The Hardwick Inn
The Hardwick Inn is a delightful 16th-century establishment built using locally quarried sandstone. Situated in a prime spot on the south gate of Hardwick Park, the inn is just a short drive from both Chesterfield and Mansfield and just two miles from Junction 29 on the M1 motorway. The Hardwick Inn has been in the Batty family for three generations, and current landlords Peter and Pauline take pride in providing efficient, friendly service to customers old and new. When you step over the threshold, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time; the historic surroundings create a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. In winter, the inn is kept cosy with open fires, while in summer customers can enjoy two large beer gardens.
Diners come from miles around to sample Hardwick’s delicious homemade food. The menu includes homemade pies, fresh seafood, steaks and local game. There is also a daily carvery, and an extensive specials board and salad bar. With its three parlour rooms, bar, lounge and garden-view restaurant, there is always a lovely spot at The Hardwick Inn to enjoy a meal or a quiet drink.
Diners can also choose from the à la carte menu, which features grills, game dishes, pies, casseroles and fish dishes. The excellent range of drinks includes five real ales – make sure you try the locally brewed Bess of Hardwick. There is also an impressive whisky collection, featuring over 200 malts. The Hardwick Inn offers it all: fresh and varied homecooked food, excellent service and an ever-friendly welcome.