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Rune (447) Tromsø, Norway | February 25, 2015| Updated February 27, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent, busy, real ale pub at the edge of the city center, not far from the old Derby Cathedral. Several adjoining rooms; one with a mini beer festival at our visit, and another room for live concerts where Stan Webb and his Chicken Shack were playing British bluesrock. The mini beer festival was devoted to eight beers from the Black Iris Brewery that used to be on the premises in Derby, but has now moved to Nottingham. A new brewery, Frontier, has taken its place at the pub. In addition to the beers on gravity, there were eight operating hand-pumps serving ales from regional breweries. Black Sabbath music in the background. Hardworking but friendly staff. During a weekend in Derby we visited more than 10 great pubs, and we all agreed that this was the best of them. However, disgusting gents prevent the pub from a higher score (visited with Are, Dag Erik, Knut and Johnny 20.02. and 21.02.2015).
Brigadier (287) Clevelandish, Ohio | June 19, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Not too far down the street from the Five Lamps the Flower Pot makes a good stopping off point for a trip into Derby. The selection of casks is usually fairly interesting and the prices are very fair (especially if you want to get a number of ticks as most half pints are under £1.50).
There is often music or some food special each night as well. I have yet to order food here but the menu looks to be basic pub fare. This is definitely worth a look while doing the rounds in Derby. If not then keep walking towards either the Furnace Inn or Old Silk Mill.
TickerTerryDJ (17) Redditch, England | April 30, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Always worth a visit every time we do the rounds in Derby.Good selection of ales always on and in good condition.
lada66 (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
One of the best selections of cask beers in Derby. A good reason to come back (2010).
mike_77 (113) Breda, Netherlands | May 31, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A bar where real ale and rock music are appreciated. Nice back garden with picnic tables.
petewestwood1 (11) , | January 1, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice place. Good range of drinks
Cdub (1) lexington, Kentucky | May 16, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Terrific pub with a large selection of house brewed beers, all of which I found quite tasty. The bar staff is topps! and quite knowledgeable about the ales they are pulling. Super friendly regulars really enjoy there lagers and bitters. The concert venue in the back room adds a great bit of atmosphere to the weekends. A must visit for anyone in Derbyshire. Cheers
berkshirejohn (173) Bracknell, England | May 6, 2008| Updated August 28, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Not my favourite Derby pub. A good ale selection, particularly there own Headless range, but rather run down. The atmosphere seems to vary from visit to visit, because of the mixed clientele, and on some occasions it isn’t the sort of place I like to hang around.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 26, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
There is something about this place... Humongous, varying selection totally fit for the ticker and popular enough to be in good condition. Large than it initially appears, but it feels cozy anywhere thanks to well-done room separation. I could spend a whole day here. I think this may be one of my favourite pubs in Britain. Consider it a must. And of course the staff is knowledgeable and the locals at the bar seem to have this tendency to speak.. of all things.. about beer..
Fin (645) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | November 1, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited frequently as my dad lives close to Derby. A great little pub that always has a superb range of beers available, just that little way off the beaten track to ensure that it doesn’t get swamped like many of the more central pubs. Some very interesting posters detailing old football fixtures and bands etc on display in the back room.
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