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Good beer plus Sardinian dishes on the menu

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year

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 pork loin medallions with lemon, caper and sage butter, or field mushroom tarte Tatin with Birchover Blue cheese. Their Sardinian evenings prove popular.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday in winter excluding bank holidays
  • Opening times: 12-2.30 6-11.30 (Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday 12-12 Sunday 12-11)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-2.30, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-8
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-8

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Birchover Bircher Best, Cork Stone, Robin Hood's Stride and Nine Ladies
  • Real ciders: Traditional local ciders

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Mid July
  • Cider festival, Mid July


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions

Getting here

5.5 miles from Matlock, off A6 onto B5056

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