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At a glance

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Open all year

Here in 1997 to attend a wedding, John F Kennedy's son and his wife stayed at this whitewashed, 17th-century village pub overlooking Carsington Water. With beams, bare brick, old photos, bric-a-brac and antique furniture spread liberally around an open-fire warmed interior, traditional character isn't hard to find. Settle with a pint, perhaps from the Wincle Brewery in Cheshire, and start considering the menu, on which might appear fresh Conwy mussels cooked in dark ale; oven-roasted sea bass with beurre blanc sauce; chicken breast and leg with garlic sauce; and wild mushroom arancini. In the garden is a boules court.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-2.30 6-11
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6.30-9 summer, 6-8.30 winter

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Marston's Pedigree, Wincle, Whim Hartington IPA, Leatherbritches

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


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

Getting here

From Ashbourne take B5035 towards Wirksworth. Approx 5m follow Carsington Water signs. Turn right to Hognaston

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