook-ups which are available throughout the year. The hotel holds regular Haunted Happenings Spooky Nights, a ghost tour experience. The Bull i’ th’ Thorn is also a pub, serving traditional home-cooked meals throughout the day. Bar snacks are also available, as well as a children’s menu and catering for special dietary requirements. A number of ales, lagers, wines and spirits are served. The inn is situated between Ashbourne and Buxton in the beautiful Peak District, offering a number of walks and cycle routes close by.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby(Unavailable)
  • Free WiFi(Unavailable)
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar(Unavailable)
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  (8.7 / 10)
  • Rooms
    Good  (7.9 / 10)
  • Service
    Excellent  (8.6 / 10)
  • Cleanliness
    Good  (7.9 / 10)
  • Value for money
    Excellent  (8.5 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Quirky and characterful inside.

A number of guests comment on the quirky, characterful nature of the inn, commenting that it has been well looked-after and is still very much in keeping with the traditional style. Rooms are reportedly comfortable, as are the beds, and the pub section of


Friendly and personable host.

The majority of guests comment on the host, Mick, who seems to be friendly, personable and witty. Guests seem to appreciate his charm and refreshing lack of formality. Guests also comment on the pub dog, Rosie, who seems to be well-received.


Food is good quality with large portions.

Guests comment that food is always cooked fresh to order, and is excellent quality. Portion sizes are reportedly generous, especially where breakfast is concerned. Food seems to be traditional English home-cooked food.

Negative Reviews


Poor, basic and derelict campsite.

The campsite behind the inn seems to be very ill-received indeed. Guests comment that pitches are overgrown, ground is uneven and that there is a great deal of litter across the campsite, with bins reportedly left un-emptied. Guests comment that Mick beco


Building not appealing from outside.

A few reviews comment that the exterior of the inn could do with some attention, as it reportedly appears run-down and unloved. Guests comment that the exterior should match the interior, which is charming and quaint.


Slow, limited service.

A number of guests comment on the slow and limited service throughout the inn. The kitchen seems to be closed early, and when food is ordered it seems to take a while to arrive. However, most guests recognise that this is because all food is cooked to ord

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Entrance hall/lobby
  2. Parking
  3. Non-smoking rooms
  4. Restaurant
  5. Snack bar
  6. Concierge
Room amenities
  1. Bathtub (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
  5. Central heating
  6. Electric kettle

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


Ashbourne Road , SK17 9QQ , Buxton , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1298)83348 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Bull i'th'Thorn

  • Is there a pool area at The Bull i'th'Thorn?

    No, The Bull i'th'Thorn doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Bull i'th'Thorn?

    No, The Bull i'th'Thorn doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at The Bull i'th'Thorn?

    Yes, The Bull i'th'Thorn provides Parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Bull i'th'Thorn?

    Check-in at The Bull i'th'Thorn is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Bull i'th'Thorn located?

    The Bull i'th'Thorn is located in Ashbourne Road, SK17 9QQ, Buxton, United Kingdom.

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