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The Samuel Fox Country Inn - Pub in Derbyshire

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Stretfield Road, Bradwell, Hope Valley, S33 9JT, Derbyshire
England, United Kingdom

James Duckett
+44 (0)1433 621562(landline)

Game terrine, roasted and braised pheasant, sticky toffee pudding... This is a spoiling place, with guest ales from microbreweries

Chef James Duckett has swapped a thriving Devon restaurant for a chance to reconnect with his north-country roots. His new project is a welcoming Hope Valley inn, its airy open-plan interior with splendid views and good art on the walls, warmed by wood-burners and – now that word has got around – filled with booted walkers, day-trippers and locals. The chalkboard menu suggests modern, imaginatively prepared pub dishes made with fresh local produce: there could be celeriac arancini with soused sardines, fennel and sumac; roast pheasant with parsnip bon bons and cavolo nero; Black Forest trifle for pudding. Extras like home-baked bread are beyond reproach. You'd be forgiven for thinking that this is more of a restaurant than a country pub, but drinkers are always welcome; there are two real ales from local microbreweries on tap and 14 wines by the glass.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from James Duckett:

Local points of interest from
James Duckett:

  • The Hope Valley is located at the very heart of the Peak District National Park, between the gritstone Dark Peak and the limestone White Peak. There are excellent walks from the pub, such as the climb up to Bradwell Edge with its fine 360 degree views.
  • Within the Hope Valley, the show caves and Peveril Castle at Castleton are only 3 miles away, as are the villages of Hathersage, Tideswell and Eyam. It’s only a short drive to Edale (on the Pennine Way).
  • Within half an hour you can be at Chatsworth, Matlock, the spa town of Buxton, and the many historical houses run by English Heritage and the National Trust.
  • The opportunities for outdoor pursuits are almost limitless. In addition to hundreds of walks, from gentle strolls to testing hikes, there's on and offroad cycling, rock climbing at Stanage Edge, and gliding from nearby Hucklow.
  • Guests staying with us are entitled to discounted green fees at Sickleholme Golf Club just down the road at Bamford.
  • Hope railway station (on the main Manchester to Sheffield line) is less that two miles away and there are regular buses from the centre of Sheffield, about 15 miles away, which stop outside our door.
Points of interest

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Lunch from £10. Mains from £13.50. Sunday lunch, 2-3 courses, £21-£26.


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Stretfield Road, Bradwell, Hope Valley, S33 9JT, Derbyshire


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