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Where to have lunch in peak district?

verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,754
edited September 2011 in The bottom bracket
I need to find somewhere nice for lunch in the peak district tomorrow, a pub with hearty meals. Not a cycling trip unfortunately so there are no bike-friendly considerations. Suggestions?

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  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,518
    Depends on how far up you are but i can recommend the George at Alstonefield.
  • graham.graham. Posts: 862
    Bozman wrote:
    Depends on how far up you are but i can recommend the George at Alstonefield.

    Or, not far fron there, The Stable Bar of the Monsall Head Hotel.
  • graham.graham. Posts: 862
    By the way, the Peak District is a hell of a big place, any idea of the general area?
    Graham. :D
  • Well, I will approaching from Chesterfield but don't mind a bit of a drive!
  • priorypriory Posts: 743
    Ashover has the old poets, the crispin and the black swan all very good beer and food and is a pretty village not far from chesterfield.

    The nettle, just outside it is listed in the times top 50 places if you don't mind pink.
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  • graham.graham. Posts: 862
    Well, I will approaching from Chesterfield but don't mind a bit of a drive!
    Ok, you will be the right area for either of the above then.
    Graham.
  • Thanks for your help folks. Appreciated.
  • tmgtmg Posts: 651
    Devonshire Arms - Pilsley
    Devonshire Arms - Can't remember name of the village but you go through Chatsworth estate towards Rowsley and its on your left hand side
    Monsal Head Hotel - Monsal Head
    Red Lion - Litton
    Bulls Head - Foolow
    Rowleys - Baslow (More Bistro but great food)
  • Grindleford Station Cafe
    I have never tried the food but anywhere that serves pints of tea is good in my book.4
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Grindle ... ation+Cafe
    Its near Chesterfield and predictably the area is gorgeous, Padley gorge (just the other side of the railway) is beautiful.
  • sheffsimonsheffsimon Posts: 1,282
    Grindleford Station Cafe
    I have never tried the food but anywhere that serves pints of tea is good in my book.4
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Grindle ... ation+Cafe
    Its near Chesterfield and predictably the area is gorgeous, Padley gorge (just the other side of the railway) is beautiful.

    Dire IMHO, and rammed at weekends. So many better cafes in Peak District.
  • Grindleford Station Cafe
    I have never tried the food but anywhere that serves pints of tea is good in my book.4
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Grindle ... ation+Cafe
    Its near Chesterfield and predictably the area is gorgeous, Padley gorge (just the other side of the railway) is beautiful.

    Class. Never bettered. Not silver service though.
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  • graham.graham. Posts: 862
    Grindleford Station Cafe
    I have never tried the food but anywhere that serves pints of tea is good in my book.4
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Grindle ... ation+Cafe
    Its near Chesterfield and predictably the area is gorgeous, Padley gorge (just the other side of the railway) is beautiful.

    Class. Never bettered. Not silver service though.

    Oh yes. I forgot there.
    I spent a happy 10 mins reading all the don't do this and don't do that signs.
  • priorypriory Posts: 743
    Devonshire Arms - Can't remember name of the village but you go through Chatsworth estate towards Rowsley

    Beeley

    if you fancy a conservatory restaurant in a garden center then a few miles south of beeley is tall trees restaurant at the garden centre in darley dale which is actually my favourite place to eat anywhere. Fresh scones with cream and coffee or a proper meal .
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  • Went to Monsal Head in the end, was very nice :) Passed quite a few of the other suggestions on my drive round there...will hopefully have the chance to visit some of them in the future.
  • graham.graham. Posts: 862
    Went to Monsal Head in the end, was very nice :) Passed quite a few of the other suggestions on my drive round there...will hopefully have the chance to visit some of them in the future.
    Glad you liked it. :D
    It's a great place to stay, try to get one of the rooms with a balcony view of the valley.
    Also you can then spend the evening in the Stable Bar getting ratted and not have to worry about getting home.
    Graham.
  • The Fox & Goose at Wigley's also worth a try - very cycle friendly. www.thefoxandgoosinn.com . If you give yourself and extra hour before lunch, you could take your bikes and do the Curbar Gap circle :) Just over 11 miles to help build your appetite!
    http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/49640682/
  • Graham. wrote:
    Went to Monsal Head in the end, was very nice :) Passed quite a few of the other suggestions on my drive round there...will hopefully have the chance to visit some of them in the future.
    Glad you liked it. :D
    It's a great place to stay, try to get one of the rooms with a balcony view of the valley.
    Also you can then spend the evening in the Stable Bar getting ratted and not have to worry about getting home.
    Graham.

    Yeah, I did look at the unlit woodburner and comment to my friend that in the depths of winter when that is roaring away and it feels snug you probably would be very reluctant to leave.
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