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Watts Russell Arms

Hopedale, Alstonefield, Peak District National Park DE6 2GD, England
+44 1335 310126
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible17%
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“tapas” (23 reviews)
“chilli” (4 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Hopedale, Alstonefield, Peak District National Park DE6 2GD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this characterful pub! It's like something out of the 'League of Gentlemen' - a local inn for local people, crossed with Fawlty Towers. They serve an excellent pint and the lunchtime menu is a choice of DIY 'wrap, wrap, or wrap, or maybe...More

Thank A_TAdvisor_Member
Reviewed 3 April 2018

full of character stopped for a drink no food as the chef was ill Ok service nothing special quite scruffy but quaint open fire lots of old books around to browse fun for quick stop

Thank johnde215ll
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Wow, table next to the fire, deliciously different tapas, baby scallops, potatoes with cashews, curried goat and lots more. All 8 dishes cleared (£4 each) a fantastic bottle of Lebanese red and the most warm welcome, chat and relaxed atmosphere. 2 locals made us feel...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We arrived, a family of four, for a lunch break during a day's walk. We were the only customers for the entire time, yet we were not made to feel welcome - the landlords barely spoke. We had a the wraps for lunch, which were...More

Thank Janjet
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Called for Sunday lunch, l had the roast beef which was good. The pub could be so much better, but I don’t think the landlord and landlady care. It’s so strange.

Thank Lindheath10
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I couldn't help but wonder if we'd stumbled onto a Stephen King movie set. It's certainly an experience that I'm glad I've had and so different from your average plastic pub! I wasn't so sure when we first pulled up and I went inside to...More

1  Thank E M
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great little quirky pub for walkers and locals. The Saturday night menu is basically a set list of about 15 world food tapas - tick the box on a piece of paper and hand it over... £4 each - absolute bargain. The food is great...More

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

It would be a shame if this building eventually closed as it has so much potential. Booked an evening meal as menu looked intersting. Quickly reserved by e mail. Then read these reviews so decided to check out first mid afternoon. And the reviews are...More

Thank MountyM
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We read lots of reviews of the Watts Russell and, despite some scathing comments, decided to visit. The pub was quiet but it's in an isolated spot. We were welcomed, given excellent beer and wine and then had Tapas with a Twist. It was superb,...More

2  Thank Ian-of-Leics
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We had a quick pit stop there and it was an interesting experience. We walked in and got a look of curiosity from the landlady but not a hello. We asked if we could have just a drink as we knew that this was fully...More

Thank twixi0
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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