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

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday to Friday

Drinks 6pm to 10pm

Food 6pm to 8pm

Pizza only on Wednesday evenings (eat in or take away. Pre-booked)

Fish and chips available to take away on Thursday evenings (Pre-booked)

Take away food must be booked by 3pm on the day it is required and must be consumed off the premises


Drinks 12pm to 11pm

Food 12pm to 4pm/5pm to 8pm


Drinks 12pm to 8pm

Food 12pm to 6pm


Call us for reservations


01629 650363

We do not book our outside tables. We ask that there be a maximum of 6 people at each table inside or outside.

Inside tables are very limited and we cannot accommodate groups of more than 6. Larger groups are not permitted to book/occupy multiple tables. A non-refundable deposit of £5 per person will be taken on booking.  Booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

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






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