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The Bowling Green

Smalldale, Bradwell, Peak District National Park S33 9JQ, England
+44 1433 620450
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good42%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (9 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
“peas” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Smalldale, Bradwell, Peak District National Park S33 9JQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited last Sunday with my wife and our family, as ever The Bowling Green has a welcoming atmosphere. A good selections of hand pulled beers. The carvery was really tasty, with the choice of three different meats accompanied by the choice of five, help yourself,...More

Thank 999Roni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had meal here and very good value, pie was super as were steaks. It very basic but good food and beer, wine is not the best however

Thank 101MartinH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We self-catered in Bradwell for a week, but ventured out one evening for a meal. TripAdvisor reports were positive and I liked the look of the menu, so chose the Bowling Green. We shared a "platter" as a starter - their version of tapas, I...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Popped in here with my wife for an evening meal, as it was the only place we could find still serving food at 8.30pm on a Tuesday. We both ordered Giant Yorkshire Puddings filled with sausages and mashed potato (1 veggie option; I meat) -...More

Thank HollySKL
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We came here last night for a few drinks and some dinner and it was lovely food. All home cooked and we really enjoyed it. If we are ever in the area again we will be sure to revisit!

Thank Nicole W
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We wanted to experience a real Sunday roast in a pub. We missed the opportunity last week because we weren't aware that Sunday roast is a lunchtime till 4pm-ish kind of thing. The Bowling Green was just what I had hoped for. Beautiful authentic busy...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views with great food. The pie was full of meat and when I said I didn't like peas, they offered my an alternative. Extra gravy and sauces was also offered upon the meals arrival. Portion sizes were great, and we didn't need to wait...More

Thank longtallemily
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I'm writing this lying down after overeating at this lovely old pub. We stopped in on a Friday night being around the corner from our B&B to find a warm welcome from staff and a good buzz from the local crowd. Mrs M went for...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Even though we arrived 5 minutes after food service had stopped, the kitchen was OK with us ordering a couple of hot sandwiches as long as we were quick, (BLT & Sausage/Onion). Staff very friendly.

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We had a family meal here on Saturday night over bank holiday. The food and service was great. Definitely recommend, but make sure you book.

Thank jeanetteconley
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Questions & Answers
3 October 2016|
Response from 1stFloridahome | Reviewed this property |
There is a Xmas menu on yeoldebowlinggreen website I don't know if this is actually served on Xmas day. I would suggest you phone 01433 620450 and check
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smalldale, Bradwell, Peak District National Park S33 9JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hope Valley  >  Bradwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1433 620450
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