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An all-rounder in the heart of Derbyshire's county town

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Sports TV

This friendly, family-run free house makes a good base for exploring local attractions like Chatsworth House, Carsington Water and Dovedale. Spectacular walks in the local countryside help to work up an appetite for bar lunches, or great tasting home-cooked dishes in the homely restaurant. On Sunday there’s a popular carvery with freshly cooked ham, beef and turkey. In the winter months, open fires burn in the lounge and games room, and there's a boules area in the attractive beer garden for warmer days. Some of the ales from the bar were brewed on the Chatsworth Estate. There are six comfortable en suite bedrooms.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12-2
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Morland Old Speckled Hen, Peak, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Lilley's Apples & Pears

Price guide

  • Main course from5.95
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival
  • Cider festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sports TV
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets

Getting here

From Chesterfield, A632 into Matlock, on right just before junction with A615

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