Ultimate guide to Bakewell Pubs

Bakewell is one of the most popular towns in the Peak District and has a great selection of Pubs for you to enjoy - this guide will help you find the right Pub in Bakewel for you!

Famed for its Bakewell Pudding (or is Tart?) there are multiple shops claiming to be the original developer of the recipe! Our recommendation: try them all before or after a few pints of quality real ale.

Nestled in the middle of the Peak District with good transport links, there are many outdoor activities such as walking and cycling that could start or finish at a really good Bakewell Pub so read on...

Bakewell Pubs Listing


Pub Photo of the Queens Arms, Bakewell
Bridge Street, Bakewell, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1DS | 01629 814586 |

A 300 year old traditional drinking-only establishment, the Queens Arms is sure to give you a warm welcome. It's a Marstons Pub so there are always a selection of their beers which rotate frequently and it is Cask Marque accredited so you will definitely get a good pint. A single bar area with associated games room, real fire and TV make it even more welcoming and they have entertainment such as quiz nights and live bands too.

Visit for... the history and real ale selection.
Pub Photo of the Wheatsheaf, Bakewell
Bridge Street, Bakewell, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1DS | 01629 812985 | Website

The Wheatsheaf has a slightly more modern feel to it than some other Pubs in Bakewell, but somehow manages to retain it's original charm and character features. Part of a group of Pubs in the Peak District, they have an extensive food menu including breakfast and a large drinks menu of wine, cocktails and a good craft beer selection. It can get busy so try and book ahead, but it is well known for it's food (especially the Children's menu) and being dog friendly!

Visit for... locally sourced food and craft beer selection.
Pub Photo of the Castle Inn, Bakewell
Castle Street, Bakewell, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1DU | 01629 812103 | Website

The Castle Inn is a 16th Century traditional inn, serving proper Pub food and drinks. As with most Pubs in Bakewell it is Dog Friendly, and also has a real ale. The welcome and atmosphere of the Pub is what it is known for and it certainly doesn't disappoint in that area. There are a number of rooms upstairs for overnight stays and this is always a popular options with the tourists.

Visit for... the hospitality of the Landlord and staff.
Pub Photo of the Red Lion, Bakewell
Rutland Square, Bakewell, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1BT | 01629 812054 | Website

The Red Lion was built in the 17th century and has multiple different rooms including a seperate restaurant area and a dog friendly room. Serving locally sourced real ales and proper pub food at less than £10 per meal, this is a popular Pub. The food is particularly impressive and is freshly prepared but arrives quickly - make sure you save space for it as even the biggest appetites might struggle!

Visit for... large food portions!
Pub Photo of the The Peacock, Bakewell
Bridge Street, Bakewell, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1DS | 01629 813635 | Website

Another old Pub, this time about 200 years old, but promptly bought into modernity whilst still retaining that warmth and character that only comes from these traditional coaching inns. A food-led Pub they describe themselves as a contemporary twist to British Pub Food and uses lots of locally sourced ingredients. The main meals range in price from £10 up to £30 for a large steak, but they are well known for the quality of food and the portion sizes. There is an ever changing selection of real ales including local Peak Ales and Thornbridge varieties - all excellent!

Visit for... the quality of the food.
Pub Photo of the The Manners, Bakewell
Haddon Road, Bakewell, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1EP | 01629 812756 | Website

The Manners is another Pub famed for it's food selection and quality in Bakewell, although the interior of the Pub can look a little dated, don't let that put you off choosing from their vast menu with mains ranging from £10 - £16. Again, there is a good selection of real ales and they even host their own events including a "Weekend of Beer" - lets hope that runs again in 2017.

Visit for... quality food and events.