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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for staff in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
Socially distanced dining tables
Staff required to regularly wash hands
Tables disinfected between guests
Single-use or sanitised menus
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
All reviews pie fish and chips pastry lamb pudding burger packhorse inn the pub peak district warm welcome excellent food hidden gem pack horse selection of beers great selection beer garden perfect country pub
This was the perfect mid-way lunch spot during our 7.5km hike doing the Harrington loop. Really welcoming staff, delicious hearty food (the pie and home cooked chips were so yummy) and just a lovely authentic country pub feel. The portion sizes were huge, we struggled...to eat them (but somehow still found space for pud!) Recommend this place highly.More
Planned a visit here today whilst walking in the area and reading positive reviews. The pub is in a great location with wonderful walks and views around. Sat in the beer garden and enjoyed a well deserved beer. Ordered what was suggested as a lighter...meal but was quite a big portion. I had a fish Goujon bap with chips and my wife ordered the smaller version of the burger. Service was good and we weren’t waiting too long. The sandwiches were both very nice but the chips were amazing, real proper home cooked. Had a portion of onion rings too which were very nice. Overall a great value meal, lovely setting and great service. Dog Friendly too. Would recommend to anyone planning a visit.More
What a gem, surrounded by wonderful countryside in the heart of the Peak District. The owner is passionate about local real ales and it shows. We were offered a great range matched to our different tastes. The food is excellent too - all homemade and...with plenty of vegetarian options catering for everyone. The pies are really yummy. I had the rabbit pie and it was superb. If you’re in the area, don’t hesitate to support this excellent establishment.More
After being let down by another pub in the next village over for food and drinks we decided to walk to the pack horse Inn.
Getting served as easy. When I asked about food the owner did say they were fully booked, but would see...what he could do. So we had drinks outside with our dog. After half an hour we were given the green light.
The food was really lovely, we both had pie of the day (my husband having beef and myself pork) the pies were homemade!
To top it all off our dog was welcome also.
Really highly recommend this Inn, as they really helped us out after what we thought was to be a night of going hungry.
Thank you all for your lovely hospitality.More
First visit to a pub since lockdown and not at all disappointed. Everything about the welcome, the location, the service, the drinks and the food was quality. Having booked ahead we were seated in newly installed outdoor summer houses with views over the gardens, the...hamlet and across the valley. Service was very good and the pies were real quality, homemade pastry (and not just a topping) and stuffed full with a portion of chips and peas and gravy in a jug on the side. Beers were local and good quality. The host was very amenable and is making this a go to location. Cannot fault it at all and a return will be on the cards, hopefully sometime soon.More
The pub garden is behind the pub on a slope above the Dove valley. A pint of their excellent beer in the garden compliments a peak district cycle ride perfectly.
The pub was closed when we arrived and the staff were very busy preparing for...the post-lockdown evening rush. But the kind landlord served us anyway.More
Nice quite spot perfect for a country pub. Beer was cold and went down nicely on a hot day like today. Great beer garden with plenty of room between tables and all the needed Covid precautions seemed to be in place. Food was spot on....Great chips. What a pub should be.More
A long walk from Buxton over Chrome Hill with my mate and my two Yorkshire terriers. The beer garden is excellent. Covid proof. Weather proof (pods erected to hold groups of up to six). Great views. Beer plentiful and well kept. But the star was...the pie! Rabbit in cider and bacon. None of this casserole with a pastry lid just before leaving the kitchen nonsense. This was a proper home made individual pie (cut out pastry rabbit on top to tell you). Yumsk.
Go for a massive walk, end up there, drink, eat and socialise responsibly and take the bus back to Buxton that stops outside the pub.
This is what a long walk deserves.More