Rocco recommends: The Packhorse Inn, Little Longstone, Derbyshire

Published on January 24, 2013

By Rocco the Jack Russell

“A year ago I worked as a canine steward at the mid-way point on a 50-mile Peak District walk. It turned out to be glorious fun!

“Not only did I get to nip the ankles of weary walkers and steal snacks, I also discovered a superb pub 50 yards up the road.

“The Packhorse at Little Longstone near Bakewell welcomed me with open arms and served me several pints of a cracking Thornbridge Brewery IPA called Jaipur. My stewarding became a little erratic, but what a great way to spend the day.”

The Packhorse Inn


Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.