Food & Drink

There are wonderful places to dine out, order a takeaway or have a sophisticated drink, the area caters for all tastes and budgets. Here are some of our recommendations, and our guests favourite places.

Dine Out

Stones restaurant Matlock

Stones, Matlock

This award winning, stylish restaurant with a modern British menu and riverside terrace is 5 minutes away.  Suitable for groups of up to ten in the evening and 14 at lunchtime. There's also 10 % off for Darley House guests.

Jade: 01629 56061

The Peacock, Rowlsey

Originally the Dower House for the Manner's family (of nearby Haddon Hall). We love the atmosphere and pre-drinks in the cosy bar. It's 10 minutes drive from Darley House and is a beautiful setting for special occasions.

Tel: 01629 733 518

The Peacock, Rowsley
Frontage of Fischers Baslow Hall

Fischers, Baslow Hall

A Michelin star restaurant on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate. We went here for the first time recently for a birthday celebration and the food is incredible! It's only 25 minutes away from Darley House but you'll have to book well in advance.

Tel: 01246 583 259

Thailand No 1, Matlock

If you want delicious Thai food that's great for the whole family then we'd recommend Thailand No. 1. You'll find its relaxed and authentic style great for those lazy evenings where you'd rather not cook. Only 5 minutes drive away from Darley House

Tel: 01629 584444

Dining area of Thailand No 1, Matlock
The bar at Devonshire Arms, Beeley

Devonshire Arms, Beeley

Located on the Chatsworth Estate in a stunning stone building, you'll find great food in this local GastroPub. It's perfect for lunch or dinner with a large selection of dining areas to choose from. Just 10 minutes drive away from Darley House

Tel: 01629 733259

Marsh Green Farm Shop and Cafe, Kelstedge

Once you've tried the foodie delights in your Darley House welcome hamper supplied from here, you will want to try more local  produce. 

This friendly, family-run farm shop open 7 days a week is 10 mins away and offers Darley House guests 10% off in the cafe. Try the delicious cakes or book a vintage cream tea.

Wendy: 01246 591516


Photo of Wendy serving in the Deli at Marsh Green Farm shop
Fish & Chips, Wessington

Fish & Chips, Wessington

10 minutes drive but more than worth the journey. This highly acclaimed local fish and chip shop is perfect for those who want to order a takeaway instead of cooking in.

Tel: 01629 584444

Pub & Coffee Shop - Moca

Located in Matlock, on the Matlock Bath side. This pub/coffee shop has chunky wooden tables, snacks, beer and great coffee. Winners of the Matlock and Dales Pub of the Year in 2013 and 2014, this coffee shop and pub stands out as one of the ones to visit... Highly recommend.

Tel: 01629 583973


Moca in Matlock
Monk Bar, Matlock

Monk Bar, Matlock

Cocktail bar located in Matlock for those of you who want an evening out or pre-drinks. It's a unique and stylish bar which also serves premium beers. 

They will mix any cocktail you like, non alcoholic too.

Tel: 01629 584444

Dine In

Charlie Ratcliff Chef

Charlie Ratcliffe - Personal Chef

Charlie has cooked for many of our guests to rapturous reviews (see Reviews) and caters for our residential art courses. He also offers catered weekends for £100/head. His exquisite, bespoke menus are sourced with the best quality, local ingredients.

Charlie: 07768 458925

Craig Floate has cooked for several of our groups to high praise and feedback (See Reviews). He blends the worlds of corporate and fine dining through superb food quality and a personalised approach to service using only the freshest, local ingredients.

Craig: 07845 083793

Craig Floate Chef
Spire Brewing Company

Spire Brewing Company

Spire has a selection of eclectic beers and believes "there is a beer for everyone", which they will deliver to Darley House. There is a minimum order of 12 bottles (mixed or same), which must be placed at least one week before your arrival.

Gareth: 01246 807940

Sauced Here  - Local Produce Delivery and chefs

Sauced Here is a new online supermarket that is only stocked by producers and businesses local to our area. There are over 1150 products to choose from online from around 35 different local producers. 

Pre-book a delivery for your stay and taste the best food and drink from right on our doorstep.

They can also arrange a chef for in-house dining.

Luke: 07842 302210

Sauced Here Company