THE ROEBUCK INN
Overlooking the historic cobbled market place complete with stocks and an ancient market cross, The Roebuck is a 17th century inn offering traditional home cooked food and a selection of cask ales.
Chapel-en-le-frith is a market town located 10 minutes from Buxton. It is ideally located for those visiting the Peak District with its breathtaking landscapes, bustling market towns and fascinating cultural and historical heritage. Known as the Capital of the Peaks, Chapel-en-le-frith derives its name from the church that was built here by foresters from the royal forest in 1225, frith being a local word for forest.
Situated in the heart of Chapel-en-le-frith, The Roebuck actually dates back to the 13th century when it was a family house for the Duely family. Rebuilt in 1700 by Ino Shallcross, it became a beer house in 1720 know then as the New Hall. In 1750 the building became a local court house, and by 1850 had returned to a beer house. In 1870 it was renamed The Roebuck.
The Roebuck overlooks the market place with its ancient market cross, old town stocks, war memorial and horse trough placed here to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. It is also home to the St Thomas a Becket church which rings its bells every year on Shrove Tuesday to remind the women of Chapel to make their batter!