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 sliced chicken breast with pork and chorizo forcemeat stuffing, wrapped in bacon; spicy five bean and vegetable casserole topped with grilled halloumi on herbed rice; or seared pave of fresh salmon with pesto dressing, potato stack and fine green beans. Hot and cold sandwiches and baguettes provide lighter options.