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Ideas For April Dining

Hear at Country Images, Derbyshire’s best free lifestyle magazine, we love to dine out at many of the fantastic restaurants that the area has to offer. Below are just a taster of some of the places we’d recommend.


The Bluebell Country Inn and Restaurant at Farnah Green near Belper is a charming country inn offering traditional hospitality. It is popular with locals and visitors alike and serves locally sourced ingredients. All their food is freshly prepared by their own qualified chefs using only the best produce. Food is served at lunchtime and evenings and bookings are recommended so as not to avoid disappointment. Telephone: 01773 826494

Horsley-lodge-Edit-2-Oct10Nominated for ‘Restaurant of the Year’ last year in the Derbyshire Food and Drink awards, the Highlander Restaurant at Horsley Lodge is a stylish setting, serving up creative meals with freshly delivered produce from its ‘food supplier’ partners. We cook to order with passion and pride. With views over the golf course Horsley Lodge is the place to relax and enjoy a meal.  The main menu is wide ranging, fresh, with stylish yet simple dishes and excellent value for money.

kelstedge-1The Kelstedge Inn Nestled in a picturesque valley on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District, The Kelstedge is a traditional country pub offering great food, real ales, fine wine and fantastic service. Located on the Chesterfield to Matlock Road in the village of Kelstedge (just outside Ashover) their aim to provide a superb dining experience along with some fantastic real ales, hand chosen from both local and national breweries. www.thekelstedge.co.uk Telephone: 01246 590448

Marquis-4-Oct12A warm welcome awaits you at the newly refurbished Marquis of Ormonde on Denby Lane, Codnor, Ripley. They offer fresh food served daily and cater for all occasions with their function room, fully licensed bar offering a selection of real ales, drafts, spirits and fine wines . They also offer a lunchtime specials menu, a midweek carvery and a traditional Sunday carvery. Now serving speciality coffees.www.marquisoformonde.co.uk Telephone: 01773 745222

Nicos-2-Apr13A little bit of Italy can be enjoyed at Nico’s Italian Restaurant. Head Chef Christopher Stannard brings a wealth of experience with his own take on Italian cuisine which includes pizzas, pasta dishes and vegetarian lasagna. They also offer ‘speciality’ dishes on their evening menu. Nico’s is a delightful family run Italian restaurant where you can enjoy fine food in pleasant surroundings. Weekend booking is essential. Nico’s is on Brick Street, just off Friar Gate, Derby. Telephone: 01332 208220

White-Horse-Apr13The White Horse at Woolley Moor offers really great food and good hospitality. Their wide and varied menus change on a regular basis and their bar snacks are not bad either! They are currently offering one, two and three course dishes from £10, £13 and £16, Tuesday through to Thursday and Friday and Saturday lunchtimes. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, offering great food and service. Telephone: 01246 590319


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