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At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year

There are several reasons to visit this intimate, former lead miner’s cottage: Bonsall is apparently Europe’s UFO capital; the pub hosts the World Championship Hen Races; and landlords Colette and David display an unshakeable commitment to Peak District and other regional real ales, as their beer festivals help to confirm. The simple menu is all about home-cooked pub grub, such as ham, egg and chips; scampi and chips; extra-mature rump steak; chicken curry; sausages and mash; beef chilli; and gammon steak.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Mon (ex BHs)
  • Opening times: 6-11 (Sat-Sun 12-12)
  • Lunch opening: Sat-Sun 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Fri 6-9, Sat-Sun 5-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Thornbridge, Whim, Abbeydale, Blue Monkey
  • Real ciders: Hecks, Westons Perry

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, BHs (3-4 times a year)
  • Cider festival, BHs (3-4 times a year)


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant

Getting here

S from Matlock on A6 to Cromford. Right onto A5012 (Cromwell Hill). Right into Water Ln (A5012). Right in Clatterway towards Bonsall. Left at memorial into The Dale. Pub 400mtrs on right

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