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sound67 (3) Offenbach, Germany | June 11, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Good for beer lovers, great for pub food. This is an upmarket real ale pub in Derby; pleasant decor, family-friendly. The selection of real ales is fine, just a notch below the nearby The Flower Pot. But when it comes to pub food, this is where The Silk Mill stands out in Derby. Modern interpretations of traditional burghers and other pub standards. Very well presented (i.e., if the waitress doesnít stumble over her own two feet serving it, which does happen), very tasty. *Not* cheap.
Beermenace (17) , | May 20, 2015
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Without a doubt the most enjoyable pub on my recent trip to Derby. The pub was warm and inviting, tastefully furnished and a chilled atmosphere added to my peace of mind. Special thanks to Tim, the young man behind the bar who provided some tips on other pubs in the area. Drank a lovely dark beer from the Dancing Duck brewery and thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent.
Boudicca (949) London, England | March 30, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
The Silk Mill was very busy when we visited. It was around 1pm on a Saturday and it seemed to be full of football fans having a pre-match drink. Despite that, itís a nice place, revamped in a sort of modern art deco style with lots of lamps and candles, a spacious feel and a nice atmosphere. They have nine or ten taps with quite a good choice of beers. Thereís also a terrace and the silk mill museum and river are close by.
(Visited 14 February 2015).
Brugmansia (465) Jylland, Denmark | March 4, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited february 2015 with beery friends. Modern city pub, within walking distance from city center. Pub in the front and a dining area in the back. Can easily seems a bit overcrowded, since the bar is more or less just inside the door. Nice deco, just love their lamps, very nice. Not a huge range of beers, the beers are served in good condition, by the busy staff. If in the area, worth a visit.
Rune (473) TromsÝ, Norway | February 28, 2015
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Medium sized city pub with one eating section and a section for drinking. Rather cozy with a homely feel near the open fire place. Smiling and friendly barmaid. Nine hand-pumps for cider and real ale. Being Iron Maiden fans we were sorry to see that the cask version of Trooper was out of stock, just replaced by Doom Bar, at our visit. We just managed to take a photo of the pump clip with Eddie on. We all ended up drinking the local Dark Drake from Dancing Duck instead (visited late on 21.02.2015).
Brigadier (291) Clevelandish, Ohio | June 19, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
This is a fine place to stop for a drink or two during a crawl of the best pubs in Derby. Nicely located halfway between the Furnace Inn on one side of town and the Alexander Hotel on the other thereís no reason not to at least stick your head in the door.
The selection was nice though as with many pubs the biggest beers are in the ballpark of 5% ABV. For the ticker the beers turn over regularly and should be fresh. I look forward to seeing what their festival offerings are later this summer.
lada66 (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
A very nice place to have real ales. Became one of my favourite places because thay had Thornbridge beers on tap (2010).
dynamiteninja (50) , England | January 24, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very good service, very friendly bar woman. Great selection, immaculately kept.
Fin (727) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | September 13, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad find, opposite the Dolphin pub on quite a busy road, four real ales all kept very well. Looked like this is a good music pub as band setting up whilst we were there. Bar staff very good and appeared quite knowledgeable.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 26, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Another very old Derby pub, just by the Dolphin and less than 5 minutes away from the sublime Flower Pot, so you may stop by for a quickie on the road to other interesting places. Itís not a must, but itís a nice, very authentic pub, quiet and welcoming.
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