Comfortable dining pub with well presented food, beer and wine and seats in a waterside garden; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
Great food, as well as a warm welcome and a good choice of well kept ales and other drinks await you at this immaculately kept 16th-c inn in the heart of the Peak District National Park, with great climbing and walking nearby. There are bright tartan and oriental patterned carpets, rows of dark wooden chairs and tables plus a very long banquette, two woodburning stoves and grey walls hung with decorative plates. The neat dining room is slightly more formal. Abbeydale Moonshine, Bradfield Yorkshire Farmer and Eagle Bombardier on handpump, 25 wines by the glass from a good list and around a dozen malt whiskies; quiet background music. The seats on the terrace have wonderful valley views and the nine-acre grounds are on the banks of the River Derwent ' the pretty garden slopes down to the water. There are seven well equipped bedrooms in a barn conversion and two shepherd's huts. Disabled access.
The good pub guide food review
As well as hot and cold sandwiches (until 5.30pm), the first class food includes ham hock terrine with peach and rosemary chutney, sharing platters, pizzas, mushroom orzo with oyster mushrooms and watercress, chicken katsu curry with coconut rice and cucumber, carrot and ginger dressing, seared tuna niçoise salad, fillet of beef with horseradish mashed potatoes, artichokes and ceps, rack of lamb with goats cheese dauphinoise, spinach and tapenade, and puddings such as rhubarb and custard pannacotta and chocolate cake with boozy cherries and black cherry sorbet.