Handy after a walk, with a traditional bar, comfortable lounge, bar food and five real ales; bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Our readers enjoy their visits to this friendly country inn where there's always a good mix of customers. Homely and old-fashioned, the locals' bar 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. Allendale Pennine Pale, Mordue Five Bridges and a guest beer on handpump, alongside ten wines by the glass, 20 malt whiskies and Weston's Old Rosie cider; darts, board games and background music. Derwent Valley and Reservoir are close by and there are stunning views over the water and beyond from picnic sets on the terrace. The comfortable bedrooms also have fine views.
Good Pub Guide Food
Rewarding food includes pigeon with black pudding and apple salad and plum reduction, citrus-cured bass with aioli, cheddar and wild garlic soufflé, burger with toppings, onion rings and fries, tuna niçoise salad, lamb rump with creamed mash and madeira jus, venison with wild mushroom, whisky and cream sauce, and puddings such as rosemary pannacotta with citrus sugar and chocolate fondant with salted caramel.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms