The Old Hall Hotel
The Old Hall Hotel is nestled in the beautiful Derbyshire village of Hope, in the Hope Valley district. Long-serving landlord Rick Ellison is proud to serve a varied and imaginative menu, whilst using high-quality local ingredients from around the Peak District. We started with crisp ox cheek and Stilton croquettes, and an innovative wild mushroom and squash crumble, both from the specials board. For the main course, I tucked into a succulent pan-seared Scottish salmon fillet, while my companion selected their famous steak and Old Peculiar ale pie served with chunky beef dripping chips. We’ll certainly be back to sample The Old Hall Hotel’s popular Sunday lunch. Whisky connoisseurs will be pleased to hear that alongside six award-winning real ales, there are over 150 single malts on offer.
As well as the main dining area, there’s a cosy tearoom serving delicious breakfasts and cream teas. The pleasant terrace is perfect for enjoying the sunshine on lazy summer afternoons, but in cooler months you may prefer to settle down by the open fire in the snug. As pups and muddy boots are both very welcome, this is also a perfect spot to break up a dog walk. On Wednesdays there’s a popular folk night, and Bank Holidays are enlivened by beer and cider festivals with live music held in a marquee in the grounds. With five luxury en-suite bedrooms with four-poster beds, this lovely old pub is an excellent base from which to explore nearby Castleton and the hills surrounding it.