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The Wanted Inn, Sparrowpit - pub details

Wanted Inn

Address: Main Road, Sparrowpit, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8ES [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 26233) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Dove Holes (2.5 miles), Chapel-en-le-frith (2.7 miles), Edale (3.4 miles)

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I called in again today for a mid hike pub lunch, two years after my last visit, and it's better than ever. Now a free house so the bland Robinson's beer has been seen off and replaced by decent local cask beers. Food and drink are good and at sensible and very reasonable prices.
The new landlady told me they don't have any intention of going "posh", that they are content to cater for walkers and local farmers, confirming what I had deduced about the place two years ago.
So it's risen up on my favourites list for Peak District pubs and how refreshing to find an exception to the insidious gastro-isation trend of the Peak's pubs.
GeofB - 28 Aug 2014 20:58
Called here for lunch during a hike. This pub is what all the Peak District pubs should have evolved into. It is the perfect compromise between the extremes epitomised by the money grubbing Yorkshire Bridge, Barrel, and Monsal Head Hotel types and at the other extreme, the rough and ready Three Stags Heads,and Quiet Woman. There is a "Walkers Welcome" notice by the door with boots and dogs allowed in, friendly owners, reasonable food prices with extensive menu and a welcoming atmosphere and a tiled floor so you dont feel too guilty if you trail a bit of muck in. Set in a working farming village they don't seem to want to rip off the tourist trade, just make an honest living with hikers and passing road travellers stopping for a break.The only downside was the Robinsons Unicorn and Enigma beer which although well kept and palatable enough, did not have enough bite or character for my taste but that's purely my opinion. My mate found it very acceptable. Beer prices were reasonable too. A down to earth pub you feel comfortable in.I would look forward to visiting again.Highly recommended.
GeofB - 3 May 2012 21:52
i dont normally respond to other peoples pub reviews, but if 'peakresident' is realy a resident of the peak district, then im good looking!!!
how meany contery pubs do you no in farming communitys that dont allow dogs? NONE! i dont like dogs myself, but i'd sooner have a 'horrable stinking dog' in my pub than a hipacritical townie!!
by the way, i no my spelling is pants.
oldhalllandlord - 13 Mar 2011 21:33
Another pub that allows horrible stinking dogs in. The whole visit was a horrendous experience with an incredibley smelly dog stinking out the whole pub. A sheepdog. YUCH!
peakresident - 6 Apr 2010 15:12
I can't really add much more to HARPIC's review.
This is the first time I've popped in here for years and I'll certainly try to make it more often. It' dog friendly too which adds a lot to the already informal and friendly atmosphere of the place.
Gets the newly created "Maxipopproperpubdiploma".
maxipop - 29 Mar 2009 19:48

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