The Greyhound Hotel, Bar and Restaurant
Taking pride of place in the centre of Cromford, The Greyhound is steeped in history and dates back to 1778. This beautiful historic building with classic contemporary décor serves high quality food and drink.
Sir Richard Arkwright commissioned the construction of The Greyhound in the 1700s at the height of the industrial revolution, to serve the community. Since 2016, it’s been run by seasoned restaurateurs Paul and Tina Waddingham and their children.
The menu offers classics such as steaks, burgers and battered fish, vegetarian options include aubergine and nut tagine, and rigatoni primavera, there’s also a pizza menu and sandwiches. Bar snacks include huge marinated olives and warm breads and my favourite side dish was the truffle fries with parmesan. The wine list is extensive too, with 70 wines to choose from. Service is friendly and efficient, catering at all times for the many visitors to the historic area, as well as the local residents.
The Waddingham family have managed to salvage many of the original features. Dining areas have solid wooden furniture and pictures of local interest on the walls, the lounge area offers Chesterfield sofas and a piano, and the outdoor seating area overlooks the village market place.
Recommended by Steph Walsh, Derbyshire correspondent
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