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“Recently refitted”, the contemporary interiors of this Chatsworth Estate pub is at odds with its period, stone-clad exterior. All reports say the food – which is served from breakfast onwards, from a range of menus – is of dependably high quality. Top Tip – attractive garden terrace for the summer months.
This classic 18th-century pub on the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth Estate is generally pleasing, with its “wonderful locally sourced food in a charming and lovely setting”.
For fans of this “pleasant”, old-school pub-with-rooms on the Chatsworth Estate, “everything is lovely, with the added bonus of rooms if you fancy a tipple or two”. It continues to receive the odd downbeat report too however.
Very up-and-down reviews on this upscale pub-with-rooms, part of the Chatsworth Estate; fans praise its “consistently high standard”, but cynics cite “disappointing” food and “offhand” service as proof of “a clear case of living off the memory of better times”.
The Devonshire Arms at Beeley is a charming C18th village Inn, located on the Chatsworth Estate, with Chatsworth House itself only a short drive away or a picturesque walk, if you prefer. Known for our fine locally sourced food and brewed ales the Inn serves an array of mouth-watering dishes seven days a week and has an AA rosette rating. The Devonshire Arms also boasts a hamlet of fourteen stylish and well-appointed rooms and suites inside the Inn and some rooms within a stones throw from the Inn. Making us the ideal place to stay when visiting Chatsworth and the Peak District National Park.
The main bar area really showcases the character our gorgeous stone built 18th century Inn. The ceilings still display the original black beams, flagstones worn down over the years adorn the floors and the large open fire continues to warm guests to the Inn.
Newly refurbished the traditional oak bar blends itself perfectly with the traditional surrounding and serves up to four well kept changing local ales, several wines by the glass and a good range of over 35 gins ideal after a day visiting Chatsworth or to enjoy during your stay.
During the day and evening the bar also serves light refreshments including tea and coffee. The Beeley dining menu can also be enjoyed in the bar area as well as The Brasserie, or indeed one of our outdoor seating area.
The Brasserie is a bright and spacious dining area located within the main Inn that can also be used as a private function space. Recently refurbished under the expert eye of The Duchess of Devonshire The Brasserie now boasts a traditional setting with modern décor which has created a delightful restaurant and function space for up to 50 people. The floor to ceiling windows allow natural daylight to fill the room and provide views over the stream in to Beeley Village. The Brasserie also provides direct access to the also newly designed Garden Terrace providing extra seating with heaters if required.
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
Lewis Thornhill’s training began at Stapleford Park in Leicestershire, and it was there that he discovered his passion for cooking. His cooking style is characterised by a winning combination of simplicity and precision and is inspired by Richard Corrigan’s mantra of ‘cooking good food simply’. Followers of this philosophy will enjoy Lewis’ top cooking tip – ‘add butter to it’. As a self-confessed creative, Lewis loves being responsible for bringing pleasure to people with his cooking. He finds the greatest inspiration in the bright colours and fresh flavours of spring, as a welcome break after the subdued hues of autumn and winter.
Now chef at The Devonshire Arms at Beeley, Lewis has an abundant supply of produce from the Chatsworth Estate. Lewis wants to see this village inn build on its success by continuing to serve exceptional local food in an idyllic rural location.
Devonshire Arms at Beeley Restaurant Diner Reviews
"It's a pretty pub with decent food, but it could be much better. Better than average - but not by much!"
Devonshire Square, Beeley, DE4 2NR
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|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm|