Hathersage village in the Hope Valley might only be small in size, but its location in the Peak District National Park means that it is a hugely popular tourist destination. Its ancient stone buildings and winding roads are steeped in history and character, with stunning scenery providing a head-turning backdrop. Many visitors head to Stanage Edge, which is beloved of walkers, climbers and birdwatchers. The historic mills of the industrial revolution provide a rich atmosphere, and history lovers will enjoy exploring the beautiful area that inspired Charlotte Bronte's fictional village of 'Norton'. In addition its natural beauty, there are excellent cafes, bars and restaurants in Hathersage, catering for all tastes and budgets.
The restaurants in Hathersage offer a range of cuisines from around the world, but many visitors arrive in the village to do walking, sightseeing, climbing or cycling - and they arrive hungry! Why not enjoy a classic afternoon tea at one of the cafes or hotel restaurants in Hathersage? This national institution is served beautifully in the village, with delicate triangle sandwiches served alongside miniature cakes and freshly-baked scones served with jam and butter. Afternoon tea will usually be served with a big pot of tea, a freshly-ground coffee or even a glass of fizz. Either way, it is an unashamedly luxurious and a wonderful treat as you relax and recuperate from the Derbyshire hills.
For a small village, there is a great selection of restaurants in Hathersage to enjoy. Gastropubs are very popular around here and usually welcome walkers and their dogs with large portions sizes, extensive menus, comfortable chairs and even bowls for four-legged friends. Many will double up as B&B accommodations for those staying overnight. Quandoo diners particularly enjoy The Plough Inn at Leadmill. This gastropub is one of Hathersage's restaurants with real history, as it dates back to the 16th century. In and around the village you'll also find eateries serving Indian, Chinese, British, Italian and Thai.
Because the village is small and extremely popular, its restaurants can also get booked up very easily. To avoid disappointment, be sure to reserve your table up to two hours in advance with Quandoo. By doing so, you can relax and enjoy your meal at one of the excellent restaurants in Hathersage without needing to queue or worry about being turned away. Don't forget to leave a review either to share your experiences!