Eating out

Stroll down Douse Lane to the Jervis Arms – usually #1 or #2 on Trip Advisor. Open from 12 noon Tuesday to Sunday. Always very popular so we strongly recommend booking to avoid disappointment. Details of the main menu here and the Sunday menu here. 1 mile from Lane Head.

Also consistently close to the top of Trip Adviser for Leek restaurants are:

The Reform Inn, Thorncliffe. 2.8 miles from Lane Head.

The Lazy Trout, Meerbrook. 5 miles from Lane Head.

Leek Bar and Grill, Turkish restaurant in Getliffe’s Yard, Leek. 5 miles from Lane Head.

So Thai, Leek. 5 miles from Lane Head.

For Indian, try Maazi, or The Pabna in Leek.  5 miles from Lane Head.

If you are looking for lunch or a snack there are many excellent independent pubs and cafes to choose from in Leek and here are a few others that we have tried and enjoyed:

Cottage Kitchen Country Cafe, Winkhill. 3 miles from Lane Head.

Roaches Tea Rooms and Restaurant, Upper Hulme. 4.5 miles from Lane Head.

Hetty’s Tea Shop, Froghall (Churnet Valley). 7 miles from Lane Head.

Old School Tea Rooms, Cheddleton. 7 miles from Lane Head.

The Black Lion, Consall. For real ale, a traditional pub lunch and Staffordshire Oatcakes. 10.6 miles from Lane Head. You can get to the Black Lion on foot along the canal tow path, by steam train (Churnet Valley line) or by car of course.

Hassop Station, near Bakewell. For breakfast, brunch, lunch or tea, combined with a walk or cycle on the Monsal Trail. 19 miles from Lane Head.

Do check out Trip Advisor for yourself and tell us what you find.