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.

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

  • Adam’s Happy Hens Farm Shop

    Family-run farm shop in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, selling plants, pies, pastries, fresh meat, cheeses, breads and, of course, boxes of very fresh eggs…

  • 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…

  • Anoki Derby

    Enjoy fine Indian cuisine in the unique surroundings of London Road’s Old Picture Hall with its gilded vaulted ceiling…

  • Bah Bah Mezze

    Created by chef Jacob Robinson and his twin brother, Thomas, Bah Bah Mezze offers delicious Middle Eastern delights…

  • Bank House

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

  • Beaurepaire Patisserie

    Beaurepaire Patisserie is a charming little tearoom and cake shop in the centre of Belper – a quirky curiosity shop of delectable delights…

  • 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…

  • Bod Matlock

    Head to Bod Matlock for a relaxed atmosphere, great food and a proper pint – and it’s close enough to the station so no designated driver needed…

  • Bottle & Thyme

    Bottle & Thyme is a family-run independent restaurant in Chesterfield serving fresh and organic seasonal dishes from morning to night…

  • Buddy’s Smokehouse & Bar-B-Q Joint

    Buddy’s is unapologetically aimed at carnivores and offers an American-style smokehouse experience with big portions for good times…

  • Bustler Market, Derby

    This vibrant indoor/outdoor market in Derby’s industrial quarter, is an excellent choice for banging street food, drinks and beats…

  • Buxton Pudding Emporium

    Buxton Pudding Emporium is a quaint and quirky café connected to a fabulous pudding shop and deli. Expect good food and friendly service…

  • Callow Hall Hotel – Wildhive

    Visit the newly-refurbished Callow Hall Hotel to enjoy fine dining in a relaxed setting with glorious Peak District views…

  • Charlie’s, Baslow

    Baslow is a pretty village in the Peak District and Charlie’s is perfectly situated if you’re visiting nearby Chatsworth House…

  • 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…

  • Chatsworth Kitchen

    Head to this modern, relaxed restaurant set within the Chatsworth Estate for fresh, local produce from the Estate’s farms and gardens…

  • Colemans Deli

    Colemans is the perfect spot for thirsty and hungry walkers who are off exploring the Peak District and if there’s no time to stop, order a picnic box in advance…

  • Croots Farm Shop & Café

    Croots Farm Shop & Café was a finalist in the GFC Awards 2020/21. You’ll find an extensive butchery, cheese counter and lots of local produce…

  • Dancing Duck Brewery

    Dancing Duck Brewery of Derby was founded by Rachel Matthews in 2011 and brews some excellent beers. Two of our favourites are Ay Up and Abduction…

  • 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…

  • Derwentwater Arms

    The Derwentwater Arms is a traditional country pub. It exudes community spirit, dates back to 1708, and serves fantastic food and drink…

  • Eat @ Denbys

    Beautiful, bright and cheerful little cafe run by a great team serving up excellent food including a rather delicious all-day breakfast…

  • Ebi Sushi

    Ebi Sushi is one of the best places for authentic Japanese cuisine in the East Midlands and run by master sushi maker Ebina-san…

  • 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…

  • Hartington Creamery

    Cheese please! Hartington Creamery produces artisan cheese including its award-winning Stilton. In fact, it’s the only place in Derbyshire that is allowed to produce the famed cheese…

  • Holly Bush Inn

    Classic British pub in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. A pub steeped in history, dating back to the 17th Century serving well-kept cask ales and hearty home-cooked meals…

  • 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…

  • Losehill House Hotel & Spa

    Relax in the heart of the Peak District at Losehill Hotel & Spa and enjoy fine dining in the Grafene Restaurant…

  • Marsh Green Farm Shop and Café

    Relaxed cafe at Derbyshire farm shop. Open daily for breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas. Vegetables, eggs, meats, pies and pastries all available from the counter…

  • Melbourne Deli

    Welcoming Derbyshire deli offering breads, pastries, cakes, coffee and lunches. Specialties include Lebanese mezze such as shwarma, falafel, hummus and baba ganoush….

  • Milk & Honey

    Think you’ve tried every cheese? Head to Milk & Honey where you’ll find more than 80 varieties and lots of other goodies…

  • Nourish at No. 44

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

  • Owen Taylor & Sons Butchers

    Owen Taylor & Sons was named Great Food Club Catering Butcher of the Year 2020/21 and also has a retail shop. A family business since 1922…

  • Price & Fretwell

    Price & Fretwell of Tibshelf won our Catering Butcher of the Year Award 2020. It triumphed due to consistency, excellent products and customer service…

  • 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…

  • Reunion, Belper

    Reunion is a community cafe and deli attracting a lively crowd and serving up vibrant, sustainably-focused dishes….

  • Robin Maycock Butchers

    Robin Maycock Butchers & Bakery near Matlock is an exceptional butcher’s shop. It was our High-Street Butcher of the Year 2021/21…

  • S Bailey Fish

    If you fancy a simple fish supper or looking to entertain, head to S Bailey Fish for the freshest fish and seafood and plenty of friendly advice…

  • Sourdough Dave

    It will come as no surprise that Sourdough Dave specialises in sourdough and once you have a bite, you’ll never buy a supermarket loaf again…

  • Stones Restaurant

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

  • Tagg Lane Dairy

    Tagg Lane Dairy in the Peak District near Bakewell produces exceptional raw milk and ice cream from their herd of Jersey cattle…

  • The Apple Tree Teahouse

    Step inside this pretty little gift shop and to the rear, you’ll find a little slice of quintessential England where afternoon tea should be enjoyed at leisure…

  • The Ashford Arms

    Beautifully refurbished coaching inn located in the Derbyshire countryside. All food and drinks locally sourced from sustainable and ethical suppliers….

  • The Barrel Inn

    Time it right and you can experience a beautiful sunset over the hills at this beautiful, traditional village inn. A warm welcome awaits…

  • The Bear Inn at Alderwasley

    This beautiful inn with rooms offers proper pub classics and is renowned for its Sunday carvery…

  • The Bluebell at Kirk Langley

    Stylish eatery in the village of Kirk Langley focusing on elevated pub classics and a world-cuisine inspired menu…

  • The Bluebell, South Wingfield

    You’ll find a simple, elegant menu at this beautiful Derbyshire pub with plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans…

  • 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 Bookcafe, Belper

    Quirky cafe in a beautiful old Derbyshire building. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea…

  • 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’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 Chequers Inn

    Located directly under the imposing Froggatt Edge ridge in the Peak District, The Chequers Inn is a wonderful stop off for walkers and foodies, alike…

  • The Cod’s Scallops

    Want to try some award-winning fish and chips? Chances are there’s a branch of The Cod’s Scallops near you. And if there’s not, there will be soon…

  • The Cod’s Scallops Long Eaton

    The Cod’s Scallops in Long Eaton takes the idea of your local chippy to a whole new level, offering truly superb fish and chips…

  • The Dead Poet’s Inn, Holbrook

    This is a proper pub without any airs and graces and we love it. Expect a warm welcome and plenty of local ales…

  • The Devonshire Arms

    The Devonshire Arms in Beeley is a stylish 18th-century inn on the Chatsworth Estate offering award-winning food and drink…

  • The Devonshire Arms

    A former coaching inn located in the quaint village of Baslow offering excellent service, fabulous food, great drinks, tasteful décor, open fires and quality accommodation…

  • 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 Duncombe Arms

    The Duncombe Arms in Ellastone is a friendly village pub offering food more associated with fine dining…

  • The Exeter Arms

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

  • The Gate Inn Tansley

    The Gate Inn sits on the edge of the Peak District and serves some of the tastiest roast dinners you’ll have ever eaten…

  • The Greyhound Hotel, Bar and Restaurant

    Cromford is known to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and this fantastic hotel is steeped in history…

  • The Hartington Cheese Shop

    The Hartington Cheese Shop near Buxton sells cheeses from Hartington Creamery and other local/regional artisan producers…

  • The Honest Wine Company

    Looking for a bottle of wine for that special occasion? Why not pop in to see Karl and Debbie…

  • The Horseshoes, Long Lane

    Exceptional Derbyshire gastropub serving modern British classics. Wonderfully prepared and presented dishes from a Michelin-trained chef…

  • The Kedleston Country House

    This stunning Georgian country houses is an excellent venue for fine dining – why not book a room and make a weekend of it?

  • The Knockerdown

    Historic British pub overlooking Carsington Water and part of the Hopton Hall Estate. Open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks…

  • The Loaf

    The Loaf in Crich is a popular village bakery offering freshly-baked loaves, cobs, pastries and cakes. Its cafe is open six days a week…

  • The Milking Parlour, Tollgate Brewery

    Set within the National Trust’s Calke Abbey estate, you can sit outside, admire the view and enjoy a pint that’s literally brewed next door…

  • The Miners Arms, Carsington

    Sunday lunch is a big deal at The Miners Arms with sharing platters of meat and all the trimmings…

  • The Old Dog, Thorpe

    The Old Dog in Thorpe near Ashbourne is full of rustic character but with a modern approach to food – and of course, dogs are welcome…

  • The Pack Horse, Hayfield

    The Pack Horse is the perfect pub for a special dinner serving both traditional and contemporary dishes made with locally-sourced produce…

  • 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 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…

  • 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 Railway, Belper

    Lincoln Green Brewing Company do pubs and they do them well! And this Belper pub is a proper gem…

  • The Remarkable Hare

    The Remarkable Hare is a dog-friendly pub, popular with locals and visitors alike. The Sunday roasts are particularly popular…

  • 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 School House Restaurant

    The School House Restaurant in South Normanton serves modern British cuisine in a 19th-century school hall. Open for takeaway and delivery…

  • The Tickled Trout

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

  • Thornbridge Brewery & Tap Room

    Legendary Derbyshire brewery, shop and taproom. Open daily serving traditional ales, and innovative craft brews. Stone-baked pizza available. Family and dog friendly…

  • Tori & Ben’s Farm Butchery

    Exceptional meat from prize-winning animals raised on a small scale by a passionate farming couple. Offering deliveries and Isolated collections…

  • White Peak Distillery

    White Peak Distillery is a craft distillery in the heart of Derbyshire producing small batches of handcrafted whisky…

  • Yorkshire Bridge Inn

    You’ll find this pretty inn just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Ladybower Reservoir so why not stop for a pint, a meal or even the night…

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