But how do you pick a place that offers a good drink, good food and good service if you fancy a change from your familiar local?
Reviews are a good starting point. We’ve looked at the Google ratings to compile our list of the top 35 pubs in the Peak District and beyond.
Which one will you choose?
5. Thorntree Inn, Matlock
Thorntree Inn, Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ. Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (250 Google reviews). "Friendly local boozer with good selection of well kept ales. Good food and unusual bar snacks. Fantastic views. Lovely bar staff and owner."
6. Ye Olde Gate Inn, Brassington
Ye Olde Gate Inn, Well Street, Brassington, Matlock, DE4 4HJ. Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (220 Google reviews). "This is a great village pub serving five star home made food and great ales."
7. Royal Oak, Wirksworth
Royal Oak, North End, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4FG. Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (108 Google reviews). "Great real ale pub, which is cosy and warm and friendly. Great music session every third Sunday evening."
8. Anglers Rest, Millerdale
Anglers Rest, Millerdale, Buxton SK17 8SN. Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (654 Google reviews). "Lovely pub with a great beer garden over looking the river. Good ale and the food looked amazing."