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
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
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