Please check with venues as most require prebooking…
Chatsworth House – Book online for car parks and the garden and the house; the playground and farm are open from August 5th…
Heights of Abraham – Take a cable car ride to the award-winning Estate and enjoy the 60 acre country park including cavern tours and exhibitions
Poole’s Cavern – Journey beneath the earth and explore vast limestone caverns with expert guides
Gulliver’s Kingdom – Ideal attractions and fun for parents and children under 12
Crich Tramway Village – Be transported back in time on vintage trams, soak up the atmosphere in the period street with a visit to the shops and take refreshments in the tearooms and pub
Go Ape Buxton – Go wild in the treetops !
Peak Wildlife Park – Prebook your time slot and ticket online
Royal Oak, Hurdlow * Child & Dog friendly * Tel: 01298 83288 * 5 minute drive
Multi award winning – very popular, so book ahead
It’s on the High Peak Trail, a 40 minute stroll along the lane leading up the hill behind the house
Meals usually available all day from 10.00 am. Huge portions !
The Packhorse Inn, Crowdecote * Child & Dog friendly * Tel: 01298 83618 * 5 minute drive
Another 40 minute walk from the door. We’ve enjoyed the food every time we’ve been
Usually closed Monday & Tuesday, so do double check !
The Merchant’s House, Longnor * Dog friendly * Tel: 01298 83888 * 5 minute drive
A short drive, or 45 minutes walks across the fields.
Fabulous food in the old market hall.
Full breakfast menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00-12:00.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Devonshire Arms, Hartington * Dog friendly * Tel: 01298 84884 * 10 minute drive
A great pit stop if you fancy the walk to Hartington; well worth visiting if you’re driving !
Bulls Head, Monyash * Dog friendly * Tel: 01629 812372 * 7 minute drive
Large portions – we ate in the bar and there’s also a well-regarded restaurant.
Can get really busy so you may have to be patient…
Jervis Arms, Onecote * Dog friendly * Tel: 01538 304206 * 20 minute drive
Beautiful 20 minute drive to a beautiful spot with delicious and varied menu
Swan Inn, Kettleshume * Dog friendly * Tel: 01663 732943 * 35 minute drive
A bit further afield (dare you venture into Cheshire ??) – a beautiful 30 minute drive over the moors.
Expect to pay more at this genuine ‘gastro-pub’ but we’ve always found it well worth it…
Staffordshire Knott Inn, Sheen * Dog friendly by arrangement * Tel: 01298 84329 * 10 minute drive
Just the other side of Sheen – beautiful views; varied (and delicious) menu, but DEFINITELY call first to make sure Jackie is open…
EAT IN OR TAKE AWAY…
Fish and Chip Shop, Longnor, takeaway Tel: 01298 83317 * 5 minute drive
(Open Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat – lunch 11.30-1.30, evening 6-9pm)
Cod or Haddock – beautifully cooked and piping hot.
Hard to believe that we’re so far away from the sea…
Tagg Lane Dairy, Monyash DE45 1JP Tel: 07794 496213 * 5 minute drive
Open for takeaways and seating outside
Fantastic ice cream from their own Jersey cows – don’t miss it !
Cobbles Café, Longnor Tel: 01298 83166 * 5 minute drive
Open for takeaways and seating outside
Perfectly placed at the end of a 40 minute stroll across the fields…
High Peak Bookstore & Café * 5 minute drive
Brierlow Bar, SK17 9PY Tel: 01298 71017
Open Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm, Sun 10.30am-5pm * Child & Dog friendly *
95% of books at less than half price, dedicated children’s room, greetings cards, CDs, bird feeders & food. Excellent teas, coffees, snacks & light lunches available all day until 30 mins before closing time.
The Old Smithy, Monyash Tel: 01629 81090/814510 * 7 minute drive
Opening times are generally 10am until 5pm during the week and 9am until 6pm at weekends in winter and 9am until 7pm everyday throughout the summer. It’s about a 1½ hour walk for here…
Herbert’s Fine English Tea Rooms, Tissington * Tel: 01335 350501 * 20 minute drive
Beautifully restored building in picture-postcard village
No. 6 The Square, Buxton Tel: 01298 213541 * 20 minute drive
Open Monday-Friday 10am – 4.30 pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10.30am – 5pm.
Under the arches opposite the Opera House – a lovely place to pass the time of day…
IF YOU’RE IN BUXTON
La Brasserie de la Cour Tel: 01298 437024 * 20 minute drive
Unit 2-5 The Old Court House, George Street – close to the Opera House, unfussy and excellent French food with a wine bar attached
Simply Thai Tel: 01298 24471 * 20 minute drive
2-3 Cavendish Circus (just before the roundabout at the far end of town)
Decent Thai food with a smile
FOR SOMEWHERE A BIT SPECIAL…
Fischer’s Baslow Hall Tel: 01246 583259 * 30 minute drive
Baslow Hall, Calver Road, Baslow, DE45 1RR
Derbyshire’s only Michelin starred restaurant – in a beautiful country house…
The Columbine Restaurant Tel: 01298 78752 * 20 minute drive
7 Hall Bank, Buxton SK17 6EW
The Prince of Wales Tel: 01246 583880 * 30 minute drive
Baslow, DE45 1RY
The George Tel: 01335 310205 * 25 minute drive
Alstonefield, near Ashbourne, D6 2FX
Losehill House Hotel and Spa Tel: 01433 621219 * 40 minute drive
Edale Road, Hope, S33 6RF