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Eat & drink

in the relaxing rooms of Portland House and entertain your guests in style. Book this popular party house and you may become a star…

BEYOND Downton Abbey

Juliet can show you a good time by giving you our free guide to experienced caterers, food suppliers, local eateries and gastro pubs. Whether it’s “home from home” cooking or an Afternoon Tea Party or a BBQ in the walled gardens, you can rest assured that you’ll find the ideal food and drink for your stay…

After your arrival, your guests have no excuses to be late for pre-dinner drinks in the bar room as there are lots of beautiful bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms to get dressed up in. Set the mood for your stay by using our handy wall hooks to theme the rooms by hanging your party decorations.

Whether you self-cater in the well equipped kitchen or hire a Michelin chef, eating in the elegant dining room has a touch of The Ritz about it so you can relax safe in the knowledge that your friends and family will feel special too.

Retire to the Sitting Room to play games and catch up on the news or head for a night cap in the Bar Room (BYO). Wherever you find yourselves, you can listen to your favourite play list through the multi room music system – so everyone feels a part of the evening’s events…

Top 5 food and drink activities

  • self-cater using the well-stocked kitchen
  • BBQ in the walled garden or enjoy an afternoon tea party
  • book a caterer and be waited on in the Dining Room
  • hire a barkeeper to serve drinks in the Bar Room
  • walk 2 minutes to local restaurants or gastro pubs


At a glance

  • dining for 6 to 24 guests in the dining room
  • self-cater, order a food delivery, BBQ or hire a chef
  • lots of lovely serveware & glassware
  • beautiful dining room, siting room & bar room with multi-room music system
  • views of garden and dramatic Derwent Valley cliffs


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Hen weekend reviews

***** Rating: 5/5 based on 135 tripadvisor reviews

Amazing house in an amazing location, I cannot rate Portland House highly enough

I stayed at Portland House for a weekend with 22 guests to celebrate my 50th birthday and it was perfect. The whole house is beautifully decorated and every single bedroom is decorated to the same high standard, so all my guests were delighted with their rooms. The bar area was great fun and features the… “Amazing house in an amazing location, I cannot rate Portland House highly enough”

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Janice, Leicester

The perfect place for a group gathering

We booked Portland House 1870 for a family gathering, over a long weekend. Our ages ranged from 6 weeks to over 70 years. The rooms were perfect for us, comfortable beds, excellent bathrooms. The kitchen and dining facilities were way beyond excellent, and enabled us to eat and drink together as a big family should. I am sure we… “The perfect place for a group gathering”

Clare, London

5*Portland House

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5* Party House, New Bath Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PX

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