The Scotsmans Pack Country Inn
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Scotsman’s Pack Country Inn stands on an old track road leading from Derbyshire to Sheffield. It takes its name from Scottish packmen, who visited the area spreading news and selling traditional tweeds. As it was then, the inn is still a much-loved stop for recuperation, offering the kitchen’s traditional fare with a contemporary twist, a selection of ales behind the bar and five comfortable en-suite bedrooms upstairs.
The menu has been developed by the head chef and his team. Visitors can dine from the seasonal à la carte or tuck into weekly specials, both of which feature local produce as the stars of the show. Favourites include hearty pies and a renowned lamb shank shepherd’s pie, alongside daily specials using produce fresh from the market. Weekly offers include two steaks and a bottle of wine for £30 on Wednesday evenings. Thursday’s quiz and bingo extravaganza is popular with locals, while Sunday lunch rounds off the week. Food and drink can be enjoyed in the relaxed surroundings of the bar and dining room, or outside on the patio next to a bubbling stream in warmer months.
As part of a small family of establishments, which includes The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, this is a great place to try Derbyshire’s famous Bakewell pudding – just make sure you leave some room.