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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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Housekeepers – The George Hathersage
Housekeepers – The George Hathersage

Help us showcase our stylish and quirky boutique rooms.

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Bar Staff – The George Hathersage
Bar Staff – The George Hathersage

We're looking for bar staff for our big reopening of The George, Hathersage.

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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

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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Vacancies at The Ashford Arms

Vacancies at The Ashford Arms

Following our successful opening and part of our commitment to always operate with a high number of staff on each shift, we’ve got a few vacancies we’d like to fill.

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The Ashford Arms is Opening!

The Ashford Arms is Opening!

On Saturday morning as we turned the twisty road past The Ashford Arms the scaffolding still cradled the building and the hard hats were in sight.

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What to expect from The Ashford Arms

What to expect from The Ashford Arms

We do good food and we do it well. Our food really is special. It is excellent. That’s because we take it very seriously, starting with the way it is grown and farmed.

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The Garden Party at The Maynard | Sunday, May 5th

The Garden Party at The Maynard | Sunday, May 5th

It's that time of year again when the sun (hopefully) comes out, the beer, wine and cider glistens in the sunshine and everyone kicks back to the sounds of live music.

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Discovering the Heart of Hospitality at Longbow Venues

Discovering the Heart of Hospitality at Longbow Venues

Longbow Venues, led by Rob Hattersley, offers exceptional hospitality experiences in the Peak District. Rooted in a rich family legacy of restaurants and wine businesses, it provides quality dining and versatile venues for various events. With a commitment to local ingredients and culinary excellence, Longbow Venues is an ideal destination for food enthusiasts and event planners seeking elegance and personalized service.

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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.