When The Dore Moor Inn first threw open its doors – precisely 200 years ago – it welcomed those who were going to, or coming back from, Derbyshire. Much has changed since then and many of the original snugs have been converted into a single larger room, but one which still retains many quirky corners and more private areas.
Because this is an old building, be warned that it isn’t particularly disabled-friendly – there are steps up if you want to use the loos, and many steps down if you wish to sit outside in the gardens. The exterior areas are a huge bonus for the Moor, neatly arranged although they might want to swap the plastic plants on the tables with some real ones from the garden centre opposite.
The Moor is clearly very popular with the local ladies who lunch and one of the staff found the time to give a lot of attention to an elderly soul who was sitting alone with her coffee. This is a lovely touch, but sadly very rare in this uncommunicative world of mass communication.
There are a few real ales available at The Dore Moor and a couple of pints of Adnams slid down nicely. The wine list is similarly good, but inclined to the pricier side, and the rest of the drinks have been well thought through. The menu includes a to-die-for pudding section, with a brilliant cheeseboard that is a nibbling platter in itself. A visit to the Dore Moor leaves you decidedly ‘more-ish’. Return visit already booked.
• The Dore Moor Inn, Hathersage Road, Dore, Sheffield, S17 3AB. 0114 262 1031.
DRINKS SELECTION 4/5