we are, and always will be a traditional, cosy country pub. But one that offers an exciting and original selection of freshly prepared food.

There Is A Locally Sourced Ever Changing Menu, An Exceptionally Popular Sunday Roast, And

tapas with a twist in the evening

.The Watts Russell Keeps A Varied And Unusual Wine List and An Eclectic Selection Of Whiskies and spirits.

All our Real ales, craft lagers and Artisan ciders are produced within 25 miles of the pub.





Sitting in the hamlet of Alstonefield, The Watts Russell Arms is a charming eighteenth century stone built inn set in the beautiful countryside of the Peak District National Park, within walking distance of the Dove and Manifold Valleys.

Alstonefield is mentioned in the Doomsday book, Completed in 1086.


The Pub takes its name from a Prominent Local Landowner John Charles Watts-Russell (1825 – 2 April 1875). Charles Was Born At Illam Hall, A Local Country Estate Built By his Father Jesse Russell, A Conservative MP And Landowner Charles Served In the 17th Regiment Of Light Dragoons Before Emigrating To New Zealand.