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Peak District restaurants – our guide to eating out

At a glance

Sample some culinary delights...

  • Cosy country pubs nearby
  • Enjoy fine dining at top class restaurants
  • Characterful venues perfect for family meals
  • Enjoy a relaxing drink in a quiet country inn

Whether you prefer gourmet restaurant food or a traditional pub bar meal, there’s something for all tastes (and budgets) across the region. But with so many Peak District restaurants to choose from, how do you decide where to go?

Here’s our guide to some of the best restaurants close to Ashbourne Heights…

Lamplight Restaurant, Ashbourne

The Lamplight serves up a range of traditional English and French cuisine and is one of Ashbourne’s most popular restaurants, with glowing ratings on review sites. The building dates back over 500 years and retains all the character you’d expect from a building of this age. Well worth a visit… (15 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

lighthouse reastaurantLighthouse Restaurant, Ashbourne

If you love your food, then take the short trip to Ashbourne and book yourself into the Lighthouse Restaurant. The cuisine is described as ‘seasonal modern British’ and makes the most of the fantastic local produce Derbyshire has to offer. A highlight feature of the restaurant is its tasting menu! (15 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

Devonshire ArmsDevonshire Arms, Hartington

Packed with all the charm and character you’d expect from a traditional 17th Century Inn, the Devonshire Arms serves up a wide range of tasty home-cooked food and fine ales. From pub favourites such as steak and lamb shank to the more exotic curry dishes, there’s something for everyone here (20 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

royal oak hurdlowThe Royal Oak, Hurdlow

Pay a visit to this charming country pub, with its open fires and cosy, hidden corners. Whether you’re in need of a rest after a long day walking the peaks, a family in need of a friendly haven or foodies in search of some great homemade dishes, then you’ve come to the right place. “Proper food, generous portions and sensible prices” is how the pub describes itself… (20 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

fischers baslow hallFischers at Baslow Hall

If you’re looking for an unforgettable fine dining experience, with renowned cuisine in an outstanding location then look no further than Fischers at Baslow Hall. This Michelin-starred restaurant has a long list of accolades for its food and dining experience and it’s easy to see why… (35 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

1530 castleton1530 The Restaurant, Castleton

Enjoy a wide ranging menu from the traditional to modern Italian-inspired cuisine. 1530 (taken from the year the building was built) serves a range of pastas, pizzas, steaks and seafood dishes and an a la carte menu is also available at lunch times. (45 minutes from Ashbourne Heights)

Want to know more about the many fantastic Peak District restaurants? Browse the full list of restaurants on the Peak District & Derbyshire website here