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Ye Olde Rock Inn

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Old Buxton Road | Upper Hulme, Leek, England
01538 300324
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Ye Olde Rock Inn is a charming country inn dating back to the 17th...
Ye Olde Rock Inn is a charming country inn dating back to the 17th century. Located at the foot of The Roaches and in the heart of the Peak District National Park it is an ideal base for walking, climbing and cycling or simply a beautiful backdrop for drink and a bite to eat.We pride ourselves on providing a friendly atmosphere for you to enjoy a relaxed drink and great home cooked food.We have a traditional bar lounge, large dining area, separate TV room and a pool room with our hikers bar (muddy boots & dogs welcome!). Weather permitting we have patio areas at the front and at the rear of the pub. We also have a function room and restaurant and for those who want to stay a little longer we even have a self contained, fully equipped, holiday flat which sleeps up to 4 people.Our extensive menu offers something for all tastes, whether you’re looking for a home made curry or chilli con carne or a more traditional choice of steaks or beer battered haddock (made with our own real ale). We offer a variety of meals on our specials board each day and we do a traditional roast dinner every Sunday lunchtime. We are also really excited to offer the unique, healthy and interactive HOT ROCK dining experience.We offer a wide range of draft and bottled beer. With bitters, lagers and ciders to suit all tastes, plus three cask ales, at least one of which is always from a local brewery.With over 30 different spirits, an extensive wine list and a good variety of soft drinks, you will never be short of choice at Ye Olde Rock Inn.We also offer a wide range of hot drinks as well so if you need warming up after a good walk on the Roaches on a cold winters day, fancy a nice afternoon coffee and cake, or just want to finish off your meal with an espresso or liqueur coffee, we have just what you’re looking for.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Honest, hearty pub grub

Fab location. Somewhere we go a few times a year and its consistently nice. It's comfortable and cosy inside. No need to dress up (always a bonus in my eyes!). Very big portions of hot proper home cooked food. The hot rock where you cook your own steak on a hot plate is novel and my steak is always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fab location. Somewhere we go a few times a year and its consistently nice. It's comfortable and cosy inside. No need to dress up (always a bonus in my eyes!). Very big portions of hot proper home cooked food. The hot rock where you cook your own steak on a hot plate is novel and my steak is always perfect... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Called in for food after walking in The Roaches, a lovely friendly pub with a good choice of food, which was tasty well presented and good hearty portions, just what we needed

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Evening out wiv my friend.....fish n chips in beer batter was massive n tasty.....jam roly poly, disappointing... ....no jam in it n no taste to it.. Nice decor n atmosphere....to avoid disappointment dnt order roly poly...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Greeted by a friendly funny guy, I guess who owns the pub. Like he's every bodies friend which I like personally . Good selection of drinks at the bar although wished for more cider options!! Ordered steak on the rocks, was a really new experience . Made the steak hot and tasty through out , where steak usually gets tough... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Visited recently with friends after they recommended it. Average pub grub in an idyllic location, unfortunately spoilt by an unpleasant and rude hostess, not only to myself but to other customers.

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Stoke on Tr
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had a tradition, roast beef dinner and a gammon n chips and it was great. This is how it used to be - cooked on the premises just how you like it and plenty big portions. We had no room for pudding. We'll be going there again :)

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leek
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Treating family to meal out. The steaks on hot lava rock are brilliant - lovely big piece of steak delivered to your table ( part cooked ) with super chips and salad. You then proceed to further cook your steak - whole or in parts on your own sizzling lava rock! The main problem I find with steak done the... More 

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Northampton
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40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Called on the off chance, pub very busy but staff found us a table for 6, very friendly team, decent Sunday lunch and fine selection beers & wines. Perfect stop off after long walk.

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Bedford UK
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Landed here as one of a group of 10 after a day climbing on the Roaches. To be fair, despite having no tables available they let us have a reserved one provided we were out before 7.30. Manageable since we were in at opening time of 6pm. I had dish of the day - rosemary mash, green beans & trout.... More 

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UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I can see why the Old Rock gets such mixed reviews. It's a pleasant enough place for a drink and packet of crisps but, located where it is, it should (and could) be so much more brilliant. Sadly, its aspirations lie too low. Its many boasts of that non-sequitur beloved of so many country pubs ('homecooked food') sells but fails... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old Buxton Road | Upper Hulme, Leek, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Leek
  • Phone Number: 01538 300324

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: Pub, Family Fare

Description

Ye Olde Rock Inn is a charming country inn dating back to the 17th century. Located at the foot of The Roaches and in the heart of the Peak District National Park it is an ideal base for walking, climbing and cycling or simply a beautiful backdrop for drink and a bite to eat.We pride ourselves on providing a friendly atmosphere for you to enjoy a relaxed drink and great home cooked food.We have a traditional bar lounge, large dining area, separate TV room and a pool room with our hikers bar (muddy boots & dogs welcome!). Weather permitting we have patio areas at the front and at the rear of the pub. We also have a function room and restaurant and for those who want to stay a little longer we even have a self contained, fully equipped, holiday flat which sleeps up to 4 people.Our extensive menu offers something for all tastes, whether you’re looking for a home made curry or chilli con carne or a more traditional choice of steaks or beer battered haddock (made with our own real ale). We offer a variety of meals on our specials board each day and we do a traditional roast dinner every Sunday lunchtime. We are also really excited to offer the unique, healthy and interactive HOT ROCK dining experience.We offer a wide range of draft and bottled beer. With bitters, lagers and ciders to suit all tastes, plus three cask ales, at least one of which is always from a local brewery.With over 30 different spirits, an extensive wine list and a good variety of soft drinks, you will never be short of choice at Ye Olde Rock Inn.We also offer a wide range of hot drinks as well so if you need warming up after a good walk on the Roaches on a cold winters day, fancy a nice afternoon coffee and cake, or just want to finish off your meal with an espresso or liqueur coffee, we have just what you’re looking for.

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