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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Set on a wooded ridge at the fringe of a pretty Peak District village, this classic stone-built inn has been here for over four centuries. The all-day menus make the place an ideal retreat for ramblers exploring the evocative stone circles and rock formations of the local vales and moors. It's also increasingly popular as a dining destination. Home-in first on the great selection of top-notch real ales – Blue Monkey and Abbeydale amongst many – and grab a seat on the terrace before studying a revelatory menu that offers both stalwart pub grub choices and cutting-edge dishes. Prosecco and lemon thyme risotto, taleggio bonbons is a great starter; chased up by mains like Dixie’s three little piggies – cheek, fillet and belly – with apple and black pudding; or perhaps confit salmon and cucumber, candied garlic, tikka spices, apple and snow peas. The blackboard menus change weekly and are complemented with occasional specialist taster menus.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 Dec, 1 Jan
  • Days closed: Mon
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: noon-late
  • Lunch opening: Tue-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-8
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Abbeydale, Cumbrian Legendary Ales, Hawkshead, Oakham Ales, Blue Monkey, Sarah Hughes, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Hogan's

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, May


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A6 between Matlock & Bakewell take B5056 signed Ashbourne. In approx 2m, left to Birchover

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