Welcome to the Peak Weavers Rooms & Restaurant Website.
Built in 1828 for a local mill owner the Peak Weavers Rooms & Restaurant stands in its own grounds close to Leek town centre. It was sold by the Wardle family in the 1860’s and became the convent to the Catholic Church. For nearly 120 years it remained so until in 1978 it was converted to a Guest House and restaurant.
The Peak Weavers Rooms & Restaurant takes its name from its close proximity to the Peak District and from the industry that shaped the town of Leek. Fine examples of weaver’s cottages can be seen on King Street, their third storey catching optimum hours of daylight to enable Leek’s women of yesteryear to work their looms from dawn to dusk.
In 1999 husband and wife team, Nick and Emma Bettany, took over the Peak Weavers Rooms & Restaurant and set about restoring the period property to its former glory. An ongoing policy of refurbishment has resulted in the bed and breakfast accommodation being graded at 4 Star by the English Tourism Council and the AA.
The 40 cover restaurant, under Emma’s guidance, is a previous “Taste of Staffordshire” award winner and has subsequently been awarded an AA Rosette. In September of 2005 the Peak Weavers was judged runner up in Staffordshire Small Restaurant of the Year by a panel of RAC food inspectors. Also in 2005 Peak Weavers Rooms & Restaurant attained membership of the Peak District Cuisine initiative in recognition of its support for local producers, the first, and currently only restaurant in the Leek area to do so. In 2008, Peak Weavers was awarded 3rd place in the Taste of Staffordshire Restaurant of the Year Award. Breakfast is served in the restaurant and also makes good use of local produce.
For the business traveller wireless internet access is available throughout the Guest House and is included in the bed and breakfast tariff. The accommodation is completely smoke free.We hope that by choosing the Peak Weavers for your bed and breakfast accommodation we can make your visit to Leek and the Southern Peak District a most enjoyable and memorable one
GOOD FOOD AWARD 2008
Restaurant of the year 2008 (3rd place)
Your Hosts: husband and wife team, Nick and Emma Bettany.
We have been graded at four Diamonds by the English Tourism Council.
In association with Re/fresh Therapies we can now offer our guests beauty and pamper treatments in the conveniance of their own room.
Leek has just recently celebrated the 800 year anniversary of the granting of its market charter. A medieval parade, market and a temporary community showed how life would have been all those years ago. Needless to say Leek did not have such a selection of restaurant, Guest House or B&B facilities at that time.
A general market is held in Leek every Wednesday, with a bri a brac market on Saturdays and an award winning food market is held on each third Saturday of the month. If you happen to be in Leek at this time of the month then why not book yourself a Guest House or B&B, take an amble around the market and enjoy dinner at our restaurant.
After taking a hearty breakfast the next morning in the Guest House restaurant nip into the Peak District to walk a little of the excess off. You could combine your Guest House B&B stay with a brisk walk along the Roaches taking in Lud’s church (where Sir Gawain is supposed to have met the Green Knight) and maybe calling in at Wincle and Danebridge.
Another personal favourite spot to spend a day is the Manifold Valley. The light railway that once ran through the valley has since been replaced by a walking and cycle track.( bikes can be hired at Waterhouses, 6 miles from Leek ). The Manifold has to be one of the most beautiful locations in the Peak District. Find where the river Manifold disappears near Wetton Mill to flow underground and reappear in the grounds of Ilam Hall. Visitors whom like to combine an overnight Guest House / B&B stay with a good restaurant and a next day of National Trust treasures may already be aware of Ilam Hall and Dovedale. All of these locations are jewels of the Peak District and are within a 25 minute drive of Leek. To the west of Leek , moving away from the Peak District, are two more National Trust locations that attract many people to look for Guest House / B&B facilities in Leek. Biddulph Grange Gardens and Little Moreton Hall are a short drive away and a discounted ticket can be purchased if visiting both locations in the same day.
If you are looking for a Guest House break as part of a gift then maybe combine a hang gliding weekend with your Guest House stay including dinner in the restaurant. Peak Hang Gliding are based in Leek and can offer a package that includes B&B at the Peak Weavers Rooms & Restaurant. Take advantage of our restaurant one or two evenings and a blossoming romance may come into full bloom.
If your B&B break to Leek is with younger members of the family you may also want to take a trip to the Blackbrook Zoological Park to see their incredible variety of birds and animals. The children and their grandparents may also be interested in the Churnet Valley Railway at Cheddleton just 3 miles from Leek where you can ride the steam engines along a very pretty valley. You may even see Thomas.
If all of this still fails to wet their appetite for a Guest House break to Leek then there’s always Alton Towers.
We are happy to accept children into the restaurant and will oblige wherever possible but do not offer a childrens restaurant menu.