The Ladybower Inn
Surrounded by the Peak District National Park, The Ladybower Inn, with its seven en-suite rooms, is perfectly placed to cater for guests and non-residents who’ve been enjoying the great outdoors. In the two years since landlord Shaun and his family took over, local produce has become the order of the day, and his team are rightly proud to serve food with some of the lowest food miles in the area.
Working in tandem with his head chef, Shaun likes to keep his finger on the pulse of the latest culinary trends. For this reason, alongside pub classics such as steak and ale pie and scampi, guests will also find world fare such as light and tangy Japanese katsu curry, and monkfish and chorizo risotto.
Opting for one of the inn’s signature dishes was a foregone conclusion. The Ladybower trout, plucked directly from the reservoir opposite the restaurant, was wonderfully fresh. The fish was paired with creamy colcannon mash and horseradish sauce, balancing the dish perfectly.
It’s fair to say our generously portioned meals left us feeling completely satisfi ed. Nevertheless, The Ladybower’s homemade puddings beckoned, and certainly hit the sweet spot. Our rich and deliciously dark chocolate orange tart served with lemon sorbet ensured our meal was a true homerun.