Manor House Inn
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Good Pub Guide Recommended
This simple slate-roofed stone house is very popular for miles around for its friendly welcome, well kept ales and enjoyable food. The plain but heartwarming locals' bar is just right if you've worked up a thirst enjoying the nearby Derwent Valley. Homely and old-fashioned, it has an original boarded ceiling, pine tables, chairs and stools, old oak pews and a mahogany counter. The carpeted lounge bar (warmed by a woodburning stove) and restaurant are comfortably pubby with wheelback chairs, stripped stone walls and picture windows that make the most of the lovely setting. Black Sheep Golden Sheep, Greene King Old Speckled Hen, Northumberland Castles and Wells & Youngs London Gold on handpump alongside 15 wines by the glass, 20 malt whiskies and Westons Old Rosie cider; TV, darts, board games and background music. There are stunning views over the Derwent reservoir and beyond from picnic-sets on the terrace.
Good Pub Guide Food
Helpfully served all day and featuring a lot of locally caught game, the good food might include sandwiches and wraps, tempura-battered king prawns with sweet chilli dip, seasonal pâté with red onion marmalade, free-range omelettes, a pasta dish of the day, cumberland sausages with rich onion gravy, wild mushroom risotto with pesto and parmesan, chicken breast on lyonnaise potatoes with café au lait sauce, rolled lamb shoulder with rich redcurrant jus, beer-battered haddock with pea purée, tartare sauce and chips and puddings.