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Watts Russell Arms

) #3 of 3 Restaurants in Alstonefield $$ - $$$ , British,
Hopedale, Alstonefield, Peak District National Park DE6 2GD, England
+44 1335 310126
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (19 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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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived for a welcome beer after a long walk. Chef sat at table and couldn't look up to acknowledge us, and landlady was monosyllabic. We were made to feel a total hinderance. A group of four arrived soon after us and came out into the...More

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a charming place. Authentic in so many ways. A small pub in quiet, beautiful surroundings. Lovely beer garden outside, an interior that is cosy without any kitsch or affectations. Run by a couple who came up from London 14 years ago. He cooks,...More

Thank Jens S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So if you want a burger and chips with bottled lager and a buzzy atmosphere - go elsewhere. If you want the best, imaginative, vegetarian friendly, eclectic made to order food outside of big cities - come to the Watts Russell. We love the gentle...More

Thank Nichola G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pub with a relaxed atmosphere, genuine and straight forward. Delicious, well kept beer. Interesting food with an impressive range of tastes (tapas with a twist). Very accommodating owners. A delight to visit. If only there were more like this..... Disagree with the critical reviews.

Thank jfshropshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to an evening that featured Burmese Food. Wow! It was SUPERB! So so delicious. A really quirky atmosphere and a lovely lovely evening!

Thank Whitetopaz2015
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 13 May 2017 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 11 May 2017 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 10 May 2017

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 10 May 2017 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
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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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