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Derwentwater Arms

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Low Side | Hope Valley, Calver, Peak District National Park S32 3XQ, England
+44 1433 639211
12:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wen with husband for lunch. Warm welcome. Happy to find good choice on lite bite menu and at bargain prices. Husband had fish and chips and I had fish pie from specials board. All food cooked to order. Highly recommend and will return.

Thank walton2diner
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Afternoon - thank you for your recent review. We try and serve good honest homemade food at affordable prices. We use a fantastic fresh fish monger - which shows in the quality of our food. I am glad that you had a warm welcome- we welcome all into our quaint pub. We look forward to your return visit. More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Derwentwater arms at about 8pm and it was heaving- the bar was full and so was the rest of the eating areas. Luckily we found a spot in the bar, which was great for our dog Maggie too!. I ordered the burger and my partner the fish and chips. I was impressed with the burger, not... More 

Thank Emma J
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Evening - thank you for your return review. I am glad that you found that our standards have been retained here at the Derwentwater. As you can see that we have remained the same traditional style serving great foods, wines and ales in a friendly and cosy atmosphere. Since myself and Tom returned to the Derwentwater in December we... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turned up 'on spec' for lunch with a friend before a lovely walk in the peaks. We were warmly welcomed by the landlord and landlady before tucking into a beautifully home cooked, delicious 3 course meal. The decision on what to eat and drink was a tricky one as we were spoilt for choice but Tom's suggestions were spot on!... More 

Thank Hannah W
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Hello - thank you for taking to review our traditional /quaint little pub. We are trying hard to create a fantastic original pub that serves excellent food and great ales at affordable prices. Our aim is to make you feel like you are at home from home during your visit - by either getting to know you or helping to... More 

Toton, null, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here early one evening after quite a long walk. Genuinely friendly staff and very much a locals pub that does food and take outs. Food was very good and tasty, all hot and no problems, the chilli & cheese fries {I think} which I had to try as a side with my meal were great - never had them... More 

Thank NOmisK_13
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Afternoon - Thank you for your recent review of the Derwentwater Arms, Calver. We appreciate all feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed our food and beer and that your service was friendly. Th hand dryer in the Gents is an ongoing joke with the locals -we replaced it once and it wasn't powerful enough - so we had... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Read recent positive reviews so went with high hopes of a nice evening, how wrong we were. Long wait for the meal, several tables asking when they might eat. Orders wrong, asked for sauces that never arrived, ordered a side, told it was included, then told it wasn't and it arrived after we had eaten, way too much pepper and... More 

Thank Pete W
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your recent review of the Derwentwater Arms, Calver. I cannot apologies enough for your experience last night. We had several members of staff who called in sick at the last minute and with no bookings in the diary expected the evening to be quiet - something that was proved wrong and we are now re-recruiting... More 

United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

popped in here after a day walking with out dogs and friends, nice selection of food although when warm I feel a selection of sandwiches would be beneficial. staff were friendly and surroundings were pleasant for a relaxing drink and snack, the beer was good for a small local pub. plenty of car parking outside the pub. would visit again

1 Thank Gemma H
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good morning, thankyou for taking your time to review us. We are a small dog friendly pub that offers home cooked food and good beer - like you said. We have an excellent vantage point on nice sunny days, with the terrace, and 2 other grassy areas. We have tried a sandwich menu a couple of times over past couple... More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most amazing local pub I've ever been to. There is the best selection of all different kinds of food and drinks, all in the friendliest atmosphere with lovely owners. Me and my friends visit all the time and have never been disappointed. All of the food is such good value as well! You can also bring children... More 

Thank dorothy1423
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Morning - Thank you for taking your time to review us - and with such high praise indeed we are completely flattered. Since Tom and my return in December we have been working hard to create our perfect pub in the heart of the community... We aim to offer delicious home cooked food and good prices, have fantastic ales,... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in here just after 3 pm on a sunday afternoon. From the outside the place looked a little dubious as the metal railings were quite dated and in need of painting, however I am glad we did venture inside. Staff were quite welcoming as testified by other contributors on here and we were offered a table straight away. The... More 

Thank Del B
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your recent review - we really appreciate any feedback so we can work on it.. My husband and I left last year and returned in December to find the pubs upkeep had not been maintained - so we are slowly working through the list to get it just right again - the railings are on... More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Staff were extremely friendly and the food and beer were excellent. The steak pie was one of the best we have had. Full of meat tender and no fat. The Young Lady behind the bar was very friendly and even brought across a water bowl for our dog.

Thank Psnowden
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking your time to review us here at the Derwentwater Arms, Calver. We are well renound for our meaty pies - whether it be our homemade steak and ale or pork pies. We gladly accept dogs in our bar area - help yourself to a doggie treat that's on the bar. We aim to be... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Found this place by accident following a walk with friends. It's warm, cosy and dog friendly. Staff are great and attentive. Good is extremely tasty and portions are huge. Good value for money and a great range of dishes. Pizzas are hot and full of flavour. The roast are plentiful and crackling is crispy. The pie was full of meat... More 

Thank MrFeedback2014
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Evening, Thank you so much for your recent review - It was lovely to meet you all on Sunday. I am glad that you enjoyed your food - we strive to deliver humble home cooked food for reasonable prices - We don't want you to go home hungry after a meal! If you want to try a pud next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Low Side | Hope Valley, Calver, Peak District National Park S32 3XQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hope Valley  >  Calver
  • Phone Number: +44 1433 639211
The Derwentwater Arms is a warm & friendly Pub / Restaurant set high in the village of Calver it has great views of the surounding peaks and edges.It is set back from the main road in the 'old' village, a real hidden gem.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?