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Bentley Brook Inn


Just a short distance from the glories of Dovedale, this eye-catching black-and-white country property was created over 200 years ago on the footprint of a medieval farmhouse. It became a pub only in the 1970s. Many period features remain, including a splendid central log fireplace, whilst outside are several acres of landscaped garden which play host every summer to the World Toe-Wrestling Championship. It's also home to a popular beer festival each Spring Bank holiday, when the usual range of beers from Leatherbritches Brewery (which originated here) is comprehensively expanded. Participants in both these events can stay at the inn's 11 bedrooms, safe in the knowledge that an excellent repast will be in prospect. With the Peak District's farms and estates as suppliers, food mileage is kept low and is of quality high. Steaks are a favourite, or invest in a local dish like oatcake with smoked salmon and poached egg. A signature dish here is Derbyshire Lobby, a variation on hot pot using minced lamb. Change of hands.

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Tel: 01335 350278
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Principal beers

Leatherbritches Dr Johnson, Falstaff, Marston's Pedigree


All day all week


Children welcome.
Children's play area.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.
Bedrooms available.



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2m N of Ashbourne at junct of A515 & B5056

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