survey result

Summary

£36
    £
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Too limited feedback for a rating, but all very positive regarding Mark Aisthorpe’s Peak District pub, where the main menu is an à la carte offering with fairly traditional fare that – while not unduly fancy – is too sophisticated to label pub grub.

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Owner's description

Here at The Bulls Head, we offer all the comforts of a traditional British Country Pub, with the elegance of a contemporary fine dining experience. Using only seasonal, locally sourced produce to put our own twist on some pub classics, alongside our new and inovative a la carte menu is what stands us apart and will leave you wanting to return. 

 

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £38.00 £46.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 Always available 12
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
No shorts
40

The chef

Owner and Head Chef, Mark Aisthorpe has taken the Bulls Head from a small local pub, to a fine dining experience to be proud of.

Having trained through Castle College, he then fulfilled his passion for fine dining working in Michelin Star restaurants in London. Mark recently returned to the Peak District to open his own little gem, offering his own take on the traditional pub classics alongside his contemporary and seasonal a la carte menu.  

The Bulls Head Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Bulls Head Restaurant in S42, Holymoorside by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Bulls Head restaurant.
Sarah P
Had the a la Carte menu. Wow amazing. Servi...
Reviewed 2 months,

"Had the a la Carte menu. Wow amazing. Service was fabulous but food even better. Definitely be back."

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Martin B
This was our first visit to the boars head ...
Reviewed 2 months,

"This was our first visit to the boars head we were celebrating our friends birthday. We had heard good reports about the food there and we were certainly not disappointed. The quality, cooking and presentation of all the courses was excellent. The staff and service was also first class. The whole evening was very special. We will return."

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Martin B
This was our first visit to the boars head ...
Reviewed 2 months,

"This was our first visit to the boars head we were celebrating our friends birthday. We had heard good reports about the food there and we were certainly not disappointed. The quality, cooking and presentation of all the courses was excellent. The staff and service was also first class. The whole evening was very special. We will return."

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Vicky W
5 stars ?? Meal this evening at the Bull. A...
Reviewed 2 months,

"5 stars ?? Meal this evening at the Bull. Absolutely amazing food. Quality ingredients, particularly the beef that had been lovingly created into a taste sensation. Every part of the meal had the WOW factor. Service attentive, friendly and professional. We can not wait to return. We even met the celebrity Chef which made our night! Thank you team Bull."

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Steven D
Beautiful room, but our stay was made even ...
Reviewed 2 months, 15 days ago

"Beautiful room, but our stay was made even better by the absolutely fantastic meal and service that is easily one of the best we’ve ever had! Chef Mark knows how to combine tastes to take it to that next level, I will definitely recommend it wherever I go. Even breakfast was outstanding."

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Wayne B
For my birthday, my wife surprised me with ...
Reviewed 2 months, 22 days ago

"For my birthday, my wife surprised me with a visit to The Bulls Head, Holymoorside. The visit included an overnight stay in one of their beautiful rooms (inc. breakfast) and a tasting menu from Head Chef & Owner Mark Aisthorpe. We'd watched Mark compete in the Great British Menu 2022 and were really impressed, so when we found out his pub was in Derbyshire (our home county) we agreed we'd check it out. We arrived early to a warm welcome from Amie (restaurant manager) and Sharron (Sommelier). Dropping off our bags we took ourselves off for a walk around the nearby Linacre Reservoirs. We arrived back a couple of hours later to check in to our room - the Cotton Mill - and to enjoy a nice cold pint (or two) in the beer garden. The tasting menu was served in the dining room section of the pub, which is nicely decorated, the perfect size and has a great atmosphere when service is in full flow. I deliberately didn't look at the menu so that every course was a surprise. And every course was just a joy to eat! If I didn't know better, I'd have thought the menu was tailored to me personally - including almost all my favourite things; mackerel, black pudding, BBQ, scallops, carrots, tartare sauce, lamb, apple crumble and cherry, chocolate and almonds. Course after course was just perfectly cooked and presented by a chef who clearly loves what he does and likes to have fun with it too. We also opted to have the wine pairings and we are so glad we did! Sharron introduced us to some fantastic wines which accompanied the food perfectly. Her knowledge was impressive and her enthusiasm infectious when we asked her (lots of) questions about each wine. A wonderful three hours later, we sat out in the beer garden with a glass of wine and enjoyed a lovely chat with Head Chef Mark, who was both friendly and genuine. We enjoyed a good night's sleep in the very comfortable king-size bed and came down for breakfast at the allotted time of 9:30am. With only three rooms at the pub, breakfast is a very relaxed affair and all guests opted to eat outside. Breakfast was unsurprisingly delicious, cooked once again by Mark. After a nice, relaxed late check-out, we headed home but not before another brief chat with our host, where we thanked him for everything and assured him we'd be back... perhaps in winter when we could make the most of the glorious copper roll-top bath!"

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Chris T
After seeing Mark Aisthorpe cooking for his...
Reviewed 3 months, 10 days ago

"After seeing Mark Aisthorpe cooking for his region on the Great British Menu, we thought we would try his restaurant out. We were not disappointed, from start to finish, the food was amazing, showed great cooking skills and to have canapés, amuse bouche, starter, main, pre-dessert and dessert for £46.00 per person was excellent value for money. The wine list catered for all pockets, we chose a Malbec at £23.50. I will not be surprised if Mark wins a star next year. We will certainly be back. "

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David S
A great restaurant with a very inventive ch...
Reviewed 5 months, 4 days ago

"A great restaurant with a very inventive chef. All the courses on the tasting menu were fantastic, the whole menu was well thought through. The wine flight paired with the menu was great, creating a lovely all round experience. We stayed overnight and the room was very comfortable and the bathroom so much fun (The Cotton Mill). Holymoorside is definitely worth investigating, especially the walk through the woods with bluebells at this time of year are beautiful."

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New Road, Holymoorside, S42 7EW
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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