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US$17 - US$27
Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews scampi steak and ale pie chicken sunday roast potatoes mash sandwiches the pub smaller portions warm welcome peak district lovely meal feel very welcome booked a table well worth a visit staff were very friendly lovely village
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Reviewed yesterday

Landlord / Manager is an absolute disgrace. Very rude to my wife. And then witnessed him having a stand up row with what we think was a member of staff? Locals in the area tell us all of his staff walked out.Doesn"t surprise me.He is...a vile horrible man. Believe all of the bad reviews and stay away from this place. Scores 1 only because I don't know how to score 0.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 days ago

We dropped by to check the accuracy of the recent bad reviews, desperately hoping that they were wrong. Unfortunately they are all entirely believable.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked a table in advance. There appeared to be no covid rules applied here - we were not required to scan QR code or leave our details, no one seemed to care if we were wearing a face mask and staff certainly weren't wearing them....The manager kept telling us it was just him front of house and his wife cooking the food. It seemed very unprofessional to go on to all the customers about his staff issues. The menu was not representative of the one online. There were 2 vegetarian pasta options, a pie, a chicken dish and one special - a deluxe burger! The owner said it was because of covid! To be fair the food was OK. It was also freezing in the restaurant. The chef came out and told manager to light the fire but he said "I'm not lighting a fire for soft southerners"! Overall the food was OK and we got entertainment from the "Basil Fawlty" style customer service! I won't be returning.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely welcome but a tale of woe including the trials of one chef , being very busy and the recent overwhelming deluge of customers. His wife having to cook , oh and how the place was so busy they were turning away hundreds . The...bar was empty except for one chap . No one outside. It didn't appear busy but hey we came from the big city bright lights . We might have a different 'busy' gauge The menu was a trip down memory lane. Grotty A4, pre mauled and possibly against all covid regs typed paper , detailing 4 choices .Casserole and rice ? Burger etc ... nothing I would have expected from this location. We however were warmed by the idea of a hearty ploughman's lunch from Russels special board, followed by Bakewell tart . We all thought how perfect Oh dear . How wrong we were ...how very very very wrong My mind wandered to chunks of delicious cheese , pork pie, home made bread and a mixed salad with chutneys and pickles In reality we got 2 thin slices of local cheese, 3 inches of warm white baguette, 4 silverskins, Branston and a few green leaves. A hearty ploughman's it was not . Ploughmen couldn't get the clutch in on that morsal! God forbid harnessing a cart horse and turning an acre ! All 4 of us dipped into a lump of marg in a bowl to spread on the cheapest bread I've had in years . Washed down by 2 soft drinks, 2 halves .the coffee machine was broken and Russell told the room his chef was run off her feet . The desert was nice but ..... oh dear , the bill , just under 80 quid . Yes 80 bloody quid . The delightful but different ' Russel ' and his wife rattled about like busy bees , they fortunately got the full amount out of kindness and a certain amount of shock. Let's blame covid freedom frenzy. I'm unsure of the logic for such poor fare and such high prices . It won't bring customers back and certainly won't make up for the covid effect on businesses as that certainly wasn't what people expect any moreMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't read too much into the low ratings on here if your staying over night. This guy is doing his best in a bad situation, most the staff that got furlough haven't returned. What he's doing is prioritising guests that stay at the hotel for...food and drinks. A lot if the people putting bad reviews are people that haven't booked in advanced. Go for a walk, fancy a pint and then get turned away and refer to trip adviser. They would have to book in there local village but feel the rules should be different to benefit them when in the countryside.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dropped in here last week with a friend after a long walk in the Peaks. It was about 6pm and didn't look particularly busy. We were greeted at the door by a member of staff who told us they were full and the whole...Peak District was fully booked for 10 days 🤣. When I suggested we could maybe sit outside on one of the free tables he said "there is only one chef". As we returned to the car the chef came to the front door to chat to the locals and didn't seem rushed off her feet at all. I can only assume she advised the guy to get rid of us. Anyway, we drove down the road to the Manifold Inn at Hulme End, recieved a warm welcome and had some fantastic food. Give this place a swerve 👎More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit, the two staff we saw were openly having a go at each other to the point where they were discussing a customer who had ordered chips as though it was an inconvenience. We eventually were served with a drink but left afterwards. Second...visit after a long and hot walk, we thought we'd try again. There was no one being served outside, so after a while I went in to the bar area where the man was behind the empty bar, very agitated. He informed me and the two men that had also come in, that he was very busy. We would have to wait outside to be served and it'd probably be at least half an hour! So we all went across the road where we were welcomed and served quickly in a very busy pub garden.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The two staff were dispondent with each other which impacted on their customer service causing lost trade.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely village pub and I would love to have a drink in the evening sitting outside ! Simple idea … not here ! Manager rude and arrogant - not enough staff too busy not booked - any other reason to not accept...our custom ? Not sure what’s going wrong but The Charles Cotton must be loving it!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Turned up for dinner last night (having booked just over 6 weeks ago) only to be greeted by an immediate attitude problem from the new man in charge. He stated he had only taken over a month ago and had little sympathy that he did...not have our booking noted and just said we are fully booked and was I sure I had booked the right place (er yes thanks as we have been going for the last 10 years or so). Showed little interest in me pointing out that he was responsible for taking on existing bookings. Oh well it's their loss as my wife and I have already started to spread the word and tell people not to go while this guy is in charge. Plenty already seemed to be aware and were in agreement ! Quite sadly really as it used to be a great place to go. On a positive note, the Fish and Chips from the van were good and they (and the Charles Cotton) will be getting our business in future.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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1 March 2020|
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Response from Diana C | Reviewed this property |
Not too bad , gravy gf as we had Sunday roast and Yorkshire puds ok , bit disappointed only one dessert gf. Best to ring and check as menu changes, we found staff friendly and helpful.
26 November 2019|
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Response from Devarms | Property representative |
Hello, Yes the dogs are allowed to our place.
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