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Stylish, riverside award-winner with extensive menu choices

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

The 16th-century Plough stands in nine acres by the River Derwent, where the modern-by-comparison (in other words, 18th-century) three-arched Leadmill Bridge carries the Derwent Valley Heritage Way over a mildly turbulent stretch of river. Inside, smart red tartan carpets harmonise well with the open fires and wooden beams of the bar, where you’ll find hand-pulled local ales and 19 wines by the glass. From the extensive bar menu come cod fillet in a real ale batter with a choice of hand-cut chunky chips or fries, and garden or mushy peas; beef and ale pudding with a choice of potatoes and minted garden peas; and grills, pastas, pizzas, salads and sandwiches. The restaurant menu pushes the boat out and roast meats are only part of the Sunday line-up, with fillet of bream on rice noodles in a galangal broth; and liver and bacon, champ potato and onion gravy also on offer. The Plough’s well-stocked cellar combines Old and New World wines, from France to Chile westbound, and New Zealand eastbound. Overnight guests may stroll through the landscaped grounds before retiring to one of the bedrooms in the inn itself, or in the converted barn across the cobbled courtyard.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11–11 (Sunday 12–10.30)
  • Lunch: all week 12–9.30
  • Dinner: all week 12–9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


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


  • Ramp access available


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

Getting here

M1 junction 29, take A617 west, A619, A623, then B6001 north to Hathersage.

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