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

Wednesday to Friday 5pm to 11pm (food 5pm to 7.45pm)

Saturday 12pm to 11pm (food 12-3pm/ 5-7.45pm)

Sunday 12pm to 10pm (food 12-3.45pm and 5pm to 7.30pm)


Call us for reservations



Sardinian Night: Saturday 15th January.

£35pp payable on booking

Call 01629 650363

Limited to 18 seats at a shared table



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