The George at Alstonefield

Sara Jaspan, Exhibitions Editor
The George at Alstonefield
Courtesy of The George at Alstonefield

Occupying a truly picturesque spot overlooking the village green, The George at Alstonefield is something very special. The award-winning pub turned restaurant has been recognised in The Good Food Guide since 2009, received the ultimate foodie accolades of Michelin and Sawday’s approval, and been featured in the Guardian and The Sunday Times. The gourmet menu centres around ingredients sourced within a 15 mile radius (including from its own bees, hens and organic kitchen garden) and is perfectly complemented by a changing wine list.

The vibe is far from pretentious, however. In summer, The George’s outdoor benches are often crammed with walkers enjoying a leisurely pint, while in winter the cosy Coach House bar offers a welcome space for those with muddy boots and wet dogs. The stripped back decor follows an elegant, contemporary aesthetic whilst retaining the original character of a traditional Derbyshire pub, with thick wooden beams, lime plaster walls, time-worn quarry flags, and of course, a roaring log fire. Be warned, this is an extremely popular place among locals as well as those from further afield, so be sure to book a table in advance to avoid disappointment.

Alstonefield itself is well worth a visit. Not too far a journey from Buxton, the village is set in the midst of the gentle White Peak and dissected by numerous well established scenic walks linking up with nearby Ilam, Hartington, Mill Dale and Dovedale. The Grade I listed parish church, dedicated to St Peter, has original examples of 12th century stonework and is believed to be on the site of an earlier Saxon church.

Whether you’re looking for a five-star meal or a proper countryside romp followed by a well-deserved drink in a picture-book setting, The George at Alstonefield is hard to beat.

1 Church Ln, AlstonefieldAshbourneDE6 2FX View map
Telephone: 01335310205 Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • Thursday12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Friday12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Saturday12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Sunday12:00pm - 6:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near The George at Alstonefield

Great Expectations at Quarry Bank
TheatreCheshire
Great Expectations at Quarry Bank

From the misty marshes of Kent to the dusty streets of London, Quantum Theatre bring a thrilling version of Dickens’s most popular novel.

from £12.00
Idles by Daniel Topete, image couresy of SONIC PR
MusicManchester
Idles at The Apollo

Taking the power of love on the road, IDLES bring their latest album TANGK, their most ambitious and striking record yet, to Manchester.

from £42.15
Grinning child on pool side
Until
Manchester
Welcome Wednesdays at Victoria Baths

Welcome Wednesdays – Tour & Explore Victoria Baths

11am – 3pm every Wednesday from April – September
Guided Building Tours – Free General Entry – Tea Room

Visit an iconic Manchester landmark for free and take an optional paid guided tour of the partly-restored swimming pools, Turkish Baths, and Superintendent’s Flat.

free entry

Where to go near The George at Alstonefield

Haddon Hall, Derbyshire
Peak District
Tourist Attraction
Haddon Hall

With over 900 years of history, the uniquely preserved Medieval and Tudor house is among the oldest in England.

The Devonshire Arms at Beeley
Buxton
Restaurant
The Devonshire Arms
at Beeley

Located in a cosy corner of the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms at Beeley is an award winning pub, fine dining restaurant, and traditional country inn.

Buxton
Eat
at Number 5

The Tea Room is currently offering a range of take away options including fresh soups – cream of butternut squash & sweet potato anyone? Cheesecakes, tartlets, and muffins. For something more substantial its main courses are a daily special featuring Szechuan chicken with sesame veg noodles and Jamaican jerk chicken with spiced rice & peas topped with garlic pickle.

Event venue
Earth Pig Pottery and Fine Art

Earth Pig is a working art studio and pottery located in Higher Buxton in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

Buxton
Vintage Tea Rooms Buxton

The Vintage Tea Rooms is currently offering a selection of its favourites for take away including tortes, home baked cakes and its famous scones bursting with cream and jam.

Buxton
The Herb Garden Vegetarian Bistro

Enjoy the Herb Garden at Home service means that if you place your order by 3pm you can enjoy a next day delivery service of all your favourites including Vegetable and Bean Tagine, Mousssaka and Spaghetti alla Puttanesca.

Culture Guides

Rebecca Watson author photo
Literature Events in Manchester and the North

In between working out, then working through, your holiday reading pile this summer, find inspiration for your next bookish acquisitions from our selection of live events and exhibitions.