Review of The Rambler Inn Edale (the best pub for hikers in Edale!)

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Review of The Rambler Inn Edale (the best pub for hikers in Edale!)

With fantastically accessible hiking trails, lush green peaks and spectacular valley views, Edale in the Peak District is a truly wonderful place! But the best thing about hiking in the area is the satisfaction of tucking into some well-earned pub grub at the end of your day! Here’s my review of The Rambler Inn Edale – the best pub for hikers in Edale!


Where is The Rambler Inn Edale?

The Rambler Inn is a wonderful stone-built pub, located in the centre of Edale in the Peak District.

It’s steeped in Derbyshire history and full of old country pub charm. Think roaring fires in the winter and a sun trap beer garden in the summer, along with real ale and great traditional pub grub!

The Ramblers Inn in Edale, a stony old manor house with a large garden and leafless tree in front of it

Why is it so great for Edale hikers?

Edale has over 400 trails to explore, including Kinder Scout, Mam Tor and Castleton, so there’s a lot of hikers needing rest bite!

The pub’s central location in Edale means that it’s in the ideal place for hikers looking to take a break.

However, regardless of location, the Rambler Inn Edale is just a fantastic pub whether it was at the start or end of many amazing hiking trails!

So the fact that it covers both bases with a convenient location and great experience just makes it an even better place to hang out. Especially if you love hiking and visiting the Peak District!

Mel taking a selfie from the top of Mam Tor with wind swept hair and green peaks in the background and a winding road

Does The Rambler Inn have vegan options?

Yes! The Rambler Inn is well-known for how vegan friendly it is!

Vegan options include: vegan nachos topped with chilli and melted cheese, vegan pie with chunky chip and peas and a vegan lentil burger with chunky chips.

Vegan pie, chips and mushy peas at the Ramblers Inn in Edale

There are daily vegan specials as well, which also include desserts.

The food is lovely and everything you want in great pub grub which is tasty, filling and hearty.

Vegan burger and chips at The Ramblers Inn Edale

What time is food served until?

Food is served until 9pm. They have seating available inside as well as outside in their extensive beer garden which is a fantastic sun trap!

Mel smiling drinking from a diet coke bottle about to eat her vegan burger and chips

Do they serve local craft beer?

The Rambler Inn serves local ale which is very good and definitely hits the spot after a long day hiking!

Two men cheersing with craft beers in the pub

Is it dog-friendly?

Yes! The Rambler Inn Edale is a very dog-friendly. Dogs are allowed both inside and outside the pub and there are water bowls placed outside for thirsty pups to help themselves.

Mel posing at the stone summit of Mam Tor with her dog Lilly

Can you use the pub parking?

There is parking you can use at The Rambler Inn. If you’d like to use the car park solely to access the hiking routes, there is a £10 deposit.

You will receive this deposit back if you’re planning on returning to the pub for some food and drink after your hike (which I highly recommend!).

If you’d prefer not to drive, Edale Train Station is right next door with trains run every hour a part from Sundays.

Edale Train Station sign

Do they overnight for campers?

No, The Rambler Inn doesn’t accept overnight campers but there are plenty of places to camp in the area.

The Fieldhead and Waterside Farm Campsites are less than a 10 minute walk away from the pub.

The pub itself offers nine beautiful en-suite rooms which are great for families, friends, singles and couples alike if you’d prefer not to camp but would like more time to explore the area.

Peaks of Mam Tor from Edale Village with houses in the foreground

Final thoughts

Me and my hiker friends absolutely love The Rambler Inn Edale!

It’s got a lovely homely feel to it combined with an offering of delicious home-cooked British classics and great ale – all at a really affordable price!

It’s the perfect pit stop for hikers to kick back and relax after a great hike!

Front of The Ramblers Inn in Edale, a large beige brick


Have you been hiking in the peak district and visited The Ramblers Inn Edale? 😄

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