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    “Foraging for Free Fruit, Marvellous Mushrooms & Fantastic Fungi”

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    at Baslow Hall with Dr. Patrick Harding – and a special Lunch on Wednesday 15th October


    A wonderful opportunity for guests to sample the delights our chefs have available in the grounds at Baslow Hall during Autumn

    Dr Patrick Harding, (author of eight books including four about mushrooms) has previously led very enjoyable wild food days at Baslow Hall. Autumn is a good time for finding food from the countryside to augment the dinner table. From picking late bilberries, making sloe gin and gathering nuts to the main season for collecting and eating wild fungi; October is a great month.

    After a welcoming coffee, Patrick will show slides and explain how to accurately identify a range of edible fungi that can be found in the Peak District. There will be a display of books about edible fungi and other wild foods. He will also explain how to preserve fungi by drying and pickling as well as how best to cook the different species. There will then be a forage round the wonderful grounds at Fischer’s to see what edibles turn up. Please see a review from a previous event in Westside Magazine -  click here.

    This will be followed by a special 3-course lunch which will feature fruits from the countryside including a range of edible mushrooms.

    Dr. Patrick Harding is a freelance broadcaster, author and adult teacher offering a number of illustrated talks suitable for a wide range of societies. Alongside his 8 books, Patrick has made several media appearances include ‘The Flying Gardener’, ‘Castle in the Country’ (three series), ‘Richard and Judy’, ‘BBC Breakfast’, ‘The Natural History of Christmas’, ‘Britain’s Best Wildlife: Nature’s Top 40′, Radio 4 ‘Up Country’ and Radio 2 Chris Evans. More information is available on his website at www.patrickharding.co.uk

    Format of the Day

    Arrive at 10.30 a.m. for coffee and biscuits

    10.45 a.m. Illustrated Talk in the Lounge

    11.45 a.m. Foray with Patrick in and around the grounds of Baslow Hall

    1.00 p.m. 3 course special lunch featuring food from the countryside

    Menu available nearer to the date.

    Guests are invited to wander around the garden at leisure after lunch.

    £55 including a glass of wine with lunch.

    Limited availability and full payment required at the time of booking.

    Call 01246 583259 for more information.

    Posted by on 28. August 2014
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    Autumn Breaks in Baslow

    Autumn is the most spectacular of all the seasons when the landscape comes alive with colour. Wrap up warm for a walk along the Monsal Trail or admire the views from the Edges, start your Christmas shopping at one of the nearby Market towns, or simply relax in our lounge with an afternoon cup of tea and a good book! Visit the Calendar page to plan your stay.

    Sunday to Thursday, September to November 2014

    • One nights accommodation in one of our luxury bedrooms
    • Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival
    • 3 courses from the Classic Menu
    • Fischer’s Derbyshire Breakfast
    • Wi-Fi

    From £129.00 to £179.00 per person including VAT.

    Add a second night to your stay at the same rate with a complimentary upgrade to the Taste of Britain Menu.

    The rate quoted is based on 2 people sharing. A £50 deposit per night is required at the time of booking.

    Call 01246 583259 for more details.

    Posted by on 18. April 2014
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    £20.14 Lunch

    Due to popular demand, our special lunch menu will be available Monday to Friday until 28th November 2014, from 12 noon until 1.30 pm.

    Sample Menu

    Pan Fried Mackerel
    yoghurt & caraway, nasturtium, cucumber
    Breast of Wood Pigeon
    watercress, hazelnut & apple salad
    Goats Curd Panna Cotta
    seedling salad, carrot gastrique

    Chicken Breast
    Parma ham, sage, herb risotto
    Pan Seared Tuna
    potato rosti, stir fried garden greens, water melon & feta salsa
    Crispy Aubergine Cannelloni
    carrot & cumin sauce
    Buttermilk Panna Cotta
    strawberries & red wine
    Chocolate & Pecan Tart
    banana & crème fraîche ice cream
    Poached Peach
    ginger bread, thyme

    Two Courses £20.14
    Three Courses £27.14

    Coffee & Chocolates £4

    The Taste of Britain Lunch menu and A La Carte Lunch with dishes from our dinner menu will also be offered during this period.

    Please note our “£20.14″ menu is available for parties up to 8 dining in our main dining room. For parties up to 12 people, the cost per person would be £48 including use of a private room, a 3 course lunch followed by coffee and chocolates. Please contact Amy Wilkinson to discuss private dining options for group bookings and special celebration of 8 to 38 people or click here.

    To view a sample of the Weekend Lunch menu, please click here.

    Call 01246 583259 to reserve your table.

    Posted by on 15. November 2013
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    Stay at Fischer’s and Learn How to Fly Fish in the Peak District

    with Peter Lax – Professional Fly Fishing Instruction, Coaching & Guiding

    Peter Lax is a Qualified Professional Fly Fishing Instructor, Licensed Game Angling Coach, & Experienced Guide. He can offer Fischer’s Hotel guests the opportunity to fly fish on local river beats and still water fisheries, some of which are amongst the finest in the country. Peter can offer Tuition, Coaching & Guiding on a one to one or small group basis for everyone from Complete Novices to Accomplished Anglers.

    Fly fishing days available options:-

    Guiding Service – Full Day

    Designed for Seasoned Fly Fishers to improve skills & knowledge. Includes: Basic entomology – Fishing Techniques -Watercraft – Any other aspects of the sport you wish to cover.

    Introduction to Fly Fishing – Full Day

    Designed for people completely new to or just starting out at Fly fishing who want to give it a try. Includes: Introduction to the Fly Tackle & Set Up – Basic Casting – Fishing Techniques – Watercraft.

    Improvers Session – Full Day

    Designed for those who do Fly Fish but want to be more successful or just want to learn more & improve their skills. Includes: Introduction to the Fly Tackle & Tackle Set Up – Basic entomology – Casting – Fishing Techniques – Watercraft.

    Duration of all options:- Start at 9 am until 4 pm or Dusk (whichever is the sooner) !

    Examples of River & Still Water Fisheries available:

    Chatsworth Fly Fishery – Peacock Fly Fishery – Cressbrook & Litton Fly fishers Club – Beresford Fly Fishery – Tin Mill Fishery – Barlow Fishery – Rivendale Fishery – Wharnecliffe Fishery – Ladybower Fishery – Arnfield Fly Fishery etc.

    Bookings can be made directly with Peter by calling 01709 543603 or 07704446468 or through his website: www.peterlaxflyfishing.co.uk. Call Fischer’s on 01246 583259 to arrange your accommodation.

    Please note: All river bookings are on the understanding that if the river is not fishable then an alternative date or fishing on a local still water will be offered.

    Posted by on 7. February 2014
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  5. Landscape Photography Days in the Peak District

    We would like to offer residents of Baslow Hall an opportunity to have a day with local photographer, Chris Gilbert.

    You will be taught the technical and artistic skills and be able to put them into practice in the Peak District, perhaps visiting some of the out-of-the-way places that only local knowledge will take you to.

    See www.ravenseyegallery.co.uk for more details, or email chris@ravenseye.plus.com or call 01298 871958 to make your booking.

    To reserve your accommodation and dinner at Fischer’s Baslow Hall, email reservations@fischers-baslowhall.co.uk or call 01246 583259.


    Posted by on 10. April 2014
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    “Romance Package at Fischer’s”

    Are you visiting us for a birthday or anniversary and wondering how to make the occasion more special?

    We will place our Forget-Brimont House Champagne and a box of sumptuous chocolates in your room ready for your arrival for an additional cost of £60. Alternatively, for £45 we can offer a bottle of our popular Prosecco and a box of chocolates. Please quote “Romance Package” at the time of booking.

    For the finishing touch, a beautiful arrangement of flowers can be ordered from a local florist. Prices start from £40.

    Posted by on 3. June 2011
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    Special Rate for Business Travellers

    Escape your busy routine with a bit of peace and quiet in one of our luxurious bedrooms.

    We are offering special rates for business travellers available Sunday – Thursday. Stay at a special rate of £70.00 for a small bedroom, £90.00 for a superior bedroom in the main house or £110 for a superior garden house.

    Baslow is convenient for Chesterfield, Sheffield and is only 40 minutes from the M1 motorway Junction 29.

    Dinner must be taken in our Restaurant at Baslow Hall from menus ranging from £34.00-£80.00, or our sister restaurant Rowley’s in the village. Our bedrooms all enjoy free Wi-Fi and the garden house bedrooms have a desk if you need to catch up with paperwork.

    Please call Reservations on 01246 583259.

    Posted by on 1. January 2012
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