15 Of The Best Pubs In The Peak District

15 Of The Best Pubs In The Peak District

When we think of good pubs, we think warm fires, cosy chairs, good ales and hearty meals. If you’re thinking of visiting the beautiful Peak District this summer? Never fear, we’ve searched for the best placed to enjoy a lovely pint in this spectacular National Park, so you can just enjoy the supping part. There is nothing better about a grand country pub, and we’ve found the best pubs in the Peak District for you. We’ve found everything from Michelin Starred places to classic traditional pubs.

1. The Peacock, Rowsley

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Sat in the heart of the Peak District this cosy hotel, bar & restaurant is close to Haddon Hall and Chatsworth house making it the perfect place to go enjoy a beer by the fire after a nice day out. You can even get stuck into their AA rosette fine dining menu or stay in their chic four-star hotel. The Peacock is a great pub, that you need to visit. The Peakcock, Bakewell Rd, Rowsley, Matlock DE4 2EB

2. Devonshire Arms, Beeley

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Part of the Devonshire Arms Group, this picturesque & charming country house pub is a great place to kick back and enjoy local craft ale, A glass of wine of one of their many gins and discuss the happenings of the day. Set in a traditional English village inn, they also serve up AA Rosette, five-star food and are recognised in the Michelin Guide. Devonshire Arms is one of the best pubs in the Peak District. The Devonshire Arms, Devonshire Square, Beeley, Matlock DE4 2NZ

3. The Royal Oak, Hurdlow

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This remote rural pub on the southern side of the Peak District is enjoyed by walkers, cyclists and locals alike. Its cosy warm fires and timber beams make the perfect backdrop to enjoy hearty pub grub and a good ale after exploring the wonders of the Peaks National Park. The Royal Oak is a charming country pub that serves up seasonal specials such as hand-raised pork and chicken pie as well as Thornbridge wild boar prosciutto. The Royal Oak, Hurdlow, Buxton SK17 9QJ

4. The Old Hall Inn, Whitehough

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This charming pub set in a historic coaching inn has a passion for the countryside and shows it with the freshest ingredients on your plate and the best local ales perfect for that after walk chill time. The country pub is just 10 miles from Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve. Made up of smart, little pub rooms, wooden beams and chalky paint, this traditional pub is one of the best pubs in the Peak District. The Old Hall Inn, Whitehough, Chinley, High Peak SK23 6EJ

5. Devonshire Arms, Pilsley

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Found on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley is an idyllic country pub with creeper covered stones that’s just a few miles from the Chatsworth House. It’s an ideal location for those looking to explore the Peak District. After you’ve finished exploring they have a great menu filled with traditional pub classic and a great selection of ales to choose from. The Devonshire Arms, High St, Pilsley, Bakewell DE45 1UL

6. Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Bamford

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Found in the Hope Valley, the Yorkshire Bridge Inn is found just a short stroll from the Ladybower Reservoir, one of our favourite places in the Peaks. The family-owned inn has amazing home-cooked food and a great array of real ales. Make sure you visit this multi-award-winning pub after a well-earned walk, and you won’t be disappointed. Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Ashopton Rd, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0AZ

7. The Old Eyre Arms, Hassop

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The Old Eyre Arms is in the centre of the Peak District National Park and is close to both Chatsworth House and the Monsal Trail. The pub’s owners are devoted to keeping the unique unspoilt charm with log fires and oak-beamed rooms. As well as serving up pub classic they also have wood-fired pizzas from Wednesday to Sunday in their beer garden. The Old Eyre Arms, Hassop, Bakewell DE45 1NS

8. The Castle, Castleton

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This pub dates back to the 1800s and sits surrounded by the hills of Hope Valley. The Castle has amazing food, fine wines and real ales. Their menu has pub classics as well as seasonal spring dishes to enjoy by crackling log fires. You’ll need to climb up Pervril Castle and work up and, appetite before heading to The Castle to enjoy a drink and some hearty food. The Castle, Castle St, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WG

9. Cheshire Cheese Inn, Hope

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A 16th-Century dining pub set in the Derbyshire area of the Peak District, it sits close by to many of the Peak’s attractions such as Mam Tor, Kinder Scout and Chatsworth House. They offer a great selection of homemade meals and award-winning, local cast ales served in a relaxed atmosphere. The Cheshire Cheese Inn, Edale Rd, Hope, Hope Valley S33

10. Packhorse Inn, Little Longstone

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Situated on the Monsal Trail, The Packhorse Inn is one of the best pubs in Peak District. After trekking through the Peak District, you can get sat down next to a nice warm fire and enjoy some real ales and good food. Found on the outskirts of the village Little Longstone. Packhorse Inn, Main St, Little Longstone, Bakewell DE45 1NN

11. The Old Nags Head, Edale

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The quaint 16th-Century is 450 years old and a favourite for tourists and locals alike. It can be found in Edale at the start of the famous Pennine Way. Its restaurant serves homely traditional cuisine and is listed as one of England’s top 100. Get all cosy and warm next to the fire with one of their many local ales. The Old Nags Head, Edale, Hope Vale S33 7ZD

12. The Scotsman’s Pack Country Inn, Hathersage

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Located in the village of Hathersage in the Peak District National Park, The Scotsman’s Pack Country Inn is a listed building that is perfect for weary travellers. The pub has a lovely patio area that is right next to a bubbling stream. As well as that diners can enjoy local producers seasonal goods. They also have afternoon tea that includes delicate sandwiches, cakes and delicious jams. The Scotsman’s Pack Country Inn, School Ln, Hathersage, Hope Valley S32 1BZ

13. Chequers Inn, Froggatt Edge

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Dating back to 1591, The Chequers is a must-visit pub in the Peak Districts. The Chequers is a busy and stylish pub that has a great history. It has a range of great real ales that are all brewed from small independent breweries from 15 miles of The Chequers. You can enjoy a range of beers such as Bradfield Brewery, Kelham Island Brewery and Sheffield Lager as well as others. Chequers Inn, Froggatt Edge, A625, Calver, Froggatt, Hope Valley S32 3ZJ

14. Fleece Inn, Holme

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Situated near Holmfirth, The Fleece Inn, this traditional country pub is ideally situated for reservoir walks and more. After a days walk, you can quench your thirst and enjoy high-quality traditional and contemporary cuisine. They source their food from local suppliers and have a range of decent ales on tap to go along with them. The Fleece, Woodhead Rd, Holme, Holmfirth HD9 2QG

15 The George, Alstonefield

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The George is a Michelin-starred restaurant in Alstonefield in the Peak District that is loved by critics and customers alike. Most ingredients come from within 15 miles, including fruit and veg from the garden and rare breed meats. They give you relaxed fine dining and a warm welcome. As well as being a great place to go for food you can also enjoy their amazing ales and other bevvies after a good old walk in the area. The George, 1 church lane, Alstonefield, Ashbourne DE6 2FX

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