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Eating out in the Peak District

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 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 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.)

The 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 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 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


Explore the Peak District

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Local walks

If you love walking holidays then the Peak District is the perfect place for you to stretch your legs! Walks the hills and the valleys and drink in the spectacular scenery.

Places to visit

The Peak District is one of the most picturesque regions in the UK, with dozens of destinations worth a visit, from stunning riverside villages to pretty market towns.

Local attractions

The Peak District is home to some of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions, including the famous Alton Towers theme park and Chatsworth House. Read our guide here…