There are many great local, independent Derbyshire Restaurants within easy reach of  Kirk Ireton

On this page is a list of local pubs and restaurants with a range of styles and prices. This list is by no means  exhaustive, but these are all places where we eat out ourselves.

Although we really do eat everywhere listed below, some of the recommendations are exceptional – The Saracens Head is brilliant –  although by no means the closest, Darleys is unbeatable for a special lunch. If you like Indian food, the Indian restaurants listed are superb!  Once you have chosen it is advisable to make a booking as soon as possible, as these pubs and restaurants are usually very busy!

The following is a list of restaurants we recommend, close to the Dannah Cottages, within Derbyshire and The Peak District Darbyshire Dales area.

The Black Swan, Idridgehay, DE56 2SG

01773 550694

5 minute drive

Local Pub in neighboring village, serving real ales, a huge selection of gins & other spirits. Also with a choice of great pub food & À La Carte Menus.

www.blackswanidridgehay.com

The Cock Inn, Mugginton, DE6 4PJ

01773 550703

15 minute drive

Having recently undergone a £1M refurbishment and opened to rave reviews the Cock Inn is a traditional pub with a modern and stylish restaurant alongside. Open for lunch and dinner every day.

www.cockinnmugginton.com

The Green Man, Ashbourne, DE6 1GH

01335 346040

20 minute drive

Modern & traditional pub food with global influence inspired by the very best local and seasonal ingredients. Open for lunch Wed-Sun and dinner Wed-Sat.

www.thegreenman.co.uk

The Saracens Head, Shirley, Nr Ashbourne, DE6 3AS

01335 360330

20 minute drive

18th Century Inn serving real ales, serving excellent homemade food. Very popular with the locals and so booking is essential.

www.saracens-head-shirley.co.uk

The Joiners Arms, Quarndon, DE22 5JA

01332 552 875

20 minute drive

Seriously good food in an unserious way, 100 craft beers and ciders, homemade gelato, funky cocktails and big Yakitori sticks across both the Workshop Restaurant and Garden Room restaurant.

www.theja.co.uk

Le Mistral, Wirksworth, DE4 4ET

01629 824840

10 minute drive

Rustic French bistro style food. Open 11am-11pm every day.

www.lemistral.co.uk/Le-Mistral-Wirksworth

Armondo’s at the Talbot, Belper, DE56 2UA

01773 822258

15-20 minute drive

Family run business offering a taste of real Italian cooking using local ingredients. Restaurant open from 6:30 Mon -Sat, closed on Sundays.

www.thetalbot.co.uk

Cafe Nonno’s, Belper, DE56 1BY

01773 880401

20 minute drive

Good Italian and English food served in relaxed and friendly surroundings. Cafe Monday to Saturday: 9.30am to 4pm. Restaurant Tuesday to Saturday: 6pm to 9.30pm. Booking recommended, essential at weekends.

www.nonnos.co.uk

The Matlock Balti, Matlock Bath, DE4 3NT

01629 55069

15-20 minute drive

Excellent Indian food, open every evening until late, closed Tuesdays.

www.thebalti.co.uk

Anoki, Derby city center, DE1 2QN

01332 292888

30 minute drive

Exceptional Indian food with a difference in stylish modern surroundings. Open every evening, booking recommended. Very popular.

www.anoki.co.uk

The Rice Bowl, Belper, DE56 1US

01773 821 968

20 minute drive

Superb Chinese food.  Open for dinner every evening.

www.ricebowlbelper.co.uk

Thailand No 1, Matlock, DE4 3LT

01629 584444

20 minute drive

Authentic Thai Cusine, open for dinner every evening, also open for lunch every day except Sunday.

www.thailandnumber1.co.uk

Stones, Matlock, DE4 3LT

01629 56061

20 minute drive

Tucked away in the heart of Matlock, Stones is a cosy and eclectic restaurant offering a stylish, welcoming decor and a superb modern British menu. Open for lunch Wed-Sat and dinner Tue-Sat.

www.stones-restaurant.co.uk

Darley’s, Darley Abbey, DE22 1DZ

01332 364987

20-25 minute drive

Located on the banks of the Derwent in a converted mill, pleasant dining terrace over looking the water. Featured in the good food guide, booking essential. Can be pricey, but perfect for a special occasion. Extremely good value at lunchtime. Open for lunch Tue-Sun and dinner Tue-Sat.

www.darleys.com

The Lighthouse Restaurant, Bolystone, Nr Ashbourne, DE6 5AA

01335 330658

30-35 minute drive

Nestled in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside in the small village of Boylestone. Currently Derbyshire ‘Restaurant of the year’ for 2018 and featured in the Michelin, Good Food and Harden’s guides. Open for dinner Wed-Sat.

www.the-lighthouse-restaurant.co.uk

As Kirk Ireton is in a rural location, none of the places to eat are within  comfortable walking distance, when dining out in the evening, although some can be incorporated into our circular walks, and may be perfect for lunch. If in the evening you would prefer not to drive (like a glass of wine – or two!! with your meal), please refer to the taxi companies listed below.

Please give as much notice as possible and do make sure to arrange your  return journey at the same time!

Cross Dales Taxis (Wirksworth) 01629 820 028

Peak Cars (Hognaston) 01335 370 937

Greenway Cars (Ashbourne) 01335 342 964

Scotts Taxis (Belper) 01773 880 880 or 07766 859 435

Belper Cars (Belper) 01773 828 384

K’s Taxis (Belper) 0786 6892 942

Redline (Belper) 01773 828 828