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Derwentwater Arms

Low Side | Hope Valley, Calver, Peak District National Park S32 3XQ, England
+44 1433 639211
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
2 days ago
“Very friendly and welcomed our dog too.”
2 weeks ago
“It really was fantastic.”
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Low Side | Hope Valley, Calver, Peak District National Park S32 3XQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking for somewhere to eat with our friends that would allow the dog. The Derwentwater Arms turned out to be perfect. Good beer, food cooked to our liking, excellent service, and a genuine welcome for the dog. In fact they even had some...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been on quite a long walk and really needed some good food and a well deserved drink, and somewhere dog friendly. I'm so glad we came across the Derwentwater Arms. The location is fantastic if you are walking Curbar and Froggatt Edge as...More

Thank David1980z
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Evening, Thank you very much for your recent review of the Derwentwater Arms, Calver. All we try and do here at the Derwentwater is serve home cooked quality food at affordable prices in a comfortable and traditional pub setting. Our ales are well maintained...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wen with husband for lunch. Warm welcome. Happy to find good choice on lite bite menu and at bargain prices. Husband had fish and chips and I had fish pie from specials board. All food cooked to order. Highly recommend and will return.More

Thank walton2diner
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Afternoon - thank you for your recent review. We try and serve good honest homemade food at affordable prices. We use a fantastic fresh fish monger - which shows in the quality of our food. I am glad that you had a warm welcome-...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the Derwentwater arms at about 8pm and it was heaving- the bar was full and so was the rest of the eating areas. Luckily we found a spot in the bar, which was great for our dog Maggie too!. I ordered the...More

Thank Emma J
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Evening - thank you for your return review. I am glad that you found that our standards have been retained here at the Derwentwater. As you can see that we have remained the same traditional style serving great foods, wines and ales in a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up 'on spec' for lunch with a friend before a lovely walk in the peaks. We were warmly welcomed by the landlord and landlady before tucking into a beautifully home cooked, delicious 3 course meal. The decision on what to eat and drink was...More

Thank Hannah W
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Hello - thank you for taking to review our traditional /quaint little pub. We are trying hard to create a fantastic original pub that serves excellent food and great ales at affordable prices. Our aim is to make you feel like you are at home...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here early one evening after quite a long walk. Genuinely friendly staff and very much a locals pub that does food and take outs. Food was very good and tasty, all hot and no problems, the chilli & cheese fries {I think} which I...More

Thank NOmisK_13
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Afternoon - Thank you for your recent review of the Derwentwater Arms, Calver. We appreciate all feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed our food and beer and that your service was friendly. Th hand dryer in the Gents is an ongoing joke with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read recent positive reviews so went with high hopes of a nice evening, how wrong we were. Long wait for the meal, several tables asking when they might eat. Orders wrong, asked for sauces that never arrived, ordered a side, told it was included, then...More

Thank Pete W
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your recent review of the Derwentwater Arms, Calver. I cannot apologies enough for your experience last night. We had several members of staff who called in sick at the last minute and with no bookings in the diary expected the...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

popped in here after a day walking with out dogs and friends, nice selection of food although when warm I feel a selection of sandwiches would be beneficial. staff were friendly and surroundings were pleasant for a relaxing drink and snack, the beer was good...More

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

Good morning, thankyou for taking your time to review us. We are a small dog friendly pub that offers home cooked food and good beer - like you said. We have an excellent vantage point on nice sunny days, with the terrace, and 2 other...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is the most amazing local pub I've ever been to. There is the best selection of all different kinds of food and drinks, all in the friendliest atmosphere with lovely owners. Me and my friends visit all the time and have never been disappointed....More

Thank dorothy1423
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Morning - Thank you for taking your time to review us - and with such high praise indeed we are completely flattered. Since Tom and my return in December we have been working hard to create our perfect pub in the heart of the...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Called in here just after 3 pm on a sunday afternoon. From the outside the place looked a little dubious as the metal railings were quite dated and in need of painting, however I am glad we did venture inside. Staff were quite welcoming as...More

Thank Del B
Kyk2010, Owner at Derwentwater Arms, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your recent review - we really appreciate any feedback so we can work on it.. My husband and I left last year and returned in December to find the pubs upkeep had not been maintained - so we are slowly...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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.