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A true country pub in historic Hope Valley

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Meet the landlord

Meet the landlord – Shaun White

Shaun’s been in the pub and hospitality trade for more than 20 years and has worked for some of the best in the business, including a high-profile national restaurant chain. He hails from Manchester (but won’t be drawn on his team allegiance) and was drawn from the bright lights by the sheer beauty and tranquillity of this very special place in the heart of the Peak District.

History of The Ladybower Inn

Our traditional stone-built pub dates back to the 18th century and was, in fact, a coaching inn servicing the popular Manchester to Sheffield route. It holds many secrets and it was once used as a morgue during a spate of local murders in the 1700s. The culprit was never found! Ladybower Reservoir, which is overlooked by the Inn, together with its close neighbour The Derwent, was used by the famous RAF 617 Squadron for practising the low-level flights needed for WW2’s war effort, due to their similarity to German dams. The squad would come and enjoy a well-earned pint afterwards in the pub and, no doubt, thrill the locals with tales of derring-do.

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T: 01433 651241

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