Feature post – The Lantern Pike Inn, Little Hayfield, Peak District National Park


The Lantern Pike Inn, Little Hayfield, Peak District National Park
The Lantern Pike Inn, Little Hayfield



The Lantern Pike Inn – a pub, restaurant and B&B situated in Little Hayfield, on the A624 between Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith, has been an inn since 1851. The pub itself dates from the building of the turnpike from Old Glossop to Buxton in 1792.

Steeped in history and rich in character the pub is within the bounds of the Peak District National Park, and whilst having all modern amenities retains its old world charm and provides the perfect base for you to discover The Peak District, Hayfield and surrounding attractions.
Today, the resident owners Stella and Tom Cunliffe extend a warm and friendly welcome to all who frequent their country hostelry, with a roaring fire, good food complemented with a well-balanced Wine Menu, well-kept real ales and comfortable bedrooms. We are also very proud to be Little Hayfield’s/Hayfield’s ONLY main entry in the Good Pub Guide for the years 200920102011 and 2012.

Real ales at The Lantern Pike Inn, Little Hayfield, Peak District National Park
The Hayfield areas only main entry in the Good Pub Guide since 2009.
You may be interested to learn that it was at the Lantern Pike that the very earliest Coronation Street episodes were written by its originator Tony Warren.


Our bar has a warm and intimate atmosphere and serves tasty homemade Pub Food. Real ale is always available. It is our policy to always have a minimum of two cask conditioned ales available as well as a good selection of lagers, ciders and Guinness, a well balanced Wine Menu, a well stocked spirit shelf complemented with a whole host of fruit drinks, mixers and other non-alcoholic thirst quenchers.
However, if it’s just a nice cuppa you want we also served traditional English tea, this in addition to some not so traditional teas from around the world.
We can also offer you a cup of freshly ground Kenco Fairtrade coffee served as either an Americano, Au Lait, Macchiato, Cappuccino, Black or Espresso, or a liqueur coffee of your choice.
Food at The Lantern Pike Inn, Little Hayfield, Peak District National Park
Come and sample our extensive menu.

At The Lantern Pike Inn, we are extremely proud of our food menu. We use only the finest ingredients reflecting seasonal market and availability, expertly prepared. It is for this reason that we do not have a printed menu but a constantly changing chalkboard.

The vast majority of our dishes, including our soups, sauces, desserts and potato dishes are homemade using fresh ingredients. We do not buy frozen pre-made products, people tell us they can taste the difference.
Likewise, our fish ~ comes direct from Grimsby Docks to here. We select and purchase top quality iced fish and leave our chefs to prepare them and enhance with a sauce or two where appropriate.
You can enjoy our fine home cooked food, real ales, and all beverages in our attractive beer garden whilst enjoying the beautiful views of the Peaks and the valley. In fine weather why not have a drink or enjoy a meal in our lovely beer garden and patio area. From here you can sit back and enjoy stunning views of Lantern Pike and the surrounding countryside.
The Lantern Pike in is situated amongst some of the finest countryside England has to offer.

Of mid 18th Century architectural design, no two rooms are the same and vary in size and character… Nevertheless, all visitors staying at the Lantern Pike Inn will be delighted at the standard of accommodation. We have 5 cosy Double/Twin rooms available. All bedrooms are en-suite, and have a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. For your additional comfort, one of our double rooms is a superior room. It has a dressed four poster bed and additional seating.

Accommodation at The Lantern Pike Inn, Peak District National Park
Accommodation at The Lantern Pike Inn.
Here at the Lantern Pike Inn we can justifiably claim to be the cradle of the worlds longest running soap opera ~ Coronation Street . It was here in 1960 that Tony Warren (the creator of the street) first penned some of the early episodes of Coronation Street. He also very kindly wrote a note confirming his Lantern Pike connection.
Do you remember the mirror that was always hanging in the pub? In 1986 Granada decided to give the pub a facelift so they staged a fictional fire. All the original props were auctioned off and Mr Alan Hart, the former News of the World Showbiz journalist bid on it and won. Come along to the pub and check out this fascinating piece of TV heritage. Also part of the 1986 clearout was the very famous Rovers Return doors, again Alan Hart acquired them at the same auction. They can be seen today proudly hanging on the walls here at the Lantern Pike.
William Tarmey and Tom Cunliffe, The Lantern Pike Inn
William Tarmey aka ‘Jack Duckworth’ from Coronation Street behind the bar with landlord Tom Cunliffe.
We always strive to look after our customers so that they recommend us to their friends and come back time and time again, so come along and pay us a visit. Enjoy the delights of a traditional Peakland Inn situated amongst some of the finest English countryside around….

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