Devonshire Arms, Beeley

Devonshire Square Beeley Near Matlock Derbyshire DE4 2NR

Another fine member of the Chatsworth stable, the 'Dev' is one of the Duke and Duchess's oldest pubs, and very handsome it is too, sitting squarely in the pretty hamlet of Beeley, just a mile or so from the stately pile. I've been visiting this pub for longer than I care to remember, and the great thing about it is that it's moved with the times but is strangely unchanged too. You can just sit in the stone flagged bar with a pint of locally brewed Chatsworth Gold, the paper and a sarnie or sit down in front of the fire with a full menu. But there's a rather hip brasserie these days, serving same menu, which has been thoughtfully put together by Chef Patron Alan Hill, who plunders the lush Derbyshire countryside for top-notch ingredients. Starters might include wild rabbit pie with piccalilli, Goosnargh duck liver parfait and charcoal and almond crusted goats cheese – all around seven quid. Mains come in two sizes – a great idea if you're not up for full-on feast, with the likes of classic Caesar Salad and Chatsworth Gold battered haddock, chips & peas. Hill also offers a 'Rotisserie', with my personal fave, Youlgreave pork collar, and, in season, venison, grouse and wood pigeon. For me this is a winter pub – you feel hugged as you walk in – but it's equally lovely in the height of summer; and the beauty of it is the warm feeling continues right up to the rooms upstairs.

Best Places to stay near Devonshire Arms, Beeley

What Customers say about Cool Places

Love the website

Love the website and how it has all the different sections, making it easy to find just what you’re looking for. Definitely recommending to friends and family.

Lexy, Verified Customer

I will definitely use it again

This is the first time I've used Cool Places and I will definitely use it again for the best places to stay.

Karin, Verified Customer

Easy to use

Easy to use and some amazing properties to choose from.

Helen W, Verified Customer

So many beautiful places to stay

The website is really easy to use and includes so many beautiful places to stay. I found the destination guides really helpful when looking for my next staycation.

Lauren, Verified Customer

Great website, very user-friendly

Great website, very user-friendly. There are so many fantastic places to stay. My wish list is ever growing!

Kelly, Verified Customer