Eating Out

There are a wide variety of excellent places to eat out in this area from cafes and pubs to bistros and restaurants.

Pubs and Gastro Pubs - Our Favourites

The White Lion, Great Longstone

Libby and Greg Robinson took over this pub in late 2009 and after an extensive refurbishment re-opened as a Peak District Gastro Pub offering chef prepared pub food in stylish and relaxed surroundings.
Phone: 01629 640252

The Chequers Inn, Froggatt Edge

This pub, owned by Jonathan and Joanne Tindall has won many awards. Good gastro pub, innovative cuisine using locally sourced produce.
Phone: 01433 630231

Rowley’s Restaurant and Bar in Baslow Village

Owned by Max and Susan Fischer, together with Rupert Rowley, who also run Fischer’s, the famous one star Michelin Restaurant and Hotel. Rowley’s offers contemporary décor in an old village pub offering cooking using local ingredients.
Phone: 01246 583880

The Bull's Head, Ashford-in-the-Water

Beautiful 17th century coaching inn with roaring log fires for the winter months and a sheltered beer garden for the long summer days. Serves good pub food and a wide selection of cask beers. (no food served on Tuesdays)
Phone: 01629 812931

Pointing Dog and Duck, Bakewell

This modern european restaurant has recently opened in Bakewell in an old converted mill. Extensive menu, lively atmosphere .
Phone: 01629 813813

Devonshire Arms at Baslow

This pub has recently been totally refurbished. It boasts ‘Good Honest Food – all prepared in house’ The back of the pub has been converted into a Tea Room.
Phone: 01246 582551

The Packhorse Inn, Little Longstone

Historic pub, frequented by the locals for a drink at the end of a busy day. Open fire, real ales and pub food. Muddy boots and children welcome. Thursday evening is quiz night, this is a great fun evening for all ages.
Phone: 01629 640471

Fine Dining

Fischers at Baslow Hall

This is the only Michelin starred restaurant in Derbyshire. It is renowned for its fine food and Head Chef Rupert Rowley is passionate about using local products. Monday to Friday lunchtime a special 2 course lunch for £23.00 is available and in fine weather this is enhanced by having a pre-lunch drink in their stunning garden. For a special occasion they offer the ultimate dining experience, the Fischer's Kitchen Tasting Bench for 2 to 4 people.
Phone: 01246 583259

Piedaniels, Bakewell

Excellent French restaurant is in the heart of Bakewell. Imaginative menu with tasty food, mid week evening meals starting from £18 for 2 courses.
Phone: 01629 812687

The Peacock at Rowsley

This picturesque old coaching inn is owned by Lord Edward Manners and is part of the Haddon Hall Estate. The head chef is Dan Smith and he previously worked with Tom Aitkens in London.
Phone: 01629 733518

Tea Rooms

Hassop Station Café on the Monsal Trail

This is a gem. Walk along the Monsal Trail for about 20 minutes to the café. Wonderful coffee, snacks and salads. Open 9am to 5pm, many of guests enjoy having breakfast in the café. From the end of May they will be licensed and opening for evening meals from Wednesday to Saturday until 9pm..
Phone: 01629 810588

Aisseford Tea Rooms, Ashford-in-the-Water

Stroll through the fields to the village and enjoy a cup of tea and home made cake at the tea rooms; upstairs is a gift shop. It opens 7 days a week.
Phone: 01629 812773

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop

In the heart of Bakewell the Pudding Shop has an excellent café of the first floor where you can enjoy a traditional pudding with a cup of tea. If you are very hungry there is an extensive snack menu.
Phone: 01629 812193