The Samuel Fox Country Inn

“Fine food and real ales in the Hope Valley” - AA Inspector



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In the heart of the Peak District National Park and handy for the Pennine Way, this village inn is named after the local man credited with inventing the steel-ribbed umbrella – hence the pub sign showing a fox sheltering beneath one. Owner and experienced chef, James Duckett ensures that there’s a warm welcome and pleasant atmosphere for villagers and visitors alike. Contemporary notes creep into the food, which is firmly based on fresh local produce. Expect the likes of Port of Lancaster smoked trout fillet with coleslaw and curry spices; roast pheasant breast, autumn vegetables and pearl barley; and chickpea fritters with beetroot pesto.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Samuel Fox Country Inn
Stretfield Road, BRADWELL, S33 9JT
Phone : 01433 621562


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Coach parties accepted
Opening times
  • Closed: 2
  • 2

About the area

Discover Derbyshire

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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