Sometimes misspelt as Sherriff's Lodge

We are toying with the idea of serving home-made soup and a roll to our guests - and maybe even pasta with home-made sauces - and a cheeseboard from Chatsworth's Farm shop - what do you think? Let us know and we'll start the menu rolling

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Why We Don't do Evening Meals

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.

The Sycamore Inn
The Sycamore Inn
This little gem is situated less than five minutes walk from our front door and has recently been taken over by Becky. 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 Beer Garden and one of the two Boules pitches 

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

Below is a sample of what's on offer 

Sample Menu      

Phone in your order and we'll have it ready for you when you arrive


Three Cheese Selection (v) 3.95
Breaded Brie, Camembert and Goats Cheese, deep fried and served on a bed of fresh salad with onion chutney

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

Lamb Shank     7.95
Minted lamb shank served with mashed potato and seasonal vegetables

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 our 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, custard or cream

We also have a separate menu for frozen desserts

The Sycamore Inn Beer Garden

The View from the front of The Sycamore
Inside The Sycamore
Summer in the Beer Garden


Contact: Kate & Alan Richmond, Sheriff Lodge Guest House, The Dimple, Dimple Road, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 3JX
Tel 01629 760760  Fax 01629 760860  E-mail