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Top tips for outdoor dining and activities in Chesterfield

After a year of staying at home and closures to many of our favourite restaurants and leisure hotspots, a number of Chesterfield’s great local businesses are preparing to reopen their doors again.

Excitement has been building about the prospect of meeting with our loved ones for the first time in months, (albeit in an outdoor setting at first) following the announcement of the Government’s ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown.

But with so much choice of great local bars and restaurants across Chesterfield, we thought we would showcase some of the best places to head to for those long-awaited meals out!

A number of local restaurants, pubs and bars have been adapting their services to make sure they give you the best outdoor dining experience possible from April 12th onwards, so you can truly enjoy those first few moments of freedom.

Van Dyk

Yule Lodge Bar & Grill

Van Dyk’s innovative Yule Lodge Bar & Grill is an 84-seater outdoor covered restaurant and will be open 12th April – 6th June 2021.

Bookings are now being taken for tables up to 6 people, with a £20.00 deposit required per table to confirm the booking.

  • Sunday to Thursday – 12pm – 10pm
  • Friday and Saturday – 12pm – 11pm

For more information, go to

Southgate Terrace

Van Dyk’s Southgate Terrace will provide fun and food with hog-roast, pizza’s, burgers, jacket potatoes & more

The terrace will be open on the following dates and times:

  • Open on Friday and Saturdays – 6pm – 10.30pm
  • 16th 17th 23rd 24th 30th April 7th 8th 14th 15th May
  • Sunday 2nd May – 1pm – 9pm
  • Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May – 2pm – 9pm

Bookings are being taken for tables up to 6 people, with a £20.00 deposit required per table

For more information, go to

Fox and Goose

Set in the beautiful North Derbyshire countryside, the Fox and Goose team is very excited to be opening for ‘Eat out or take out’ from Friday 16th April.

The beer garden will be open for you to enjoy the delights of the Fox and Goose Inn with the option to book and sit at one of the pub’s outside tables.

Takeaway will still be available as the restaurant’s collection and delivery service will still be running until indoor opening can resume from the 17th May.

A limited menu will be on offer whilst the team is still in the process of being able to get back to normality.

Take a look at the current takeaway menu by clicking the following link:

The Fox and Goose Inn

Brampton Manor

Brampton Manor’s much anticipated reopening from Monday 12th April is just weeks away and bookings are now LIVE! Heated Pods and Outdoor Seating now available.

The Manor’s Beach Club is set to reopen from Monday 17th May onwards with plans to feature DJ & Sax Sessions as well as the much anticipated ‘White Party.’

Find out more at:

Casa Hotel

Casa Hotel’s management and staff say they can not wait to welcome you from Monday 12th April, Monday – Sunday 9am till 9pm.

A Lunch menu will be available from 12pm – 9pm daily on the hotel’s Barcelona Terrace with Tea, Coffee and fresh pastries available from 9am.

Find out more at

Peak Edge Hotel

The Peak Edge Hotel will be serving BBQ dishes and drinks, surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of the Peak District from Saturday 17th April.

Bookings availble Saturday – Sunday from 12pm (Weather permitting). It is advised customers bring sensible footwear for the occasion.

Find out more at:

Salute Prosecco and Mamo’s Pizza at Vicar Lane

Salute will be back under the big screen at Vicar Lane, and are teaming up with Mamo’s Pizza to offer 1 and 1/2 hours of Pizza and Bottomless Prosecco. Taking place Friday 16th – Sunday 18th April, 11:30am – 7:30pm. Get together with your loved ones to make up for all those celebrations you have missed!

There is limited seating available so pre-booking is suggested. The event will be operating under Covid-safe regulations with max groups of 6 from two different households.

If Prosecco isn’t your tipple, there are Beer and Non-alcoholic options available. Packages can now be booked at
Salute will be celebrating their 5th Birthday too so follow the team on Instagram and Facebook @salute.prosecco to keep an eye out on what will unfold!

Tickled Trout, Barlow

The Tickled Trout will be re-opening on Thursday 15th April for outdoor dining, serving Thurs-Sunday until the renowned gastro-pub is allowed to open inside, hopefully on the 17th May, then the restaurant shall return to a 7 day operation.

The restaurant will have a permanent outside dining area plus a large marquee area being built.

The popular Tickled Trout takeaway menu will also run during this time.


Chatsworth is getting ready to open all gift shops and outdoor seating at its restaurants from April 12th.

The garden of the iconic house will remain open to visitors, while the Chatsworth farmyard will reopen on April 13th.

The team is also working towards opening the main house and indoor seating at restaurants from 17th May.

For more information, go to

Chatsworth House

Dronfield Hall Barn

Dronfield Hall Barn will be opening the outdoor area of their beautiful medieval Barn as soon as they are able.

The team will be ready to welcome guests with heated gazebos, beautiful landscaped gardens that are maintained by a team of volunteers in the heart of Dronfield.

Table bookings are available at

Chesterfield Canal Trust

Chesterfield Canal Trust is looking forward to welcoming guests back to Katey’s Coffee Shop for takeaways from April 12th, set in the picturesque surroundings of the canal’s Hollingwood Hub.

The team is looking towards welcoming outdoor and indoor visitors to from May 17th and it is hoped boat trips can resume from June 21st onwards.

To find out more, go to:

Hollingwood Hub

Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa

The team at Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa is to start taking reservations for The Garden Secret Spa from the 16th April onwards.

And a picnic can be prepared for you to enjoy on the beautiful gardens or to takeaway – available from 11am – 5pm. To prebook, please call the number below.

Staff are ready to answer any questions you may have and can’t wait to hear from customers

Call 01246280077 or email for more information. You can also view their website at:

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Website helps shops and food and drink businesses continue to do business during Lockdown 2

Destination Chesterfield has sprung into action to support local retailers and food and drink business which have been forced to close their doors in the face of the second lockdown.

Within hours of the second lockdown being announced, Destination Chesterfield created a dedicated page on its website packed with details of nearly 100 local non-food retailers, and food and drink businesses that are continuing to operate by adapting their services to meet the needs of the community.

The initiative was originally launched during the first lockdown and proved a huge success. So much so that Destination Chesterfield wants to add even more businesses to the free directory!

Dom Stevens, Destination Chesterfield Manager commented: “The webpage is very simple but highly effective and had a large volume of visitors during the first lockdown. As soon as we heard about the second lockdown, we pulled out all the stops to get it back up and running.

“The mission for Destination Chesterfield has always been to encourage as many people as possible to support the town. Our website, during the pandemic and the uncertainty that comes with it, is playing a key role in helping us continue to remind people to support the town and its businesses.

“Every trader plays an important part in the local economy and we all need to work together to can ensure their survival beyond these extremely challenging times.”

Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy at Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “In this second national lockdown, it is important that we all support local businesses in any way we can. It has never been easier to shop local from the comfort of your own home because so many local businesses are being innovative in their approach whether it be offering delivery services, click and collect or simply shopping online.

“As always, we are working closely with Destination Chesterfield to support local businesses and I hope lots of people will use this website to find out how they can also help support our local businesses too.”

Details of retailers and food and drink businesses trading during Lockdown 2 can be found at


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