Food & drink

The beautiful kitchen at Ford Old Hall Barn is fully equipped with everything you’ll need to rustle up a feast. If you want to. But for the times you don’t, there are lots of wonderful places to get something to eat nearby whilst you’re out and about.

Restaurants & pubs

The Flintlock at Cheddleton, an informal dining restaurant with a large lounge area situated alongside the Caldon Canal.

The Duncombe Arms, mixes modern pub classics with adventurous modern British dishes.

The George at Alstonefield, is a popular dining destination recognised by Michelin, The Good Food Guide and Sawdays. Relaxed fine dining done well.

The Horseshoes, an award-winning gastropub set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.

The Cow, Dalbury Lees, with a Cornish chef whose ambition is to bring Cornish fish and seafood to Derbyshire. There are also meat, vegan and vegetarian dishes available.

The Black Lion Inn at Butterton offers “hearty, recognisable, hand made and most importantly tasty” food. They can happily cater for any special dietary requirements or allergies too.

The Devonshire Arms at Pilsey, situated in the heart of the Chatsworth Estate, offering great food and excellent ales.

Cafés & coffee shops

Hetty’s Tea Shop at Froghall Wharf offers a large choice of fresh cakes, scones, high teas and more.

Cottage Kitchen Country Café at Winkhill – 3 min drive or 25 min walk, the café offers a full English to afternoon tea and everything in between. All freshly prepared and served with a smile.  There’s a gift shop, bakery and children’s play area here too.

No5 Café Leek is a coffee shop and sandwich bar that specialises in some seriously good coffee and awesome eats. You can sit in or takeaway.

The Edensor Tea Cottage in Chatsworth Park offers a range of breakfasts, lunches and blackboard specials. It is all freshly made and locally sourced. They are also licencsed until 11pm, so have plans for bistro evenings too.