Maps & directions


Sheriff Lodge is situated up a steep hill approximately 250 yards from the main A6 road on the left hand side of Dimple Road next door to the YHA’s National Headquarters.

Our postcode here at Sheriff Lodge is DE4 3JX. However the best way to reach us is to put the address into your SatNav device (DE4 3JX is Allen Hill cul-de-sac opposite us and a SatNav will take you there instead).

Our other contact details are listed at the foot of the page with a link to e-mail.

If you have any queries then please give us a call

…and don’t forget you can book online – all you need do is click the Guestlink logo below

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Click the map above to see us on Google Maps

If you are travelling by Public Transport there are numerous ways in which you can plan your trip.

Matlock Rail Station is at the end of a branch line that runs from Derby. To plan your trip by rail simply click the logo below to visit the Train Line’s website.


If you are planning to travel by bus whilst you are with us there is a very useful website that is very easy to use and will give excellent timings for trips out and about.

Simply click here to see just what we mean

Places to eat

The Sycamore Inn

Sycamore Logo

The Sycamore Inn is a family run business in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales. One of the most popular pubs in Matlock, located on Matlock Bank, the pub itself started life as a coaching inn from the 15th Century and over the years has been the hub of the community. A friendly local with lots of character…and characters! Continue reading “Places to eat”

Evening Meals

…and why we don’t do them.

When we first bought Sheriff Lodge we toyed with the idea of providing an evening meal for our guests (which we can actually do but not on a regular basis – more for our Lady business guests in the Winter months who don’t like to venture out in the dark). Then we found our very own little local pub that does an excellent standard of food and top notch ale. It’s popularity grows by the day and we strongly recommend that you call ahead to book a table.

The Sycamore Inn
This little gem is situated less than five minutes walk from our front door with Becky as Landlady. Inside are two interconnected bars.
The Sycamore provides an excellent standard of beer with Black Sheep, Adnam’s Broadside, Timothy Taylor’s Landlord and Bass on tap. Becky serves food at lunchtime and in the evenings.

The Food
The Sycamore offers a good variety of food which is cooked to order.

Below is a sample of what’s on offer but it changes regularly so you can be assured of a great variety and top quality.

Phone in your order and Becky will even have it ready for you when you arrive;


Soup of the Day £2.95
Served with a crusty roll

Deep Fried Crispy Garlic Mushrooms (v) £3.95
Served with a salad garnish and garlic mayo dip

Loaded Potato Skins (v) £3.95
Choice of bacon & cheese or mushrooms & cheese

Prawn Cocktail £3.95

Dim Sum Selection £3.95
Served with a salad garnish

Breaded Bassa Goujons £3.95
Served with a salad garnish, tartar sauce or sweet chilli dip

Lite Bites

The Sycamore Burger (v) £4.95
Chargrilled burger, or vegi-burger, on lettuce, tomato and onion, topped with bacon and cheese in a sesame seeded bun with chips.

Freshly Cooked Omelette £4.95
Choice of mushroom & Cheese or ham & cheese, served with salad and chips

Cheesy Chips (v) or Cheesy Chips with Bacon £3.25

Jacket Potatoes £4.25
Served with salad and a choice of fillings – cheese, cheese and coleslaw, beans, coronation chicken, chilli, vegetable chilli or curry.

Griddled Paninis £4.75
Served with salad and chips
Cheese & Mango Chutney (v)
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil (v)
Bacon, Brie & Cranberry
Chicken, Mozzarella & Pesto


All main meals are served with chips or new potatoes, unless otherwise stated

Cajun Chicken £6.25
Griddled chicken breast with salad garnish and sour cream dip

Fish & Chips £6.25
Battercrisp cod, mushy peas and tartar sauce

Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto £
Served with garlic bread and salad

Ham off the Bone £5.95
Freshly sliced with fried egg and garden peas

Pie of the Day £6.25
Served with garden peas and gravy

Chilli and Rice (v) £5.95
Choice of meat or 5 bean & coriander chilli, served with boiled rice, tortilla chips and sour cream

Wholetail Scampi £6.25
Deep fried and served with garden peas and tartar sauce

10oz Gammon Steak £7.25
Grilled and served with a choice of pineapple or egg, with garden peas

10oz Rump Steak £7.95
Griddled to your liking and served with onion rings, mushrooms, salad garnish and peas – Diane or Pepper sauce available

Side Orders
Onion rings £1.80
Bowl of Chips £1.80
Diane or Pepper Sauce £1.20
Bread & Butter £0.25
Bowl of Salad £1.80

For Evening Specials please see the chalkboard

Sandwiches – available at lunchtime
Please see our sandwich board – all are served with your choice of chips, salad or soup.

Desserts £3.75
Syrup Sponge
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Chocolate Sponge
Home-Made Apple Pie

All served with a choice of ice-cream (from Matlock Meadows Farm across the valley), custard or cream

There is also a separate menu for frozen desserts