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Watts Russell Arms

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Hopedale, Alstonefield, Peak District National Park DE6 2GD, England
+44 1335 310126
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (21 reviews)
“chilli” (3 reviews)
“casserole” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Hopedale, Alstonefield, Peak District National Park DE6 2GD, England
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Reviews (153)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't help but wonder if we'd stumbled onto a Stephen King movie set. It's certainly an experience that I'm glad I've had and so different from your average plastic pub! I wasn't so sure when we first pulled up and I went inside to...More

Thank E M
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great little quirky pub for walkers and locals. The Saturday night menu is basically a set list of about 15 world food tapas - tick the box on a piece of paper and hand it over... £4 each - absolute bargain. The food is great...More

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

It would be a shame if this building eventually closed as it has so much potential. Booked an evening meal as menu looked intersting. Quickly reserved by e mail. Then read these reviews so decided to check out first mid afternoon. And the reviews are...More

Thank MountyM
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We read lots of reviews of the Watts Russell and, despite some scathing comments, decided to visit. The pub was quiet but it's in an isolated spot. We were welcomed, given excellent beer and wine and then had Tapas with a Twist. It was superb,...More

2  Thank Ian-of-Leics
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We had a quick pit stop there and it was an interesting experience. We walked in and got a look of curiosity from the landlady but not a hello. We asked if we could have just a drink as we knew that this was fully...More

Thank twixi0
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I love this pub .It is run by a couple , she serves at the bar ,he cooks .The food is all home produced with care and some very interesting and delicious items . The beer was excellent.Because it is so intimately run,it has a...More

1  Thank foffle089
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Arrived for a welcome beer after a long walk. Chef sat at table and couldn't look up to acknowledge us, and landlady was monosyllabic. We were made to feel a total hinderance. A group of four arrived soon after us and came out into the...More

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a charming place. Authentic in so many ways. A small pub in quiet, beautiful surroundings. Lovely beer garden outside, an interior that is cosy without any kitsch or affectations. Run by a couple who came up from London 14 years ago. He cooks,...More

Thank Jens S
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

So if you want a burger and chips with bottled lager and a buzzy atmosphere - go elsewhere. If you want the best, imaginative, vegetarian friendly, eclectic made to order food outside of big cities - come to the Watts Russell. We love the gentle...More

Thank Nichola G
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

A pub with a relaxed atmosphere, genuine and straight forward. Delicious, well kept beer. Interesting food with an impressive range of tastes (tapas with a twist). Very accommodating owners. A delight to visit. If only there were more like this..... Disagree with the critical reviews.

Thank jfshropshire
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hopedale, Alstonefield, Peak District National Park DE6 2GD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Alstonefield
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 310126
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