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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn and Hotel at Castleton

    Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn...

    A delightful 17th century freehouse offering 3 star B&B accommodation, in the historic Peak District Village of Castleton. A warm welcome awaits you at this traditional, family-run ‘proper’ country pub.  Karen and John have ensured it retains a real flavour of days gone by and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that is sure to refresh visitors however short their stay.

    To maintain the traditional and welcoming ambience we have become famous for, you will not find any pool tables or juke boxes in Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn. Instead, you are free to sit undisturbed beside the fires in our heavily-beamed, cosy bar area and enjoy a drink and a chat in quiet, relaxed surroundings.  We keep a wide choice of award-winning cask ales and also serve good, wholesome food in both the bar and restaurant.


    The earliest reference to an ale house in Castleton was 1577 when Richard Lea and Richard Altfield had 'Alehowsis'. It was one of these that was probably on the site of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn. The present building was built in 1660 by the Hall family, who had lived in Castleton since medieval times and become one of the village’s most prominent benefactors.

    The building, once a farmstead, passed down through various members of the family until in 1748 when, known as the Wagon and Horses, it came into possession of a full license.  It wasn’t until 1847 that it finally became ‘Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese’.

    Castleton's famous Garland ceremony (Oak Apple Day) takes place on 29th May each year in commemoration of the restoration of Charles II to the throne. In fact, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese plays an important part in the ceremonial Garland parade.


    We have ten tastefully-decorated en-suite bedrooms comprising one 4 poster room, 3 large double rooms, 4 small double rooms, 1 twin and 1 single. All our rooms are comfortably appointed with colour television, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer.  Our rates, which are per room and include full English breakfast, vary according to the season and length of stay.

    All rooms are non-smoking.

    Food and Entertainment
    Our head chef creates a regularly-changing selection of traditional home-cooked food, whilst always remembering to retain the established favourites.  We also have a wide choice of award-winning cask ales.  Customers can enjoy our menu in both the bar and the restaurant, depending on their preferred ambience.

    In keeping with our traditional role of ‘the locals’ favourite, we also host frequent entertainment, including a weekly Quiz Night and live music events featuring top local musicians.

    Depending on the season, our restaurant is also available as a function room.  It is the ideal location for an ‘away-from-the-office’ business meeting, small conference or teambuilding exercise.  These largely informal meetings can be built around our renowned buffets – a really flexible way to cater for your guests’ needs.  

    Contact us for more details, prices and booking information.

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