The Blacksmiths is a family owned gastro pub nestled in the picturesque village of Clayworth, situated along the Chesterfield Canal.
In 2012 it was renovated into what is now a delightful country destination gastro pub with a hint of a Swiss ski chalet, incorporating Will & Leah’s previous life and love of the mountains, whilst retaining much of its original character. The long oak bar, leather chairs, real fires, candles and the odd cow bell or pair of skis, works well to create an ambience of ruddy, après ski ‘bonhomie’ that draws you in and gives you a welcoming glow inside, offering somewhere you can relax and want to stay a while.
Will & Leah’s vision from the start has been ‘farm to fork’, a good analogy of the ethos of this gastro pub. Care and effort is put into sourcing the best, from the beer pulled behind the bar to the foraged fruits along the canal and use of fresh seasonal produce from the local farming community; vegetables, fruit, game, locally reared lamb/pork/beef/poultry all helping to reduce the carbon footprint.
Everyone is welcome whether it’s for a quiet drink after work or having a party in the ‘The Oak Room’ which is accessed via the amazing helical staircase, and offers a private dining area overlooking the far reaching views of the beautiful countryside – perfect on a summer’s day with the doors open, sitting on the balcony. Outside you will discover the ‘walled garden’, which has been delightfully designed with the odd ‘quirk’ to offer stylish, alfresco dining. When the nights close in, retreat inside to relax in front of the roaring fires and comfortable leather sofas.
So if its for food or for drinks we look forward to seeing you in the Blacksmiths. If you have any other queries or would like to make a booking please click here to get in touch, or call us on 01777 818171.
Will and Leah warmly welcome you, and hope you enjoy the Blacksmiths as much as they do.