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An unspoilt pub in a Peak District village

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu

Located up above Dovedale, this pretty, stone-built pub offers a bar with a fire, historic artefacts, portraits of locals and a wide choice of real ales, including Banks's Sunbeam and Jennings Cumberland. There's an original simplicity about the dining room and snug, with their lime-plastered walls, farmhouse furniture, candlelight and fresh flowers. The kitchen’s passion for locally sourced food is evident from the organic garden, source of abundant vegetables, salad leaves and herbs. A winter lunch menu might offer pheasant rillettes, celeriac remoulade, cornichons and toast; or smoked Scottish salmon, winter coleslaw and horseradish cream, followed by pappardelle, crème fraîche, woodland mushroom and roast squash; or a venison burger. Leave a space for apple and blackberry crumble with custard.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: Monday to Friday 12–3 6–10 (Saturday 12–11 Sunday 12–6)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2.30, Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–4
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

7 miles north of Ashbourne, signed Alstonefield to left off A515.

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