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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really nice food and staff were careful with our dietary requirements. Staff were friendly and pub had a lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We called for lunch after a lovely walk on the Tissington Trail which is right on the doorstep. We both had the open sandwich, one steak and one fish which were fantastic. Good beer, friendly staff, we shall be back. One of my favourite pubs...in the Peak District 🙂More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little hidden gem. Came in for a couple of pints whilst out walking. Nice fire going, staff are always welcoming and friendly and seem to genuinely want to actually be at work. Relaxed atmosphere. However, even some of the staff commented on the music...was a little depressing lol. Also have to mention the dog treats on the dog were great … didn’t last long though . We have eaten here in the past, it’s well worth a visit We will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Cosy traditional British pub. Staff were lovely and the food was very good. Inside it was beautifully decorated which made it very quaint and cosy.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

Horrible fat loaden chips, what's happened to this place ????. Perhaps this pub has changed hands as it really was a great place to eat a few years ago. Gone now sadly!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

The food was excellent, large portions & really tasty. They offer a good range of gluten free options, which the staff were knowledgeable about, making me feel comfortable eating there.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

We booked on line for a late lunch, excellent menu with loads of choice. We went for the steak pie and chicken burger, they were both delicious. It is one of the best pies that I have had, loads of steak and gravy with lovey...chips. The service was brilliant, lovely staff and we were made to feel so welcome.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

This used to be the place to go around the Buxton area but it seems to have changed from when we last went a few years ago. Not only do the prices seem to have shot up but the food quality isn't what it once...was, the lasagne i had was totally bland and chips were soggy and full of cooking fat. We will try again in a few months hoping it was a one off.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The food was beautiful, well presented. We were able to take our dogs in with us which was a bonus. Highly recommend and would return.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

Came here with a group of 15, staff were very friendly and accommodating. Very impressed with how the staff were on it, professional and efficient despite it being a very busy Sunday roast service! The food was delicious, beyond expectations! I had the Cajun open...sourdough sandwich - highly recommend! Most of the group had lamb roasts and clean plates all round! We sat outside for a drink afterwards in the beer garden in lovely well maintained surroundings, very impressed and will definitely be back! Thank youMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023 via mobile

Superb as always, had the special ‘sloppy joe burger’ which was amazing, followed by banoffee pie which was to die for……. We will be back!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023

We had a very enjoyable meal here in Hurdlow, Buxton. The food was good, the staff were helpful and the atmosphere was fine.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023

After reading the reviews, we were looking forward to a lovely meal during out stay here. Unfortunately, the standard of the food we were given was not great. Both of us had a pie; one veggie and one beef. The butternut squash was almost non...existent in the veggie pie, despite it being advertised as a butternut and feta pie. Our chips were possibly among the worst I've had at what seems like it should be a decent gastro pub. It completely put me off even trying a dessert. Service was friendly enough, although they clearly wanted the table back quickly given the speed they served. I don't particularly like feeling rushed to eat my food. All in all, quite a disappointment.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

We were recommended this Establishment by the Host of the Accommodation where we staying for a Week's Vacation. Having Booked a Table for 4 we were pleasantly greeted by a Jovial Waitress & shown to our Table. We ordered a selection of Meals from the...Menu & was told that the Lambs Liver would be served on the Pink Side. My Sirloin Steak, I requested for it be cooked Medium Rare/more on the Rare Side. The meals arrived & unfortunately my Steak was Medium to well done, my College's Lamb was also well done. We asked the waitress if we could speak to the Owner. He was most apologetic, my Steak was removed my College decided to persevere with the Liver Dish. The owner stated that at the end of the Meal that a Settlement/Refund would be made. Unfortunately by the time my Replacement Steak arrived my other 3 Colleges had finished their Meals. Two of us ordered Desserts that were Scrumptious. On completion of the Meal we was told to go to the Bar were the Bill would be presented. On receipt there was no Refund & asking to see the Owner once again we were told that He was taking His Dog for a Walk. We waited for Him to Return but the Waitress having spoken to Him asked if we would accept the Cost of the 2 Deserts being Deleted from our Bill. We duly accepted but on Hindsight I don't think it reflected our Experience of the Evg. To compound Matters we were all unaware that there were Specials, that were only advertised on a Wall Mounted Black Board adjacent the Bar. I know on my Part I would have had the Lamb Rump in lieu of the Steak & my Wife would have had the Sea Bass in lieu of the Pork Belly.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

About 5 years ago we ate here and we gave it 5 star . This time whilst the food was just as good , the difference being a much smaller chose of menu and we found the new local ales on sale were not the...bestMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Yes, and very accommodating when we took our small pup in to train her in social situations.
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