Next to the south gate of historic Hardwick Hall
, the Hardwick Inn is itself an ancient 16th century building, formerly the Grand Lodge it is made from similar local sandstone to the Elizabthan mansion. Run by the same family for three generations it's a traditional pub furnished in a homely style, enhanced when the open fires are lit in winter. The Hardwick Inn is set in green Derbyshire hills in the shadow of the hall and has an enormous garden with fine views.
Popular for its food, there's an all day bar menu and a restaurant which opens sporadically at lunchtimes and evenings (not Mondays or Sunday eves). Pies, roasts and casseroles top the bill, which use local ingredients including game. The bar food is regular pub fayre such as ploughman's, jacket potatoes and sandwiches.