Where to Eat and Drink in the Peaks

While the Peak District is famed for its stunning country walks and scenery, there is a lot to be said about the food served in this neck of the woods. With an emphasis on fresh, local produce, pubs and restaurants are worth checking out.

Fischers at Baslow Hall

Fischers at Baslow HallThe Peak District’s only Michelin starred restaurant takes fine dining to a new level. Decadent meals are prepared using top quality, local ingredients and are beautifully presented. They grow their own vegetables, salads and herbs in the “kitchen garden”, ensuring the freshest dishes for miles around. The lunch menu is pleasantly affordable as well.

The Peacock at Rowsley

Set in a grade ii listed manor house, this cosy restaurant is renowned not only for its exceptional food, but also its coziness and intimacy. While the food and service are of excellent quality, the price tag is very reasonable.

Upstairs cafe, Bakewell

For a high quality, affordable lunch in a laid back environment, head for the Upstairs cafe on Bakewell’s market street. This unpretentious establishment offers fantastic light meals – the seafood salad is well worth checking out – as well as a range of hot and cold beverages. Perfect for a light lunch in Bakewell.

Ye Olde Nags Head, Castleton

If you thought pub grub wasn’t up to much, head to Ye Olde Nags Head in Castleton to have your mind changed. Offering an extensive menu of high quality meals made from locally sourced produce, you’re bound to find exactly what you fancy. You’ll find large sharing platters, light lunches and hearty three course meals. The bar is also well stocked and offers a wide range of beers, wines and spirits.

The Buxton Brewery Tap House

For a vast array of locally brewed craft beers, head for Buxton. The local brewery’s tap house features 18 taps as well as a fridge stocked full of bottled beers from the brewery and other craft breweries around the world. They have an ever growing gin and whisky selection if beer isn’t your thing, and offer excellent food.