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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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Front of House
Front of House

We are hiring front of house team members at The Ashford Arms.

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Assistant Manager
Assistant Manager

We're looking to recruit a talented, people-focused assistant manager at The Ashford Arms.

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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

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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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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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.