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Articles by Stephanie Walsh

Red Lion at Peak Edge Hotel

The Red Lion in Derbyshire offers good food and bags of stylish comfort – stone floors, wood beams, lavish armchairs and open fires…

Bank House

Bank House in Hathersage opened in September 2018 after a stylish renovation that created a vibrant, attractive bar and restaurant…

The Devonshire in Belper

The Devonshire in Belper dates back to the 18th century. It’s a strong all-rounder, with a menu that has something for everyone…

The Plough Inn at Hathersage

The Plough Inn at Hathersage is warm and welcoming, steeped in history, and serves traditional pub classics as well as more modern, sophisticated dishes…


Mercia is a stylish little venue in the middle of Wirksworth in Derbyshire. A family-run cafe-restaurant, the food and service are great…

The Bookcafe

The Bookcafe in Derby is a stylish yet quirky city-centre retreat, where the ambience is calming and inspiring. Expect wholesome, delicious food…

Le Mistral Bistro & Wine Shop

Le Mistral in the market town of Wirksworth – ‘Gem of the Peaks’ – offers French bistro-style dining in a lovely setting…

Review: Lamplight Restaurant, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Lamplight restaurant has been around for around 30 years. Located in Victoria Square, Ashbourne, just off the cobbled market place, the 15th century former coaching inn has retained all its character. It’s a wood-beamed jewel, cosy and atmospheric yet minimalist. It’s run by proprietors, chefs and sisters Pat and Linda, and was formerly managed by […]

Review: The Bridge Inn, Calver, Derbyshire

The Bridge Inn at Calver is situated in the heart of the Peak District. It was beautifully renovated and relaunched in 2016, creating a modern and funky ambience while retaining its authentic appeal. There is a large outside seating area with tables, bean bags, riverside views and kids’ play areas, which adds to the wonderful […]