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Milking Parlour

Unit 1, Southwood House Farm, Staunton Lane
LE65 1RG

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Opening Times

ThursdayMidday - 9.00 pm
FridayMidday - 9.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 9.00 pm
SundayMidday - 5.00 pm

Meal Times

No Service Mon - Thu
3 - 8 Fri
12 - 6 Sat
No Service Sun

About the Pub

New on-site Tollgate Brewery tap (opened July 2020) in converted former dairy shed. The single rectangular room has a bar counter near the entrance and features exposed joists and rafters, a concrete floor with a lengthways step up to some retained stalls with concrete partitions, and a wood-burning stove. There is a bottle shop at the end opposite the bar.

A small barn on the edge of the courtyard, the Cow Shed, provides an overspill covered drinking area.

There is wheelchair access to most of the premises, including the bar, but there are no 'accessible' toilets; the toilets are portable units at the edge of the car park.

A 'street food' stall is often available on Friday and Saturdays - see Facebook page for details and times.

The premises are part of the National Trust Calke Abbey Estate, but located just outside Calke Park itself. Obviously cyclists and walkers are welcome!

The adjacent National Trust owned Southwood House Farm (with 7 double/twin bedrooms) is available for hire.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Tollgate Ashby Pale
  • Tollgate California Steam

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Generally other Tollgate beers.

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Milking Parlour, Calke


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Usually 2; choice varies.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Garden Pub Garden

    Large courtyard, with basic seating and tables.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Well-behaved dogs on lead are welcome.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Camping Camping Nearby 3000m

    Spring Wood Fisheries; also Knowle Hill Farm at around 4km distant.

  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    End section of open barn near edge of car park, behind the bicycle parking station; covered but not heated.

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Milking Parlour

Unit 1, Southwood House Farm, Staunton Lane
LE65 1RG

Sat Nav Reference

52.7898, -1.4693

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Bus Routes

None nearby, but Arriva Midlands bus service 2 (Swadlincote – Derby) operates along B5006, ~2.2km distant.


Around 1.5km south-west of Calke village; part of Tollgate Brewery premises.

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