Riverside House : Pubs, Restaurants, Food, Drink
Great home cooked food, we recently had fabulous fish and chips with great beer. We've been going to this pub for over 10 years and it still keeps that traditional cosy feel. It isn't big, so you will need to book for larger groups. The bar area will accept dogs and there are three dining areas with open fires. In the summer it is lovely to sit outside on the green on the pub benches and enjoy watching the world pass by. It's a favourite pub of ours and there are plenty of walks from Riverside House holiday cottage that will lead you to the Red Lion!
Tel: +44 1629 813237
See : The Red Lion, Litton
There is also the Litton village shop and PO (01298 872881), which serves hot drinks, homemade cake and snacks. You can sit outside and enjoy view across the green. Open 7 days 8.30 am to 11.30 am and 12 to 6 pm weekdays and 10 am to 4 pm weekends.
The stable bar is great for dogs and walkers and the food is very good. In the winter and cold weather the log fire is lit and in the summer there is plenty of outdoor seating too. It is not possible to book so do try and arrive early. A great walk to the Stable bar along the Monsal Trail - about 40 minutes plus. The Monsal Head Restaurant is excellent for special occasion meals and do book in advance. If you want to drive it is about 10 minutes or so by car from Riverside House and there is plenty of pay and display parking. Well worth going for the views, especially if walking from the Monsal viaduct. Cycling the Monsal Trail is also an option but may have to leave bikes on the Trail and then climb up to the pub without them. It is a relatively steep climb up to the pub and restaurant so do make sure all your party are OK to do it!
Tideswell foodie delights include:
High Nelly's - a recently addition to Tideswell and now tried out by us! We are delighted to say that our breakfast of Derbyshire oatcakes, free range eggs, and local bacon was delicious. A friendly and warm welcome and plenty of space for groups. Dogs are welcome but on tables outside only.
Vanilla Kitchen - lovely home made pies, savouries and cakes, ideal for lunch or for afternoon tea. The cafe is dog friendly and there is an outside area if the weather allows, which is great for walkers.
The Cherry Tree - specialising in cakes, salad boxes, home made hot pasties, sandwiches, and soups. Everything is home made using top quality local ingredients and is ideal for a take away delight.
Peak District Parlour - another great breakfast spot or perhaps for Sunday lunch, if you have space there are home made cakes. There's a deli section with cheeses and a good selection to take back to the holiday cottage. Light lunches, daily specials, savouries, fresh baked bread, home made ice cream all available. Newspapers are provided for a relaxed coffee or brunch and it is dog friendly in the cafe too!
Tindalls of Tideswell - famous for their pies, homemade bread, chutneys, cakes and much more! Well worth a stroll around for some holiday cottage goodies.
H&D Exotic Teas - a newer addition to Tideswell, which is getting known for its' superb range of teas and freshley baked cakes. Ingredients are locally sourced. There's a log fire and new theme nights including tapas, Greek, Caribbean and 10% on takeaways, ideal for a night in at the holiday cottage. Takeaway curry night is Thursday 6-9 pm. You can also hire out the tea room for 10-25 people. Dogs are welcome inside.
The Merchant's Yard - another new addition, this time a restaurant, offering morning coffees, lunch, a la carte evening meals and even cocktails! Not to mention craft ale and fine wine. On Sundays the roasts are not to be missed. There is also a large private dining room, which we think could be great for guests of Riverside House holiday cottage for a special lunch or dinner.
Corner Chippy and Elliott's Fish and Chips are both highly recommend if you want something easy to take back to the holiday cottage. Why not pop in for a pint at one of the pubs while you are waiting?
Peaches - the greengrocer's is open on Sunday mornings 10 am to 1 pm, as well as Monday to Saturday.
Gibbs buthers - a good quality traditional butcher's serving locally reared meat.
Good pubs in Tideswell include The George and just at the edge of Tideswell The Anchor Inn. Both offer good pub fayre, good for families and easy parking. The Anchor landlord's home made pies are definitely worth trying and portions are large too. The Anchor also has a dog friendly room. There's also the Horse and Jockey pub serving homemade food and The Star, which is happy to welcome guests and large parties.
We are delighted to say that this pub is hopefully back on the map! It is only one mile along the lane from Riverside House holiday cottage so a nice stroll (note it is unlit in the winter so torches are essential) or a very easy drive with plenty of parking at the pub. There are new owners (who also run The Horse and Jockey in Tideswell) and improvements will start to be made. The first of which is wooden flooring, which is ideal for walkers and dogs. If the food at the Horse and Jockey is to go by the food here will be great value and excellent pub grub with good beer too! We hope to visit soon and update.
This pub continues to be a good solid favourite of ours, they cater for groups and we alwaysl enjoy the food. On a Sunday there is a choice of roast as well as an ever changing menu including curries, fish cakes, trout, lamb shank to name but a few. The beer is very good (as was the wine) and service and welcome are fantastic. Dogs are allowed in the non-carpeted part of the pub and outside in the seating areas in the summer. You can walk from Riverside House but you do need to be reasonably fit to get there and back. It is well worth a drive there, either lunch or evening and bookings are taken. If you visit during the take stroll round Chelmorton just to see a pretty but not well known village. See: The Church Inn in Chelmorton