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Your guide to the best food & drink independents in Derbyshire

From small farms in the Peak District producing exceptional meats to fine-dining restaurants, country pubs, delis and cookery schools – if you know where to look, this beautiful county has so much to offer. With the help of our writing team we’ll guide you to more and more Derbyshire restaurants, pubs, shops and producers, and some exclusive member offers.

  • Be guided to great places in the East Midlands & further afield
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Recommended businesses in Derbyshire

Here are the food and drink independents we love in this region and their member offers, with more coming soon…

  • Amalfi White

    A stylish Italian restaurant, cocktail bar and cookery school situated in a impressively refurbished building…

  • Amber Valley Wines

    A new vineyard in the heart of Derbyshire that’s now producing wine – buy a bottle, take a tour or adopt your own vine today…

  • Barry Colenso Master Chocolatier

    Who knew that the real-life Willy Wonka – chocolate maker to royalty – lives in the Derbyshire village of Holbrook?

  • Bluebell Dairy & Ice Cream Parlour

    Multi-award-winning Bluebells Dairy is best known for its amazing ice cream but this working family farm near Derby has so much more to offer…

  • Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop

    A brilliant farm shop in a beautiful part of the world – a larder for some of Derbyshire’s best local produce…

  • Croots Farm Shop

    A large, extensively stocked farm shop offering an impressive range of top quality local produce, including award-winning pies, bacon and sausages made in-house. There’s also a restaurant and a fantastic view…

  • David Mellor Design Museum Cafe

    The David Mellor Design Museum Cafe on the outskirts of Hathersage is relaxing, spacious and fascinating, with good but simple food to match…

  • Derby Brewing Company

    The rise of Derby Brewing Company is a success story that should bring a rosy glow of pride to the cheeks of all beer and pub lovers…

  • Edensor Tea Cottage

    Edensor Tea Cottage is a charming café serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and cakes. It has a sublime setting on the Chatsworth Estate…

  • Fischer’s at Baslow Hall

    The beautiful Peak District setting of Baslow Hall and its stunning gardens are matched by its fine dining. A special place…

  • Hackwood Farm Shop

    A friendly farm shop that’s well stocked with local produce, boasting an extensive butchery and adjoining tea room. Winner of Best Derbyshire Shop in the Great Food Club Awards 2015…

  • Hartingtons of Bakewell

    A school of food and drink in the heart of the Peak District, devoted to teaching short courses on artisan methods of production…

  • HIDE Burger Bar

    HIDE Burger Bar in Derby is a master of its art. Its burgers are excellent – some of the best we’ve tried…

  • La Rock

    An oasis of seriously impressive food hidden away down a backstreet in Sandiacre between Nottingham and Derby…

  • 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…

  • Lindsay’s Still Room

    Unique bottled cocktails made with natural ingredients, from Elderflower & Cucumber Mojitos to Mulled Pomegranate & Pear Ciders…

  • Mercia

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

  • Nourish at No. 44

    A popular shabby chic café-bistro in the bustling Derbyshire market town of Belper…

  • Peak Feast

    Peak Feast is a vegetarian and vegan-friendly family bakery hidden away in the beautiful Derbyshire village of Youlgrave…

  • Rose Cottage Café in Castleton

    Rose Cottage Cafe in Castleton is a charming tea room in a building dating back to at least the 15th century. To the rear is a beautiful hidden garden…

  • Rowley’s at The Prince of Wales

    Rowley’s at The Prince of Wales in Baslow, Derbyshire, serves simple, seasonal, local ingredients cooked with skill in a laid-back restaurant…

  • Seasoned Cookery School

    Seasoned Cookery School near Swadlincote in Derbyshire is a pleasant, spacious cookery school located in the former stables of historic Catton Hall…

  • Stones Restaurant

    Stones is a small and stylish fine dining restaurant in Matlock, located next to the River Derwent…

  • 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…

  • The Bridge Inn

    The Bridge Inn at Calver is a great pub in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District, and best of all, the menu and the food are fabulous…

  • The Brunswick Inn

    A historic Victorian boozer and architectural gem that used to feed and water Derby’s Railway Village. Today it’s a shrine to cask beer with its own micro brewery, serving simple but tasty pub food…

  • The Bull Shed & Shottle Farm Brewery

    Rustic home-cooked food – pies, steaks and pizzas – served in an equally rustic setting next to a microbrewery. Text to book…

  • The Bull’s Head

    The Bull’s Head in Repton, Derbyshire, is a buzzing gastro pub serving wood-fired pizza and Japanese Yakitori skewers alongside pub classics…

  • 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 Exeter Arms

    The Exeter Arms in Derby is a proper, traditional pub serving locally brewed real ales and modern, interesting, creative food…

  • The Green Man

    The Green Man in Ashbourne has been transformed into a fantastic town centre pub serving carefully prepared, locally sourced seasonal food…

  • The Kedleston Country House

    The Kedleston Country House, run by Derby Brewing Company, is a beautiful and historic restaurant, bar and hotel…

  • The Loft Restaurant

    The Loft in Belper offers high-quality bistro dining in a stylish, intimate setting. Locally sourced produce is integral to the menu…

  • The Old Dog

    The Old Dog in Thorpe near Ashbourne is full of rustic character but with a modern approach to food…

  • The Old Hartington Cheese Shop

    An idyllic cheese shop overlooking Hartington duck pond, and also the producer of Britain’s newest variety of Stilton…

  • The Old Smithy

    This licensed cafe and bistro near Chatsworth House serves excellent quality, locally sourced, freshly prepared food…

  • The Packhorse Inn

    A fantastic village pub in Little Longstone, Derbyshire, untouched by the trappings of the modern world – no frills just great ales, lovely local food, open fires and a warm welcome…

  • 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…

  • The Quirky Cook

    Derbyshire-based artisan producer Kay Hawkins – aka The Quirky Cook – makes sublime black garlic relishes. Winner of Ambient Product of the Year in the Great Taste Awards 2018…

  • The Royal Oak at Hurdlow

    The Royal Oak at Hurdlow is a stone-built Peak District pub serving hearty homemade classics and an array of ales…

  • The Samuel Fox

    This country inn in the glorious Derbyshire Peak District is named after a chap who invented the umbrella and serves food as beautiful as its location…

  • The Tickled Trout

    A village dining pub with a passion for locally sourced ingredients and Italian cooking. Think Derbyshire lamb-and-mint balls with spicy arrabiatta sauce and farfalle pasta…

  • Tori & Ben’s Farm Butchery

    Exceptional local steaks, sausages, burgers and more from prize-winning animals raised on a small scale by a passionate farming couple…

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