A group of 20 or so friends from many different parts of the UK want to get together for lunch one day. My estimate is that Chesterfield is suitable spot for everyone to get to by train or by car.
I know very little about the place, though, apart from the famous crooked spire and some notion of the town being a pioneer in large-scale building restoration. Many of the group have moderately strong interest in (and knowledge of) architecture.
So, I'm going to google away to see what we can get up to, either for a day trip or possibly an overnight stay (for some of us), but does anyone here have any suggestions of good things for thr group to get up to?
Also, we'll be looking for somewhere pleasant to have lunch - ideally, one large table, where we'll be able to linger as long as we want to, over good food and possibly a few drinks.