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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Opening hours, winter 2013/14:
Accommodation: Monday - Sunday
Lunches: Friday - Sunday,
12:00 - last orders 14:00 (15:30 on Sundays)
Dinner: Wednesday - 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.
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.
On Friday evenings, in addition to the restaurant à la carte menu we offer an informal tapas style supper menu in the bar. It’s an ideal way to sample James’s menu and to share tastes and flavours with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. A typical ‘secret supper’ menu is featured below.
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.’
Not only will our restaurant and bar have a new look in May (see home page) but soon after we’ll be introducing a new six course tasting menu with optional matching wine flight to showcase the very best of the Samuel Fox cuisine. Keep an eye on our website for further news or keep in touch via Twitter
The Samuel Fox Country Inn,
Stretfield Road, Bradwell,
Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 9JT
Telephone: 01433 621 562
Facsimile: 01433 623 770
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.
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
We will be closing for non residents on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May in order to redecorate and refurnish our bar and restaurant areas.
We’re excited about these changes which will give the public areas a much warmer and contemporary look with a new colour scheme, contemporary striped carpet and more modern furniture in a mix of styles and colours. There’s also additional lighting and some new wall decorations.
We’ll be reopening for non residents again for dinner on Friday 16th May, though our kitchen will be closed again for one day on Sunday, 18th as James will be doing a cookery demonstration that day at the Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair (see below).
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.
Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair
Come and see for yourself what makes the dining experience at the Samuel Fox special. James will be ‘on stage’ in the cookery theatre at the Derbyshire Food and Drink Fair at 12:00 noon on Sunday 18th May. He’ll be preparing a couple of the dishes from his spring menu, live in front of what we’re expecting to be a packed theatre.
Last year the Fair attracted some 16,000 people making it by far the biggest event of its kind in this part of England. It’s a great day out, so please do come along and say hello.