Church Inn

Cosy, convivial inn beautifully set in High Peak walking country, with good value food and well kept ales


Speciality beers
Cask ales
Separate restaurant
  • 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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Contact Details

Church Inn, Chelmorton, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9SL

(01298) 85319

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-3, 6-10; 12-10 Fri

Saturday: 12-10

Sunday: 12-10