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