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The Grouse Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Darley Dale, Matlock Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2FT, England
+44 1629 258282
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (5 reviews)
“the pub” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:30 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Darley Dale, Matlock Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2FT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There were 8 of us in our party of which four were children and we called in on the off chance having being to 3 other pubs in the area that were fully booked and immediately received a warm welcome. Great traditional food at a...More

Thank Tina G
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you liked The Grouse. We always try to make everyone welcome and will certainly look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a welcoming and friendly place! The food is really excellent, we've really enjoyed it.It is a favoutite of ours now. The fact that our dogs have been spoilt rotten by the landlord and the chef is s bonus. It is definitely worth a visit.

Thank RicknTrish
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Nice to see you again....glad you enjoyed your food. I have got the dogs on commission to bring you here 😄😄

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively large pub with TV, wifi available and a pool table. Good access to this old characterful building for wheelchair users. Clean and tidy throughout - with excellent prompt, efficient and friendly service, Parking is available on both sides of the road...More

Thank Steve T
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traditional 'no frills' pub situated on the edge of the scenic Peak District in one of the least scenic places by the A6. Decent beer and friendly but there are plenty of places nearby that are far superior

1  Thank Ihadawheelbarrow
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Very welcoming Landlord, Dog friendly- treats included. Good food and spotless facilities. Also, very good disabled access and parking both sides of the road. Three visits in three days!

Thank Trish E
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank you for your comments Trish. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Nice local with friendly people. Lots of cute dogs. Had a nice evening drink. Did not have any food so cannot comment on that.

Thank Agile P
Philip S, General Manager at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for your rating. At the moment we only do food at lunchtimes on Thursday to Sunday but will be extending the food offer and times in the near future.

Reviewed 17 December 2017

Very friendly and helpful barman. Other customers very friendly too. Warm and cosy. Nice interior. Food excellent quality and inexpensive arrived quickly. Highly recommend it

1  Thank Steven S
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thank you for your comments and hopefully we will see you again. Phil

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Quickest visit to a pub ever! Walking in was like one of those saloon bars you see in westerns,everybody stops talking and looks! Not a welcoming atmosphere,locals with their famalies and kids running around. Felt like we walked into somebodys house at xmas! Shame as...More

2  Thank Andrew F
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

I'm sorry you found your visit unsatisfactory. Our locals are a friendly bunch as I'm sure you would have found them to be if you had stayed long enough. Once again, I'm sorry you it wasn't to your liking. Phil

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Called in last night to wish bridie a found farewell and good luck for the future. Has from wednesday 22nd november bridie will no longer be the amazing landlady of the grouse inn... good luck in ur retirement u will b missed...

Thank robhunter71
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Almost 40 of us descended upon the Grouse for roast beef and pork dinners. The tables were set attractively and place cards were used for the different family groups. Bridie and her team could not be faulted for their friendly and swift service. Good food,...More

Thank John W
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Questions & Answers
Joan S
10 April 2018|
Response from Phil S |
Hi Joan. Thanks for the message. At the moment we are only doing food at lunchtimes Thursday to Sunday. But watch this space. 😊
Andrew F
23 November 2017|
Response from Liberty666 | Property representative |
We are open yes, but are not serving food in the evenings I'm not afraid at the moment. Bar is open as normal tho.
2 January 2017|
Response from gregorychapman28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it is one Sunday every month. You will have to contact the Grouse to find out more details. There is also live entertainment on a Saturday night. Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Darley Dale, Matlock Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2FT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Darley Dale
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 258282
  • E-mail
We are a traditional pub, serving delicious homemade pub food at lunchtimes Thursday to Sunday and all day Friday and Saturday. Sunday is our traditional Sunday Carvery, serving a selection of meats with all the trimmings including HOMEMADE Yorkshire Pudding and Roasties. Inside the pub we have a pool table and darts board. We cater for all functions such as wakes, christenings, birthdays, and we have a private dining room which can be used for such events.
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