Set in the heart of the pretty village of Stanton in Peak the pub retains the charm of a 'proper' British pub - where good real ale is top of the menu!
Behind the bar you will find Wells Bombardier as a regular plus two changing guest ales often from breweries in and around the area but also some from further afield. The aim is quality at a reasonable price. Also available - various bottled beers, ciders and a small selection of house & other wines. We have cosy open fires for chillier days and a lovely beer garden for warmer ones.
The pub is hugely dog friendly with doggy treats behind the bar (or in the pockets of some of the locals!)
Well behaved walkers and children are also welcome.
We are not a big 'foodie' pub, but we do good, homemade, light lunches with walkers in mind or anyone who wants something just to keep the pangs away until teatime! Food is tasty and reasonably priced. (see menu)
We hope you will always find a warm welcome here.
Also - 2012 Good Beer Guide and Matlock & Dales CAMRA 2012 'Pub of the Year.'
JUNE 2012 - JUST VOTED 'DERBYSHIRE CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR'!
Over the years the pub has evolved from several small cottages to what it is today. It is owned by the Thornhill family of Stanton Estate and the letters above the door- and over the doors of many of the cottages in the village - 'WPT' stand for William Pole Thornhill.
The pub gets it's name from a champion racehorse owned by the 4th Duke of Devonshire. The horse, born in 1715, is considered to by the first truly great racehorse in the history of the thoroughbred. Flying Childers was reputedly unbeaten- apparently able to cover 82 feet in a second, 25 feet in a single stride and leap 30 feet carrying a man! He died at the Duke's stud at Chatsworth in 1741 aged 26.
The village of Stanton in Peak forms part of the Peak District National Park and is set in some of the loveliest walking country you could wish for. Just up the hill is Stanton Moor - home of The Nine ladies stone circle and where you can find plenty of paths to follow amongst the heather and silver birch. Also, there are numerous footpaths across fields and along woodland pathways.
There's plenty of places to visit in the area - and not too far - Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall & the old market town of Bakewell
, where you can sample the famous Bakewell Puddings!
There are some stunning dales too - visit Lathkill Dale, Monsal Dale or closer still pretty Bradford Dale to name but a few