Welcome to Hotel Van Dyk

The Hotel Van Dyk is a luxury 4 star, 1 Rosette hotel situated in the beautiful and picturesque county of Derbyshire, within a short driving distance to the marvel which is the Peak District and local historic town of Chesterfield which boasts the Crooked Spire. Whether the reason for your visit to the area being for business, leisure, a wedding or special occasion, the Hotel Van Dyk is the ideal venue for you to consider.

  • 15 individually designed en-suite bedrooms, equipped with complimentary WI-FI Internet access and quality furniture and fittings.
  • 4 versatile conference spaces with a maximum capacity for up to 200 delegates.
  • The “Bowden Restaurant” recently awarded one Rosette offers an elegant dining experience and atmosphere accompanied by fine cuisine. The Bowden is open Friday & Saturday from 6.30pm, Sunday 12noon - 4.00pm
  • The “The Grill Room” offers a brasserie style cuisine within a modern and contemporary atmosphere for the more informal dining experience. “The Grill Room” is open Monday to Saturday from 12.00pm - 9.30pm and Sunday's from 12.00pm - 7.30pm
  • Private dining options are available.
  • Customise your own wedding, tailoring to your own individual style.
  • Free car parking
  • Disabled facilities
    Wheelchair access is available via the front doors into the Grill Room Restaurant and the Ballroom, the disabled toilet is also accessible . There is no access to the bedrooms or landings.





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Trip Advisor Review: “Exactly what you would expect from a 4 star hotel”

We had heard positive reviews via word of mouth about the Hotel Van Dyk, so decided to book a table for four people to celebrate a birthday on a Sunday lunchtime. Conveniently located just of the M1 motorway (J30), there are ample spaces in the car park to the rear of the hotel.

When we entered through the hotel's main entrance we followed the signs for the 'Bowden' and were greeted by smiles from the friendly members of staff and escorted into the separate lounge area used for the restaurant. We ordered drinks, which were promptly served, while we decided what to order.

The menu was extensive and we felt we were spoilt for choice. Options included the traditional Sunday roast, pastas, salads, fish, steak and vegetarian dishes. After some deliberation we opted to start with homemade broccoli and Stilton soup with large croutons, crusted goats cheese and garlic mushrooms served on brioche.

For main course we were delighted with our choices which included, Goats cheese with a hazelnut crust, the leek and spinach and potato encroute, the seared steak with Gorgonzola and Panzanella salad and the deep fried Whitby cod and chunky chips. All of which were very tasty and presented well.

The desserts were of an equally high standard, and the sweet menu included a section which stated that those desserts had been awarded an AA rosette. We ultimately decided on the chocolate fondant, crème brûlée and cheese and biscuits. The coffee at the end of the meal was good quality and promptly served.

The ambience in the restaurant was relaxing with quiet background piano music from a CD playing, which was not intrusive. The tables were spaced appropriately and were suitably sized to allow enough space for each guest to sit comfortably on the high backed chairs. The walls of the room had wood paneling and there was an ornate chandelier hanging from the centre of the ceiling.

The staff were all very professional, courteous and attentive throughout our stay. The waiters / waitresses wore white gloves whilst serving, which added a little extra elegance to the experience.

We would recommend the 'Bowden' restaurant at the Hotel Van Dyk and are look forward to returning to celebrate a similar occasion in future.
Stayed May 2015

Trip Advisor Review: “Wonderful Wedding”

My husband and I got married at Hotel Van Dyk on Saturday 23rd May. Along with our family and friends we had an amazing day. Everything went wonderfully and we were helped and supported throughout the day as well as the planning by the great team at the Hotel.

Nothing was too much to ask and the food for the wedding breakfast and evening buffet was lovely.

The ballroom is a wonderful setting for both ceremony and celebrations. The bridal suite is lovely. Everyone who shared our day said how lovely the hotel was. Thank you Natalie,Michelle, Jade and the rest of the Van Dyk Team.
Mr and Mrs Sayles

Trip Advisor Review: “Fantastic”

We went to celebrate our anniversary and had a great evening. We arrived early for drinks attention as soon as we walked in excellent. Kept informed of when table ready as previous party arrived late not the hotels fault food amazing, service second to none. We will be back SUPERB.

Trip Advisor Review

Thank you so very much for making Lucy and Chris's Wedding Day so very special.

From the very first visit we all knew we had made the right choice.

Every detail was planned to perfection. The welcome was so very friendly and all our ideas and requests were met with helpfulness and a desire to please and with excellent alternative suggestions.

The preciseness of the planning was second to none and we all knew well in advance what to expect.

However, we had no idea how PERFECT it was going to be.
The day began in a very relaxed manner with us all feeling so special as we were getting ready.

And from the first guests arriving to the last ones leaving it was faultless.

The food and service was amazing and everyone commented on how very impressed they were.

Lucy, Chris, Oliver and Freddie couldn't have had a better start to the next part of their journey as a family.

So we would like to say a very big thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our happy family day so very special.

Many many thanks

Julie and Kevin Douglas

Thank you for making our Wedding Day so very special

Thank you so very much for making Lucy and Chris's Wedding Day so very special.
From the very first visit we all knew we had made the right choice.

Every detail was planned to perfection. The welcome was so very friendly and all our ideas and requests were met with helpfulness and a desire to please and with excellent alternative suggestions.

The preciseness of the planning was second to none and we all knew well in advance what to expect.

However, we had no idea how PERFECT it was going to be.
The day began in a very relaxed manner with us all feeling so special as we were getting ready.
And from the first guests arriving to the last ones leaving it was faultless.

The food and service was amazing and everyone commented on how very impressed they were.

Lucy, Chris, Oliver and Freddie couldn't have had a better start to the next part of their journey as a family.

So we would like to say a very big thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our happy family day so very special.

Many many thanks
Julie and Kevin Douglas

Latest Trip Advisor Reviews

Latest Trip Advisor Reviews

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
Six of us enjoyed a pre-Valentine's day meal and a friends Birthday on Saturday the 13th of February. The food was all excellent and served piping hot. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. We were all very satisfied and had a very relaxed and contented afternoon.

"EXCELLENT MEAL"
I took my mum here for a birthday meal and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection, the service was impeccable and the decor made the dining exxperience wonderful, will definitely return, I'm considering booking here for my looming 40th birthday!

“LOVELY PRE-VALENTINE'S DAY MEAL”
Enjoyed a lovely evening with the hubby for a Pre-Valentine's Day meal. We arrived and were shown to our seats, the staff were helpful and were quick to take our order. We ordered and our starters came, they were lovely. I had the soup which was piping hot and my hubby had the Scotch egg, he didn't want it to end. Our mains arrived, they were generous portions and we dug in straight away. We had the chilli lamb burger and the chick pea and sweet potato curry. I would definitely recommend and would definitely go back.

“Amazing Wedding Day”

Can't thank the hotel enough for making our wedding so perfect!

We got married at Hotel Van Dyk in October and from start to finish the whole day ran so smoothly with everything being just how we wanted it. I can't thank the wedding co-ordinator, Jade, who was with us throughout the day, enough for ensuring the day was just how we wanted it - really perfect in every way.

The wedding team at the hotel are amazing, both Natalie and Jade worked with us on the run up to the wedding and no question was ever too small which really put my mind at ease and helped so much in the planning process.

The wedding breakfast was amazing (one of the guests at the wedding commented on how they had been to 7 weddings this year and by far the one at Van Dyks had the best food!).

We have wonderful memories of our day which will stay with us forever and I am so pleased we chose Hotel Van Dyk for a venue.

“A Wonderful Place To Eat”

Thank you to all of our customers who provide valuable feedback on Trip Advisor, we would like to share with you a couple.

"I have lost count the number of times I have eaten at Van Dyks, and they never disappoint. The staff are friendly and the food is delicious. There is one little fault and it is little believe me. They used to have a different menu for the Bowden Restaurant with fillet steak on etc. Now they have the same menu for The Grill and The Bowden. That said I don't intend to stop going I love it there."

We are finalists in the Wedding Awards

We are finalists in the Wedding Awards

Hotel Van Dyk have been selected has a finalist in 'The Wedding Industry Awards 2015'. We have been placed in the category 'Countryside Venue' for the East Midlands.

If successful we will then go through to the national final, with the national awards event taking place in London in January 2015.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Today we attended at Van Dykes for afternoon tea after buying an amazon local voucher. It was great value for money and the food was excellent. There was plenty to eat and drink and I would day this was by far the best afternoon tea we have had. There was far too much food to eat all in one go, however the waitress was kind enough to wrap it up for us to take home. I would definitely recommend Van Dykes

Stayed October 2014, travelled as a couple

Our Dreams really did come true!

Our Dreams really did come true!

January 2014 saw Hotel Van Dyk launch its largest ever Wedding Promotion by giving away a complete Dream wedding package, valued at £3,995.

Promoted throughout the region, the offer was an incredible succes with over 200 entrants and record
numbers of visitors to the hotel.
Then, April arrived and the draw was made for the lucky winners.
Victoria and Peter from Worksop were drawn from the hat, a local couple who had already booked their Wedding at Hotel Van Dyk where amazed that not only had they been entered for the competition, because they had already booked their Wedding...but now they had won.
They were notified of the outcome and were both over the moon. Victoria said “This really is a ‘dream’ come true, were really delighted with our choice of Hotel Van Dyk as our Wedding venue and when we won the
competition our dreams became reality.”
Peter commented “Its the best venue in the area, the quality of the hotel, its grounds and rooms are amazing, the wedding co-ordinators are first class, people that we could trust to delivered us a truly magical day...thanks to everyone at Hotel Van Dyk...we where so happy to hold our wedding there”.
The Wedding Team at the hotel were equally as thrilled, “ It gave us an opportunity to speak to over 200 Brides and Grooms and share their expectations, the lucky couple where a delight, we really enjoyed making sure they had a perfect day”.
Hotel Van Dyk are currently planning an even larger wedding promotion, so keep a look out in the near future.

A hotel with a great reputation

Hotel Van Dyk is one of the finest country house hotels in the area, with a reputation of ‘pursuing perfection’ for their customers.

Set in rural open countryside, the beautiful historic building and established gardens with a private terrace area provide an ideal setting for any occasion.

Exclusively Yours
Their promise to you is simple...on your wedding day yours will be the only wedding at Hotel Van Dyk, ensuring that you will receive Their personal and undivided attention.

Excellent Location
Located within easy access of the motorway, Chesterfield and Worksop, the idyllic setting that makes Hotel Van Dyk the perfect choice for your special day.

Country House Hotel
The building epitomises the charm of a bygone era, beautifully restored to offer the glamour of the areas finest country house hotel. The gardens are superbly laid out with manicured lawns and the new terrace area affords excellent photographic opportunities.

Packages from £1000
The Bowden, provides the ultimate setting for an intimate celebration for up to 50 guests.

Amazing Ballroom
The Ballroom offers the grand setting for the larger affair up to 150 guests with its elegant surroundings and Diamonte Drapes.

Award winning food
An integral part of this special day..the food...from the initial canapés on arrival to the buffet at the end of the day... Hotel Van Dyk will create a truly mouth-watering occasion you’ll never forget, all cooked fresh on
the day.
They provide the planning and preparation, for either a traditional meal or something with a difference...you decide.

Afternoon Tea Now Available

Afternoon Tea Now Available

Come and enjoy one of Hotel Van Dyk's most celebrated traditions every afternoon. We are pleased to serve traditional afternoon tea as well as a specialty menu featuring light afternoon bites. Afternoon Tea includes exclusively blended teas, petit sandwiches, tasty pastries and freshly baked scones with Devonshire cream.