The Monsal Head Hotel has an outstanding hilltop location with stunning views of Monsal Dale. With the opening of the tunnels and the magnificent viaduct, the original railway is now the Monsal Dale Trail, well used by cyclists and walkers.
This friendly inn has a cosy Stables Bar with stripped timber horse-stalls, harnesses and brassware, cushioned oak pews, farmhouse chairs and benches on flagstones and a big open fire. The bar has a good selection of mainly local ales. A small group of Sheffield & District CAMRA branch members presented Mandy and Maria Fowler with a certificate awarding the Monsal Head Hotel our District Pub of the Season for Summer 2018.
The Stables Bar was very busy also with children and dogs, but we managed to present the award to Mandy during a brief few minutes to an appreciative audience. Congratulations once again to Mandy and Maria.
Our dedicated group had a short walk to the Nags Head, then flagged down a bus to Bakewell where we visited two more pubs, and then finally caught the bus to Sheffield to end a good day out.