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The Watts Russell

The George

The Royal Oak

The Black Lion

The Manifold Inn

The Staffordshire Knot

The Bluebell Inn

The Coach and Horses

The Druid Inn

The Barrel

The Bentley Brook Inn

The Peveril of the Peak Hotel

The Izaak Walton Hotel

Callow Hall
The Coach House

Carriages Italian Restaurant

Tea Rooms
Ilam Hall
The Old Coach House
Longnor Craft Centre
Bennett's Tea Room

Fish & Chips

Local PubsPlease see Helpful information as well.
  The Watts Russell - Stanshope 0.9 Miles  

Slightly less than 1 mile, between Stanshope and Alstonefield - Turn Right out of the Farm Drive, or walk to Hall dale and down into Hopedale where the pub lies.

Bruce and Christine are very welcoming and will happily cater for large groups, book if you can but you can also turn up (if they are open!) The pub is a little quirky and rustic! It is a free house and beer is sourced locally. Bruce cooks all his food from scratch and if you are fussy with your food then he will accommodate you as much as he can. Though he is not a pie and chips person! The pub sometimes closes early or is not open! If you ring in advance then he will definitely open for you and they are quite happy for you to “take over” the pub.

Telephone: 01335 310 126

  The George - Alstonefield 1.7 Miles  

Pre booking is a must at the George. If your group is large then you would have to book the upper floor of the Coach House, to the rear of The George, this is an intimate space for up to forty guests and there is an additional charge.
The pub is quite small and is not good for children though it does get booked very quickly and the food is excellent. It is more of a gastro pub and Emily would rather you ate there than drank! Beer is from Marston’s Brewery. There are many good walks to Alstonefield from here; one of the easiest routes is to walk to Milldale via footpaths from the farm, then up the old road past Polly’s “hole in the wall” tea room at Milldale to Alstonefield. The pub is in the center of the village.
Telephone: 01335 310 205
Website: www.thegeorgeatalstonefield.com

  The Royal Oak - Wetton 2 Miles  

The Royal Oak is a lovely country village pub, popular with the locals and very welcoming, its easy to walk to and about 1.5 miles on foot. (2 miles by road).  They can pre order large meals for you or even act as a take away!

A Free house with good beer as well as being a family pub (so you can bring the children). They have a children’s menu and serve chips! (Why children will only eat chips I don’t know!) Of course if you’d rather they ate carrots broccoli and pureed peas! Then try the Watts Russell! (I love peas)
Ian is happy for you all turn up whatever the number, for good meals and a Fabulous Sunday lunch. If there are a lot of you please just ring to say you’re coming as it gets quite busy(in fact it best to ring and book) . Ian is happy to reserve a table and the pub has a great conservatory area for large groups. If you ring Ian may email you a menu and ask for your order early so that food is ready for when you arrive.
It’s a great walk with a pint at the end …To get there via walking,  Just go over the road, follow the track, keeping the neighbours farm on your left and through the gates (past our “well” which feed the stream past the house) you will then pick up the footpath. Keep the wall on your right going straight up the hill until you come to a copse of trees and then you will pick up the old road (not used) that will take you straight into Wetton. If you turn left at the copse of trees you will go past the old mines and pick up the longer route with stunning views and foot path leading right from the Heritage trail ( this has stunning views across the manifold river) .

Telephone: 01335 310 287




The Black Lion - Butterton 5 Miles  

Butterton is 5 miles towards the Manifold. It has a traditional menu and a specials blackboard – always with something new on it. It has a separate dining room for more formal evenings.
Telephone: 01538 304 232

  The Manifold Inn - Hulme End 4 Miles  

A large local pub with long opening hours and great for Kids. They have special offer nights. Close to the Manifold Trail in Hulme End and a great place to eat.
Telephone: 01298 84537

  The Staffordshire Knot - Sheen

5 Miles


On from Hulme End – left before Hartington – 5/6 miles. Run by Jacqui who is also the chef and known for her culinary skills. Not your normal pie and chips pub but very good and always has a personalised menu. Slightly more expensive than the others.
Telephone: 01298 84329

  The Bluebell Inn - Tissington 4 Miles  

Just on the main A515 – 5 miles away. Tourist based pub with a good separate Restaurant. Specialises in fish dishes.
Telephone: 01335 350317

  The Coach and Horses - Fenny Bentley 5 Miles  

Varied menu and warm atmosphere, always busy so you need to book. Open daily. Food served 12noon to 9pm.
Telephone: 01335 350246

  The Druid Inn - Birchover Matlock 15 Miles  

A good place to find when on a Peak District tour. Well worth it when you do find it! Great selection of home cooked food with a good atmosphere and loads of history to the place.
Telephone: 01629 650 302

  The Barrel - Foolow, Near Eyam 17 Miles  

Like the Druid, you’ll need a map to find it, but once your there you’ll be happy. The views are spectacular and you’ll feel as though you’re on top of the world. Great History. The food is great and the locals love it. Lots of choice with a specialised menu.
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  The Bentley Brook Inn - Fenny Bentley 5 Miles  

A lively pub with lots going on with events to entertain you. Open all day with a buffet lunch on Sundays. Separate dining room for children.
Telephone: 01335 350 422

Local Restaurants
  The Peveril of the Peak Hotel - Thorpe/Dovedale 3 Miles  

Open to non residents The Dove Bar allows you to enjoy a quite drink or two and even a bar snack for those feeling a little peckish and the Garden restaurant, where you are able to enjoy evening meals seven days a week, and sunday lunches.
Telephone: 01335 350 396

  The Izaak Walton Hotel - Dovedale 1.5 Miles  

Dine in the comfort of the newly furbished Haddon Restaurant with its panoramic views across Dovedale. Or for a more relaxed atmosphere try the Dovedale bar, which serve good pub meals. Children welcome and it’s on a circular walk from the house.
Telephone: 01335 350 555

  Callow Hall - Mappleton 5 Miles  

Callow Hall is 5 miles away and the restaurants are in a beautiful country house within its own grounds. It retains that country house atmosphere and is quite impressive. The menu is extensive and they specialise in English and Continental dishes using homegrown fruit and vegetables. It is quite expensive but worth it for a special occasion.
Telephone: 01335 300 900

  The Coach House 5 Miles  

Sandybrook Country Park – Off A515 just outside of Ashbourne. 18th C Coach House, newly refurbished. Unusual aspect with the original stables and stalls now forming dining areas. There is a separate restaurant upstairs. Caters for own guests as well as the general public. Happy atmosphere, good for children. Closed Monday Lunch.
Telephone: 01335 343 435

  Bramhall's - Buxton Road, Ashbourne 6 Miles  

Award winning Brassiere food in relaxed and informal surroundings. Includes smoking and non-smoking areas. There is a lighter menu for those more calorie conscious. Not recommended for children.
Telephone: 01335 346 158

  Carriages Italian Restaurant - Newhaven 8 Miles  

Award winning Brassiere food in relaxed and informal surroundings. Includes smoking and non-smoking areas. There is a lighter menu for those more calorie conscious. Not recommended for children.
Telephone: 01298 84528

Local Tea Rooms
  Ilam Hall - The National Trust Tea Room - Ilam 1.5 Miles  

Fantastic views across Ilam Church over to Dovedale. Good walks along th Manifold and quality youd expect from the National Tust.

  Herberts Tea Rooms - Tissington 5 Miles  

Beautiful Village with a Jacobean house and grounds. The tea room is situated in a converted barn in the centre of the village.

  Longnor Craft Centre - Market Place, Longnor 5 Miles  

Especially good cakes.

  Bennett's Tea Room - Top Floor of Bennett's, Ashbourne 5 Miles  

Good food and if you can get a window seat you can look down at the street below. Can get very busy.

Local Tea Rooms
  Chinese - The Dragons Nest - Market Place Ashbourne 6 Miles  

Telephone: 01335 348282

  Pizza - Benny's Pizza & Kebeb House- 21 Compton Street Ashbourne 6 Miles  

Telephone: 01335 346 665

  Fish & Chips 6 Miles  

Market Place Ashbourne Telephone: 01335 344780 - 6 miles

Riverside Cafe - Takeaway, Waterhouses (also do other food) Telephone: 01538 308434 - 5 miles

Longnor Fish and Chip Shop - 01298 83317 - 6 miles

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