Originally-built in the 14th or 15th century as an ale house. The whole has been painstakingly restored, tastefully retaining the stone walls and oak beams; and keeping the open fires and antique furniture. It reputedly has connections with Charlotte Brontë during the period when she wrote Jane Eyre.
The restaurant, however, has a modern feel contrasting with the dark beams.
Chef Helen Prince, offers an interesting menu that closely follows the seasons so expect the likes of Beef Noodle Soup with Thai Basil Lemon Grass and Sweet Chili; Ham Hock and Derbyshire Black Pudding Salad with Caramelised Apples and Cider Dressing and New Season Asparagus with Poached Local Duck Egg, Smoked Haddock and Dill Cream among the starters.
Perhaps Pan-Seared King Scallops with a Pea and Mint Risotto, Crispy Pancetta and Shallot Rings; Cutlets of Derbyshire Spring Lamb with Braised Shoulder and Potato Boulangere, Broad Beans and a Red Wine Sauce and Summer Vegetables and Tallegio Cheese Strudel with Roasted Cherry Tomato and Pesto Dressing among the mains.
Maybe finish with Green Apple Bavarois with Apple Sorbet and Dark Chocolate Sauce; Warm Almond Puff Pastry Tart with Pistachio Cream Sauce or their selection of top-class farmhouse cheeses.
Service is both friendly and professional.
Please mention Gourmet Britain when booking.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; £29.25 (2 courses), £36.95 (3 courses) a lighter 'Club Lunch' is offered between 12.30-13.30 Mon-Fri; set L Sun £20 (2 courses), £25 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week set 18.30-22.00; set D £29.25 (2 courses), £36.95 (3 courses), a lighter 'Early Bird' menu is set D is offered between 18.30-19.30 Mon-Fri
- Seats: 45
- Wine: a good, user-friendly, list has modest mark-ups, and offers a good selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Hathersage Rail
- Directions: in village centre. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Rooms available