Relaxed seasonal dining near Ashbourne

The Garden Room

Boasting breathtaking views over 35 acres of grounds and a natural living roof, our Garden Room restaurant and bar is somewhere to relax and savour every bite. Whether you're staying the night or just popping in, take a seat and enjoy seasonal dishes made from the freshest local produce, or indulge in a tipple or two from our carefully curated bar. And if you're curious about how our team craft your favourite cocktails, just ask.

Locally-sourced, seasonal flavours

Available from 8-10.30am


A relaxed, laid-back affair, breakfast in the Garden Room is the perfect way to start the day. Explore our á la carte menu and tuck into something hearty to set you up for a big day of exploring, or maybe something lighter ahead of lunch with friends. We also offer a Breakfast Hamper delivery service to the woodland Hives and Treehouses.

Available from 12-2pm


Our lunch menu offers a selection of dishes, from Steak with Béarnaise Sauce to a Walnut Crusted Halibut Loin. Enjoy the bright and airy Garden Room with extensive views overlooking the valley, or, for a more formal occasion, in your very own private dining room. For a lighter lunch, our Snap menu offers an appetising choice which can also be served and enjoyed in our sitting rooms.

Available Lunch and Dinner

Seasonal Best Menu

Every month we celebrate the best of British produce, ready for harvest with our 'Best Of' menu. From the earliest asparagus crop in April to the first line-caught mackerel in July, David has created a menu to feature the freshest produce. Sourcing from local suppliers including The Pig Paddock, Sam's Eggs, The Grumpy Farmer, Ash House Farm Orchard and Daltons Dairy and home grown herbs and vegetables from our kitchen garden.

Available from 12-5PM

Snap Menu

For those wishing to enjoy a slightly more relaxed lunch in one of our sitting rooms, the Snap menu offers a delicious choice including Salt Cod Cakes and Plant Based Arancini. 'Snap' is Derbyshire dialect for snack.

Available from 12-2pm

Sunday Best

Each Sunday, Head Chef Tom presents a lunch menu featuring the best seasonal produce. The Sunday Best menu is in addition to our daily Lunch menu.

Available from 2.30pm-4.30pm

Afternoon tea

This quintessentially British favourite features a selection of homemade sandwiches, sweet treats, scones fresh from the oven, and a piping hot pot to share from a choice of teas.  Celebrating something special? Why not add a glass of Pol Roger or two. Please prebook Classic Vegan Tea 24 hours in advance.

Available from 6-9pm


After a day of exploring, enjoy supper in our relaxed restaurant with friends and family. Start the evening with a pre-dinner drink in one of our inviting sitting rooms and take a look at the menu before you make your way into the Garden Room. Our Evening à la carte menu continues to celebrate seasonality and locality with dishes including Calke Abbey Venison Carpaccio or Seared Swordfish Steak from the grill. Finish of the evening with a nightcap by the open fire, chat and play games. What better way to end your day, whilst making plans for the next.