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Our stylish heritage venues feature bars, restaurants and rooms serving everyday premium menus that showcase seasonal Peak District produce.

We are committed to putting people over profits and dare to do things differently.

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Longbow Venues is an independent hospitality business based in the Peak District. Our award-winning venues are driven by brilliant people, working as a strong team to create memorable moments for our customers. Our everyday premium food is fresh, tasty and leaves customers coming back for more. We're busy, but not overworked. We're happy with a decent work/life balance. We've got big plans and a place for anyone looking to be part of something different and special.

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"We put people over profits, always."

Rob Hattersley

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We're people focused first. Always. If you care about people too, you're probably a good fit for a career with Longbow.

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Head Housekeeper – The Ashford Arms
Head Housekeeper – The Ashford Arms

We are now seeking a talented head housekeeper to join our team at The Ashford Arms.

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CDP Chef – The George, Hathersage
CDP Chef – The George, Hathersage

We are seeking a talented CDP to join our team at The George.

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"I started as a food runner straight from school and thanks to the training, mentoring and support, I have worked my way up to general manager of The Ashford Arms."

Josh Butler

Longbow Venues Win at the Generation Next Awards 2024

Longbow Venues Win at the Generation Next Awards 2024

Longbow Venues has been awarded Best Entrepreneur (Stephen Atkinson) and the Investing in Young Talent award, along with shortlisted places in the Customer Service and Rising Star (Jemima Prater) award categories.

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Dish of the Month | June 2024 | James Heywood’s Lebanese Spiced Lamb Ballotine

Dish of the Month | June 2024 | James Heywood’s Lebanese Spiced Lamb Ballotine

June's dish of the month is James Heywood's Lebanese lamb ballotine. It's so simple to make and so tasty! Find out how here.

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English Wine Week at Longbow Venues | Interview with Hattersley Wines

English Wine Week at Longbow Venues | Interview with Hattersley Wines

Try Henners sparkling English wine for less this English Wine Week (June 15 - 23, 2024)

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The Maynard, The George and The Ashford Arms Hit 170 Gluten-Free Dishes

The Maynard, The George and The Ashford Arms Hit 170 Gluten-Free Dishes

Dietary accessibility and inclusion is important to us at Longbow. We've now got 170 gluten-free dishes across our menus!

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The George Hathersage to Reopen June 13, 2024

The George Hathersage to Reopen June 13, 2024

The George Hathersage will reopen on Thursday, June 13th following an 8 month refurbishment process after the flooding caused by Storm Babet.

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Dish of the Month | May 2024 | Adrian Gagea’s Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé

Dish of the Month | May 2024 | Adrian Gagea’s Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé

May's dish of the month is Adrian Gagea's twice baked cheese soufflé. Here's how to make it at home.

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Longbow Shortlisted in the Generation Next Awards 2024

Longbow Shortlisted in the Generation Next Awards 2024

Longbow Venues has been shortlisted in four categories of the upcoming Generation Next Awards.

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From Childhood Pot Wash to Director’s Chair: Stephen Atkinson’s Journey

From Childhood Pot Wash to Director’s Chair: Stephen Atkinson’s Journey

Longbow Venues has appointed Stephen Atkinson as operations director. Read his story here.

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Reviving History: A New Culinary Destination Coming to Bakewell

Reviving History: A New Culinary Destination Coming to Bakewell

The old bank in Bakewell is where we're setting our sights for the next Longbow venue, but we need you and your help.

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MAMMA MIA!

MAMMA MIA!

Mamma Mia at The Maynard sold out for July 6th so we've secured an additional daytime Mamma Mia dinner and show for Sunday, May 26th

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Events at Longbow

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Whether it's a wedding, landmark birthday party, christening, corporate event, charity function or a celebration of life, we make memories with our award-winning events at Longbow Venues. Enquire now.

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Whether you're looking to book the perfect spot for your next gathering or seeking exciting career opportunities in our bars and restaurants, we're here to help. Get in touch today.