About Us

Tina, Paul and Family, welcome you to the Shoulder of Mutton, a traditional village pub in the archetypal English village of Osmaston with it’s Duck Pond, Church and Thatched Cottages.

The Shoulder of Mutton Pub

Now in our 28th year we have maintained that traditional village pub feel, with a light airy lounge available for Weddings, Parties and meetings as currently used by the Ashbourne Shire Horse Society. Along side, the cosy main bar, perfect for that relaxing lunch or evening meal.

Our pub continues to serve a varied menu of Hot and Cold meals and snacks that combine the best of English home cooking with influences from abroad. Visit our food menu page to see the full menu. There should be something suitable for everyone.

derbyshire village pub, Osmaston

The building of the post office in 1995 and the addition of the village shop provides a valuable service to Osmaston and the surrounding communities.

We offer our visitors a chance to experience our rich history by visiting our village and the pub.

At The Shoulder of Mutton we put our customers and visitors first. We offer a wide range of services Osmaston Pub in Derbyshire to make your life easier and less stressful.
In addition to our standard range of pub services we are happy to offer:

✔ Outside Bar and Catering
✔ In House Catering for Weddings, Parties and Funerals etc
✔ Lounge Bar available for Private Function
✔ Meeting Room
✔ Free BT Guest Wifi

Also every other Sunday we welcome you to join us for our Quiz Night. Enter for only £1 per person in maximum teams of four for your chance to win a cash prize, 8:30pm start. Call us for more details.

Post Office

Our post office is an essential addition to Osmoston Village and is greatly valued by the local community.

Village Shop

Our shop has a great range of everyday essentials for your convenience. We aim to support our local community and provide you with greater flexibility in your day to day life. The shop is open during the pub or the post office opening hours.

Village History

The earliest reference to Osmaston near Ashbourne appeared in the 1086 in the Doomsday book when it was known as Osmundestone. By 1515 it appears as Osmaston, which literally means Osmund’s farm. It later became known as Whitestone and then as Osmaston – in – the – wood. The earliest record of the Shoulder of Mutton in the village of Osmaston is in 1783 and it was kept by Hannah Swain and then her son James.

On 22 May 1846 the foundation stone was laid for the building of Osmaston Manor, this was to make a vast impression on Osmaston as a village, where over 300 labourers and tradesmen were employed in building this house which was 333 feet long and had 49 bells on its bell board and a conservatory 80 foot in length. It was built for Francis Wright at a cost of £80,000 and was completed on 11 July 1849. Unfortunately, the Manor no longer exists, but the grounds remain with many footpaths and walks for the more experienced rambler or for those who just want a light stroll.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our village and our pub to help you build great memories and have a wonderful time here in Osmaston.