Local Pubs & Restaurants

We are fortunate to have a good range of pubs, bars and restaurants within easy reach. Whether you are stopping off for a beer and a sandwich on a walk with the dog or looking for a fine dining experience, here we share our favourites. Please do ask a member of our team if you would like more information or to book a table for you.

Bear, Ashbourne

DE6 1GP (3 mins car / 6 mins cycle / 20 mins walk)

Walk or cycle into Ashbourne. Located in the former historic Bennetts department store serving great coffee, cocktails and craft beer and seasonal brunch and lunch during the week and simple suppers at the weekend



The Okeover Arms, Mapleton

DE6 2AB (4 mins car / 6 mins cycle / 30 mins walk)

A family run casual pub in a Grade II listed building – all welcome including dogs. Serving lunch and dinner.



The Old Dog, Thorpe

DE6 2AT (7 mins car/ 20 mins cycle / 1 hr 20 mins walk)

Unfussy quality food and drink at this popular walkers pub which is family owned. Dog friendly and great for walkers and cyclists. Open Weds to Sunday.


Duncombe Arms, Ellastone

DE6 2GZ (12 mins car)

Mixing pub classics with modern British food. Bar menu, a la carte and vegan. Well loved pub and dining destination. Booking advisable. Dog friendly.



Lighthouse Restaurant, Boylestone

DE6 5AA (17 mins car)

The Lighthouse is a relaxed and friendly restaurant led by owner Jon Hardy who is passionate about cookery and service. Established for over 10 years the Lighthouse has created a tasting menu featuring local produce. Vegetarian and Pescatarian options available with 48 hours notice. Booking advisable.


The Horseshoes, Long Lane, Ashbourne

DE6 5BJ (20 mins car)

A little further out, The Horseshoes is a very nice, award-winning gastropub in a relaxed and welcome setting. Dogs welcome.



The Cow, Dalbury Lees

DE6 5BE (22 mins car)

Lots of fish on the menu. Family and dog friendly.


The Peacock, Rowsley

DE4 2EB (30 mins car)

Close to Haddon Hall and serving lunch and dinner with a choice of bar or fine dining menu during the week and tasting menu at the weekend. 3 AA Rosettes. Booking advisable. No dogs.



Devonshire Arms, Baslow

DE45 1SR (36 mins car)

Authentic pub food serving quintessentially British classics and small plates. Dog Friendly.




Darleys Restaurant, Derby

DE22 1DZ (33 mins car)

Award winning fine dining in this 200 year old former mill (UNESCO World Heritage site) and positioned on a beautiful waterfront location near Derby. Classic British and European dishes with a modern twists. Booking advisable.



Darley Abbey Wines, Derby

DE22 1DZ (33 mins car)

Wine bar, wine merchant, tastings and distillery (Uncommon Thread Gin) with artisan cheese and charcuterie boards and Italian produce. Located within the historic UNESCO Darley Abbey Mills World Heritage Site. Open Thurs to Sunday.


The English Wine Project, Derby

DE22 1DZ (33 mins car)

Visit the region’s newest winery and learn the process of wine making followed by a tutored tasting or head to Chesterfield (S21 3WB) for a tour and taste of the historic vineyard on the Renishaw Estate. Booking essential.



Lorentes Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar, Derby

DE1 1EX (28 mins car)

Authentic Spanish tapas and wines served up by chefs with a native knowledge of Spanish cuisine celebrating the best products and recipes from all over Spain in a friendly atmosphere.


Santiago, Buxton

SK17 6AY (34 mins car)

Authentic Spanish tapas restaurant, bar and deli. A family run business promoting authentic Spanish food and drink with over 100 wines, in this relaxed and friendly space.



Thornbridge Tap Room, Bakewell

DE45 1GS (34 mins car)

Tap Room and shop serving brewery fresh beers and handmade pizzas. Local artisan products, gifts and merchandise. Regular events. Dog friendly. Open daily.


The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow

DE45 1SP (38 mins car)

Fine dining in The Gallery Restaurant, seasonal lunch dining in the new relaxed Garden Room with views across Chatsworth Park (good for walkers) and formal Afternoon Tea. 3 AA rosettes. Booking advisable. Dog friendly



Fischers at Baslow Hall, Baslow

DE45 1RR (38 mins car)

Formal fine dining on the edge of Baslow in this Grade 2 listed stone built manor house. 3 AA rosette. Booking advisable.