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Pack Horse Inn

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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
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$8 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch in the beer garden. Really chilled out. Great food. Great beer. Very welcoming and helpful staff.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 21 June 2021 via mobile

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

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

Really warm welcome from Kris. Very friendly and helpful. Great food and drink. Would highly recommend this place for a stop off either for just a drink or a meal. 👍

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

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

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2021

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

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2021

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

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

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

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

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

Date of visit: March 2021
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28 June 2021|
Response from 5oclocksomewhere1 | Reviewed this property |
We saw a few dogs in a couple of weeks ago and they were warmly welcomed.
19 April 2021|
Response from Hannah K | Property representative |
Hi, it's always advisable to book as it can get quite busy, but it isn't a necessity. Many thanks, Hannah
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Yes, Pack Horse Inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Pack Horse Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5