Arrival
12 Wed Aug
Departure
19 Wed Aug
Arrival
12 Wed Aug
Departure
19 Wed Aug

Located in a cosy corner of the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms at Beeley is the kind of country Inn that dreams are made of.

Our history

The tale of a Chatsworth coaching Inn

The first mention of Beeley was in a Domesday Book of 1086 and later in 1236, as ‘Bewlag’ and by 1346 as ‘Bylegh’. The Devonshire Arms originated as three separate cottages in 1726 and these were converted into an Inn in 1747.

During the period 1755-64 there were three Inns in the village. Only The Devonshire Arms has survived, retaining the charm of the 18th Century coaching Inn it once was.

Coaches carried visitors from London and the Peak, stopping in Beeley to rest the horses. Among these visitors was the distinguished writer Charles Dickens who was a frequent visitor in his lifetime. It is rumoured that King Edward VII often met his mistress Alice Keppel at The Devonshire Arms at Beeley.

Beeley parish register records that on Thursday 11th July 1872, there was a tremendous thunderstorm at 3.30pm. At Beeley the brook was so swollen as to flood the road, making it impassable at the front of The Devonshire Arms. History repeated itself on Sunday 31st August 1997, eerily at the same time of 3.30pm. The height of the water is marked on the beam in the bar.

The Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants Group

The Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants Group is a collection of beautiful properties in tranquil and unspoiled locations across Derbyshire and Yorkshire.

As well as The Devonshire Arms at Beeley, the group operates other properties on and around The Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire including The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, and The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow.  

Elsewhere, we operate The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, The Devonshire Fell, and The Cavendish Pavilion in the Yorkshire Dales.

To find out more details about The Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants Group please visit our group website. 

The Great Outdoors

Our summertime stays offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy our beautiful estate settings. Think long walks in the grass, lingering picnics and savouring a glass of wine on the terrace whilst the sun sets.

The Great Outdoors

Our summertime stays offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy our beautiful estate settings. Think long walks in the grass, lingering picnics and savouring a glass of wine on the terrace whilst the sun sets.

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