The Lathkil Hotel
A popular public house since 1880, The Lathkil Hotel was once favoured by the region’s many mineworkers, and retains its historic charm today. Guests are offered unparalleled countryside views and a menu of traditional British cuisine, a combination that makes for one of the fi nest dining experiences in the area.
On our visit, my companion and I were greeted by friendly staff and a panoramic view of rolling hills. Having looked over the menu, I began with the sinfully rich duck and orange pâté, while my guest chose the baked goat’s cheese with sweet pear and candied pecan salad, a beautifully balanced dish. My companion followed on with a cheese souffl é-topped lasagne with crispy chips and salad, while I opted for the succulent salmon fi let parcel with a puff pastry ribbon, complemented by ginger jam and fresh vegetables. Despite the generous portions, we couldn’t resist a dessert each; summer pudding oozing with ruby red raspberries and blackcurrants, and the quintessentially British apple crumble topped with golden oats.
Boasting three separate dining areas, a bar and terrace for the summer months, buffet-style lunches, and an ever-changing array of guest ales, The Lathkil Hotel remains a jewel in the heart of the Peak District.