The old trout is changing!

We're closed for a big refurb.

We will be re-opening in the summer to tickle your fancy with lots of lovely local ale, great wine and a top-notch food menu that won't break the bank!

We've started fishing around for talented people to join our team.

The Tickled Trout in Barlow had become somewhat faded under its previous ownership and is now undergoing a major refurbishment. Barlow is in the heart of Derbyshire just on the border of the Peak District and the Tickled Trout will be a fabulous new concept whilst reflecting and in keeping with the pub's tradition.

I have worked in some of the best kitchens in the country and opened my first restaurant in Padstow with my good friend Paul Ainsworth and I thought the time is now right to open a new venture closer to my home.

I am determined to give Barlow a pub to be proud of for the village and to draw diners from beyond Derbyshire and South Yorkshire whereby our success and our reputation will be based on the quality of our food served by excellent and friendly staff. This is not another Gastro pub attempting fine dining but a friendly pub that will be family friendly whereby the execution of the food is of the highest quality. Our moto is "Derbyshire pride Italian inspiration", as we are using excellent Derbyshire produce but served with an Italian twist.

Now I can’t do this on my own so I am looking for ambitious, talented and hardworking individuals to work in our kitchen, bar and restaurant. In return for commitment, endeavour and performance not only will we regularly say “Thank you” but I will pay proper wages and guarantee a fun experience as well as a career to be envied.

If you think that you would like to be a part of my team, please send a cover letter and CV to and then we can arrange to have a chat.

Chris Mapp

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