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Good beer plus Sardinian dishes on the menu

At a glance

Bar menu
Microbrewed ales
Open all year
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

Built in 1680, the Red Lion’s old well, now glass-covered, still remains in the taproom. Follow a walk to nearby Rowter Rocks and cosy up in the oak-beamed bar with its exposed stone walls, scrubbed oak tables and worn quarry-tiled floor. Quaff a pint of locally brewed Nine Ladies or one of the other weekly-changing real ales on tap, and refuel with a plate of home-cooked food. Start with a Sardinian speciality from owner Matteo Frau’s homeland, perhaps a selection of cured meats, cheese and olives, then follow with baked aubergine with a rich tomato sauce, or a 12oz sirloin steak. Their Sardinian evenings prove popular.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday in winter excluding bank holidays, Tuesday
  • Opening times: 6–11.30 (Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday 12–12 Sunday 12–11)
  • Lunch: Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–8
  • Dinner: Wednesday to Friday 6–8, Saturday 12–8.30, Sunday 12–6

Food and drink

  • Microbrewery ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

5.5 miles from Matlock, off A6 onto B5056.

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