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Packhorse Inn, Bakewell

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Main Street
Little Longstone
Postal town: Bakewell
DE45 1NN
Phone: 01629640471
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. Wittenden left this review about Packhorse Inn

A stonebuilt pub in a little terrace in a small village close to the Monsal Trail in the Derbyshire Peak District. Three rooms, with the bar in the middle,flagstone floors,open fires. We visited on a frosty Wednesday lunchtime in December: several drinkers with their dogs, and a couple of groups enjoying a hearty lunch. The pub prides itself on its use of local produce, and our various meals were tasty and good value.
A freehouse, this pub acts as a temple to Thornbridge beers, brewed down the road at Bakewell. Some folk claim that they aren’t what they used to be: I cannot comment, as I’ve only recently discovered them, but I found the three available on our visit-Jaipur, Kipling and Wild Swan-to be in excellent condition and eminently drinkable.
This is a cracking little pub, dog and walker friendly,run with pride and affection:the kind of pub I’d like to claim as my local.

On 29th January 2013 - no rating submitted
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Packhorse Inn

Three room traditional country pub, walk in with your dog and muddy boots. Good home cooked food, three Thornbridge beers on handpump. Friendly staff, nice beer garden at rear of pub. Will return.

On 30th July 2011 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about Packhorse Inn

The entrance is through the first room of three, with a couple of longish, scrubbed pine tables. Round the corner a corridor leads past the bar and kitchen to a dining room at the top end of the pub. In between, the small bar area has a few small tables, stools and bench seats, plus a shelf in the corridor, so space is at a premium.

On the bar are five hand pumps, one of which was empty on my visit. Three had local Thornbridge ales, of which I am not a fan, which left me with the Black Sheep Bitter. Now I know some people mock Black Sheep, but to me it's a fine example of an old fashioned northern ale with none of your fancy flavours of grapefruit and lychees, so I enjoyed it.

There was music playing at that annoying volume that is not quite loud enough to enjoy but not quite quiet enough to ignore, so I got out my MP3 player and spent a pleasant half hour with the Guardian crossword.

Food is available up to 9pm for those who are interested, in the range of £8 to £14, but I only saw one vegetarian option on the blackboard. There's a small fireplace in the bar, which must be very welcome on winter evenings when, the sign outside suggests, there would be a fire in it.

On 23rd June 2011 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Grindleford, 6.75 miles, 2 hr 10 min walk (show)
Hathersage, 8.45 miles, 2 hr 43 min walk (show)
Bamford, 8.58 miles, 2 hr 45 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Packhorse Inn, Little Longstone
29th Jan 2013, 22:59
Review submitted by . Wittenden
30th Jul 2011, 15:24
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 July 2011 by David McNally
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 July 2011 by David McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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