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Popular free house overlooking Strines Reservoir

At a glance

Bar menu
Kids play area

Although built as a manor house in 1275, most of the structure is 16th century; it has been an inn since 1771 – the public rooms contain artefacts from its bygone days. The name apparently means ‘meeting of waters’ in Old English. Locally brewed Acorn Yorkshire Pride shares bar space with ambassadors from the further-flung Marston’s, Jennings and Wychwood. Traditional home-made food includes sandwiches, salads, jacket potatoes, hot paninis and burgers then there’s pie of the day; giant Yorkshire puddings; home-made chilli; butter bean stew; and the ‘mammoth’ mixed grill. One of the desserts could be their treacle sponge. A play area and an enclosure for peacocks, geese and chickens are outside.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 10.30am–11pm
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2.30, Saturday to Sunday 12–9 (summer all week 12–9)
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 5.30–9, Saturday to Sunday 12–9 (summer all week 12–9)

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


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

Getting here

North off A57 between Sheffield and Manchester.

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