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Stumbled across the village after a visit to Buxton and wanting somewhere elsewhere to visit before heading home. After a long walk we visited the Church Inn. I had a pint of Thwaite`s Original which was ok. We would have stayed for a meal but it looked like they had a lot of reserved tables and customers coming in, and a family with three/four kids running in and out constantly made it less appealing.
anarchobeer - 23 Aug 2017 22:10
Classic 18th century Peak District pub with one room split loosely into two with dining tables more to the right as you walk in. Cask Marque and GBG listed with the three regular handpulls being Adnam's Broadside, Abbeydale's Moonshine and Pedigree. I tried the guest Leatherbritches Spiced Berry Mild and Whim's Black Christmas which were both excellent. Roast beef was just £8.95 for a large plate of traditional no frills food. Service was also spot on. Definitely worth visiting.
paul_d102 - 1 Jan 2016 17:05
A great little place. Off the beaten track, but worth a detour for the good changing beers, great value food and helpful licensees.
Rooms fine, breakfast excellent. A hidden gem.
Gerremin - 7 Jul 2013 17:20
Rubbish, gola is lying
metalize_this - 28 Mar 2011 21:20
Another fantastic meal last weekend, food and drinks excellent. Service brilliant - nothing is too much trouble. Very nice setting too. Look forward to returning soon!
Gola - 28 Mar 2011 20:46
Not a lot to say that hasn't been said.
Food - Good quality, fair portions, reasonably priced
Locals - Very friendly and up for a laugh, either at their expense or yours
General atmosphere - Excellent
Staff - Very friendly and efficient. Nothing is too much trouble
Beer - Kept and served superbly. Marstons Pedigree and Bitter and Adnams, being the stock ales. When we visited, Dark Knight (can't remember the Brewery) and Wincel Sir Philip were the guests. Both excellent brews
Toilets - Sparkling
Accommodation - Very clean and comfortable. We stayed for three nights
Return visit - Oh yes.

Phantom_Pigeon - 16 Nov 2010 11:08
Excellent pub. I arrived having walked up the Pennine Bridleway from Matlock. I was thirsty when I got there and wasn't disappointed.

This is an old country pub at the top end of an interesting village. The village of Chelmorten is unlike any other I have seen being built around a very long main street with detached houses at the foot of old "enclosure" style fields. The pub itself is opposite the old church and churchyard. Although a bit of a foody pub, as most country pubs are now, there is an ample drinking area in front of the bar and to one side. 3 real ales offering plenty choice.

I also sampled the food and some wine and stayed overnight. No complaints whatsoever. Quite the opposite - I was thoroughly satisfied with everything. The room I had even had a bath - all to often nowadays you only have the choice of a shower. After a long walk I like a soak.

Breakfast was good and set me up for my next long stint on the Pennine Bridleway.
alexw123 - 13 Sep 2010 19:42
Went back again on Monday whilst visiting my parents and if anything the Church Inn has got better. Fantastic food and drink. Landlord can't do enough for you. Can't wait to return.
Gola - 19 May 2010 12:55
Lovely pub. Good quality food, and a cosy atmosphere in a sympathetically modernised bar. Good accomadation available. Only downside was that the beer selection could be wider- stayed there for three nights and the only choices were Marston's Best and Pedigree (neither of which I am a fan of) and Adams. Seemed a shame to come to Derbyshire to drink a beer from Suffolk! 9/10 overall though
steve_on_tour - 28 Feb 2010 20:14
Beautiful village pub, excellent ales, good value food, well worth seeking out if in the Buxton area. Have uploaded photo which hopefully will appear in due course.
TiaMariaJim - 18 Aug 2009 10:24
Great pub. Cracking pint, good food and a friendly welcome.
Gola - 16 Aug 2009 17:44
I visited the Church Inn with two friends on a weekday lunchtime and the place wasn't heaving but there was a good steady trade with almost everybody eating. But first the beer. I tried Hornbeam Rye and Dry, it was outstanding; well kept, clear with a good (northern) head and an excellent taste that lingered, I stuck to that choice for a second sampling. My friends tried the Marston's Best and Pedigree and also a pint of Adnams and they also commended the quality. We all had meals and they were fair to good and the portions were good. The food is good honest country pub stuff. Service at the bar was friendly and food service waiting time was reasonable. The landlord keeps his beer well and the ambiance is very welcoming if this visit was typical. We'll be back.
8100bob - 16 Oct 2008 21:27
The Church Inn is a delightful unspoilt pub in a delightful Peakland village. There are up to five real ales available on draught � Marston�s Burton and Pedigree, together with Adnam�s Bitter seem to be the regulars, plus two guests � currently Wychwood Wychcraft and Whim�s Arbour Light, from the nearby micro brewery in Hartington. For a pub which relies heavily on passing trade, their selection of fairly low ABV, but quality beers is very commendable. Being a Whim�s fan I did not try the other brews, but I could not fault the Arbour Light; it was absolutely first class.

The food was pretty good too, although a previous reviewer�s comment about the meals being �budget priced� is a bit misleading because the prices seem to be about average for this part of the world. The staff were not only pretty, they pretty good too. The young lady behind the bar certainly knew how to pull a pint and the food waitress�s customer service skills were spot on.

All-in-all, although Chelmorton is a little bit off the beaten track, we will definitely be diverting off the A6 or the A515, to eat and drink there again �

steve2905 - 30 Jul 2008 03:14
Lovely location & really friendly welcome. The pub is situated on a hill in a quiet village location. There is a wide selection of well kept beers & the food is really good at a bargain price. A charming spot & well worth a visit.
giblett123 - 28 May 2008 18:34
Friendly welcome from super pub in a quiet Derbyshire village. Good food and real ales. A few smart bedrooms available for B&B in an adjoining extension. Good walking area.
NellySays - 6 Apr 2008 18:11

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