Tavern & Gift Shop

The Tavern is located next to the Rutland Cavern on the lower slopes of the Heights and contains a small gift shop and sells bottled beers and ciders, ices and other snacks. 


Holding the oldest beer licence in the Matlock area, the Tavern is where the first visitors who used to walk up to the Heights would come for a well-deserved pint before heading down into the Rutland cavern. 

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All those years ago, the Tavern was no more than a small hut selling beer and bar snacks, but when the Heights increased in popularity a larger timber structure was built. This was later replaced by the building in use today.

So, before or after your tour of the Great Rutland Cavern stop, relax and enjoy a drink or an ice cream. Spend the time with your family and friends, and see for yourself why the Heights is a place that has been enjoyed for over 230 years.