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#10 of 22 Bar in Buxton
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Couldn't wait to return to The Church Inn for lunch after lockdown, even if it was outside! As ever food was excellent (chips to die for) and was lovely to sit outside in a sheltered spot in the sunshine. Roll on when we can go...inside.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 26 October 2020

Although the say nav took us down a very small road and said we had arrived And we hadn’t, we found the pub! The meal was delicious, the pub very welcoming and homely! Recommended! Worth the drive from Buxton

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020

We returned to The Church Inn after lockdown and, of course, everything was still as good. This time it was for lunch and we sat outside in the garden. We love the home cooked food here, especially the real chips. Shame about the bad review...from 186 clarep, but I'm sure everyone can read between the lines! The Church Inn is a Hidden Gem!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020

Nice pub tucked away in a small village , both serving girls very polite and attentive making the service very good. Food was good in the main , Misses liked her Chicken in Stilton Sauce and the Lamb was good , only a personal preference...but a little chewy for me... Plentiful portions ... The Baileys cheesecake however was very sweet and no sign of the Baileys or Whiskey just a very sweet mousse... sadly so sweet couldn't be eaten ... We left slightly earlier than anticipated as the small dining area soon filled and there were 16 guests in there when we left , felt a little overcrowded under the present covid circumstances...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Visited the Church Inn on the evening of the 12th September. Great menu and struggled to choose but opted for the rabbit pie followed by the Bakewell pudding. Food was fantastic. The staff were great and the landlord great company. Would strongly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020

Visited tonight for a meal, having walked a mile and half to get there we arrived five minutes late.. The very nice waitress asked what we would like to drink when the manager heard that he said to her "that was stupid don't ask what...they want to drink ask what they want to eat, they better hurry up".. This clearly made us feel uncomfortable. As we had been told this pub was very dog friendly we had rung ahead and said we had two small dogs with us.. We were seated in the bar area.. One of our dogs was a bit scared as it was loud and as we sat down he jumped onto the seat.. As we were getting him to get down the manager literally screamed across the bar "get that f***k*** dog down of that f**k*** seat" the whole pub turned round. Whilst I appreciate its not golf that our dog jumped on the seat it was disgusting behavior to be yelled at and sworn at across a pub.. Any decent human being would have asked politely.. Will never go back and would not recommend.. In all my 53 years I have never been spoken to so badly....More

Justinsatur73, Owner at the church inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2020

I have been expecting you review. Firstly when you phoned to make a booking you were told you could have a table at 7.45 pm as last orders for food was 8.00 pm. You arrived at 8.20 pm and not once did we hear an...More

Reviewed 26 August 2020

Popped in for a mid-week lunch. Booked in advance - our dog was allowed inside with us. Lovely sunny garden. We had excellent scampi and chips. Good service too.

Date of visit: August 2020
Justinsatur73, Owner at the church inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2020

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

An atmospheric pub nestled into the hillside, at The Church Inn we were warmly welcomed and served hearty, good value food. Everything appeared to be freshly prepared and the portion sizes were generous to say the least. The ambiance was cheerful and genuine, and we...had a very pleasant, unhurried meal as we watched the clouds roll in over the hills. Would have given 5/5 had there been slightly more attention paid to social distancing and general coronavirus awareness, in terms of interaction between diners and staff and appropriate distancing between tables, which we felt was slightly glazed over on the night we ate there.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 28 February 2020

We have just returned from an interesting week in Derbyshire. Our accommodation was in the small Village of Chelmorton, ideally placed for all the activities we were hoping to do.... but what a complete bonus to find the friendliest, local pub with amazing food, we...ate 4 nights out of the 7 and although different chefs/cooks were cooking, the food was always perfect, I have to follow a gluten free diet and they were so accommodating, even making me a special sticky toffee pudding... divine 😋..... the locals were so happy to chat and Justin & Julie were perfect hosts as were there staff. We will definitely return on our next visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 25 February 2020

Half term visit to the Church Inn and not disappointed. Welcome was warm, as was the wood burning stove, good food and a good selection of beers. Service was good and the food freshly prepared and tasty. Of particular note was the steak and ale...pie which was a generous portion and very tasty. The only disappointment was the Black Pudding Fritters which we found to be heavy and lacking in flavour, otherwise a very pleasant meal with friends and family. Hope to be able to return sometime.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • the church inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5