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Step back in time at this village inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

Dating from the 15th century and built of locally quarried sandstone, this striking building was once the lodge for Hardwick Hall (NT) and stands at the south gate of Hardwick Park, not far from Chesterfield. Owned by the Batty family for three generations, the pub has a rambling interior and features period details such as mullioned windows, oak beams and stone fireplaces. Traditional food takes in a popular carvery roast, a salad bar, hearty home-made pies and casseroles, as well as fish and vegetarian dishes. A handy pitstop for anyone battling along the M1.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 11.30–9.30, Sunday 12–9
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 11.30–9.30, Sunday 12–9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M1 junction 29, A6175. 0.5 mile left signed Stainsby/Hardwick Hall. After Stainsby, 2 miles, left at staggered junction. Follow brown tourist signs.

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