Where to eat?
There are loads of great places to eat & drink in Derbyshire but considering your group size and where you will be doing activities we thought we’d share some of favourites with you.
Cool River Café (Matlock) www.coolrivercafe.co.uk
Set by the River Derwent in Matlock, we love this bright airy café with its friendly welcome and freshly prepared food. They have a great ethos about ingredients and provenance and they even have an alcohol licence!
Matlock Balti (Matlock Bath) www.thebalti.co.uk
For the evening meal you cannot get a finer curry than this place in Matlock Bath. The service is fantastic and the food mouth-watering.
Hassop Station (Bakewell) www.hassopstation.co.uk
Situated on the cycle trail, Hassop station was the former train station for the track but has been beautifully converted into a bookshop and large café, offering home-baked cakes and freshly produced food at good prices. A really relaxing spot and great for large groups. Directly on the trail, you can walk off into Bakewell or the opposite direction takes you further into breathtaking scenery.
The Devonshire Arms (Beeley) www.devonshirebeeley.co.uk
The perfect end to an exhilarating gorge scramble is to tumble into one of the Duke’s three pubs on the Chatsworth Estate. This one is on the doorstep and you are guaranteed to enjoy local beers and cosy surroundings here.
The Ketch (Kniveton) www.theketchkniveton.co.uk
On the outskirts of Carsington water, we love this pub because it is modern but cosy, family owned and offers great gastro pub large portions. The extra bonus is that there’s a campsite and playground so it just about fits the bill for everyone.
This café is renowned to all walkers for fabulous chip or bacon butties and pints of tea and coffee. Take it as you find it, but in the middle of nowhere it is like an oasis and meets the needs of many a hungry traveller!