The Bridge Inn
The Bridge Inn at Calver is in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District. It was beautifully renovated in 2016, creating a modern ambience while retaining the authenticity of a former coaching inn. There is a large outside seating area with tables, riverside views and kids’ play areas, which adds to the atmosphere. This is a great Peaks pub and best of all, the menu and the food are fabulous!
Inside the décor is stylish and modern, with brick walls, woods, leather, and industrial-style furnishings. On entering there’s a drinkers bar to the left and tiered dining areas to the right. The former stable units are now dining booths on the middle level, and on the lower level you’ll find the open kitchen.
We visited on a busy Sunday afternoon in the glorious sunshine, chose our table outside and then ordered at the bar. We went for the ‘Humble Cauliflower’ – a visual delight and taste sensation served with cumin yogurt, chipotle mayonnaise, pomegranate and almonds. We also tried the belly pork and the Coronation confit chicken, which were equally delicious. There are lots of tapas options, alongside snacks, sandwiches and desserts.
The staff were friendly, chatty and efficient, the drinks choice was good and the food was served quickly. All in all, a very enjoyable experience and a venue we will visit every time we’re in the area.
By Steph Walsh, Derbyshire correspondent
Photos: Bridge Inn