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Watts Russell Arms

Hopedale, Alstonefield, Peak District National Park DE6 2GD, England
+44 1335 310126
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (18 reviews)
“salads” (6 reviews)
“chilli” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Hopedale, Alstonefield, Peak District National Park DE6 2GD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for our second visit knowing what to expect, and it is not what you would normally expect. The pub was, as previously, empty except for the landlord on an ipad at the reserved table and the land lady doing similar at the bar....More

Thank swh61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a strange place! We were a party of 10 walking in Dove Dale. This is the only pub anywhere near the northern end of the walk. We phoned ahead and asked if we could make a reservation for lunch but the gentleman who answered...More

Thank MetalMickey319
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunchtime May 9th must be in a different time warp to the evening May 9th comments. Cold neither fire lit ( booked so knew we were coming). Empty, only ones in, extremely limited menu. Bar/dining area 1 out of 10 for cleanliness. Toilets really not...More

Thank Bob-Matvegas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favourite places to visit anywhere. We have been coming for 10 years and last night's meal was as good as ever. As you can tell from the reviews this is a Marmite experience, polarising opinions sharply, but the really critical...More

1  Thank Markandgerry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really lovely pub, quite out of the way but in a pretty good spot for hikers. Two of us called in for dinner on a Monday night. We rang a couple of hours ahead to book and could find no fault at...More

1  Thank Bartos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

no welcome at all from the landlady, landlord/chef only muttered a few words when trying to get a conversion very frosty. pub could do with a tidy up as it was general dirty. it could be a gold mine, menu not my cup of tea,overpriced,...More

Thank j o
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were in need of a refreshment after a 5 mile walk and saw a sign saying 1 mile to the nearest pub. We stumbled across the Watts Arms not sure at first if it was open as there didn't appear to...More

Thank summerjlewis
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We visited Friday evening, a bit worried after reading some of the reviews but they couldn't of been more wrong, we were made to feel very welcome the moment we stepped into the pub and both landlady and landlord were great hosts, along with Tony...More

Thank happyfeet29
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We had walked from Ilam and fancied a stop off drink; however when we walked in and said hello to the lady behind the bar she ignored us and just stood staring at us - point blank staring whilst we were looking at what drinks...More

1  Thank Corinne F
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

After a 5 mile walk from Ilam we were shattered, my partner suggested walking to the pub having something nice to eat and Calli g a taxi back to Imam to save our feet. WRONG!! The land lady looked at my partners phone and said...More

2  Thank Lisa D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hopedale, Alstonefield, Peak District National Park DE6 2GD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Alstonefield
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 310126
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