Cosy, convivial inn beautifully set in High Peak walking country, with good value food and well kept ales
- Separate restaurant
- Sandwiches sold
Bar food times: 12-2.30, 6-8.30; 12-8.30 Fri-Sun
Typical main dish: sirloin steak with onion rings and chips
Typical main dish price: £16.50
Average two course evening meal price: £20.00
- Speciality beers
- Cask ales
Price of cheapest bitter: £3.40
Name of cheapest bitter: Marstons
- Children allowed in the bar
- Children allowed in the restaurant
- Dogs allowed in the bar
The good pub guide review
Refreshing both locals and travellers since 1742, this is very much a traditional inn that is consistently praised by our readers. The long-serving, hands-on licensees keep the chatty, low-ceilinged bar spic and span with its open fire and built-in cushioned benches and simple chairs around polished cast-iron-framed tables (a couple still with their squeaky sewing treadles). Shelves of books, Tiffany-style lamps and house plants in the curtained windows, atmospheric Dales photographs and prints, and a coal-effect stove in the stripped-stone end wall all add a cosy feel. You'll find five beers on handpump, such as Abbeydale Moonshine, Adnams Southwold, Marstons Pedigree and Thornbridge Jaipur, and ten wines by the glass; there's darts in a tile-floored games area on the left and board games. The inn is opposite a mainly 18th-c church and is prettily tucked into woodland with fine views over the village and hills beyond from good teak tables on a two-level terrace.
The good pub guide food review
Tasty food includes sandwiches, prawn cocktail, black pudding fritters with spicy home-made chutney, vegetarian mixed bean chilli, beef lasagne, chicken breast in stilton sauce, steak and kidney pie, salmon fillet with prawn and white wine sauce, and puddings.
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