Commanding superb views over Monsal Dale, a valley in an area of Derbyshire’s Peak
District known as the White Peak, the Monsal Head Hotel offers guests real food,
with well priced seasonal menus, real ales from local micro breweries, a large outdoor
seating area, and 7 en-suite bedrooms. The Hotel and Coaching Inn are in one of
the most popular beauty spots in Derbyshire, with views over the valley and its famous
viaduct, and a short distance from Chatsworth Estate, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell,
Buxton and Matlock.
Enjoy a relaxed Christmas or New Year break with us.
Please click here to download the Cake Trail guide. This is will allow you to follow
the Cake Trail that will guide you along the popular Monsal Trail and giving you
the opportunity to call in at traditional tearooms, cafes, restaurants along the
The Longstone Restaurant
The spacious Longstone Restaurant, situated within the main hotel, offers guests
a traditional dining experience with a tranquil atmosphere and excellent customer
The menus make use of quality vegetables, and fresh meat & game sourced from local
award-winning butchers. The menus change seasonally and are supplemented by a daily
specials board which makes extensive use of fresh fish. Our dishes are created by
a team of Chefs under the watchful eye of Head Chef, Rob Cochran, who hails from
Current favourites include 'Braised beef with home smoked garlic mash, glazed shallots,
Chantenay carrots and pancetta crisps served with a rich red wine and girroles jus'
& 'our local Gloucester Old Spot sausages served with creamy mash, vegetables and
To finish - 'our delicious sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla
ice cream' or 'Chocolate Nemesis', our delicious chocolate dessert to rival all others!
As all of our dishes are freshly prepared and cooked to order using fresh ingredients,
we can accommodate special diets eg. Coeliac, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free etc.
without prior notice. Please take a moment to look at our menus opposite.
To compliment the food, there is a great wine menu, excellent views from the large
windows, full table service and a large roaring fire in the colder months.
The Longstone is also available for corporate and private functions, and the room
can seat up to 60 people for dinner, and 80 people for a buffet.
Party menus and corporate rates are available upon request.