As soon as we walked in the door of the Devonshire Fell Hotel we knew it was the one for our boutique wedding – we liked that there were different spaces in the bar, conservatory, bistro, dining room and chairs by an open fire. The location and views are breathtakingly stunning, photos don’t do it justice. The staff were fantastic from beginning to end, we felt very spoiled and indulged. Nothing was too much trouble. EVERYONE commented on how fantastic it was and worth the journey – it’s an hour from our house and wasn’t local for anyone.
The food was stunning and portions generous, the team worked their socks off getting it to the tables quickly and piping hot. The onion and white cider soup was incredible and the vegetarian toad in the hole divine. The carnivores were very well serviced too! There were a lot of thoughtful, experienced touches for example how the dining room was laid out for our wedding breakfast and how separate canapes and drinks were reserved for the bride and groom to make sure we didn’t miss out.
The staff deserve special mention as they were ¬all so professional, warm, considerate, thoughtful and genuinely interested – they worked so hard for our day.
Hannah as the wedding coordinator was patient, efficient, reliable, good natured, fun and supportive.
Deputy Manager Helen worked her socks off on our wedding day, she worked so hard and with good grace answering all queries and quietly running around.
Paul tended bar with efficient humour – the best hot chocolate ever must not be missed!
Anna really looked after us and also worked hard with dinner and bar service.
The lovely chap who served breakfast (sorry we didn’t get your name) and Manager Jen did everything she could to help us make decisions.
Truly, the best day of our lives and a lot of that was because of the Devonshire Fell and its lovely team.
Mr and Mrs Johnstone x
PS. The only piece of feedback is please get the owners to consider the monstrously hideous artwork in the conservatory it detracts from the space and views – it would be so much nicer if they subtly enhanced the natural landscape, on the grand scale of everything else – not a big deal