Tour de Peak District cafes and pubs

Clotted cream tea is common in many parts of the Cotswolds - and is a well-earned treat after a good ride! (Chiz Dakin)

All cyclists know that one of the enjoyable things about cycling is that well-earned break in a cafe or pub. Whether it’s a coffee and cake during the ride or a pint and pie afterwards, a good watering hole can really help make a route memorable!

With than in mind, I’m trying to gather up information on cafes and pubs near to (or preferably on) the Tour de Peak Dist cycling route.

It’s a bit of a work in progress (so if you know of any good ones I’ve missed, please do shout!) and I’ll have to find a way of putting them on a map and giving more details about each in due course.

Day 1 Matlock to Dungworth


Plenty of choice. But try the Cafe in the Park (on the Park), or Green Way Cafe (Snitterton Road)


Cafe – Caudwells mill (NB vegetarian – no meat of any sort on the menu!)

PH – Grouse and Claret


PH – The Old Smithy (Chapel Hill – slightly off route, roughly 100m N of route and off Brookside)

Upper Loads (slightly off route)

PH – Fox and Goose (400m E on Pudding Pie Hill)

Cordwell (slightly off route to E)

PH – Royal Oak

Owler Bar

PH – The Peacock (very cheap and filling carvery!)

Longshaw Estate

Cafe – NT cafe in visitor centre (good cakes and welcome ice cream on a hot day!)

Fox House

PH – Fox House Inn (excellent beer/main meals)


PH – Norfolk Arms (busy around 6pm, last place directly on route to get a meal before campsite at Fox Hagg Farm)

Cafe – Mayfield Alpacas

Rails/Rivelin Valley

PH – Rivelin Hotel (off route on Tofts Lane but worth a detour)

Cafe – Rivelin Park Cafe (NB Long detour, best return to route via Stannington – but perhaps worth it for a good breakfast!)


PH – Royal Hotel (and B&B)