The Old Hall Inn is renowned throughout the Peak District for its wide range of locally sourced ales and beers, with new beers being showcased in the pub every week. The pub also has two pumps in its bar which are for real cider, and change often. The pub supports the Thornbridge brewery which is in the village of Bakewell, and always has a number of their beers on offer at the pub.
The pub specialises in cooking simple British classic’s and a range of small plates/starters, main dishes and home cooked deserts. The small plate options include Chicken Liver with bacon and port pate (£5.00), Prawn and Crayfish cocktail on a salad bed (£6.00), as well as a Mezze Plate of flat bread and homemade homous (£6.00). A Ploughman’s sharing plate is also available and consists of home roasted ham, pork pies, pickled onions, chutney and cheddar cheese.
Roasted Hake with Prawns, new potatoes and red onion is offered as a main plate and costs £14, as well as braised Lamb Shoulder stuffed with herbs and shallots, served with mash potato for £14. One of the most highly recommended dishes on offer is the steak and local ale pudding (£12), which is highly talked about among previous patrons of the pub. The Steak and Ale puddings are freshly produced on a daily basis, and served with homemade chips, garden peas, and gravy. Locally sourced steaks butchered by the award winning “Mac Burnhams Butcher’s”, feature on the menu and include sirloin, Ribeye and Rump varieties. A number of homemade cakes, tarts and puddings are offered on the desert menu, and cost around £5.00.