• Ranked #177 of 226
  • Avg. main course: £10
  • 0.11 miles from Fenny Bentley
  • British

We say…

The Coach and Horses is a 17th century coaching inn nestled in Fenny Bentley, the southernmost village in the Peak District National Park that is located just 2 miles from Ashbourne. This traditional free house serves home cooked and locally sourced food to both locals and area visitors alike.

The Dawson family delight in welcoming visitors into their inn, a cosy environment complete with low beams, flagged floors and log fires; the Coach and Horses is the ideal end to a day’s walking in the Peak District. Diners can choose between the homely bar, the larger front dining room and the garden room depending on the occasion.

Dining at the Coach and Horses is an opportunity to enjoy the home-cooked produce of the surrounding countryside; all meat, fish, fruit and vegetables are sourced from named, local suppliers in Derbyshire. The menu features traditional favourites alongside more continental based flavours as well as offering many gluten free options. Open your meal with a stylish starter such as bacon and chicken roulade or make it a sharing affair with a continental deli board. There’s a main course option for every taste, with options including the traditional 10z Horseshoe gammon steak, Woodsman’s pie or alternatively a baked salmon en croute? Vegetarians have a choice of flavoursome dishes such a Cajun spiced lentil cakes or a halloumi-topped chilli bean casserole.

If it’s something lighter you’re after, the Coach and Horses serve a range of hot and cold sandwiches between 12pm and 5pm or why not opt for an authentic ploughman’s lunch after a day on the land. Little ones with smaller appetites can select from the varied main and dessert options to refuel after outdoor antics! Party bookings are also welcomed and a choice of party menus are available.


With its homely welcome and locally sourced menu, the dining experience offered at the Coach and Horses attracts both local residents and those visiting the picturesque National Park. Booking is therefore advisable to avoid disappointment at the end of a countryside day out. 

last updated: 14 Feb 2019
Fenny Bentley, Ashbourne, DE6 1LB
01335 350246