Red Lion Birchover
Red Lion Birchover

It may surprise you to know...

A selection of our cheeses at Bakewell show this year

In addition to providing a warm, friendly environment, we endeavour to produce as many ingredients from the menu ourselves. This ranges from cured pancetta, black pudding, sausages and our ever popular hand-cut chips.


Following intensive courses in Nantwich, Matteo has mastered the art of cheese-making and achieved a number of awards for a range of dairy products. Our rich and creamy 'Birchover Blue' cheese is often available on the menu and sometimes to buy to take away.


In addition to winning silver at Nantwich for his Caerphilly, Matteo has won numerous awards for butter, cream, mozzarella, Chatsworth choice award for 'Frillo' (hard cheese) and a trophy for a celebratory cheese board.


Every dairy product produced on site is hand-made from start to finish and uses milk from a farm less than 5 miles away.



Our award winning celebratory cheeseboard
Matteo demonstrating how to make mozzarella

Bakewell show 2014 results...

Matteo has once again succeeded in securing awards for his cheese at this years show:


White crumbly cheese - Bronze award

Farmhouse cheese - Silver award for our Birchover Blue cheese


Red Lion Birchover

Main street

Birchover, Matlock


 Opening hours

Saturday 14th March

food served 12-3pm only

Monday - Closed (except bank hols)

Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday - 6pm-11pm

Thursday - 6pm-11pm

Friday - 6pm-11pm

Saturday - 12pm-11pm

Sunday - 12pm-8pm

Food served:

Wednesday & Thursday 6pm until 7.45pm

Friday 6pm until 8.15pm (no lunch service Friday 26th July) 

Saturday 12pm until 8.15pm

Sunday 12pm until 4pm (carvery until 3.30pm)

Please note: Last food and drinks orders are taken 15 minutes prior to the end of service.




Call us for reservations


01629 650363

Tables for 10 or more people will be subject to a non-refundable deposit of £5 pp.

(Please Note: we cannot always confirm bookings made via email. Please call us to book.)



Sunday carvery now available!

Get a fantastic home-cooked Sunday roast dinner from just £9.95

Served from 12pm every Sunday.

Booking recommended.



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