An award-winning pub and restaurant conversion with games room, hot tub, and a fully operational bar, for memorable large group breaks in the scenic heart of the Peak District.
  • Sleeps: 30
  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 9
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Ever fancied taking over an entire pub with your favourite people?

Nestled in the historic Peak District village of Hope, The Poacher’s Arms is an award-winning pub and restaurant conversion that promises the best lock-in you’ve ever experienced!

Magnificently spacious, there are nine double ensuite, Freeview TV-equipped bedrooms, and three cosy bed settees that sleep up to 30 in total, so you won’t have to strike any names off the guest list.  

There are plenty of family-friendly elements too, with some of the bedrooms featuring extra bunks. There’s also a fun selection of games, and an enclosed children’s play area to keep the kids safely occupied, as you settle yourselves in and catch up over welcome drinks.

Of course, a pub isn’t a pub if it doesn’t serve food, so you’ll find a generously equipped modern kitchen to help you prepare epic feasts to enjoy at the dining table (though there’s a gorgeous patio and barbecue waiting outside, if the evening sun happens to be shining!)

After dinner, relax in one of two large and comfy Smart TV-equipped lounges – you could designate one for ‘movie night’ and one for the big match if you so wish! – as you top up those tipples in the original, fully operational bar in between. Simply contact the owner in advance of your stay to pre-order kegs of your favourites at cost price.

Don’t fancy the lounge? No problem… you could always unleash your competitive spirit in the games area instead! Complete with table games, table football, a Smart TV with a games console, and a selection of books, there’s a little something for everyone.

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At a glance

  • An award-winning pub and restaurant conversion in the Hope Valley, at the heart of the Peak District, sleeping up to 30 guests.
  • Highlights include a fully operational bar, a covered outdoor hot tub, and family friendly features that include a selection of games and an enclosed children’s play area.
  • There are nine double ensuite bedrooms to choose from; two have added bunk beds to sleep a family of 6 in one room and 4 in another.
  • One double bedroom is on the ground floor, and there are three bed settees in the lounge that sleep 6 guests.
  • There are pubs, shops, and cafés in the local village of Hope, and a wealth of historic and family-friendly attractions in the local area. Bring your bikes and walking boots to explore the Pennine Way.


  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Large Groups


Award-winning pub and restaurant conversion, sleeps up to 30 guests.  9 bedrooms with Freeview TV: 5 doubles with ensuite bath and shower over, 1 double with ensuite walk-in shower room, 1 ground floor double with ensuite bath, 1 family ensuite with 1 double and 2 adult bunks, 1 family ensuite with 1 double and 1 adult bunk.  3 ground-floor cloakrooms, well-equipped kitchen with two electric Ranges with oven/hob, microwave, fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 dishwashers, dining area for 20, utility room, lounge with dining area for 12, second lounge with seating for 20, three double sofa beds, conservatory with dining area for 28, games area with games, books, table tennis and table football, TV and games console.  TVs in both lounges and bedrooms.  Rear garden and courtyard with barbecue and patio furniture, secure bike storage shed, enclosed children’s play area with swings and slide.  Ample off-road parking.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, historic sites, castles, caves, village shops, pubs, restaurants, cafés, theme parks, market towns, swimming

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But if all that sounds a little too hectic, don’t worry. There’s always the option of sinking into the gorgeous, covered outdoor hot tub – simply grab a chilled bottle of bubbles and some glasses from the bar, and you’re away.

After a sound night’s sleep in your chosen bedroom, enjoy a hearty pub breakfast out on the patio together as you plan the day ahead.

The Peak District is prime walking and cycling country, so you’ll find a secure lockable shed outside to store bikes and outdoor equipment… why not put it all to the test by exploring the spectacular rolling hills of the Pennine Way?

If you fancy a change of pub scenery, there are plenty to choose from in the village, while history buffs will enjoy visiting nearby Castleton, complete with its Norman castle, show caves, and the imposing Winnats Pass.

Alton Towers is within easy reach, too – ideal if you want to wear the kids out during the day!

Whatever your pleasure, indulge as much as you like before coming together for another epic lock-in later on, swapping stories at the bar without a care in the world.

Things to note

Pets are not permitted. 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs provided.  Please contact the owner in advance if you would like to use the hot tub during your stay, and to pre-order kegs of beer, cider, or lager at cost price.

Where you'll be staying

Castleton, Derbyshire

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