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. A typical menu includes pork trio - pork belly, loin chop and traditional Cumberland sausage, apple cider sauce, mushroom, leeks and new potatoes; spicy five bean and vegetable casserole, grilled halloumi and herbed rice; or seared pavé of fresh salmon with pesto dressing, potato stack and fine green beans. Hot and cold sandwiches and baguettes provide lighter options.