England > Derbyshire > Derby
Rune (449) 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 (287) 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) Richmond, 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 (645) 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.
DJMonarch (83) Northwich, England | July 29, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
On my first Derby visit this place was being renovated but the next time I went it had reopened. A good selection of ales, about 8 on including the excellent Derby Triple Hop.
berkshirejohn (173) Bracknell, England | June 18, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
A good selctgion of cask ales. Rather quiet and lacking in atmospehere on a Monday night. Very friendly bar staff.
DeepBlack (8) Derby, England | March 14, 2006
8 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 1/20
Now re-opened. Not been in yet, but plan to soon. If it returns to itís past glory, could be a very good ale pub.
haddonsman (56) Derby, England | May 10, 2005| Updated May 5, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATE 2009 Now reopen, 8 beers on cask + 2 gravity, Purity beers always stocked, bring your own food
UPDATE DECEMBER 2007
Yet another change of licensee has seen the beer range revert to fairly blandly kept regionals casks. Not worth a special visit. brbrUpdate: Quite smart inside, clearly set out as an eating pub rather than a drinking pub. 8 pumps but just four beers on, had a slightly dodgy Bass. Needs to bring in four guests alongside its four regulars to make it a worthwhile stop on a Derby crawl.
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