Testimonials

“Thank you so much for everything you did to make Saturday night so special – and going above & beyond with the taxis etc. Definitely going the extra mile there, literally! The room was stunning and having the music and our own decorations really added to it. 
Everyone commented on how tasty the food was and it was lovely to have the chef come in and talk about what he was serving – that was a really special part of the evening. I can’t thank you enough for making it a really stress-free thing to arrange, it was even fun! I will definitely recommend Mercia to anyone visiting the Peak District.”

Hen Party

“Four of us went for a meal on Wednesday night to try out the new menu and thoroughly enjoyed every part of our evening. There was something for everyone and we each ended up choosing something different; We were all extremely satisfied with our food, the timeliness and the presentation. The young male waiter Jake was informative and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. We always find mercia has a relaxed and laid back atmosphere, you always leave feeling chilled and like you have had a mini break! We look forward to visiting again very soon, well done Mercia.”

Amazing Food, Service & Atmosphere

“Visited Wirksworth arts festival on Sunday and visited Mercia for the second time. New menu which looked great, had a great veggie breakfast. Service was really good even though they were very busy. Great gin menu but a bit early in the day so need to visit one evening!!”

Festival Highlight

“We visited on a Tuesday evening and had a lovely meal, (the black pudding starter was amazing). All the staff were attentive and made sure on numerous occasions that we needed nothing else or any drinks refills. We had heard that there had recently been a change in chef and were very pleased with what we found, the steaks were cooked well and the puddings were absolutely gorgeous!”

Great Food & Friendly Staff

“Visited 21 September in the evening, food was excellent as was our server, recommended what to have and knew all about the food. Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent decor, wish it was in Norfolk! Compliments to the chef also.”

Best Meal of the Year!

“We popped in here for a quick lunch as we were passing through this lovely small town, and what a find! It has a welcoming atmosphere and thoughtful décor, and the food we had was excellent – I had bubble and squeak which was beautifully seasoned, with two perfectly poached eggs and a couple of delicious slices of bacon; my partner had similarly tasty soup. Combined well cooked, simply executed food with friendly staff (and great loos too!) and this looks like a winner. If we were local we would certainly be back!”

Something Good Going On!

“Full of character in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Having spent many an evening at Mercia enjoying drinks and dinner (and sometimes just the drinks part!) Each time I leave feeling full, happy and merry. A wonderful place to visit and an asset to Wirksworth.”

Beautiful atmosphere with even more beautiful food & GIN!