Delightful Peak District Pub

Anglers Rest is a dog-friendly, family-run Peak District pub, located on the banks of the picturesque River Wye, in the very beautiful village of Millers Dale. Six miles from Hassop Cycle Hire along the Monsal Trail and perfectly positioned on many popular walking routes, Anglers Rest is the ideal place to stop off for a drink or bite to eat whilst walking or cycling in the area. This gem of a pub has a great selection of well-kept real ales and is renowned for its welcoming service and delicious, home-cooked, hearty pub meals. Enjoy the riverside beer garden in the sunshine or relax in front of one of the roaring log fires. Even better, for those wanting to stay a while longer, there’s a self-contained, dog-friendly apartment sleeping two!

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Wonderful Menu

The menu at Anglers Rest offers delicious comfort food and traditional pub classics, all home-cooked using fresh, local ingredients, to suit all appetites. So, whether you’re just stopping by for a quick bite to eat or have booked in for a heart meal, there’s something for everyone. 

For those looking for a lighter snack, why not treat yourself to a fresh sandwich, a loaded chip cob, or a warming bowl of homemade soup with fresh, crusty bread?  Or maybe a huge ploughman’s lunch to keep your energy levels up for the rest of your walk or cycle? Reward yourself with delicious fish & chips, succulent steak & ale pie, tasty lasagne or a delicious burger – to name just a few, as well as daily specials, and their weekly steak nights! Anglers Rest is renowned for its excellent home-cooked Sunday lunch, using local meats and fresh seasonable vegetables, so be sure to book in to ensure you get to see why they are so popular!

There is also a great children’s menu with all their usual favourites, so younger diners are sure to be happy, and there are even treats for the dogs!

Anglers Rest’s drinks menu is equally as good! There’s a great selection of well-kept cask ales from local brewers such as Peak Ales, Eyam Brewery, Abbeydale Breweries, Kelham Island and Bradfield Brewers, so the beer enthusiasts will not be disappointed! You will also find a choice of selected wines, refreshing ciders, gins, spirits and soft drinks. 

The Anglers Rest is open daily from 12pm to 10pm.

Food is served:
Monday to Thursday:  12pm to 2pm and 6pm to 8.30pm
Friday:  12pm to 2pm and 6pm to 9.00pm
Saturday: 12pm to 9pm
Sunday: 12pm to 7pm
Booking is advisable.

Anglers Rest is fabulous inside and out!

As soon as you arrive at this family-run pub, you’ll be greeted by the friendly, helpful team, who will ensure you have an enjoyable visit. Whether you are calling in for a drink, bar snack or meal, you can enjoy the spacious, yet cosy bar and dining areas, or the wonderful riverside beer garden.

The bar and dining room at Anglers Rest each have lots of lovely features, such as exposed timber beams and wood-burning stoves – a welcoming sight after a wintery walk in the countryside, which your dog will enjoy snuggling in front of too!

The outside space in the riverside garden is so special. Is there anything nicer than sitting by the side of a river on a sunny day, listing to the sound of water and watching the birdlife that it attracts?! There are plenty of picnic benches for you to sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Parking is also available.

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Lovely Self-Contained Apartment

For those wanting to stay a while longer in these beautiful surroundings, Anglers Rest has a fabulous dog-friendly, self-contained apartment. The apartment has its own entrance, so you can come and go as you please. Inside you will find open plan living accommodation with sofa, dining table and kitchenette. When you’ve got a pub next door serving delicious meals each day – it’s all you’ll need! There is also a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom.


The location of Anglers Rest, right on the banks of the River Wye in Millers Dale, is simply idyllic. Millers Dale itself is a picturesque village with a cluster of houses in a wooded limestone valley. Lots of the landscape surrounding Millers Dale is preserved as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and nearby Monk’s Dale is a national nature reserve famed for its natural woodland and many species of wildflowers.

There are many popular walking routes that pass by, or close to, Anglers Rest, making it very popular with walkers and visitors exploring this beautiful area.  Try the scenic route starting from Tideswell, via Litton Mill, before following the pretty riverside path, through to Millers Dale. Anglers Rest is conveniently approximately halfway on this six mile walk. Tranquil walks along the River Wye can also be enjoyed from Cressbrook via Water-Cum-Jolly, or from the little village of Wormhill.

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The Monsal Trail is just a couple of minutes’ walk from Anglers Rest. This 8.5-mile traffic-free route runs from nearby Chee Dale to the fabulous market town of Bakewell, passing through beautiful countryside. Bikes can be hired from nearby Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire, which is just a 10-minute drive away, then you can stop off at Anglers Rest on your way along the Monsal Trail, and again on the way back! Or why not hire bikes from Monsal Cycle Hire in Hassop, have a leisurely 6 mile ride along the trail to Millers Dale, via the fabulous Monsal Head, and stop off for lunch as your halfway treat before heading back?!

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The River Wye is also very popular with fly fishers, and renowned for its wild brown and rainbow trout. Visitors travel from all over the world to fish these waters, and day tickets can be purchased nearby. 

So, whether Anglers Rest is your starting point, halfway point, or finishing point, you’re sure to receive the warmest of welcomes, experience excellent food and drink, and will soon be planning your next route back!

Contact Anglers Rest

For more information to to book at table, please contact the team at Anglers Rest who will be delighted to help.