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Ye Olde Rock Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Old Buxton Road | Upper Hulme, Leek ST13 8TY, England
+44 1538 300324
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (51 reviews)
“mixed grill” (15 reviews)
“barnsley chop” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Old Buxton Road | Upper Hulme, Leek ST13 8TY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Service was really good. Excellent food. Made to feel very welcome. Wheelchair friendly and tables big enough to accomodate. Reasonable priced menu and good choice on the menu.

Thank margaret c
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked here for a party of 12 people, waited over an hour for food- the steak was full of fat, the chicken was dry, the chips were burnt and the service was shocking. Thought we’d give them change to redeem themselves with pudding, waited...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

16 hungry climbers descended on the pub and they coped very well with the large group and other covers. The portions are large but the food is good quality. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We will be back!

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Visited here during a walking break. Lovely friendly pub and with the best steak I’ve had in ages. Opt for it cooked on a hot rock, definitely recommended.

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

As we were staying locally we stopped here for lunch, we were that impressed by this beautiful pub we came back for tea,we both had the hot rock sirloin with homemade chips, best steak ever.

Thank thecoconuthorse
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Ok so it was Mother's day but we booked for five o clock so thought we would slip inbetween the busiest times . We were ignored for 10 mins or so although the bar wasn't busy ,there were 3 staff behind the bar. Ordered food...More

4  Thank Diana B
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We booked a table for 4 adults and 1 high chair for 5pm on Mother’s Day. On arriving we waited to be acknowledged at the bar by someone (1 guy was serving, 1 guy was bottling up and other guy was dealing with a complaint...More

1  Thank Vicki F
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

A group of 16 of us went for a birthday meal. We've spent many occasions here in the past and the foods been amazing, but this was not the case last night. We waited well over an hour for our food, which came out in...More

1  Thank shirl69
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Always friendly and welcoming. Good parking. Great beer and the Sheppys is unbeatable. Hardest decision is whether to go for the rib-eye already cooked to perfection or have a go yourself with the sirloin on a hot rock - tough one.

2  Thank SimonFaulkner
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I like the rock , BUT it is always hit and miss . On the evening we visited the pub was empty , we sat at our booked table and kept our coats on as the place was very cold . That did not improve...More

Thank MrsBeetham
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Questions & Answers
20 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Diane131 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you have to sit in the pool room which isn’t ideal, wouldn’t recommend 👎🏼
15 February 2015|
Response from YeOldeRockInn | Property representative |
Hi there, We serve food 'til 9.00pm every night, including Sunday's. Many thanks, Simon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Buxton Road | Upper Hulme, Leek ST13 8TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Leek
  • Phone Number: +44 1538 300324
  • E-mail
Ye Olde Rock Inn is a charming country inn dating back to the 17th century. Located at the foot of The Roaches and in the heart of the Peak District National Park it is an ideal base for walking, climbing and cycling or simply a beautiful backdrop for drink and a bite to eat.We pride ourselves on providing a friendly atmosphere for you to enjoy a relaxed drink and great home cooked food.We have a traditional bar lounge, large dining area, separate TV room and a pool room with our hikers bar (muddy boots & dogs welcome!). Weather permitting we have patio areas at the front and at the rear of the pub. We also have a function room and restaurant and for those who want to stay a little longer we even have a self contained, fully equipped, holiday flat which sleeps up to 4 people.Our extensive menu offers something for all tastes, whether you’re looking for a home made curry or chilli con carne or a more traditional choice of steaks or beer battered haddock (made with our own real ale). We offer a variety of meals on our specials board each day and we do a traditional roast dinner every Sunday lunchtime. We are also really excited to offer the unique, healthy and interactive HOT ROCK dining experience.We offer a wide range of draft and bottled beer. With bitters, lagers and ciders to suit all tastes, plus three cask ales, at least one of which is always from a local brewery.With over 30 different spirits, an extensive wine list and a good variety of soft drinks, you will never be short of choice at Ye Olde Rock Inn.We also offer a wide range of hot drinks as well so if you need warming up after a good walk on the Roaches on a cold winters day, fancy a nice afternoon coffee and cake, or just want to finish off your meal with an espresso or liqueur coffee, we have just what you’re looking for.
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