Situated on an old packhorse route, the Packhorse Inn has been offering refreshment to tired travellers since 1787. The inn has stayed loyal to its traditional roots, providing a cosy, homely place to enjoy a leisurely pint or a hearty meal. Its prime location on the Monsal Trail means the pub is lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the best scenery the Peak District has to offer.
The menu changes based on locally available produce and features traditional favourites cooked to perfection. Indeed, at the Packhorse Inn the motto is ‘making the most of the county’s larder’, which sums up the food here perfectly.
Local wood pigeon, venison and Old Spot sausages are all regulars on the menu, as is a great selection of cheese from the Hartington Creamery. A wide range of soft drinks, spirits, ale, lager and wine is available, as well as local beer, including cask ales from the Thornbridge Brewery at Ashford in the Water. It’s no surprise that locals and visitors alike love this charming pub, with its fresh, tasty fare and great selection of drinks. Make sure you add the Packhorse Inn to your must-visit list.