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The School House Restaurant

The Schoolhouse and its menu have been lovingly designed to intrigue and excite, while showcasing the best in local produce.


This hidden gem is situated in the village of South Normanton and is easily accessible from Junction 28 of the M1 and A38. First opened as a school in 1849, it was re-purposed as the popular local pub The White Hart. When it was taken over by its current owners, the building underwent extensive refurbishment to become the characterful restaurant you see today. The high tables in the bar area are perfect for a casual drink, while the Woodland room, with its two long dining tables, is ideal for dining out with friends. You can also enjoy the scrumptious menu in the light and airy old school hall, or in the secret garden which boasts ample seating and an outdoor bar. The well-thought-out menus change regularly to showcase the best seasonal produce, with every dish made in-house and freshly cooked to order. Delicious dishes such as fresh crab and avocado tian, and succulent Derbyshire rump of lamb can be found on the menu. With an extensive wine list, a great selection of beer and cider and an exceptional collection of gin, you won’t be short of choices to accompany your meal. To finish, why not enjoy a homemade dessert from the daily specials board, perhaps accompanied by a freshly ground cup of heavenly coffee? This popular venue fills up fast, so we’d recommend booking to avoid disappointment..

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Open today: 10:00am - 3:00pm

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