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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Anglo-French magic à la Peak District

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Private dining
Wines by the glass
Credit cards accepted

If Grindleford sounds like the made-up location of a Miss Marple mystery, The Maynard suits it to perfection, its stone-built majesty rising out of the Derwent Valley. Lightly sautéed breast of wood pigeon opens the show, served with braised baby leeks and puréed butter beans in a port reduction. This is followed by accurately timed sea bass dressed in lemon, with Jersey Royals and a summer salad of peas and rocket, or 'chicken cooked two ways' - confit leg and poached and roasted breast (so three ways, really) - with lemon spinach and colcannon in tarragon sauce. Finish with a multi-faceted coconut tasting, its chocolate mousse and sphere of sponge cake the highlights.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December and 1 January
  • Closed for lunch: Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Mark Vernon

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines by the glass: 7

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 120
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M1/A619 into Chesterfield, onto Baslow, A623 to Calver right into Grindleford

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