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

Things to do


As there is simply so much on offer here in Derbyshire this page is filled with links to other sites that offer greater detail than can be captured on these few pages.

The links below are as diverse as possible (simply click on a photo to visit their websites). If, on your surfing travels, you come across a site that would benefit from inclusion here then please let us know and we’ll add it in. Continue reading “Things to do”

Matlock as an Antiques and Vintage Destination

Matlock is rapidly growing to become a sought after destination for a large number of Vintage & Antique stores.
We have produced a series of photographs of the main stores in town, so if you are looking for a place to spend time whilst you seek out that valuable addition to your home then why not stay at Sheriff Lodge.

Check out the photos below – they are all Vintage & Antique shop here in Matlock – most of which are on Dale Road.