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In House Food, or Eating Out in the Peak District

Dannah Farm Luxury Accommodation Derbyshire Dales Peak District
Food & Eating Out
AA 5 stars

Luxury accommodation in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the southern fringes of the Peak District.
Dannah Farm
Bowmans Lane
Shottle, Nr Belper
Derbyshire DE56 2DR
01773 550273

Here at Dannah Farm we aim to serve the very best in farmhouse cooking, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, and our own homemade bread.

Eating out in the Peak DistrictOur renowned English Farmhouse Breakfasts are, of course, included in your room rate and are served in elegant and relaxed surroundings, each one freshly cooked to order – no tired breakfast buffet on offer at Dannah! As much as possible of the produce we use is locally sourced, or made here on the farm, and as a member of Peak Cuisine, we are proud to promote and use local produce.

From the bacon we use, supplied by a neighbouring farmer/butcher, free range eggs (many of them from our own hens), award winning black pudding and sausages from “Jerry Howarth”, to the flour we use to bake our own bread supplied by Caudwells Mill – our aim is to provide you with the perfect start to any day whether taking in the sights, visiting friends and family, or preparing for a busy day at the office!


Breakfast begins with a variety of fruit juices, cereals and muesli, yoghurt and fresh fruits. While you indulge in this, your Derbyshire farmhouse breakfast will be prepared and cooked. Our Full Derbyshire Feast consists of free range eggs, (scrambled poached or fried), grilled short back bacon and locally made sausages, grilled fresh tomatoes, mushrooms and for the traditionalists, “Jerry Howarths” award winning black pudding. Of course, you can choose any combination you like, mix and match to your hearts’ content, and may even prefer a full Derbyshire Vegetarian Breakfast! (Or a freshly grilled Manx kipper – although it cannot lay a claim to be too local)! This is completed with a selection of our homemade bread, toasted and served with a variety of jams, marmalades and local honey, fresh filter coffee and a selection of teas.

Of course, not everyone will choose the full Monty, and if you are on a special diet or just have a smaller appetite you can select exactly what you would like to see on your plate. Just coffee and poached eggs? No problem - freshly filtered coffee and two of our own free range eggs, expertly poached, on a hot slice of homemade bread toasted to perfection...bliss!

Evening Meals

Eating out locally is a real treat and a wonderful way of exploring the area. We are very lucky to have a wide variety of recommendations to share with our guests. From a cosy country pub with fantastic food, a more formal “good food guide” restaurant, to the best Indian restaurant we have ever eaten in. Our recommendations are all places we use as a family, some suited to a special occasion, others where we might go just for a little R&R. (Many will need pre-booking as they are all very popular with localls and visitors alike)! If you select eating out from the left hand menu at the side of this page, you will find our recommended selection of local places to eat out, along with approximate driving times from Dannah. For those guests who prefer not to drive themselves, taxis can be arranged.  Again, please book in advance to avoid any problems.

evening meal in the peak districtIf you are arriving late, having a “working stay”, or just want to chill out in your room, a supper platter can be arranged. This is truly a feast for the eyes, as well as the taste-buds, and will contain a tempting selection of meats, cheeses, fish and salads, as well as our delicious homemade bread and a home-made pudding. The platters are, naturally, made to order and we do require them to be booked in advance (24 hours if possible) - £16.95 per person. If you are ordering a platter and have any food allergies or strong dislikes, please make sure that you let us know.

We hold a full restaurant and residential license here at Dannah, and have a carefully selected range of wonderful wines and Champagnes for you to choose from, as well as beers, spirits and soft drinks. For a truly special and intimate occasion, a supper platter, served in the comfort of your room with a bottle of Veuve Cliquot to accompany it is hard to beat!!

Local Produce GuaranteedPeak District Cuisine guarantees a true taste of the peak by ensuring that the main ingredients of food served at Dannah are grown or produced in the Peak District.