Eating Out in the Derbyshire Dales

Places to Eat

With an abundance of restaurants, pubs and cafes, eating out in the Derbyshire Dales (often using locally sourced ingredients) is a gastronomical experience.  You will be spoilt for choice for places to eat.  There is something to suit most tastes and budgets including fine dining restaurants, gastro pubs and high quality tearooms and cafes.  It is recommended that you reserve a table at restaurants and gastro pubs, particularly on Friday and Saturday evenings and Bank Holidays.  Ashford Grange will be happy to assist with making reservations for eating out in the Derbyshire Dales on your behalf.

From our own experience we can recommend the following.  The approximate distance from Ashford Grange is shown in brackets:

Local Bistro & Restaurant

The Orangery Bistro & Restaurant at St Elphins Park, Darley Dale (0.5 miles) – 01629 736760
www.orangeryrestaurantstelphins.co.uk

Fine Dining 

The Peacock at Rowsley (3.2 miles) – 01629 733518
www.thepeacockatrowsley.com

East Lodge, Rowsley (3 miles) – 01629 734474
www.eastlodge.com

Stones Restaurant, Matlock (2 miles) – 01629 56061
www.stones-restaurant.co.uk

Indian Restaurants
The Shailmar, Darley Dale (2.5 miles) – 01629 735999
www.theshalimar.co.uk

Maazi, Matlock (2 miles) – 01629 582534
www.maazi.co.uk

Italian Restaurant

Viva, Matlock (2 miles) – 01629 593505
www.vivarestaurant.net

Good Pub Grub 

The Thorn Tree Inn, Matlock (2 miles) – 01629 580295
www.thorntreeatmatlock.co.uk

The Barley Mow, Bonsall (5.5 miles)– 01629 825685
email: collette.dewhurst@gmail.com

The Flying Childers Inn (lunchtime snacks only), Stanton-in-Peak (3.5 miles) – 01629 636333
www.flyingchilders.com

Gastro Pub 

The Packhorse Inn, Little Longstone (10 miles) – 01629 640471
www.packhorselongstone.co.uk

Cafes & Tearooms

Caudwell’s Mill Craft Centre Country Parlour, Rowsley (3.2 miles) – 01629 733185
www.caudwellsmillcraftcentre.co.uk/thecafe.htm

The Garden Tea Room, Over Haddon, Bakewell (8 miles) – 01629 810595

Please note that we ask guests to refrain from bringing takeaway food to their rooms due to the risk of spillage and unpleasant lingering odours.

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