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. 

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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.