Where To Eat
The George, Alstonefield
A delightful pub in the lovely village of Alstonefield above Dovedale. Probably one of our favourite places to eat and there is a small bar area and another room which has a roaring fire and plenty of tables to eat at. Really good food and definitely worth a visit. You can walk from Biggin Grange to The George over the river and continue across the fields if you feel like some exercise before a good lunch!
The Waterloo Inn, Biggin
This is our local pub in the village and an easy walk from Biggin Grange either using the footpath across the fields or walk on the road through the village. An open fire in the bar area makes it very warm and welcoming on chilly days and there is a good menu with the 'Biggin Banger' being very tasty I'm told! It is just off the Tissington Trail so handy if you've been out for a walk and need some sustinance.
Biggin Hall Hotel, Biggin
A country hotel which dates back to the 17th Century and it is within walking distance from Biggin Grange either over the fields or through the village. Open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and prides itself using lots of local produce. More formal than The Waterloo Inn next door but offers very good value for money and has a lovely fire going in the winter months and a very pretty garden to enjoy eating out in when the weather warms up!
The Devonshire Arms, Hartington
A charming 17th Century pub in the centre of Hartington which serves great food and has a good range of ales on offer. Very popular with locals and visitors and the food is very plentiful and good value. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere with an open fire in both rooms and perfect after a day out in the fresh air!
The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone
A superb gastropub which is little further away to travel but well worth it! It is a traditional country pub just south of Ashbourne which has an excellent range of wines and beers plus some fabulous food. Lovely cosy feel to the pub and outside is a delightful garden to sit and enjoy the views.
Charles Cotton Hotel, Hartington
In the centre of Hartington is the Charles Cotton Hotel which is open from breakfast to dinner and is one to try when staying at Biggin Grange. There is a bar/bistro and a more formal restaurant which both offer a tempting range of food, wine and local beers including Whim Ales which is brewed in the village of Hartington. Worth a visit.
The Rook Cafe & Gallery, Hartington
This is a perfect place to stop as it is situated in the village of Hartington just before the footpath to Beresford Dale. Quirky cafe serving delicious home cooked meals and tasty cakes. The other bonus of The Rook is that on a Wednesday and Saturday they offer a takeaway menu so saves cooking for supper! Lots of local artwork on the walls and very easy to spend time here eating and looking around.