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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.

  • FREE to join
  • Be guided to great independents, from street-food stalls to stylish restaurants
  • Up to 25% off with your membership card

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…

  • Angel’s Sinfully Delicious Cookie Company

    Indulgent American-style cookies made in Derby by Angel – a native Californian with a passion for both baking and helping young people…

  • Angelo’s at The New Inn

    Angelo’s at The New Inn is an award-winning restaurant in Milford serving Italian delights from a historic village pub…

  • 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…

  • Brown & Green Deli and Farm Shop

    A superbly run hidden gem, offering an outstanding range of locally sourced artisan food and drink. Open seven days a week with plenty of free parking…

  • Calabria

    A family-run restaurant inspired by the cuisine and ethos of southern Italy – winner of Best Derbyshire Pub or Restaurant in the Great Food Club Awards 2015…

  • 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…

  • Cocoa Tabby

    Cocoa Tabby in Derby’s Markeaton Park is the place to go for delicious handmade chocolate in unusual flavours…

  • 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…

  • Doughnotts

    Doughnotts Derby offers a jaw-dropping array of doughnuts each day. This local independent business provides a personal touch not present at certain huge doughnut chains…

  • Fischer’s at Baslow Hall

    The beautiful Peak District setting of Baslow Hall and its stunning gardens are matched by its Michelin-starred cuisine. A special place…

  • F’coffee

    F’coffee is a family-run café in Matlock Bath serving up spectacular ‘freak shakes’, fresh fairtrade coffee and copious amounts of cake…

  • 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…

  • La Rock

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

  • Lindsay’s Still Room

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

  • Masa

    Masa on the edge of Derby city centre offers AA rosette fine dining in a converted 200-year-old Wesleyan chapel…

  • Nourish at No. 44

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

  • Owen Taylor Butchers

    Owen Taylor of Derbyshire is a family-run, award-winning catering and retail butcher with its own abattoir, founded in 1922…

  • Peak Feast

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

  • 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…

  • Seven Restaurant & Cafe Bar

    A contemporary eatery in Derby’s Pride Park complex – a past winner of Restaurant of the Year in the Derby Food & Drink Awards…

  • Stones Restaurant

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

  • 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 Chesterfield Arms

    A homemade Scotch egg is about all you’ll get to chew on here, but if you’re looking for a proper pub with a spectacular beer selection, you’ve struck gold…

  • 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 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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