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An ideal stop for serious walkers

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden

Prime Peak District walking country surrounds this family-run, 16th-century pub attached to Whitehough Hall. Within easy reach are the iconic landscape features of Kinder Scout, Mam Tor and Stanage Edge, popular with climbers and fell-walkers who head here for refreshment following their exertions. And no wonder. The drinks list is as long as your arm, with local breweries to the fore; beers from Abbeydale, Kelham Island, Phoenix, Storm and many more all have their enthusiasts, which makes for a lively atmosphere in the bar. Sheppy’s from Somerset is among the real ciders and perries (note: a beer and cider festival is held on the third weekend in September). All manner of bottled beers, particularly Belgian wheat, fruit and Trappist varieties, a remarkable choice of malts and gins and around 80 wines round off the excellent drinks range. Food service is busy too: the pub opens into the Minstrels’ Gallery restaurant in the old manor house, where a short seasonal menu and daily specials offer freshly made ‘small plates’ of pumpkin risotto; butternut squash soup with pumpkin seeds and sage oil; and ham hock fritter. Move on to chicken saltimbocca with sautéed wild mushrooms and parmentier potatoes; or crispy belly pork with diver-caught scallops, curried cauliflower and cardamon fondant potato. Then there are pub classics, such as steak and ale pudding with home-made chips, garden peas and a pot of gravy; fish pie; and cheese, leek and apple pie with mash and peas. Half a dozen desserts, among them apple and plum crumble, round off the wide-ranging menu.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Monday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12-7.30
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Thursday 5-9, Friday to Saturday 5-9.30, Sunday 12-7.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Marston's, Thornbridge, Phoenix, Abbeydale, Storm, Kelham Island, Red Willow
  • Real ciders: Thatchers, Sheppy's, Westons

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, 3rd weekend September
  • Cider festival, 3rd weekend September

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

B5470 west from Chapel-en-le-Frith. Right into Whitehough Head Lane. 0.8 mile to inn

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