Cosy inn with pretty country furnishings, roaring open fires and food all day
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Our readers are full of praise for the way the friendly Dawson family run this comfortable former coaching inn. The traditional interior has all the trappings you'd expect of a country pub, from roaring log fires, exposed brick hearths and flagstone floors to black beams hung with pewter mugs, and hand-made pine furniture that includes wall settles with floral-print cushions. There's also a conservatory dining room and a cosy front dining room. Marstons Pedigree and a changing guest ale on handpump, a couple of farm ciders and eight wines by the glass; the landlord is knowledgeable about malt whiskies - he stocks around two dozen; quiet background music. A side garden by an elder tree (with views across fields) has seats and tables, and there are modern tables and chairs under cocktail parasols on a front roadside terrace. It's a short walk from the Tissington Trail, a popular cycling/walking path along a former railway line that is best joined at the nearby picture-book village of Tissington. No dogs inside.
Good Pub Guide Food
As well as sandwiches and baguettes (until 5pm), the well thought-of food includes smoked mackerel pâté, apple and black pudding stack with black pepper sauce, cumberland sausage ring with orange and cranberry sauce, butternut squash, tomato and basil bake topped with goats cheese, chicken with bacon, cheddar and barbecue sauce, hake with creamy garlic and tarragon sauce, and puddings.
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