We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Barrel Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Bretton, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QD, England
+44 1433 630856
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“pastry” (11 reviews)
“liver” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bretton, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QD, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (273)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 273 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated on the high peak of the Bretton/Eyam landscape sits The Barrel Inn, a quaint cosy local pub with a real wood burning fire and a homely atmosphere. We had our first visit here with friends that suggested we make the trip out of Sheffield...More

Thank HeeleyBOBS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favourite public house, it must be one of the best, if not the best, in Derbyshire and we keep going back. Set in a stunning rural location high on a ridge it has fantastic views all around. Recently it has been tastefully...More

1  Thank RogerfromTown
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a shame. We walked up the hill from Hathersage, as we’ve done many times before, only to discover dogs are no longer allowed inside. Instead we sat outside in the April drizzle. Next time we’ll wait till the summer.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my patented visited last night, and booked upon recommendation from previous reviews, and I’m glad we did; almost every table has a reserved sign on it. Dinner was excellent, service was great and the atmosphere was lovely. What a great spot, even on...More

Thank Hannah-Rose H
Reviewed March 9, 2018

This is not the first time we have visited the Barrel ! We came on lunchtime Friday 9th march, Entering the pub we could see some tables reserved - as is normal for the Barrel ! but could see at least 2 tables for 2...More

3  Thank juallan2017
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

I visit this pub at least a couple of times a month as it is local to me, has by far the best food and warmest welcome in the area. I used to try and avoid Sundays as it seemed to get a lot of...More

Thank 656calw
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

After a punishing 9 miles walk me and my partner were gasping for a drink and a warm, we were as always with our very well behaved Labradors, I saw straight away there appeared to be a new contemporary glass porch, and with it a...More

1  Thank DogDayz
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Who needs a fancy restaurant for a decent meal. To start with the views you are faced with before you enter from the car park are so beautiful it is worth a few minutes to take in the sights. Once inside the atmosphere is so...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Have been here several times and each visit has been worth the journey. Lovely homemade food, try the steak and Ale pie, and very good beer. The pub is currently having some work done but it isn't intrusive. In winter it has open fires and...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Called in at The Barrel Inn for a drink after a long walk. The pub apparantly is the highest pub in the Peak District. Beautiful views.

Thank Frances T
Nearby HotelsSee all Eyam Hotels
The Barrel Inn
174 reviews
.00 miles away
Little John Hotel
237 reviews
2.86 miles away
George Hotel
408 reviews
2.88 miles away
The Maynard
410 reviews
3.01 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Stella's Kitchen
136 reviews
.56 miles away
The Queen Anne
46 reviews
1.52 miles away
Toll Bar Fish & Chip
71 reviews
2.18 miles away
Curry Cottage at Lovers Leap
249 reviews
2.23 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence
192 reviews
1.41 miles away
Grindleford Community Shop
24 reviews
2.81 miles away
Peak Walking Adventures - Day Walks
214 reviews
2.91 miles away
Pure Outdoor Ltd.
466 reviews
2.95 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
May 22, 2017|
Response from paulbronson | Reviewed this property |
If you were to drink Coca-Cola out of a bottle it would be pretty fizzy,,, if however you emptied the bottle quite aggressively into a jug and then drank it you would find it had far less fizz. Not a direct comparison i know... More
Corinne P
September 29, 2016|
AnswerShow all 18 answers
Response from zekriss |
Dogs are tolerated before 6pm. You get then a sit at the most remote table. This is definitely not a dog friendly pub, but you can still get your dog inside (before 6pm) and endure the grumpy looks from the staff.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bretton, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hope Valley  >  Eyam
  • Phone Number: +44 1433 630856
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing