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Anyone for beer and pizza?

October 7, 2022
October 7, 2022 - Anyone for beer and pizza?

International beer and pizza day

These days there a dedicated day for just about everything, but we think beer and pizza is a brilliant combo! #beerandpizzaday

What could be better than combining the salty savoury crust of a pizza with rich cheesy toppings and a cool thirst quenching locally brewed beer? International beer and pizza day is on 9th October and a great excuse to indulge in this delightful combo and celebrate the good things in life!

Our pizza oven experience

Who doesn’t love pizza? Our special pizza evening experiences are definitely a hit with our holiday guests. So much so that some guests have gone home and bought themselves an outdoor pizza oven!

Perfect pizzas

An evening spent creating and cooking your own pizzas in the open air is such a fun thing to do when you’re on holiday with family or friends. We make it as easy as possible for you by bringing the pizza oven to your door!

pizza oven

We provide the outdoor pizza oven outside your log cabin, glamping pod or gypsy caravan, along with eco fire lighters, kindling and logs to get the fire roaring. The hotter the fire the tastier your log-fired pizza will be when cooked on the sizzling stones.

Enjoy our homemade pizza dough created to our special recipe, along with tomato passata. All you have to do is bring along cheese and any extra toppings you fancy, such as pepperoni, mushrooms, pepper, pineapple, prawns, mozzarella, tomatoes, olives – and so the list goes on as everyone has their favourite toppings!

home made Pizza

It such a wonderful way to enjoy the outside space with everyone having a go at making their own pizzas. The semolina in our dough gives that little extra crunch and is enhanced by the smoky wood-fired flavour to make the perfect pizza. Here's our special Hoe Grange Pizza Dough Recipe for you to enjoy.

Enjoy a pizza oven experience at just £25 for two people, £45 for four or £60 for six of you.

To make the perfect experience all you need to add is some locally brewed beer from Aldwark Artisan Ales.  As we said before beer and pizza are a winning combination!

Aldwalk Artisan Ales

We love show casing local artisan producers and you couldn’t get much closer than Alwark Artisan Ales brewed less than 2 miles from Hoe Grange!

Aldwark Ales bottles of beer

Jenny and her husband Ian gave up milking cows in 2017 and started brewing beer using water from their own bore hole, filtered through the strong limestone hills of the Peak District. With Ian’s flair as a chemist they have created the ‘AAA’ range of craft ales which we can personally highly recommend.

Beer at Aldwark Artisan Ales

David’s favourite ale is Roan, a twist on an old Irish recipe, it’s a light amber bitter with a hint of smoke and spice. Roger Allen our resident watercolour artist prefers Frankenstein Porter which is a little stronger.

The Lomas family still have beef cows on the farm who enjoy the leftover grains from the brewing process.

Beer deliveries

Once again we try to make life easy for you so you can relax and enjoy your holiday to the max.

Although we are unable to sell beer in our little shop as we don’t have an alcohol licence you can buy beer direct from Jenny at Aldwark Artisan Ales and have it delivered to your accommodation ready for your pizza oven evening.

Alternatively you can pop into Matlock and enjoy a pint and live music at The Farmacy Pub, also run by Jenny and family, or buy a bottle or two at Wirksworth Farmers Market, (first Saturday of the month) or visit the brewery bar at Aldwark on Saturdays throughout the summer.

Artisan Aldwark Ales

Don’t forget to add your pizza oven evening experience to your booking - it could be the highlight of your holiday!


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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  • star rating  We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more

    June 7, 2019

    star rating  Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more

    Angie B
    August 3, 2019

    star rating  Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more

    July 16, 2019
  • star rating  We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and... read more

    November 5, 2019

    star rating  On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more

    June 25, 2019

    star rating  We stayed for a night in one of the cabins . The cabin was spotless and very well equipped , lots of extra touches were added like fresh eggs and... read more

    February 3, 2020
  • star rating  Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more

    Charlotte M
    August 7, 2019

    star rating  What a lovely weekend away! We stayed in the lovely gypsy caravan, which was a wonderful and really unique experience. We took along our two horses, who also had a... read more

    June 18, 2019

    star rating  We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more

    joanne B
    June 4, 2019
  • star rating  Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more

    Paula C
    July 4, 2019

    star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    October 25, 2019

    star rating  Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more

    July 28, 2019
  • star rating  What a wonderful find. As our first experience of needing accessible accommodation we could not have wished for better. Beautiful well equipped lodges in lovely surroundings. We stayed in both... read more

    April 3, 2020

    star rating  Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more

    September 14, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more

    September 15, 2019
  • star rating  We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more

    July 11, 2019

    star rating  Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more

    October 25, 2019

    star rating  Felicity and David made us feel very welcome right from our booking. The pods are well equipped and spotlessly clean. The area is very peaceful with great views and we... read more

    January 30, 2020
  • star rating  A beautiful place to stay! Amazingly run family business! Everyone were very welcoming, friendly and cozy! The skylark pod we stayed in was very clean, cozy and well equipped! The... read more

    January 2, 2020

    star rating  We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more

    Jan Horsman J
    September 17, 2019

    star rating  It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
    We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more

    September 21, 2019
  • star rating  Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

    October 4, 2019

    star rating  For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more

    June 25, 2019

    star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    David H
    October 25, 2019
  • star rating  lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more

    vincent s
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more

    August 17, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Skylark, one of the two glamping pods available at Hoe Grange in February 2020.

    Felicity & David welcomed us when we arrived to show us around... read more

    February 6, 2020
  • star rating  We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more

    July 16, 2019

    star rating  What can I say?
    Absolutely superb!
    We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
    It was our first trip away with my... read more

    June 13, 2019

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