Great Local Restaurants and Pubs in the Peak District

Peak District restaurants

Whether you’re staying at the Toft Estate (Toft Hall, Toft Barn or Chels Barn), Roaches Hall, Hamps Hall and Barn or Merrymeet, you certainly won’t bored. Our Peak District Party Houses will have you entertained onsite while the local area will provide you with plenty of great pubs and restaurants with a friendly atmosphere. Let our Peak District group accommodations offer you a refreshing retreat from the busy lifestyles that we all have to face in this day and age.  You and your friends and family will be able to take a wonderful walk straight from your doorstep, organise onsite activities, or simply take a quick drive or a relaxed walk and visit some great local pubs and restaurants.


Pubs and Restaurants at The Toft Estate and Roaches Hall

First of all, The Lazy Trout located in Meerbrook. The great beer garden outside will offer you the perfect setting to enjoy a nice sunny day. Even if you’re not so lucky with the weather, you’ll be able to enjoy the charming interior of the restaurant with its stone floors and friendly staff. There’s plenty of good food to go around, whether you feel like a mean stake, a tasty lasagne, or a traditional pie. To top it all off, the restaurant is pet-friendly so you won’t have to leave your dog outside.


The Lazy Trout


Another wonderful option is The Ship-In in Wincle near Macclesfield, which as well always comes with great recommendations from our guests. Not only will you be able to enjoy a real country feel in an idyllic setting, but you’ll also be impressed by the friendliness of the staff and great food at reasonable prices.

Try the scotch egg starter, cooked ham, and chips. You can also go for a nice steak, or opt out of a full meal and just order a half portion. Your dogs will be welcomed too!

Furthermore, take a look at The Royal Oak located in Rushton Spencer. The pub has an old-fashion feel and a great atmosphere. This place is happy to welcome everyone, the young and the old, the local and visitors even if you’re wearing your muddy boots. Besides being renowned for their tasty food, they also have a great selection of Cask Ales from local breweries, other keg beers, ciders, and lagers.

Even better, you can make it a part of your daily walking hike as the walk to the Royal Oak from the Toft Estate takes about 45 minutes and offers fantastic views.


royal oak


If you’re also an Indian foodie like us, you will definitely enjoy the Maazi Indian Restaurant in the centre of Leek. This newly renovated restaurant boasts with long experience of cooking Indian cuisine. Whether you want a big meal for yourself or prefer a tapas approach to sharing food, you’ll be able to find the different menu dishes and options online. And if you don’t really feel like living the comfort of your Party House, you can simply have the food delivered.




If you’re looking for a traditional local pub to watch a game or enjoy a nice pub game night, the Dyer Arms is the way to go. Always filled with a mixture of visitors of all ages, this pub is known for its friendly staff and a great selection of drinks. You’ll also be able to enjoy darts, a pool table, dominoes, and other games.

Last but not least, De Olde Rock Inn, which traces all the way back to the 17th century also features nice local food and good service. The old décor will take you back in time, while the local Wincle Brewery Ales will give it a fresh twist. Every Sunday from 12 pm onwards they offer a traditional roast dinner. Above all, you’re sure to enjoy the lovely atmosphere due to the friendly staff.


Pubs and Restaurants at Hamps Hall and Barn and Merrymeet

Located in Waterfall is the “talk of the town”, The Red Lion. This cosy local pub offers great food, a selection of beers on tap and above all, an excellent service. As The Peak District is known for its hospitality, you won’t have to worry about leaving your dog outside as it’ll be welcomed to sit right next to you and your table. Furthermore, you can find their menu online and choose your favourite dish before you even get there.

Second, The Jervis Arms is recently renovated local pub offering great courses and dishes for affordable prices, which you check out beforehand online. They also host event nights with jazz and blues music and a wonderful selection of locally brewed casks and craft ales.




Finally, The Yew Tree Inn is a traditional English country pub, which has been run by a local family for decades. They enjoy providing their guests with quality ales and spirits with good homemade food, including the highly recommended pork pies. There’s also a designated section for children. The friendliness of the staff will have you come back again and again.


Hopefully these pubs provided you with some great ideas for your trip. If you’d like to find more, make sure to see our Activities and Ideas, and explore our venues in the Midlands and the Peak District.