The Shoulder at Hardstoft
Deep Lane, Hardstoft, Chesterfield, S45 8AF
Just ten minutes from the M1 sits the 300-year-old Shoulder at Hardstoft. The building may be old traditional but inside is contemporary and tasteful, with a smattering of key country inn elements, such as, fireplaces and a bar that's well-stocked with real ales. What will really blow you away is the food - well worthy of its two AA rosettes. Expect such starters as glazed pig's cheeks and smoked goose breast with pomegranate and blood orange salad. Each dish excels in presenting an exquisite blend of flavours to tantalise your tastebuds before the main event - perhaps loin and liver of venison with beetroot and celeriac rosette, wild mushrooms and baby onions. If you're looking to visit the stunning Derbyshire area, The Shoulder is an excellent choice. Stay in one of the four AA-recommended rooms and wake up to a hearty Derbyshire home-cooked breakfast with homemade bacon, sausages and black pudding. The chef can even prepare you a packed lunch to take out with you.