Old Hall Inn, Whitehough


One for the walkers. The Old Hall Inn is a rambling village coaching inn idyllically situated in prime High Peak hiking country. Sunday lunches are served from 12-7:30pm in the many bustling dining rooms of this partially converted Elizabethan manor house. The food is as locally sourced as it comes – the landlord keeps chickens and pigs, and the trout comes fresh off the lines of local anglers. Nut roasts and cheese dishes are available on a vegetarian menu that changes daily. Also worthy of mention: an astounding selection of beers, which have won a fistful of Camra prizes. Its sister pub, the newly renovated Paper Mill across the green, offers even more drink and accommodation options. Borrow one of the Inn’s maps, go for a stroll and be back in time for a slap-up Sunday lunch. You don’t even need to drive here – Chinley station on the Manchester-Sheffield line is just 10 minutes walk away. Book ahead as it gets busy. Dogs are allowed in the main pub section. DH 

Whitehough, High Peak, Derbyshire SK23 6EJ; 01663 750529; 
old-hall-inn.co.uk; ££