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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 Red Lion in Litton one of our favourite pubs and there's some great walks to get there from the holiday cottage


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!

See: Monsal Head Restaurant


Opened in 2019 the old railway station at Miller's Dale on the Monsal Trail is now The Refreshment Room.  A great pit stop for cyclists and walkers alike using the Monsal Trail.  There is also ample parking (pay and display) plus public toilets.

We visited in July 2019 and were impressed with sandwiches, wraps, baked potatoes and a good selection of hot and cold drinks, plus ice creams from the Peak District Dairy.  

There's plenty of seating indoors and out and there's also good access for mobility impaired guests.



We are delighted to say that this pub is 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.  The new owners are very welcoming and accommodating and the pub is great for walkers and visitors from The Monsal Trail.  There is plenty of parking and in the spring and summer some lovely riverside views with seating.  The pub is very dog friendly with wooden floors ideal for four-legged visitors.  We highly recommended the food, which is generous portions of home-cooked traditional pub food with plenty of options from baguettes, soup to roasts, pies, daily specials and fish and chips. 

The Angler's Rest




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. 

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 - has now moved to the premesis that was Vanilla Kitchen is going to be renamed The Woodhouse.  Freshly baked teas and gorgeous teas as well as a bistro. Menus include tapas, Greek, Thai, Caribbean and takeaway curries on Thursdays.  Not open on Tuesdays.  Dogs are welcome inside.   

The Merchant's Yard - a great 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 has been revistalised and now run as a steak and rum bar with other options of course!  There's also the Horse and Jockey pub serving homemade food and The Star, which is happy to welcome guests and large parties.  

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Riverside House holiday cottage, Peak District

  • Three bathrooms, one ensuite
  • Four bedrooms and sofa bed
  • Games room, wi fi, Sky, BT sports, log burner
  • Loads of space to spread out, huge lounge
  • Dog and pet friendly
  • deal direct with the owner, Wendy Boast

Call 07980 390 520 or send an email: