There are many excellent places to eat in the Peak District. Tideswell has a growing reputation for it’s food and is home to the Tideswell School of Food. Tideswell won £400,000 in 2010 from the Big Lottery fund to develop the village’s food economy. The resulting project Taste Tideswell is a bold attempt to reconnect people with the food they eat. To fund the community work, the project has opened The Tideswell School of Food which runs courses in cooking and brewing through the year. If food is your thing, then why not book on a course during your visit and learn or develop a new skill.
Wander round the shops of Tideswell and you’ll also come across the Tideswell Made logo. This show the consumer that products branded as tideswell made has been sourced as locally as possible and produced locally. Be sure to try some whilst you’re here and don’t forget to take some home with you at the end of your stay. Remember if you buy your supplies for the week once you’re here, you’re supporting a local community and helping to keep our shops open throughout the year.
Further afield, lies Bakewell, home to the famous Bakewell Pudding, not the tart please, and Ashbourne is famous for it’s gingerbread. we have at least five microbreweries within half an hour of the cottages (Buxton, Thornbridge, Chatsworth and Whim Ales in Hartington) and many outs that sell real ale.
Gastro pubs include the Devonshire Arm’s in Beeley and Pilsley, the White Lion in Great Longstone and the Charles Cotton in Hartington (with a great cheese shop in the village too). Good pub grub can be found all round the Peak but we recommend The Anchor and Horse and Jockey in Tideswell, the Red Lion in Litton, The Barrel in Bretton and the Packhorse in Little Longstone.