“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” 

J. R. R. Tolkien, a 20th –century pub-goer

Central to any home is its hearth. For millennia, it’s where friends, family and strangers have come together to break bread; or in our case, locally sourced ingredients cooked over an open fire. And it’s why we designed The Blind Bull with hearths at the centre of our home.

So pull up a chair beside our roaring fire Downstairs or in front of our open kitchen Upstairs. If you can’t wait, peruse our Menus first.


Pub grub is where the heart is. It means straightforward, well-priced and refined classics. This means ensuring we have a superb relationship with our suppliers, so that we know our farmers and their food. Once we have the best ingredients, we let them speak for themselves: no complicated mathematics or magic tricks, just Derbyshire’s produce looking out over Derbyshire’s views. So order something hearty, and say hello to the pub dogs!


Come Upstairs for that special occasion, or just to be indulgent. With a view of our open hearth and kitchen you can watch our team perform their craft. You’ll notice that, from our Head Chef to our weekend waiter, we’re just people who love good food. Our no-fuss menu is the same Up or Down, but you’ll find a quieter space Upstairs away from the convivial babble below.

Private hire

We are here to make any special occasion that much more special. Whether you’d like to hire a room or the entire pub, we can work with you to ensure it’s just what you want. Just email or give us a ring.

Gift Voucher

Give someone the gift of food, drink and good cheer. Just email or ring and we can arrange a voucher for as much or as little as you’d like to give.

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