Eat in .. or out!


Places to eat, recommended by previous guests.

HIGHLANDS CAFE & RESTAURANT                            

Scotland Nurseries Garden Centre, Butterley Lane, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5GF. Tel: (01629) 582349/583036 (1 mile)

NOTES – fully licensed, offering a selection of wine, lager, bitter and local ales available all day Monday to Saturday and from 12:00 onwards on a Sunday.


Chesterfield Road, Oakerthorpe,  DE55 7LN 01773 832 088  ( 5.7 miles )

NOTES – Booking essential, a personal favourite, food and atmosphere fabulous.

“At Pesto, we aim to give our customers great value for money by producing freshly cooked food, informal but efficient service in a warm relaxed atmosphere.”

Piattini quite simply means ‘small plate’ in Italian, and when it comes to small dishes with big flavour, Pesto are the experts.  Piattini is the plural form of ‘piattino’ meaning ‘small dish’

THE KELSTEDGE INN                                                         

Matlock Rd, S45 0DX   01246 590448 ( 2.2 miles )       

NOTES – Nestled in a picturesque valley on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District, the Kelstedge Inn is a traditional country pub offering great food, fine real ales and wine.

THE TAVERN at TANSLEY                                           

Nottingham Rd,Tansley, DE4 5FR  01629 57735                   (2.5 miles)

Bar meals & Restaurant

THE PLOUGH INN AT BRACKENFIELD                       

Matlock Road, Brackenfield, DE55 6DD  01629 534437    (2.9 MILES)

NOTES – The Plough Inn at Brackenfield, is a 16th Century listed building and former farmhouse near the village of Brackenfield on the edge of Derbyshire’s Peak District. It is situated a few miles from Matlock and Alfreton on the A615 road.

The Inn serves value for money traditional Coaching Inn fare, with a modern twist, and guests can choose to dine in the large bar area, which offers three distinct levels, the Orchard Restaurant, or the ‘Potting Shed’. The Inn caters for weddings, celebrations and business meetings, as well as more intimate dining.  There is an excellent selection of real ales, locally sourced micro-brewed ales, fine beers and wines, with an excellent cellar.

MINERS ARMS                                                                 

Oakstedge Lane, Milltown, Ashover, S45 0HA  01246 590218                                                                                            (2.9 miles)

NOTES – Excellent reputation for food and always popular, so booking is advised. Within walking distance – our nearest pub as the crow flies, but a very steep path, and of course it’s uphill coming back! Large car park. 

THE GATE INN                                                                           

The Knoll, Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5FN  01629 583838                                                                                                (3 miles)

NOTES – The Gate Inn is a family friendly pub and restaurant situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Tansley. This well-loved, popular, free house has undergone an extensive renovation, inside and out, bringing it back to its former glory as the central hub of the village. 

DESIGNATE @ THE GATE                                                           

72 Smedley Street East, Matlock DE4 3FQ Tel: 01629 760033                                                                                            (3.5 MILES )

Looking for somewhere to host a special occasion? You have just found it! Birthday party, anniversary party, hen party, wedding party, leaving party, retirement party or a just because party, we specialise in those added touches to make it a party to remember.

Whether it be a table booking, room or full venue hire (including a beach garden,) we can offer things others can’t.


25 Causeway Ln, Matlock DE4 3AR   01629 582534                ( 3.6 miles )

NOTES – Elegant contemporary Indian restaurant set in a former cinema offering relaxed, candlelit dining.

HORSE & JOCKEY                                                                           

6 Brackenfield Ln, Wessington, DE55 6DW 01773 309482    ( 3.8 miles ) 

NOTES – The Horse and Jockey is a contemporary Gastro Pub Located in a refurbished historical pub building.


27-29 Dale Rd, Matlock, DE4 3LT   01629 593505                     ( 3.8 miles )

NOTES – Italian Restaurant Modern and stylish Italian spot with an open kitchen delivering a long menu of traditional dishes.

Thailand No 1                                                                                  

43 Dale Rd, Matlock DE4 3LT   01629 584444                           ( 3.9 miles ) 

NOTES Authentic Thai Cuisine. Classic Thai curries and noodles in a casual spot with opulent decor and tables on mezzanine level.

THE OLD POETS CORNER                                                         

Butts Rd, Ashover, S45 0EW  01246 290 888             (4 miles)

Bar food & restaurant

NOTES – Real fire in the bar in winter.  Good bar meals. Restaurant is good. Has its own micro-brewery! Medium price range. Very small car park, but parking on the road.


1c Dale Rd, Matlock,  DE4 3LT    01629 56061        (4 miles)

NOTES – Booking advisable. Down lots of steps so not suitable for the less able. No car park of its own – need to park in public car-park. Prices on the high side but worth it for a special occasion.

RED LION                                                                                 

Darley Road, Stonedge, S45 0LW  01246 566142  (4.5 miles)

NOTES – Bar and Bistro family owned business, boasts stunning views over the Derbyshire Countryside with Large bar area & restaurant.  Large car park.  Open all day.

THE  SHALIMAR                                                                        

Dale Rd N, Matlock DE4 2HX    01629 735999  ( 7.5 miles )

NOTES – Named as one of the Top Ten Indian restaurants in the whole of the United Kingdom by the highly regarded Tripadvisor. The list has been compiled using diner reviews, a personal favorite. They also deliver to our cottages.


Holestone Moor, Riber view farm shop/ cafe   

Homemade cakes and pastries available to buy at this farm shop including fruit pies, sponge cakes, loaf cakes, savoury pies and quiches. Seasonal vegetables can also be purchased in the shop along with a selection of jams and pickles. ( 1 mile )

Scotland nurseries farm shop.                                             

This award winning farm shop makes the most of it’s location by suppling fresh milk and cream, eggs, fresh daily bread, vegetables, meat, flour, cakes, homemade ready meals and much much more, all sourced from local suppliers. Choose from a wide range of cheeses at our deli counter, all supplied by the famous Hartington Creamery. Accompany your cheese board selection with a choice of olives, balsamic onions, chutneys and biscuits (1 mile)

Marsh Green Farm Shop.                                                       

The farm shop itself sells a wide range of products from our own and locally sourced meat and cheeses, freshly baked bread to hand made chocolates.

The Rambler’s Rest Café is the ideal place to rest those weary feet after a walk around the many footpaths and byways within the Ashover Parish, or even a hard shopping session in the shop! With freshly made sandwiches, warm snacks and cakes too!            ( 2 miles ) 

Book a delivery slot to your cottage now.

 Ashover  Butcher, Post Office. (4miles)

Matlock (4 miles)

most things available as well as                                           M&S (food shop)                                                                        Coop                                                                                      Sainsburys  (delivers to the cottages).     

Sauced Here

Enjoy the flavours of the Peak District Offering a full basket of products hand sourced from the area’s top purveyors, all via one flexible delivery. Supermarket convenience – artisan quality.

 Peak District Deli   Online shopping & delivery – Pop-up dinners & Private dining – all created in the Peak District