A Derbyshire pub garden

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20, Apr 2021 | Derbyshire, Peak District

Enjoy going out to a pub after lockdown

The welcome sight of the bright abundance of tulips and the sight of lambs in fields signals that winter is over and we can start to enjoy the great outdoors. The promise of spring is fresh in the air and here in Derbyshire our gritstone houses and buildings shine bright in the warm spring sunshine. Many of our great local businesses cannot wait to welcome visitors back and one group of business where this is particularly the case is our traditional English pubs.

Many pub names in Derbyshire link with the local heritage and traditions. A common pub name for instance is the Devonshire Arms linking the Duke of Devonshire’s significance in the county. There are also pubs linking our mining heritage, such as the Miners Arms and the Miners Standard. Other names reflect the importance of farming such as The Barley Mow, The Wheatsheaf, The Bull and The Plough.

We have many great pubs in Derbyshire and it is a good time to showcase a few that have beer gardens and many with outside spaces have now reopened and are offering table service for outside eating and drinking.

Village pub garden in Derbyshire

Pubs with gardens in Matlock

The Red Lion is the longest-running free house in Matlock. They have a large beer garden and good choice of food and a fabulous microbrewery. All of this conveniently positioned in just a few minutes walk from Glendon. The Red Lion will be opening from 17th  May 2021.

The White Lion at Starkholmes, Matlock is a  great pub with good outside space with a boules pitch. It is a nice walk from Glendon up past St Giles church.

The Duke William Starkholmes, Matlock, is a traditional British pub with good homemade food. It has seating at the front and rear of the pub.

The Fishpond at Matlock Bath has a large terrace garden area complete with a waterfall behind the pub. It also has an outside bar, The Crows Nest and is a good sun trap and place to enjoy time with family and friends. A popular place with both visitors and locals. Choices such as pizza to roast diner are all served al fresco.

People laughing in pub garden

Pubs with gardens further afield

The Greyhound Hotel Cromford, found in the market place was built by Richard Arkwight in the late 1700s. It has a seating area at the side of the hotel, complete with covering, making it ideal when the weather is not quite so good.

The Miners Arms at Carsington is a great little pub with good food and outside seating. Head thereafter or during a walk or cycle ride around the stunning Carsington Water.

The Gate Inn at Tansley is a family-friendly pub and restaurant situated in the heart of the picturesque village. This well-loved, popular, free house has undergone an extensive renovation, inside and out, bringing it back to its former glory as the central pub of the village. A great choice of traditional British fayre, good beer and a selection of wines and cocktails.

The Stable’s Bar at the Monsal Head hotel with great views and close to the Monsal trail is a popular place with visitors to the area. It serves good traditional food and beer in the courtyard.

The Royal Oak Hurdlow is a charming gem of a pub near the Tissington trail. It offers an excellent selection of food cooked fresh to order. Bike storage is available if you are cycling. The pub has a large garden area surrounded by views of the South Peak.

Village pub garden in Matlock

The Devonshire Arms at both Beeley and Pilsley near Chatsworth both serve food and Peak Ales. The Pilsey pub has more outside space.

Despite the turbulence of the last year, you can be sure of a warm welcome in each of these establishments across the Peak District and Derbyshire. As well as offering outside food and drink many are keeping our pub heritage alive and part of the local community. So, let’s raise a glass to the pubs of Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Pub food in Derbyshire


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