Amazing Jolly Up venue in the UK

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Amazing Jolly Up venue in the UK

Postby Toby » 04 Nov 2011, 11:23

http://peakmermaid.co.uk/

I stayed in this remarkable venue in the Peak District last weekend with 30 or so friends for my "hag" weekend. It is truly amazing! You have your own bar, a huge area with sofas and TVs (excellent for films), a massive dining room with seating for 34 and all the rooms are nicely spaced out so that you can have a bit of privacy. The walls are made of stone, so if you make a bit of noise you won't hear it. We all thought it was in a stunning location too.

It works out at about £100 each for a weekend if 30 people go. It's a bit remote, but might be an idea for a more extended weekend at some point and cheaper for our northern brethren than going south. Having your own bar is great fun too.

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Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 04 Nov 2011, 11:33

It looks fantastic.
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Postby brotherlouie » 04 Nov 2011, 12:37

Oh my.

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Postby The Slider » 05 Nov 2011, 09:02

I'd come.

It'd take someone to organise it very properly though - collect subs up front etc..
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Postby The Modernist » 05 Nov 2011, 09:56

The Slider wrote:I'd come.

It'd take someone to organise it very properly though - collect subs up front etc..



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Postby Toby » 05 Nov 2011, 11:30

The only way it could be organised is by payment in advance. It's already booked out until May 2012.

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Postby dang65 » 05 Nov 2011, 12:44

I can come. My house is on the same road, about a mile and a half away. :-) No shortage of fantastic walks and pubs round here, plus Alton Towers is less than half an hour down the road.

By the way, there is a local legend that if you head due east from the Mermaid Inn there is no higher ground until you reach the Urals. I have no idea whether that's true; I just read it somewhere the other day. But there's no question that the Mermaid is high up and very open to the elements. We're down the hill a bit, but still high up.

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Postby The Prof » 05 Nov 2011, 16:24

So if 30 people commit then (typically) 27 pull out - the 3 remaining will have to cough up £1,000 each for 2 nights.
What could possibly go wrong?

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Postby brotherlouie » 05 Nov 2011, 16:36

The Prof wrote:So if 30 people commit then (typically) 27 pull out - the 3 remaining will have to cough up £1,000 each for 2 nights.
What could possibly go wrong?

We could book you as official photographer?

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Postby brotherlouie » 05 Nov 2011, 16:37

Could this be somewhere we could consider a BCB 10th birthday party in 2013?

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brotherlouie wrote:Could this be somewhere we could consider a BCB 10th birthday party in 2013?


Given the numbers we might expect for a 10th anniversary bash, the one problem with this idea, to quote twice from the website.......

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Postby harvey k-tel » 05 Nov 2011, 17:10

The Fish wrote:
brotherlouie wrote:Could this be somewhere we could consider a BCB 10th birthday party in 2013?


Given the numbers we might expect for a 10th anniversary bash, the one problem with this idea, to quote twice from the website.......

sleeps 24-26
No other property within a mile


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Postby The Fish » 05 Nov 2011, 17:13

Axtually that should jave said 24-36 but the point still stands.
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Postby Toby » 05 Nov 2011, 17:25

It's huge btw.

What I could suggest is that you could have a limit on the numbers of people staying there over a weekend but others could visit but not be able to kip there in comfort (although there are about 10 sofas if I remember correctly). The nearest town is Leek or Buxton.

I think it would be so much more fun than a pub or whatever for a big celebration. You get to bring all your own booze and food and it's in an amazing location as I'm sure Dang65 will testify to.

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Postby the masked man » 05 Nov 2011, 17:49

How easy is it to get to if you don't drive? Any railway stations nearby?

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Postby The Modernist » 05 Nov 2011, 19:25

Can you imagine being stuck there when the booze runs out? :lol:

I can just see me and Jumper K being sent out on the desolate moors to try and find an off -license in the middle of the night!

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TopCat G wrote:Can you imagine being stuck there when the booze runs out? :lol:

I can just see me and Jumper K being sent out on the desolate moors to try and find an off -license in the middle of the night!


No matter what comes, I don't see Jumper K being unprepared.
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Postby brotherlouie » 05 Nov 2011, 20:13

Jumper K will turn up with a boot full of weapons grade cider.

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Postby LeBaron » 05 Nov 2011, 20:15

:idea:

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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 05 Nov 2011, 20:58

TopCat G wrote:Can you imagine being stuck there when the booze runs out? :lol:

I can just see me and Jumper K being sent out on the desolate moors to try and find an off -license in the middle of the night!


Jumper K, maybe. You'll be asleep after three pints and talking shit about Arsenal.
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