Food and Drink
We have plenty of delicious, award-winning pubs and restaurants close-by, most of which also welcome dogs which firmly makes them favourites of ours. Our personal recommendations are below in order of location closest to our B&B. We will be more than happy to provide further recommendations or information to you during your stay.
The Robin Hood Inn, Baslow
A lovely local, country pub, quite literally next door to our B&B that can be reached in less than a 2 minute walk. It has an excellent beer garden for sunny evenings, with a range of local ales available on tap and dogs are always welcome.
They serve up traditional pub food including burgers and fish and chips, as well as lighter meals of salads and sandwiches.
Closed Mondays. (Closed from 6th to 23rd January)
The Devonshire Arms, Baslow
Food and drink is available throughout the day and evening here at this lovely friendly and welcoming pub that offers cosy and rustic surroundings. The food is delicious and we love sitting by the roaring fire in the winter with the dogs and a nice Peak Ale.
Fox and Goose, Pudding Pie Hill
With an intriguing history, amazing panoramic views and romantic setting. The Fox and Goose is a rustic inn with roaring log fire offering real ales, gourmet burgers and British gastropub fare, with Orangery. Just a 3 minute drive up the lane. They also operate a free shuttle bus for groups of 6.
The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow
Offering highly acclaimed food, using the freshest possible ingredients, The Cavendish offers a range of dining options from informal service and settings in the Garden Room to fine dining in the Gallery Restaurant. We personally love the afternoon tea experience they offer for a special occasion.
The Prince of Wales, Baslow (formerly Rowely's)
Rowley's Village Pub &Restaurant has a passion for fresh, seasonal food using local ingredients in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Dogs are welcome, and they have a lovely (albeit small) roof terrace to enjoy the summer sun. We particularly love their wide ranging gin and tonic menu and the local beers.
Charlie's deliver modern British dishes, with a European twist, using locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. They offer breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, home-made cakes, daily specials, along with an a la carte and table d'hote menu. Their home-made ravioli's and Sunday Lunches are personal favourites of ours and of course, dogs are welcome too. (CLosed for January)
Fischers, Baslow Hall
For those special occasions, or if you just fancy treating yourself, we recommend the only previously Michelin starred restaurant in Derbyshire;Fischers. An award winning, individual, stylish restaurant, famous for its food of brilliant dishes, imaginative execution, attention to detail, the finest ingredients and constantly striving to be the best.
The Bridge Inn, Calver
The Bridge Inn is a family owned pub offering great ales, lagers, cocktails, coffees and wines as well as excellent food, welcoming dogs.
The food is served "tapas" style - food from around the world served in smaller portions, as soon as its ready, perfect for sharing and exploring flavours. Whilst they don't do traditional pub food the menu does include their takes on dishes such as Fish &Chips, Fillet Steak &Pork Belly.
Derwentwater Arms, Calver
This local village pub overlooking the cricket pitch serves a selection of fine local ales, carefully selected wines and spirits and delicious locally-sourced food. They have a great range of beers available, as well as an extensive gin collection (you can even do a gin-tasting platter) and their home made stone baked pizzas which you can takeaway are delicious.
The Moon Inn, Stoney Middleton
A little bit further from us than the rest, but still only a short 10 minute drive, The Moon Inn has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment, delivering fabulous freshly prepared, locally sourced, home cooked food, fine wines and an ever changing choice of real ales. We think their range of over 50 specialist gins is enough to make the visit worthwhile (can you tell we like our gins?), but the food is delicious too and they offer a warm welcome to everyone including dogs and walkers.
Slightly further afield we also like The Royal Oak, Millthorpe, The Tickled Trout at Barlow, Devonshire Arms at Beeley, The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, the Peacock at Rowsley and the Grouse at Longshaw.
We also have some local take-aways that you are more than welcome to bring back to the B&B and eat in the resident lounge if you fancy relaxing and staying in instead. We have menus available and these include:
- Fish and chips (award winning) - Toll Bar Chip Shop, Stoney Middleton
- Indian - Maazi, Hathersage (delivery available)
- Indian - Curry Cottage, Stoney Middleton (delivery available)
- Chinese - Eastern Court , Bakewell (delivery available)
We also have some great cafe's not too far away which can be incorporated into days out or walks - Edensor Tea Cottage, Edensor www.edensorteacottage.co.uk - The Old Smithy, Beeley, www.theoldsmithybeeley.co.uk and Hathersage Social Club, Hathersage https://hathersagesocialclub.com/.
If you want to order some great local produce to cook and eat in the cottage then look no further than www.saucedhere.co.uk (as recently featured on Countryfile) - just like a supermarket delivery service for local produce and they will deliver to the cottage either before you arrive or during your stay. (Use our postcode DE45 1PU and mention Robin Hood Cottage.)