Traditional pub with long-serving owners (they've been here 39 years), super views, a good range of beers and well liked food; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
This pub originally provided much welcomed refreshment for the Victorian lead miners working in Lathkill Dale; today, it provides the same for those exploring the Peak District National Park ' including the beautiful dale itself. On the right as you enter, an airy room has a nice fire in an attractively carved fireplace, old-fashioned settles with upholstered cushions, chairs, black beams, a delft shelf of blue and white plates and some original prints and photographs. On the left, the sunny spacious dining area doubles as an evening restaurant and there's a woodburning stove. Peak Swift Nick and Whim Hartington Bitter with guests such as Bradfield Farmers Blonde, Kelham Island Easy Rider and Raw Brown Cow on handpump, a reasonable range of wines (including mulled wine and prosecco), 40 gins and a decent selection of malt whiskies; they hold a beer, cider and gin festival in September. Background music, darts, TV and board games. Dogs are welcome, but muddy boots must be left in the lobby. The views are spectacular and can be enjoyed from seats in the walled garden and from windows in the bar. Bedrooms are comfortable and breakfasts hearty.
The good pub guide food review
Food includes sandwiches (until 5.30pm), cakes (available all day), crispy brie wedges, burgers, pizzas, scampi and chips, sea bass and lime fishcakes with new potatoes, sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry, some evening-only dishes (such as gammon steak with fried egg and chips) and puddings.