After a wet and breezy mid week walk under wildly changing skies alongside bubbling rivers and majestic water, we happily shook ourselves down in the pub entrance (where we had pre booked a meal at 5.30 through 'livingsocial') and were shown to a table in the 'restaurant'. A pleasant partitioned section, with large fire, great pictures of dambusters (they practised on the derwent dams). obligatory fake beams, and a good scattering of comfortable dining furniture. The other side of the pub has more informal seating and views across the resevoir. Our table was next to the partition with views into the kitchen through a wedged open door (TIP: ask for the tables by the fire or window!). All the tables were reserved.. and this was on a damp mid week. We had salmon (good) and duck (wow) starters followed by deconstructed (slide off the bone) Irish stew and roast whole partridge (double wow). Pecan pie with caramel fudge ice cream shared to finish us off. Generous portions, good specials, great beer (Acorn Barnsley or Bradfield Blonde) lovely setting. Service was pub standard only and prices probably restaurant levels.. but well worth the trip to take in a healthy walk and reward yourself with scumptious grub.
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