The Merchant’s Yard, set in the picturesque Peak District village of Tideswell, is renowned for its 2AA awarded restaurant. You can extend your visit with a stay in their luxurious, boutique rooms!

These immaculate rooms are a sympathetic extension to the stylish restaurant, with a reception entrance and the same high class feel and service that The Merchant’s Yard has always prided itself on.

Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a delicious lunch or evening meal whilst out exploring the Peak District National Park, somewhere to enjoy a cocktail with friends, or an exceptional place to stay, The Merchant’s Yard is definitely for you! With a private function room for 26 and a stylish restaurant seating 80, why not host your private party or even your unforgettable wedding reception at The Merchants Yard!

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Boutique Rooms

The eight impressive boutique rooms at The Merchant’s Yard have their own separate entrance on the ground floor, and the private use of a cosy lounge area with sofas, wood burning stove and TV.  The perfect place to relax with a drink before heading back to your room!

There are five Superior Rooms which are modern and stylish, and each have an exceptionally comfortable King-sized bed (which can be converted into two singles upon request), with luxurious 300 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets.

New for 2024 are two Deluxe Rooms and a Superior Deluxe room which have been designed with the same feel as the Superior Rooms, yet offer a little extra luxury and space should guests desire it. These large, spacious rooms are bright and airy, with high ceilings and air conditioning. The Superior Deluxe Room has the benefit of a snug area with an additional double sofa bed, making it ideal for families.

Each room has been furnished to the highest standard with 55” Smart TV with built in Freesat, WiFi, mini fridge for guest use, tea- and coffee-making facilities, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and Velux roof windows.

Children up to the age of 12 can be accommodated on a fold-up bed within each room if required.

All rooms have their own private bathroom, four of which have large, freestanding baths and a spacious separate shower. Each are supplied with Cole and Lewis luxury toiletries and soft towels for you to enjoy. The fifth room is an equally delightful, accessible room, suitable for wheelchairs, with a stylish wet room and adapted furnishings. 

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In addition to the use of the in addition to the use of the guest lounge, guests also have access to an outdoor terrace, where they can enjoy a drink or two if the weather permits. Each room also boasts a dedicated parking space.

All room stays include a delicious breakfast in the restaurant, cooked to order and served at your table.

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Fine Dining

At The Merchant’s Yard restaurant, you can enjoy exceptional, high-quality food from a variety of delicious menus in a relaxed, contemporary setting, with top-class service. All meals are freshly prepared using locally sourced ingredients, offering a varied, seasonal menu. 

The spacious restaurant is over three floors, and has a fabulous rustic, modern feel with capacity to accommodate groups of all sizes.

Choose from the scrumptious A La Carte Menu, where you can enjoy delights such as the seafood platter or classic favourites like fish and chips. The Merchant’s Yard also offers a fantastic selection of delicious Italian stone baked pizzas.

There is also a great Sunday lunch menu, where your chosen meat is served carved to share at your table, alongside roast potatoes, homemade Yorkshire puddings, and a selection of seasonal vegetables and chef’s gravy. Homemade vegetarian and vegan alternatives are also available.

Also look out for the seasonal specials menus – such as the Autumn Special – where you can enjoy three courses at a very competitive, discounted rate.

As all meals are freshly prepared, the chefs will be happy to tailor the recipes where possible to cater for those with a gluten-free or dairy-free diet, and there’s also a great selection for vegetarians and vegans.

Delicious afternoon teas are also available, with or without fizz to suit your taste. 

Gift vouchers can also be obtained.


With cocktails, mocktails, a large selection of wines, beers and gins, and even the chance to create your own martini, there’s something to suit everyone at The Merchant’s Yard. The perfect place to relax  with friends and enjoy a drink in the stylish bar with wood-burning stove, or outside in their charming courtyard.

Weddings and Private Hire

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With an open dining room seating 80 people, as well as a more intimate, private roof space seating 26 people, The Merchant’s Yard is the perfect place to host a stylish wedding or a smaller private gathering such as a hen night, christening or birthday. 

The top floor, private dining space, with room for 26 is perfect for baby showers, birthday celebrations and corporate events, with various dining options including set menus and afternoon teas. Should you require extra space for more guests, the middle floor can also be requested too.

Their stylish restaurant provides a fabulous venue for larger events and functions, with lots of flexibility to suit all kinds of events, such as birthday celebrations, charity dinners, corporate events and even weddings.

The Merchants Yard’s spacious restaurant, bar and courtyard provides a stylish venue for all weddings, ranging from a traditional seated wedding breakfast to an reception with disco and canopies. ​Whatever your dream plans are, the dedicated team will help create your perfect day, with tailor made menus just for you. With seating for up to 80 guests in the main function room, its a great place to party! Couples and their families can then enjoy luxury accommodation in one of The Merchant’s Yards boutique rooms, where they can all gather together for breakfast, to discuss the wonderful memories of the big day.

Please contact The Merchant’s Yard for more information, who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements. Be sure to check out their website for up and coming Wedding Showcases where you can view the beautiful venue, meet the helpful team, and discuss everything about hosting your special day!


The Merchant’s Yard has gained an excellent reputation, but it is also in a beautiful location. Situated in the quaint village of Tideswell, in the centre of the Peak District National Park, it’s the perfect base to explore all that the Peak District has to offer. Just a short stroll away are some of the best nature reserves in the Peak District – Monk’s Dale, Hay Dale and Cressbrook Dale, renowned for its blanket of orchids in the summer months and abundance of wildlife. Situated close to the long distance footpath of The Limestone Way, this is perfect walking country.

Only a short drive away are the popular visitor attractions of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, as well as the historic market town of Bakewell and the elegant spa town of Buxton.

In Tideswell itself, look out for its famous Food Festival each May where the streets are lined with delicious food and drink stalls and live street entertainment.

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Contact The Merchant’s Yard

To book a table or a room, or for more information please contact The Merchant’s Yard who will be delighted to help.