Banish autumn blues at top pub

The Bulls Head, Monyash
The Bulls Head, Monyash

With the chilly autumn days rapidly drawing in, sometimes all you want to do is seek out a cosy country pub to enjoy some warming grub.

Well look no further than the charming Bull’s Head in the quaint Peak District village of Monyash.

The traditional pub is the perfect retreat on a cold lunchtime, boasting a friendly atmosphere, a great selection of drinks and a delicious menu of wholesome food which is homemade using fresh, local produce.

The moment we walked into the pub we were met with a friendly welcome from smiley staff - we automatically knew we’d come to a good place.

We ordered drinks from the well-stocked bar - which includes a variety of real ales, beers and lagers - before taking our seats in the cosy dining area.

The menu is packed with a scrumptious selection of mouth-watering delights and really poses a culinary dilemma - “should I go for this, that or that?”

There’s a range of traditional favourites, including steak and kidney pie and chicken curry, as well as steak, fish and vegetarian dishes.

If you’re feeling peckish but not absolutely ravenous, there’s a good choice of sandwiches, filled jacket potatoes and appetizers such as soup and garlic mushrooms.

In the end I decided to go for the lasagne verdi which was served with crispy chips and a nice salad (£10.75).

That may seem like a boring choice but it most certainly didn’t taste dull - it was incredibly tasty.

The homemade meaty bolognaise, layered green lasagne and creamy cheese sauce were cooked to golden perfection and certainly satisfied my hungry stomach.

We left feeling very full and impressed and after looking at the pub’s Christmas menu we’re already looking forward to paying another visit to this family-friendly, snug pub.

Rating: three stars