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The Ashford Arms

A lovingly restored historic 17th-century inn with bar, restaurant and rooms. Located in the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water


Welcome to The Ashford Arms, the historic 17th century venue, lovingly restored and renovated in 2024. Situated pride of place in the middle of the picturesque village of Ashford in the Water, the Ashford Arms is the perfect place to drink, dine and drift off into a peaceful slumber after a busy day of discovering and exploring the Peak District.

We pride ourselves on really good food, without the fuss. We source everything from the Peak District and Derbyshire, ensuring we support local farmers, brewers and producers. This commitment to local means we always go the extra mile with every dish delivering exceptional quality, taste and freshness. As we make everything from scratch, our menus can be adapted to be gluten free, dairy free and we showcase many tasty vegan and vegetarian dishes. We’re great hosts and serve you with our signature service which is spot on, every time.

We’re the kind of place that welcomes you with open arms, whatever the occasion. Kick back next to the fire with your walking boots on and the dog at your feet one day, come back dressed up and go ‘out out’ with your mates the next. Pop in with the kids when you haven’t done the big shop or park yourself near a plug for that lunchtime meeting over the laptop.

We’re an independent business and part of the Longbow Venues family along with our sister venues The Maynard in Grindleford and The George in Hathersage. We’ve won loads of awards (which is nice) but the thing that underpins everything we do is that we care about you. Whether you’re a valued customer, one of our partner suppliers working hard to deliver fresh produce around the Peak District or our much-loved and appreciated team members, it’s all about you. Not us.

With 9 individually styled plush, cosy and sophisticated bedrooms, rest your head and use The Ashford Arms as your base to explore the best the Peak District has to offer.

Whatever you do here, you’ll be met with attentive but not overbearing down-to-earth service, food to make your mouth water and memories that will last a lifetime.


  • Fully accessible disabled toilet


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Local produce or homegrown food

Our Facilities

  • Restaurant open to non-residents

How To Find Us

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