The Samuel Fox is a country Inn serving traditional and contemporary cuisine, using local, fresh ingredients and home-made produce.  It has extremely well appointed en-suite bedrooms and it’s the perfect location in the picturesque Hope Valley for exploring Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park.  The Samuel Fox is close to Castleton, Hathersage, Edale and the Pennine Way, and within easy reach of Chatsworth, Matlock, the spa town of Buxton, and the many historical houses run by English Heritage and the National Trust.  For weekend breaks, longer holidays, excellent food, wine and real ales, you will always receive a warm welcome at the Samuel Fox in Bradwell.

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Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Dinner Menus

Sunday Lunch Menu

Wine List

Ample menus and wine list

Happy to dine early?  If so, James is offering a short menu at set £5.00, £10.00 and £5.00 for starter, main and dessert.  Early bird dining is available Wednesday through Saturday from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

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This year the Tour starts in Yorkshire and the second stage, from York to Sheffield on Sunday 6th July, takes the peloton within a few miles of the Samuel Fox.  This is a rare opportunity to be part of the greatest cycle race on earth.  Stay the weekend on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis and we’ll provide free transport to see Chris Froome and the other stars tackle the steep terrain of nearby Bradfield.  And while you’re there take the opportunity of sampling a few local real ales at the Bradfield Brewery beer festival.’

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With the reopening of our restaurant after the May refurbishment (see home page) we’ve introduced a taste and flavours of the Samuel Fox, seven course tasting menu (see menus, below). Available for enjoyment by complete tables the tasting menu is priced at £49.00 per person and there is an accompanying wine flight available for an additional £31.00.

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The Samuel Fox Country Inn,

Stretfield Road, Bradwell,

Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 9JT

Telephone:  01433 621 562

Facsimile:  01433 623 770

Email: enquiries@samuelfox.co.uk

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Opening hours, summer 2014:

Accommodation: Monday - Sunday

Lunches: Wednesday - Sunday,

12:00 - last orders 14:00 (15:30 on Sundays)

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday

18:00 - last orders 21:00
(every evening for residents and by prior arrangement for parties)


Restaurant and bar refurbishment, May 2014

Our bar and restaurant will be closed on Monday 5th May for redecoration and refitting and will reopen again for dinner on Friday 16th May. We will be open for residents on a B&B basis throughout this time.

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Why choose the Samuel Fox?


Since James Duckett took over as the chef/proprietor of the Samuel Fox Country Inn in October 2012, there have been a number of excellent reviews, for example in December 2012 in the Sheffield Telegraph, in the April 2013 edition of Profile Magazine on pages 56-58 and in the  December 2013 issue of Westside Magazine. More recently an excellent food blogger review in May 2014 was followed by a further review in the Sheffield Telegraph in June.


James is a chef with international experience having travelled widely and worked in the kitchens of some of the very best restaurants, in the UK, France, Holland and Australia.  Also, he has run his own restaurants in Spain and more recently in Devon.


The Samuel Fox is James’s first pub venture where, given his background and experience, you may be sure that the food on offer is of the highest order (see the links to James’s new menus to the right of this page). However, James is keen to see that the Samuel Fox also plays host to villagers and visitors alike who may wish to just enjoy a drink in convivial surrounds. James is living ‘above the shop’ and thus well placed to ensure that there’ll always be the very warmest of welcomes for residents, diners and those enjoying a drink with friends and family.


The village of Bradwell in the Hope Valley lies at the heart of the Peak District National Park, an area rich in natural beauty, history and heritage.  With four beautifully furnished en suite guest rooms, fine food and a welcoming bar, the Samuel Fox is an ideal base from which to explore all that the Park has to offer.  Nearby are the Chatsworth Estate, Haddon Hall, Peveril Castle, and many other English Heritage and National Trust sites; the beautiful villages of Castleton, Bakewell, Matlock, and the larger spa town of Buxton, with its famous waters and opera house; and the wild beauty and desolate moorland of Kinder Scout, the show caves of Castleton, and the reservoirs and dams of the beautiful Derwent Valley.


Allow us to make your visit to the Hope Valley extra special.  Whether you choose to stay, to dine or just to enjoy a drink at the bar or on the terrace, James and his restaurant and bar managers, Sabrina and Gareth, look forward to welcoming you to the Samuel Fox Country Inn soon.

Bar and restaurant style update

A new look for the Samuel Fox

We reopened on Friday 16th may after a two week closure during which time we have transformed to look of the linked restaurant and bar areas. We’re excited about these changes and customer feedback thus far has been very positive. Now the public areas have a much warmer and contemporary look with a new colour scheme, contemporary striped carpet, more modern furniture in a mix of styles and colours and some new lighting. We hope you like it.

Hope Valley weather


Check out the weather in the Hope Valley, now and the forecast for the next 14 days here.

Christmas and New Year at the
Samuel Fox


As in the past we’ll have a full line up of festive season short breaks and celebration lunch and dinner menus covering the build up to Christmas 2014 and the holiday period over Christmas and New Year. Details of our 2013 menus, typical of what we’ll be offering this year, and of our 2014 short break packages may be viewed here.

Recognition in Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards


The Samuel Fox Country Inn has been voted Best Newcomer in the 2014 Derbyshire Food and Drink Awards. That’s James, seated second from right prior to received the award on January 23rd from celebrity chef Valentine Warner in front of some 250 guests assembled for the awards dinner at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield.

James and the team at the Samuel Fox triumphed against stiff, county-wide competition. Shortlisted establishments received an ‘incognito’ visit from one of Visit England’s independent inspectors who judged them on the quality and presentation of the food, the level of service and the use of fresh, local produce. Not only did James and team win ‘best newcomer’, but they were amongst the first to win a Gold Award in the newly launched Taste Derbyshire accreditation scheme.

New website under construction
In keeping with our new look restaurant and bar areas we’re currently building a new website which will go live this summer.