An excellent inn on The Chatsworth Estate, operating as a 'local' with real ales, low beams and an inglenook fireplace, comfortable bedrooms and good food which is served in a contemporary brasserie-style dining area.
Chef Alan Hill offers a menu combining traditional pub dishes with more ambitious offerings.
An early summer version included 'Chicken Liver Paté with Red Onion Marmalade'; 'Warm Salad of Chatsworth Old Spot Belly Pork, with Porters Cheese, Glazed Apples & Mustard Dressing'; 'Crab Mayonnaise with Avocado, Red Pepper Confit, Chicory & Balsamic Vinegar' and 'Pan-Fried Scallops Cressonaire, with Boiled Egg, New Potatoes, Rucolla & Tomato Fondue' among the starters.
'Sausages and Mash with Red Wine & Shallot Gravy'; 'Fish & Chips'; 'Scottish Salmon with Mushroom Mash, Baby Onions, Red Wine & Grain Mustard'; 'Pan-Roasted Free-Range Chicken with Tandoori Egg, Spicy Cabbage & Pomegranate' and 'Chatsworth Shoulder & Neck of Lamb with Green Chili, Ginger, Potato Curry & Coriander' listed among the mains.
If you still have room, desserts such as 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Praline Brulée with Gingerbread Ice Cream'; 'Chocolate Pannacotta with Pineapple & Passionfruit Compote' and 'Apple Crumble' might tempt you. While those with a more savoury tooth should be tempted by their selection of local cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-15.00 (plus all day Bar Snacks); mains about £12 to £20; set L £14.95 (2 courses), £18.95 (3 courses); set L Sun £14
- Dinner: all week 18.00-21.30; mains about £12 to £20
- Seats: 70, plus 20 outside
- Wine: an impressive list, kicking off at around the £18 mark, is displayed in a glass-fronted 'cave' has something for everyone.
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Chesterfield Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available