FENNY BENTLEY, DE6 1LB
A cosy refuge in any weather, this family-run, 17th-century coaching inn stands on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Besides the beautiful location, its charms include stripped wood furniture and low beams, real log-burning fires plus a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Expect a great selection of real ales and good home cooking that is hearty and uses the best of local produce. Specials could include baked salmon en croûte with white wine and watercress cream sauce; chicken breast wrapped in bacon and stuffed with haggis; or pan-fried Gressingham duck breast with black cherry and vodka sauce. Hot and cold sandwiches and baguettes provide lighter options.