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The Mucky Duck

Standing as a Grade II Listed, late 18th century inn, this breathtaking building was rebuilt in 1771 by Jonathan Acklom to serve passing traffic under the name ‘The White Swan’.

Some reports suggest that the Royal Mail Coach from Louth to Sheffield called here around the year 1832. Now privately owned by The Bolland family, who fell in love with this stunning building at first sight, they are currently working on renovating the whole venue to an exceptional standard and have reverted back to its old, locally known identity of ‘The Mucky Duck’. 


Widely recognised as one of the most beautiful and varied waterways in England.
Known locally as ‘Cuckoo Dyke’ it runs for 46 miles from the River Trent to the middle of Chesterfield, linking Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Opened in 1777, its initial purpose was for the transportation of goods to and from Derbeyshire and Chesterfield.

Now, every yard of the canal can be walked on the towpath known as The Cuckoo Way.

It goes through tranquil countryside where scarcely a house can be seen, has some of the earliest staircase locks ever built (250 years ago), features an underground canal at Hollingwood and ends up at what will be a Waterside development in Chesterfield. It really is the most perfect, picturesque walk before joining us for some lunch at The Mucky Duck. 

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We know that accessibility is important to our guests, so we’ve taken measures to ensure that our bar and restaurant can be enjoyed by everyone.

We are wheelchair-friendly, with ramps or step-free access entrances. Throughout the ground floor we have level floors, with minor single steps, and you’ll also find accessible toilets in all public areas. 


Address: Eel Pool Rd, Doncaster DN10 5DF

Telephone Number:  01777817760

Email Address: info@theduckdrakeholes.co.uk

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