Restaurants & Pubs

The Red Lion Inn

The Red Lion Inn is a seventeenth century inn nestled in the historic village of Hognaston. The menu is more eclectic than you might expect, and the beer is kept to perfection.

Location: Main Street, Hognaston, DE6 1PR (1.5 miles)

Website here


The Barley Mow

A famous old pub that does good food and fine beer.  Book in advance for food to avoid disappointment.

Location: Main St, Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne, DE6 3JP (2 miles)

Website: here


The Old Dog

A beautifully refurbished country pub that offers locally sourced, quality food, and a cosy bar area.

Location: Spend Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne, DE6 2AT  (9 miles)

​Website: here

The Cock Inn

A fantastic and large gastro pub.  Traditional snug pub area and modern restaurant with a posh menu

Location: Junction of Bullhurst and Church Lane, Mugginton, DE6 4PJ (6 miles)

Website here


The Miners Arms

Village pub that’s 4 miles from Millfields, walkable along the edge of the reservoir for the ramblers among you. Good beer and food – for evening meals or Sunday lunch we recommend you book.

Location: Main Road, Carsington, DE4 4DE (4 mile)

Website: here


The Red Lion (Wirksworth)

Craft beer, lively music nights, and food available from the Umami restaurant next door, a great place for a knees up in Wirksworth!

Location: Market Pl, Wirksworth, DE4 4ET (6 miles driving – 5 miles walking)

Red Lion (feather star bar) website: here

Umami restaurant website: here


The Black Swan

Modern country décor and lovely food makes this pub a winner. Book in advance for food.

Location: Wirksworth Road, Idridgehay, DE56 2SG (3.6 miles)

Website: here