Guest Comments

We love hearing from our guests, past and present. Please email us your suggestions, comments or reviews to guest.services@vandykbywildes.co.uk

Here's some recent feedback and reviews we received at Van Dyk by Wildes.

Review January 2021

Decided to give ourselves a treat and collect a Sunday dinner today. It certainly didn’t disappoint and was greeted by lovely staff on reception when collecting. Got home and the food was hot and in great portions and was thoroughly enjoyed. Will definitely order again!

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Review January 2021

We ordered 2 roast beef dinners for our Sunday lunch, the quality and taste of all components of the meal were beautiful as well as still being hot! We opted to collect the meals as we are local, staff on reception were lovely and genuine, whilst sticking to covid regulations! We will definitely be ordering again, thankyou for an enjoyable meal!

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Review November 2020

We were very impressed with the service provided to us by Sarah and colleagues. They went above and beyond to deliver a delicious Sunday roast with pud to my elderly father in law living alone, who we cannot currently visit due to lockdown and the distance involved. You made an isolated elderly man extremely happy, we can’t thank you enough.

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Review November 2020

Gavin and Vicky have been great at organising our wedding booking. Both were welcoming, friendly and quick to respond to any questions we’ve had. We’re looking forward to having our wedding at Van Dyk.

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Review November 2020

Amazing night away with my family, everything was perfect and all the hotel staff couldn’t have done enough for us. Thank you! Even pancakes for my children’s breakfast it’s the little things that mean a lot. We will be back as soon as we can x

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Review October 2020

Absolutely amazing service, we had a tour of the whole hotel after ringing up with short notice, lots of information was given to us relating to what Van Dyk’s can offer us, with a full quote breakdown provided. This made booking a wedding, even in these times, so easy and stress free. Vicky has made us feel as though no problem was too much, even when we went through a few options for dates!

We fell in love as soon as we visited Van Dyk’s, the attention to detail is insane with a lovely modern decor and on top of all of this the food is beautiful. I couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else!

I would definitely recommend.

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Review October  2020

Need to thank gavin for giving me and my partner a tour of the wedding venue, he was so friendly and helpful, answered all of our questions and made us feel very welcome. Amazing polite staff, 5 star service. After visiting Van Dyke we have chosen this venue to get married, and we can't wait for our special day. Staff go above and beyond to give 5 star customer service. Thank you all so much.

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Review October  2020

We hadn’t been since the place had been recently extended and renovated. First and foremost, they have done a fantastic job with the development - it looks very modern and contemporary.

We walked in and made reception known we had a booking to dine. We were asked to check in on the NHS Covid app, and then directed through to the restaurant. We were seated quickly, and there were a few in which we thought was great for a Wednesday lunch time.

The menu has plenty of choice for everyone, including vegans and vegetarians.

We shared the Nachos as a starter. They were the best nachos I’ve ever had! Super tasty, and so were the dips! Highly recommend!!!
For my main course, I had the Crispy Chilli Beef Salad, with rice noodles, and vegetables. This was delicious, again would definitely recommend.
Finally I had to finish off with the Cornflake Tart & pink custard. I’ve had this on previous visits and it lived up to what I had remembered.

Portions were good size and not over-facing. We didn’t take note of their names, but the staff were good & attentive.

Will be back for sure! 

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Review October  2020

Excellent place to have breakfast, went for the full English, great fresh local ingredients and the service was also superb, young William was very attentive.

Very good value for money will be rerunning for the Christmas bar and ice skating ⛸.

Highly recommend :)

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Review October  2020

I have been so impressed by your service and standards.

Firstly we visited for lunch and the new section is amazing. The staff and quality of food.....amazing.

Also, in the current climate I do watch the cleaning standards everywhere I go, your staff were the most thorough of anywhere I have been I was impressed.

I ordered a home delivery for my birthday on Sunday. Brilliant, food was amazing yet again, hot, and the added bonus we now have several extra storage tubs. Thank you.

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Review October  2020

Always good to return & be pampered by friendly staff serving first class food. This week I had liver & onions & Sue the chicken with aspen fries. We finished with sticky toffee pudding & ice cream. Delightful! ! Thank you again for your hospitality & Covid conscious attitude towards our safety.

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Review October  2020

I recently booked an Afternoon Tea for my parents.

They were both extremely happy with the quality of the food, service provided and the atmosphere.

All the staff worked efficiently, and all COVID rules were adhered to.

Would definitely recommend, especially as there’s a half price offer on at the moment.

Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

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Review October  2020

We visited Van Dyk to celebrate our engagement and cannot fault any aspect of our stay. The Caroline Suite is bliss, and the evening turn of the room is a really nice touch. We visited again a week later to meet with Gavin and we have secured our wedding date! Gavin was informative and gave us honest opinions and suggested alternatives which saved us money, he was super friendly and we didn’t feel pressured at any point. We will definitely be visiting again for date nights prior to our wedding as we love the venue and staff.

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Review October  2020

Absolutely fantastic venue! Great front of house staff and great kitchen staff! The food is exemplary, the crispy duck starter to die for and the honey roasted lamb shank on the specials was certainly special! Credit due to this outstanding establishment, the money invested in the orangery must have been crazy but it's definitely been worth it from a customers point of view, support our hospitality industry and give this place a whirl.

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Review October  2020

Not sure where to start...What an amazing experience. What a super hotel with brilliant staff.
Peter Kay tribute was great. Roast chicken dinner was delicious,service was outstanding. Our room was spot on.Breakfast was superb and the ambience of the whole place is outstanding. Definately going back.

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Review October  2020

An amazing hotel! I was greeted by their friendly staff member at reception, Rebecca couldn’t do enough for us and I tray enjoyed my stay! Would recommend it i anybody and will certainly he returning again myself.

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Review September  2020

Took my parents out for a meal last Thursday and it was fabulous. Mum and I had the Lobster which was the dish of the day and worth every penny. All 4 of us really enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere and service were excellent. Highly recommend the scallops or the mussels to start, my Dad had the liver as a main dish and loved every mouthful and my husband had sea bass. It was all superb so much so that we booked to go back next week before we left. The service was superb definitely worth a visit.

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Review September  2020

Took my parents out for a meal last Thursday and it was fabulous. Mum and I had the Lobster which was the dish of the day and worth every penny. All 4 of us really enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere and service were excellent. Highly recommend the scallops or the mussels to start, my Dad had the liver as a main dish and loved every mouthful and my husband had sea bass. It was all superb so much so that we booked to go back next week before we left. The service was superb definitely worth a visit.

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Review August 2019

Rod Stewart tribute night

I attended the Rod Stewart tribute night at Van Dyk hotel with friends on Friday evening. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the venue is beautiful. It was a lovely meal and the tribute act was brilliant. Fantastic night and great value for money

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Review August 2019

Rod Stewart Tribute meal night.

This is my first time to a showtime event and it certainly won't be my last, the three course meal was fabulous and the staff are so professional served so quickly, the entertainment was a Rod Stewart tribute Act and I've actually seen the real rod this year and he sounded actually the same he was fantastic.The Disco afterwards was really good, all in all had a fantastic night and would definitely recommend to my family and friends, you will have a fabulous night. At the Van Dyks.

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Review August 2019

We attended my nephew's wedding and it was superbly hosted by this hotel. They were so very accommodating to myself and my wheelchair bound mother. We should have been staying here with all the family but sadly the new extension which would have provided a disabled access room wasn't ready so we stayed elsewhere. And the wedding food was amazing too!

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Review August 2019

We have just returned home to Gibraltar after an absolutely fabulous 4 nights at Van Dyks. We came over for our daughters wedding which was all arranged in Van Dyks and I can honestly say the whole day was faultless. There were a few hiccups prior to the wedding due to the New Build not being ready in time, but again the lovely team came together to ease the bride and grooms fears and I’m so glad they chose to have it all in the original building, it was absolutely stunning and so well prepared. The staff were fantastic, the rooms were beautiful and the food was superb.
We stayed in the Westminister suite which was spotless and very comfortable and obviously my daughter and new Son in law stayed in the bridal suite, it was stunning, absolutely perfect for the newly weds.


We also had breakfast on three of the mornings we were there, always greeted with a smile and even a wee song this morning, but the breakfast was consistently delicious we didn’t steer any further than the Derbyshire to be fair, but hey when in Derbyshire it has to be done right?

Thank you so much to all the team at Van Dyks for such a beautiful stay, but more than that you gave my daughter and her husband the day of their dreams it was perfect.

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Review August 2019 by Mr. & Mrs. Dannatt

We had our wedding planned in Van Dyk's since April 2018, Originally planned into the new extension, but unfortunately we were notified this was not going to be ready in time and was given the option to move into the existing building which we did. Van Dyk's couldn't have apologised anymore and they went above and beyond to make our day as special as it could be.


As we understand it, Beth our wedding planner took over from the previous wedding team and for a time was dealing with all the complications due to the buiding work and planning of weddings on her own. Everytime we met with Beth she was lovely and couldn't do enough for us and helped to put our minds at rest.


On the actual day we had Lauren looking after us who was also lovely, very proffesional and always asking if everything was ok and if there was anything we needed.


So we would like to say a special Thank you to both Beth and Lauren for all their help in making our day amazing.
We had the bridal suite as part of the package and it was truly beautiful and our guests that also stayed in the hotel all said the rooms were comfortable and had a lovely stay. The breakfast was very welcome and plenty of choice right up to the full Derbyshire, absolutely lovely. The staff were all super friendly, helpful and served us with a smile.


Our wedding was amazing from start to finish, every detail maticulously planned and it flowed so smoothly. The food was fantastic and served all in record time and piping hot. Can not describe how nice the sticky toffee pudding was.


All we have to say is a massive Thank you to all the staff at Van dyk's for making our day the best we coud have hoped for. I would thouroughly recommend this beautiful venue to any future Bride and Groom, you won't be dissapointed and we will definately be booking one of the new rooms and spa in the future.


Thank you again so much.

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Review 28th May 2019 by David

Our first visit and it was fantastic from arriving to leaving. All of the staff were exceptional and very pleasant and couldn’t do enough for you. Highly delighted and will definitely be back.

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Review 28th May 2019

A very good meal and the service was second to none.

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Review 25th May 2019

A very enjoyable experience. Good food presented with care by a chef who obviously enjoys his craft. Well managed restaurant with attentetive, friendly staff. We’ll definitely visit again.

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Review 19th May 2019

Another really tasty meal, good service and great environment!

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Review 19th May 2019 by Rick

Nice place, good service always on hand.

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Review 17th May 2019

Had a very enjoyable meal. Service and food excellent.

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Review 17th May 2019 by Christobel

Staff are attentive polite and nothing is to much trouble. I could highly recommend staying here.

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Review 17th February 2019 by Lauren

Amazing wish I could give it more than five stars. Best burger and chips I’ve ever had.

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Review 16th February 2019 by Steven

The Dyk classic burger was one of the best burgers I have ever tasted, it was full of flavour and the chips were excellent. They were definitely fresh and home made, I will be ordering from here again.

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Review 15th February 2019 by Samantha

Amazing food. Clam sauce and salmon is lovely! Can’t fault it at all.

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Review 20th February 2019 by David from Chesterfield

Well pleased with the meal and when you have a toddler it makes birthday meals a lot easier. 5 starts for Van Dyks.

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Review 10th March 2019 by Morgan

Food was delicious, portion sizes excellent, highly recommend.

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Review 4th May 2019 by Mr Keith Brown

Restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and is beautifully decorated. Range of food on offer is great and the loyalty discount they offer makes the whole experience really good value for money. We dined on a Thursday at 7pm and the service was excellent.

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Review 26th April 2019 by Stuart

Just love the place, wish we could visit more often. The food for me is far superior to the usual pub grub on offer elsewhere. Far from being a snob, I find the place as an ambiance that makes it feel a little special.

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Review 29th April 2019 by David

Good varied menu for Sunday lunch.

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Review 3rd May 2019 by John Swain

We enjoyed the ambiance of the room and the food was excellent. It is unusual to find somewhere with such an extensive Vegan menu.

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Review 23rd April 2019 by Janet

Great meal & service, excellent value for money.

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Review 23rd April 2019 by Mrs Roxy Booth

Lovely food and staff.

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