“ Strines, Bradfield, Sheffield, S6 6JE. Tel:0114 2851247 „
Went for Sunday lunch on 15th August 2010, having had our meal bought to our table, and we verbally asked the waiter if they were the right meals, we had started to eat when we were acosted by the chef and accused of having the wrong meals which was causing him a problem , after some debate he said we had better finish eating as we had started, this was in a full restaurant so very embarrising, there was no apology. We complained to the waitress who cleared the table, she went away and came back saying the manager was out and offered us free coffee, which I think means he was there just did not want to speak to us. We refused the coffee, but we will not be going back, this place seems to be going downhill, never seen it so quite on a Sunday lunch time.
We stumbled on this beautiful little pub when taking a wander towards the Derwent Valley the other day. I had no idea such a lovely place was situated just 15 minutes outside of Sheffield! Located in the Peak District, this pub can be reached by following the A57 up towards the Derwent Valley. The pub is on the main road as it begins to dip back down from Bradfield.
The pub is a charming little Inn overlooking the Strines Reservoir and not far from the Ladybower reservoir. The views are excellent and there are plenty of tables outside where you can sup your pint or eat your meal and take it all in.
There are plenty of parking spaces right off the road and into the adjoining field. There is a children's play area also.
Inside the rooms are rather small as you'd expect in a place so old but there are plenty of tables to eat at. Service was fine when we visited on this sunny Saturday lunchtime, although it was understandably busy. We receive our food quickly after ordering and paying at the bar. We had paninis which were enormous and very tasty. The prices were average for this kind of place and well worth it for the ambience and views. The owners make their own sauces, including homemade ketchup which can also be bought from the bar to take a wee taste home with you.
The pub also has rooms to book which are all four-poster, although we did not stay over so I can't comment on the quality.
This is the perfect stop-off from a walk or a country drive and I would recommend it to anyone for a good lunch or a swift half of local ale.