A fantastic place in the middle of great Peak District walking country, the former Grindleford Station has become a haven for hikers and bikers - the twin bastions of the Peak District economy. With a common interest in large plates of fried food and specially designed waterproof clothing.
Great little chips, small, so there's greater proportion of surface area and therefore more friedness. Big, thick bacon and a pale egg. Sauce comes from huge communal/industrial dispensers.
They also sell magazines and maps. And everywhere is covered with handwritten signs dealing with some issue or another. Toilets, kids, coach parties, where to take your pots when you're done. The kind of non-friendly friendliness that works around here. Friendliness that depends upon a clear understanding of the rules.