“Hearty comfort classics in the Peaks” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
The whole property - Public Areas Kitchens Guest Bedrooms have been treated with Zoono Z71. Zoono Z71 is a broad spectrum anti-microbial coating and gives up to 30 protection from Covid 19. We will repeat the process every 30 days.
Standing at the head of Bretton Clough, in the heart of the Peak District, the 1597-built Barrel Inn claims to be the highest pub in Derbyshire and on a clear day it is possible to see five counties. An ideal base to explore the National Park, the bar oozes character with its oak beams and flagstones while the restaurant serves traditional dishes like pan-fried lamb’s liver and onions.
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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About The area
The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.
The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.
The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.
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