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Derwentwater Arms

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Low Side | Hope Valley, Calver, Peak District National Park S32 3XQ, England
+44 1433 639211
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12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

On a recent visit to Chatsworth House, we rented a cottage in Calver, which put us within a one hundred yard stroll of the Derwentwater Arms. Purched at the top of the village, the pub affords a warm welcome. A very pleasant oak panelled lounge bar with modern extension attached greet you upon entering. The menu has a nice mix... More 

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Thank Kenco37
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your glowing review. I am very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your recent stay at the DWA... we will continue to serve excellent food and drinks at a reasonable price. We are proud of all our staff too.. we aim to make everyone feel like our pub is a home from home.. We... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stayed a few doors away ,so night time was the treat great food and plenty of it ,good choice on the menu , locals great fun and real ale . just go and find out Brilliant . Thanks again to Carver.

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Thank Cheffey
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your recent trip to our quaint little peak district village. We will strive to continue to offer great food, drinks and service. We hope you visit our little village again soon. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A very nice quiet country pub with excellent food at very reasonable prices. My friend and I called there today and found the staff there very friendly and obliging. I would recommend this establishment to anyone and will certainly call there again.

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Thank Bob C
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your recent review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to our traditional pub based in the center of the quaint little village of Calver. It is fantastic to hear such lovely feedback. Thank you. More 

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262 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

A very enjoyable Sunday lunch with family - all enjoyed both main course and dessert. Food was very clearly home cooked, which makes a change from those restaurants whose chefs only seem to know how to cook pre-prepared meals (good though they sometimes are). Staff very pleasant and there were good draught beers on tap too. All tables seemed to... More 

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Thank andy998
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to our pub. It is fantastic to hear such fantastic feedback. I will pass on all your kind words to our staff members. We hope to see you again in the near future.. Thank you. More 

Matlock, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went to the Derwentwater Arms yesterday for lunch, and decided on the light bite menu. My husband had the fish and chips and I had the ham and eggs. For a light bite the portions were very generous and well cooked. The lady that served us was friendly and amusing, it mad a very good visit. we will definitely... More 

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Thank Sally D
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your recent review. I am glad that you have enjoyed your visit to our little establishment. The lunchtime light bite menu is fantastic value at just £5 a plate. Spread the word that we are here. Thank you for taking the time to review us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Turned up for a swift pint and was greeted by Sarah behind the bar, friendly locals and a great pint too. One of those pubs we will visit again - perhaps to try the carvery - as it was what a pub experience should be (even the music was good)!

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Thank Vic_VDB
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for reviewing us. I am glad that you have enjoyed your visit to our little pub. The carvery is fantastic - well worth a try! So pop down again soon and come and see us... we look forward to welcoming you back to our little establishment. Thank you for your custom. More 

Salford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the Derwentwater Arms after a gorgeous autumn walk on Curbar Edge. We got such a lovely warm welcome on arrival and were able to pick the table of our choosing, a nice cosy table at the back of the lounge. We both had the fish & chips with mushy peas and shared a side of beer battered onion rings.... More 

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Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Hello, thankyou for your recent review of the Derwentwater Arms... You picked a stunning walk - and thank you for choosing our establishment to dine in... We aim to be a traditional pub serving good ales and food- and it seems we are doing something right. We pride ourselves on our fresh home cooked food and ingredients... there is no... More 

Altrincham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped over here on our way to Sherwood Forest and we weren't disappointed. Best value food I think I've ever had the pleasure of being served - and my friends felt the same. We all went for the 'light bites' at only £5 each. The portions were very generous and the food was delicious. At such a low price... More 

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Thank Sian H
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for such a fantastic review. You were served by my very good friend and colleague Sarah on Friday and I will make sure she sees this review- she will be very proud. We endevour to sell good pub food at a reasonable price- something we are clearly doing. I am glad you enjoyed your recent visit, and hopefully... More 

Cobham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

No allergen sheet for the menu, was told vegetable risotto was only option, on asking if they could add a bit of chicken to it as i'm not a vegetarian, was told no. Very bland meal and expensive for what it was.

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2 Thank nannysherry678
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your recent review. We have tried to do some digging on this review with our staff to see what went wrong... And no one recollects this conversation where we only offer vegetarian risotto as a gluten free option. Everything is made fresh in house, so we can.always try and make something else if we have... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The pub is raised up, so the front area with big windows has good views. This area is laid out for dining, and then to one side of the bar is another cosier area laid out for dining, and to the other side is for drinking. Given it was a fairly cold October evening, we sat in the cosier area.... More 

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Thank Heather S
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your recent review. We are glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Derwentwater and found us to your liking... We try and offer an array of traditional pub offerings alongside our pizza menu... With a selection of starters, deserts and sundaes to accompany our menu. Every Sunday we offer a carvery 12-5, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Low Side | Hope Valley, Calver, Peak District National Park S32 3XQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hope Valley  >  Calver
  • Phone Number: +44 1433 639211
Description
The Derwentwater Arms is a warm & friendly Pub / Restaurant set high in the village of Calver it has great views of the surounding peaks and edges.It is set back from the main road in the 'old' village, a real hidden gem.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?