Babington Arms (JDW) | Derby, Derbyshire
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Babington Arms (JDW)
Exceptional based on 13 ratings
Type: Bar

11-13 Babington Lane
Derby, Derbyshire England DE1 1TA [ print map ]
+44 01332 383647

jdwetherspoon.co.uk/pubs/pub-details.php?PubNumber=507

Hours: Mon-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 8am-12am, Sun 8am-11pm


Mayor: DruncanVeasey (1) | Taps: 17 | Bottles: 20


Babington Arms (JDW)

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Beer Available At Babington Arms (JDW) (arranged by most recent)
Rudgate Labyrinth 26, Celt Experience Celt Dark Age 80, Hawkshead El Dorado 80
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13 reviews for Babington Arms (JDW)
 Ambiance  57%
 Service  68%
 Selection  86%
 Food  53%
 Value  85%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  80%
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82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier  (264) Clevelandish, Ohio | July 31, 2013
Having walked past this street a number of times I finally stopped in. I wish I had done so sooner - unlike the Thomas Leaper and Standing Order this JDW pub actually provides a selection of quality local ales on top of the usual Carling. Very large and spacious with an outdoor patio it never felt crowded.

The cask choices are mostly local with beers from Wobbly, Derby, Falstaff, and other regional breweries. Most pints run about £2.55 to £3.00 and as with everywhere else you can get halfs to increase your number of ticks.

While I did not eat here I can only assume the food is similar to other JDW pubs. It won’t be anything outstanding but it should be good enough to absorb the alcohol. Be sure to stop in if you are doing a crawl around Derby or get stuck at Westfield Mall.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe  (1313) Hebden Bridge, England | February 25, 2013
A traditional look Wetherspoon pub but no less of one for it. It has an excellent real ale selection and a warming atmosphere with plenty of room for all.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
lada66  (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
Wetherspoon with wethersoon selection. A good place to have the early morning breakfast (2010).
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314  (385) Leiden, Netherlands | August 30, 2012
Now if only every Weatherspoons was like this. Older, knowledgeable staff offering a great selection of very well kept ales at great prices.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk  (150) Edinburgh , Scotland | October 21, 2011| Updated December 14, 2011
a very standard spoon all be it with 14 taps. was in during spoons festival but it had a good selection
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Fin  (573) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | September 13, 2007
First visit to this JDW which my dad raves about. Certainly not your typical Wetherspoons this had a tremendous selection of Real Ales and all the ones I had were very good indeed. Staff member I chatted was pleasant but did come across ’I know more than you do’ when talking to me about their beers, and he probably did as there were a number of local beers on offer but bit annoying. Thought that the electronic display for beers was interesting and helpful. An enjoyable pub but as others have said it is in the end its a JDW so atmosphere will always lack compared to other establishments.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 26, 2007
As people have mentionned, this is very likely to be the best Wetherspoon in the UK, with an astronomic 17 different casks including a very, very varied range of breweries and changing frequently thanks to a generous affluence. The service is of course not the best, understaffed and not very personnal. + the seem to be fading out the third of a pint glasses these days, so that may belong to the past when you visit. Great looking rear area with the book shelves that build up most of the palce’s character. Very large room, lots of seating area. Still, an absolute must if in Derby. ordinary food though.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn  (172) Bracknell, England | February 12, 2007
A fabulous selection of cask ale; but in the end it’s a Weatherspoon’s - no atmosphere (certainly on a Monday night).
The beer was well kept and unusual - I seem to have picked two that aren’t listed (yet), and well priced. The food was the usual JDW fayre - accedtable, and very reasonably priced. I need to go back to get the full details of the beers I tried - but it’s not a place I’d go out of my way to visit again.
80
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch  (83) Northwich, England | February 27, 2006
I’d heard many good things about this forward thinking and most innovative of Wetherspoons pubs. As soon as you walk through the main doors you see on your right a large blackboard advertising future beer events for the coming months, various brewery themed weekends etc The selection is impressive with 17 taps dedicated to local and national micro breweries. The turnover here is pretty rapid and the clientele range from locals to beer lovers from far and wide.
48
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub  (511) Banbury, England | November 25, 2005
Dissapointing after the hype, it is still a wetherspoons drinking barn. A mass of handpumps, mostly serving Archers Beers of the day on our visit, but this isn’t enough to make a place good. Some service would help, 2 people behind that bar was stupid. Not impressed.

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